Media Watch – September 11

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Council leaders to face grilling (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham city Council leaders face a grilling at the hands of a Government appointed improvement panel later today. New car smoking ban ‘could inspire people to quit’ (Birmingham Mail) City health chiefs are hoping a ban on smoking in cars carrying children will […]

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Birmingham scoops Gold with Heart of England Awards

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Birmingham has scooped another Gold at the Heart of England in Bloom awards in the Large City category today (Thursday 10 September). It follows last year’s win which has secured a place in the UK finals of Bloom this year, representing Heart of England in Bloom. Deputy Leader for Birmingham City Council Cllr Ian Ward […]

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£35 million Longbridge Retirement Village reaches milestone

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The fifth affordable retirement village to be built by The ExtraCare Charitable Trust as part of a £200 million partnership with Birmingham City Council reached a key stage this week. Local older people hoping to move to the state-of-the-art, £35 million Longbridge Retirement Village gathered to lay the foundation stone yesterday (10th September). The 260-home […]

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Heritage Week: 10 things you may not know about Birmingham’s history

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Birmingham Heritage Week, which begins today (September 10) and runs until September  17, is a celebration of the people and events which helped shape the city as we know it today – but how much do you really know about Birmingham’s history? Cllr Phil Davis, Heritage Champion at Birmingham City Council, has compiled this list […]

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Media Watch – September 10

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Top Birmingham City Council stories: Boss’s £3,300 bill after mum filled wrong bin bags (Birmingham Mail) The boss of a Birmingham beauty salon has been ordered to pay £3,300 for putting out trade waste for collection when she had not paid for the service (and not, as the headline suggests, that she had used the […]

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Homeless triage car to help rough sleepers

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A new service has been launched by Birmingham City Council, Birmingham Police and homeless support agencies to help rough sleepers and tackle nuisance begging. The dedicated Homeless Street Triage (HOST) car – introduced on a trial basis on August 17 – will respond to the growing number of calls reporting homelessness, begging and anti-social drinking […]

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Beauty salon owner fined for dumping waste

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The owner of a Selly Oak-based beauty salon has today (9 September 2015) been ordered to pay more than £3,000 after pleading guilty to illegally dumping waste from her business. Susan Le Poidevin, 50, was prosecuted by Birmingham City Council after two sacks of waste were found on the pavement in Bournbrook outside 596 Bristol […]

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Sutton Town Council – the next step

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Further to the Community Governance Review, which included the Sutton Town Council consultative ballot during June and July, the Community Governance Review Group is recommending the creation of a Sutton Coldfield Parish Council as a first step towards the creation of a Town Council. Their report will be discussed at full council on Tuesday 15 […]

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Secretary of State responds to Improvement Panel’s assessment

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On 20th July the Improvement Panel published its letter to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, reporting on the progress the Council had made in implementing the recommendations of the Kerslake Report. The Panel is today publishing the response to its letter, from Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State. ENDS […]

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Are retailers ready for new law on e-cigarette sales?

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Jacqui Kennedy, Acting Strategic Director of Place, explains why city retailers must heed new law on sale of e-cigarettes which comes into force next month. Since their introduction to the UK market as an alternative to smoking tobacco almost 10 years ago there have been calls for e-cigarettes to be better regulated. More recently there […]

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