Beware: The 12 Cons of Christmas

By on 12/12/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Christmas is a time for giving, but people are being warned that for some unscrupulous individuals and firms it is a time for conning. To help shoppers avoid scams and tricksters, Birmingham City Council’s trading standards team is reminding them of the 12 cons of Christmas. Cllr Barbara Dring, Chair of the city council’s Licensing […]

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Schools enjoy a festive trip to Frankfurt Market

By on 12/12/2016 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Children from Skilts School and Dame Ellen Pinsent School enjoyed free rides at the Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market earlier today (December 12). The lucky youngsters are among hundreds of children from special schools enjoying free rides on the carousel in Victoria Square, courtesy of Bob Wilson’s Funfairs and the Loewenthal family. Teacher Kirsty Blaze-Jones, who brought pupils […]

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Next phase of Birmingham Cycle Revolution set for green light

Cabinet is being asked to set the wheels in motion for the next phase of Birmingham Cycle Revolution (BCR). The next phase will focus on developing segregated cycle routes along two of the city’s most important commuter corridors – the A38 between Birmingham city centre and Selly Oak, and the A34 between the city centre […]

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Birmingham Cycle Revolution – facts and figures

By on 09/12/2016 in Factsheets with 0 Comments

What evidence do you have to support the need to focus on developing fully segregated cycle routes? The early phases of Birmingham Cycle Revolution (BCR) have involved detailed engagement with a wide range of people and organisations including cycling representatives, local communities, transport organisations and city councillors. Feedback received tells us that people need the […]

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Three Brum landlords to pay £8k for breaching regs

By on 08/12/2016 in Cllr Griffiths, News with 0 Comments

Three rogue landlords were ordered to pay a total of £8,028.10 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (8 December 2016) for failing to obtain HMO licences and breaching legislation designed to protect tenants in houses in multiple occupation, after council housing officers investigated and prosecuted them. Mohammed Majid, age 31, of South Road, Hockley, Birmingham pleaded […]

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#BrumBudget17: Have your say

Birmingham City Council today (8 December 2016) launches the public consultation on its 2017/18 budget proposals, including a Council Tax rise of 3.99% (2.00% Social Care Precept and 1.99% general Council Tax increases). The council has already saved approximately £590 million since 2010 and is now consulting on new savings of £50.6 million for 2017/18. […]

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Children trade places for Takeover Challenge cycle sessions

Pupils at a Birmingham school have traded places with adults to become cycling instructors for the afternoon as part of the Children’s Commissioner for England’s Takeover Challenge. The challenge is a national project which encourages organisations across England to open their doors to children and young people to take over adult roles, putting them in […]

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Response to new early years funding formula

By on 06/12/2016 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Funding figures have been released by the Department for Education showing that Birmingham nurseries will lose out to more affluent areas. Changes to the Early Years Funding Formula are set to reduce early education funding in Birmingham by even more than initially proposed, driving providers of nursery education and childcare towards closure. Final baseline funding […]

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Garden Waste sales start for 2017 season

***1/1/2017 update: The earlybird offer has now ended – many thanks to everyone who signed up! For those who missed out, there is still the £2 online discount available, meaning the subscription isjust £38 for 20 collections*** Citizens wishing to have their garden waste collected in a clean and convenient way can sign up to […]

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‘Tis the season to be safe, book your taxi home

By on 05/12/2016 in News with 0 Comments

As the festive party season begins, Birmingham City Council is encouraging Christmas revellers to stay safe and pre-book their taxis. People are being reminded to check private hire drivers have their name before getting into the vehicle after a night out – and not to flag down private hire vehicles, which are not allowed to […]

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