Birmingham landlord fined over £3k for harassing a tenant

By on 04/07/2016 in Cllr Griffiths, News with 0 Comments

A landlord was fined £3,100 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (4 July 2016) for harassing a tenant at his home in Russell Road, Moseley. Mr Ishfaq Ali Hussain age 44 of Witton Road, Aston, Birmingham was fined £1,000, with £1,000 costs, £1,000 compensation to the tenant and a victim surcharge of £100 after being found […]

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Mayoral West Midlands Combined Authority consultation begins

By on 04/07/2016 in News with 0 Comments

A consultation on the Mayoral West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) Functions Scheme starts on Monday 4 July at 9:00am until midnight on Sunday 21 August.

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Sutton Coldfield businesses back BID with new five-year term

The Sutton Coldfield Town Centre Business Improvement District (BID) has been backed by the business community, with companies voting to extend for another five years. Following the successful ballot of town centre businesses, the BID will continue to provide an important role in improving Sutton Coldfield town centre for businesses and visitors until December 2021. […]

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Birmingham City Council wins award for social housing

Birmingham City Council has won ‘Social Housing Provider of the Year’ at the Insider Residential Property Awards 2016. The award highlighted the work of the Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT) programme -which is currently the largest provider of affordable homes per annum in the Midlands – and showcased recent BMHT projects  in Nechells, Sutton Coldfield […]

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Birmingham canals boost after towpath improvements

Data shows an average 37 per cent increase in the number of people using towpaths for leisure purposes and commuting Canals in Birmingham are now more popular than ever thanks to a £14 million project to improve 54km of towpath in and around the city centre. The Canal & River Trust, working in partnership with Birmingham City […]

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Agreement to reduce city centre fundraisers begins

By on 01/07/2016 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

A new agreement to reduce the number of face-to-face fundraisers operating in Birmingham city centre comes into effect today (1 July 2016). The Public Fundraising Association’s (PFRA) street fundraising site management agreement with Birmingham City Council will initially run for three months. The strong, voluntary agreement between charities, Birmingham City Council and the Public Fundraising […]

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Battle of the Somme centenary events

Birmingham City Council supports commemorative events marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, both in Birmingham and France. This evening (Thursday 30 June), on the eve of the anniversary, Lord Mayor Cllr Carl Rice joins guests of Albert Town Council in France in remembrance of all those who died, reaffirming a shared […]

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Any questions? Join our Waste Strategy webcast

Citizens, businesses, community groups and anyone else with an interest in how waste is managed in Birmingham can have their say during a special webcast on Tuesday (July 5). The session is part of the consultation over the aims and principles that will underpin the city’s waste strategy for the next 20 years. A panel […]

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Plan to fight child poverty is launched

Birmingham should be a city where every child has the opportunity to fulfil their potential and not let poverty be a barrier to success – that is the ambition of the Birmingham Child Poverty Commission’s report launched today (June 30). The report provides a series of recommendations aimed at reducing child poverty in Birmingham and […]

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Turkish flag at half-mast for victims of the terror attack

By on 29/06/2016 in Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council is flying the Turkish flag at half-mast at the Council House, Victoria Square today in memory of the victims of yesterday’s terror attack at Istanbul Ataturk Airport. The Lord Mayor of Birmingham Cllr Carl Rice has sent the following message of condolence to the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan: “I am shocked and […]

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