Birmingham barrister landlord fined for fire hazard property

A Birmingham barrister and landlord from Erdington was ordered to pay £4,740 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (6 July 2017) for failing to obtain an HMO licence and for breaching management regulations at a three storey property in Hunton Road, Erdington – including those regulations designed to protect tenants from fire. Lewis Perry, age 39, […]

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‘Peddimore, Birmingham’ development to create 10,000 jobs

Birmingham City Council has today launched one of the UK’s prime industrial development opportunities to potential developers and investors, leading the way for the creation of up to 10,000 jobs set to contribute £350 million to the local economy. Perfectly located at the outer edge of the A38 industrial corridor to the east of Birmingham, […]

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Building great homes, creating great places – Birmingham leads the way

By on 05/07/2017 in Leader, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council has today (July 5) launched its new housing pamphlet – “Building great homes, creating great places – Birmingham leads the way”. Birmingham has long been a place of social reformers, from the Chamberlains through to today the leaders of the city strive to provide the best quality of life for those who live […]

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Get wise, don’t get scammed this summer

By on 04/07/2017 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham residents are being urged to get wise to the tricks con artists and rogue traders use, by attending a series of free roadshows across the city in July. During Scam Awareness Month, Birmingham City Council’s Trading Standards officers are inviting people to come to these events, which aim to equip people with the skills […]

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Waste collection update – July 4

By on 04/07/2017 in Cllr Trickett, News with 0 Comments

The following is an updated statement from Jacqui Kennedy, Corporate Director for Place, after yesterday’s industrial action by some members of the refuse collection service: “Our proposals are all about improving services for the people of Birmingham – with no job losses. “In fact, we’re creating up to 246 full-time permanent roles and that will […]

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Child sexual exploitation – how to recognise the stages of grooming

By on 04/07/2017 in Cllr Jones, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Advice on how to recognise the stages of grooming is available from a regional partnership to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation (CSE). The regional see me, hear me campaign is encouraging young people and their parents to make themselves aware of how grooming can develop to help safeguard youngsters from this hidden crime. CSE […]

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Car part firm directors ordered to pay £15,963

By on 03/07/2017 in News with 0 Comments

Three brothers who ran a Birmingham-based car parts firm were given community orders and told to pay £15,963 in costs and compensation for misleading customers who ordered items from their company at Birmingham Crown Court today (3 July 2017). French Car Spares Ltd traded from Port Hope Industrial Estate, Port Hope Road, Birmingham. The three […]

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Why we need to modernise refuse collection

Jacqui Kennedy, Corporate Director for Place, writes on why change is needed to Birmingham’s refuse collection services… I understand why the industrial action over the future of waste collection services in Birmingham is causing concern for many people – as collecting bins is the most visible way the council serves its citizens. If and when […]

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