Plans for more than 2,000 new homes

By on 05/12/2014 in Cabinet, Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

Plans for Birmingham City Council’s house-building arm to build over 2,000 new houses in the next five years are to go before cabinet. The Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT) Delivery Plan for 2015-2020 will deliver an estimated 2,056 homes, of which 1,456 will be new rented council homes. The plan sets out key priorities for […]

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Law-breaking landlord fined

By on 04/12/2014 in Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

An experienced landlord who failed to apply for House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) licences for four properties has been fined at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court today (4 December 2014) and has to pay £8,420 Inderjit Singh Panesar,  aged 39, of Mirfield Road in Solihull and his company JPS Properties UK Ltd, Stoney Lane in Birmingham, pleaded […]

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Over 4,500 jobs to be safeguarded by 'green' grant scheme

By on 04/12/2014 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

A scheme providing grants to small and medium size ‘supply chain’ businesses is expected to create and safeguard over 4,500 jobs and attract £114m in private sector match funding. The Green Bridge Supply Chain Programme was first launched in June 2013 and has just closed after committing all of its grant funding after receiving record […]

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Gritting Alert – 4 December

By on 04/12/2014 in Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

The Birmingham gritters are on duty tonight and will treat the roads from 6.30pm. Please take extra care if you’re out and about. Winter maintenance and FAQs Regional Gritting Information #wmgrit The panel below brings together gritting alerts from local authorities across the West Midlands. You can also get this information via the following RSS […]

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Birmingham’s best nightlife rewarded

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Birmingham’s best nightlife was rewarded at this year’s Best Bar None Awards, which took place at the International Convention Centre last night (3 December 2014). A dozen awards were handed out to city venues which champion best practice in the licensing and entertainment trade. The Red Lion, in King’s Heath, was the night’s big winner […]

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Media Watch – Dec 4

By on 04/12/2014 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council stories: Brothers banned from own home (The Sun, Birmingham Mail) Two brothers from Handsworth Wood have become the first people to be banned from their own home under new laws clamping down on neighbours from hell. References Birmingham City Council and police compiling dossier on brothers for magistrates. Apartments plan sparks […]

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Photo competition for Ladywood and Handsworth

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The MyNeighbourhood (MyN) project together with Birmingham City Council is organising a photography competition aimed at identifying the best picture of the Ladywood and Handsworth neighbourhoods. The competition is open to the general public, however children are especially encouraged to participate. All schools in the neighbourhoods have been invited to take part in this competition […]

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Shoppers urged to remember the 12 cons of Christmas

By on 04/12/2014 in News with 0 Comments

Christmas is a time for giving, but people are being warned that for some unscrupulous individuals and firms it is a time for conning. To help shoppers avoid scams and tricksters, Birmingham City Council’s trading standards team is reminding them of the 12 cons of Christmas. So far in 2014/15 our trading standards officers have […]

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Leader responds to Autumn Statement

By on 03/12/2014 in Leader with 0 Comments

Autumn Statement: Leader calls on government to match commitment to Birmingham children Responding to the Autumn Statement, the Leader of Birmingham City Council, Sir Albert Bore said: “This statement includes lots of pre-election announcements for projects across the country but does nothing to address the financial crisis facing our local services. “There are no changes […]

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Christmas events at Bull Ring Markets

By on 03/12/2014 in News with 0 Comments

Christmas is coming to Birmingham’s Bull Ring Markets with a host of events and activities for shoppers starting this weekend. The markets’ Christmas countdown begins on Saturday (6 December 2014) as school choirs from across the city performing in the Rag and Open markets between 1pm and 5pm. Free Radio’s Foxy and Giuliano will broadcast […]

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