A property letting company that failed to apply for House of Multiple Occupation (HMO) licences at three properties in north Birmingham has today been fined £8,000 at Birmingham magistrates’ court. Ultrabarn plc of Chester Road failed to apply for licences for three properties at Church Road and Chester Road in Erdington and Rectory Road in […]
Two empty properties in Erdington and Brandwood are going to auction next week following the successful intervention of Birmingham City Council’s Empty Properties Team. The three and four bedroom houses in Bilberry Road, Brandwood, and Slade Road, Erdington, were identified by the team as part of a group of ten properties that had been neglected […]
The historic decision to introduce unbranded cigarette packaging in England has been hailed a ‘a massive victory for public health in Birmingham’. Following a series of public consultations, MPs this afternoon voted in favour of the introduction, meaning that from next year every packet will look the same except for the make and brand name, with […]
Ex-smoker Theresa Mimnagh is looking forward to the trip of a lifetime Down Under – after saving thousands of pounds by giving up cigarettes.
Birmingham City Council is turning to the city’s schools for reinforcements in the battle against underage alcohol and tobacco sales. Trading Standards and Public Health officials are supporting the Trading Standards Institute’s ‘Create a Campaign’competition, which calls on teams of young people aged 12-15 to get creative in the fight against underage sales. The ‘Create […]
Plans to consult with residents and landlords over additional licensing for privately rented properties across the city have been approved by cabinet members. In part, the proposal to widen the councilâ€™s licensing scheme has been raised by councillors in Selly Oak and Erdington districts responding to concerns by local residents.Â The council would also like […]