Cleaner Streets: we all have a part to play

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Jacqui Kennedy, Director of Regulation and Enforcement, looks back on a week of activities across Birmingham designed to encourage people to play their part in keeping their communities clean and tidy. This week has been National Spring Clean Week but for us it has also given us an opportunity to share the important message of […]

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Last chance to design Birmingham’s flag

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Birmingham’s Deputy Lord Mayor today issued a reminder that if you want to design a Flag for Birmingham you have until 31 March to submit your entry. Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr Mike Leddy, chair of the Birmingham Flag Project Team, said: “This is an amazing opportunity for somebody to create a people’s flag for Birmingham […]

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Media Watch – March 20

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Top Birmingham City Council stories ‘Angry’ Cameron blames Labour council for cuts at new library (Birmingham Mail): Interview with David Cameron, in which he criticises the council’s decision to cut the Library of Birmingham’s opening hours from 73 to 40 hours. Gridlock fears over £60m city cycle lanes revolution (Birmingham Mail):  Conservative opposition leader Cllr […]

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New traffic management for city junctions

By on 19/03/2015 in News with 1 Comment

New traffic management schemes for city junctions New traffic signals, modifications to existing crossings and remote control systems are being installed to manage the flow of traffic at two major road junctions in central Birmingham. The works are designed to manage and improve traffic flows on the A457 Dudley Road, A456 Hagley Road and Birmingham’s […]

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Jeweller ordered to pay £1,900 for unhallmarked goods seized

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A Birmingham jeweller, who pleaded guilty to 12 offences under Hallmarking Act 1973, Trade Marks Act 1994 and Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008, was ordered to pay £1,900 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (19 March 2015). Khwaja Waqar Ahmed – who owned Kashmir Jewellery House, on Coventry Road, Small Heath – was fined […]

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Improvement panel – update

The independent improvement panel met with Leader, Sir Albert Bore, Deputy Leader, Ian Ward, and Chief Executive, Mark Rogers, yesterday (18 March 2015) in the first of a series of monthly meetings, scheduled for 20 May 2015, 11 June 2015 and 10 July 2015. Public updates are expected shortly after each meeting and briefings around […]

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Taking pride in where we live

By on 19/03/2015 in Cllr Trickett, News with 0 Comments

Councillor Lisa Trickett, Cabinet Member for a Green, Smart and Sustainable City, has been out and about in Birmingham city centre with the council’s Head of Environmental Health, Mark Croxford, and litter enforcement officers to see some of the litter hotspots and the role that people who live and work in or visit the city can […]

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Birmingham’s new Child Poverty Commission launched

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‘Birmingham should be a city where every child has the opportunity to fulfil their potential’ is the ambition of Birmingham’s new Child Poverty Commission launched today (March 19). The commission’s work is being driven by statistics that show child poverty in Birmingham is at unacceptable levels where a third of children are living in poverty, […]

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Media Watch – March 19

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Lords clash over city poll plan (Birmingham Post) Plans for dramatic changes to the way Birmingham elects its councillors could sabotage attempts to improve council services and deal with the city’s many problems, a member of the House of Lords has warned. Lord Hunt of Kings Heath said councillors would […]

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Health chief issues air pollution warning

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Birmingham public health officials have issued a warning to people with lung and heart problems as the city braces itself for higher than average levels of air pollution over the next few days. The warning comes as Britain braces itself for a potentially dangerous cloud of air pollution blowing in from Europe and mixing with home-grown smog. […]

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