How council tenants can help us to get it right

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Jacqui Kennedy, Acting Strategic Director of Place, talks about council tenant involvement and tackles some myths about repairs and maintenance. Birmingham’s council tenants help us to improve services in all sorts of ways.  Some people are involved in the Housing Liaison Board Movement, monitoring and regulating the service we provide.  Others are involved in Tenant […]

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The Tenant Inspectors are coming

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Birmingham’s council tenants are actively involved in all sorts of discussions about improving council housing and now a team is helping to assess empty council properties. The team of volunteers help to inspect the council’s empty properties, checking the condition they are left in when tenants move out, and feeding back to other tenants about […]

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Garden waste – 2015 season ending

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Subscribers to Birmingham City Council’s garden waste service are being reminded the final fortnight of collections for this year’s subscribers starts on November 16

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Further canal improvements due for cyclists

A £3million programme of work to further improve cycle routes along canals in Birmingham are set for approval by Cabinet on November 17

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Flu warning as fewer people book a jab

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Birmingham health chiefs repeat call for people at risk across the city to book their flu jabs after it emerged thousands of patients in England could be risking their health by not having the vaccine.

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Western Europe’s most competitive city for investment

By on 10/11/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham is the highest-performing city in Western Europe for its competitiveness in attracting inward investment.

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Sparkhill Pool and Fitness Centre back on track

Birmingham City Council is set to approve the continuation of the construction of Sparkhill Pool and Fitness Centre at cabinet on 17 November, following delays to the demolition of the existing building. The existing building has been beset with asbestos contamination problems, resulting in an emergency demolition contract being applied to entirely demolish the structure. […]

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Green light for wholesale markets move

By on 09/11/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council and IM Properties have completed the deal for the development of a new, purpose-built facility for the city’s wholesale markets. The site at The Hub in Witton will include a bespoke 241,885 sq ft facility which can house over 78 traders and all on-site facilities. Work will begin on the delivery of […]

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Making sure food businesses are fit to eat in

By on 06/11/2015 in Blog with 1 Comment

Cllr Barbara Dring, Chair of the council’s Licensing and Public Protection Committee, explains how Birmingham City Council is working to ensure food businesses are fit and safe to eat in. As part of my job, as Chair of the Licensing and Public Protection Committee, it’s my responsibility to ensure the city’s pubs, cafes and restaurants […]

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Nursery owner told to pay £16,500 after child fell from window

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A Birmingham woman was ordered to pay £16,500 at Birmingham Crown Court today (6 November 2015), after pleading guilty to health and safety offences after a child fell from a first floor window. Birmingham City Council brought a case against Suzanne Holmes, 62, of Buryfield Road, Solihull, who ran Munchkins Nursery, based at 72 Longmeadow […]

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