Experience Birmingham’s arts scene for young people at YAY16 launch event

Members of the public are being invited to a free event marking the launch of the Year of Arts and Young People 2016 (YAY16) in Birmingham this week. Taking place at the Old Rep Theatre, in Station Street, on Friday (February 19), the event provides a chance for creative young people from across the city […]

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Research work starts on Clean Air Zone

By on 17/02/2016 in Cllr Trickett, News with 0 Comments

As part of the Government’s ongoing efforts to meet EU air quality targets through the introduction of measures including Clean Air Zones (CAZ), a trial to gather information on vehicle emissions in Birmingham has started this week

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Positive response to WMCA survey

By on 17/02/2016 in Future Council, News with 0 Comments

There were over 1900 responses to the survey that will help government decide whether it is appropriate to form a West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).

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No congestion charge in Birmingham

By on 17/02/2016 in Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

Response to misleading reports that Birmingham City Council is planning to introduce a congestion charge.

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Perry Barr subway project approved

By on 17/02/2016 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

A project that is set to kick-start the transformation of Perry Barr has been approved. The A34 North Perry Barr subways project is located between the A453 Aldridge Road and A34 Walsall Road. It will see three pedestrian subways at the junction in-filled and the centre of the island raised up to existing road level. […]

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More funding to target rogue landlords in Birmingham

By on 16/02/2016 in Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham is set to bring even more unscrupulous landlords to justice, thanks to a successful bid to the government for Rogue Landlords Funding to the tune of £110k. Although the majority of landlords in Birmingham’s growing private rented sector are law abiding and act responsibly, Birmingham City Council gets around 3,000 requests for help from […]

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Food businesses must take control to avoid kitchen nightmares

By on 16/02/2016 in Blog with 0 Comments

Jacqui Kennedy, Acting Strategic Director of Place, on what food businesses should do to protect their premises from pests and avoid kitchen nightmares. Birmingham has great reputation as a foodie city, however busy restaurant kitchens can also be a go-to destination for pests that are sure to put diners off their meals. Regular cleaning is […]

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Birmingham Care Wage – why it’s the right thing to do

By on 16/02/2016 in Blog, Cllr Clancy with 0 Comments

As the city council’s business plan and budget 2016+ is discussed at cabinet, council leader Cllr John Clancy talks about why increasing pay for carers during a time of ever-deepening cuts is the right thing to do. If caring for people is a basic human instinct and a mark of a civilised society, then surely […]

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Officers seize 21,300 illegal cigarettes in city raids

By on 15/02/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Illegal cigarettes worth about £8,000 were seized by trading standards officers in a series of planned raids on eight retail premises across in the Erdington district today (15 February 2016). Officers targeted shops and off licences in north Birmingham as part of a continued crackdown on the sale of illicit tobacco – products which have […]

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Gritting Alert – Feb 15

By on 15/02/2016 in News, Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

Birmingham’s gritters will be heading out to treat the roads at 6pm tonight. Please take care when you’re out and about. We will then treat priority footways from 4am.

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