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Birmingham landlord fined for putting tenants’ lives at risk

By on 06/07/2015 in Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

A well-known local landlord pleaded guilty at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (6 July 2015) to failing to apply for a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) licence and of breaching regulations. Amrik Singh Gill, age 56, of Vernon Avenue in Handsworth Wood was fined and has to pay a total of £19,418.57 for failing to obtain […]

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Housing isn’t just about bricks and mortar

By on 02/07/2015 in Blog, Cllr Cotton with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council’s new Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Management and Homes, Cllr John Cotton, looks at the challenges and opportunities ahead. I’ve had the privilege of sitting in the council’s Cabinet for the last three years – wearing a number of different hats – and I’ve taken a close interest in housing and neighbourhood policy […]

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Low-emissions vehicle trial moves up a gear

Further research and development into the use of low-emissions vehicles is being spearheaded by staff from Birmingham City Council

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Letting company fined for multiple-occupation licence breach

By on 11/06/2015 in Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

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 […]

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New Cabinet confirmed

Birmingham City Council’s new Cabinet has been confirmed, with Cllr Paulette Hamilton named the new Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care.

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Bringing Birmingham’s empty properties back into use

By on 22/04/2015 in Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

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 […]

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Adult social care peer review results to be presented to cabinet

By on 13/03/2015 in Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

The results of a peer review looking at the performance of adult social care services in Birmingham will be presented to cabinet. The review by the West Midlands Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) took place in February this year and looked at service provision and transformation, what is working well and what […]

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Plain packaging vote ‘A victory for public health’

By on 11/03/2015 in Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

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 […]

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Dream holiday beckons as Brum nurse swaps ash for cash

By on 10/03/2015 in Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

Ex-smoker Theresa Mimnagh is looking forward to the trip of a lifetime Down Under – after saving thousands of pounds by giving up cigarettes.

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New service to smooth move into adulthood

A new service that will smooth the transition to adulthood for children with disabilities is being piloted by Birmingham City Council

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