Arts Council funding for city’s cultural sector

By on 27/06/2017 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Arts Council England (ACE) has announced £88.7 million investment in Birmingham’s cultural sector – with funding for 37 arts organisations across the city over the next four years (2018-2022). Cllr  Ian Ward, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, said:  ‘I am delighted to support the announcement from Arts Council of significant further investments into the […]

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Cowboy builder is jailed for two years

By on 27/06/2017 in News with 0 Comments

A Staffordshire builder who took cash in advance for unfinished construction work was given a 24 month prison sentence, at Birmingham Crown Court today (27 June 2017). Scott Devlin (44), of Robinson Close, Tamworth, trading as Magical Kitchens and Builders, pleaded guilty to four offences under the Fraud Act 2006 and one offence under the […]

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Plans to modernise waste services announced

A report to Birmingham City Council’s Cabinet on June 27 has set out plans for a modern refuse service. This represents the latest stage in making improvements to ensure citizens get the best possible value-for-money services. The cabinet report outlines: Proposals for the reorganisation of the waste management service Reducing reliance on hiring costly agency […]

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Business charge for vans at city tips

A plan to make it as easy as possible for residents to dispose of waste at the city’s five Household Recycling Centres (HRCs) will see businesses using vans charged to dispose of their waste from 10 July 2017. The proposal, devised in recognition of the fact it is the law for firms to have suitable waste […]

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Dog control consultation begins today

By on 26/06/2017 in News with 0 Comments

City residents, in particular dog owners, are being invited to have their say on proposals to introduce Public Space Protection Orders to tackle dog control issues from today (26 June 2017). In March 2014, five Dog Control Orders came into effect across the city, which have proved to be effective tools in dealing with the […]

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City to observe Finsbury Park silence today

By on 26/06/2017 in News with 0 Comments

There will be a national one minute silence today, Monday 26 June at 12 noon, for the victims of the attack near Finsbury Park Mosque. The Lord Mayor, Cllr Anne Underwood, will observe the silence from outside the Council House and everyone is invited to join her. Please note, there will be some prayers prior […]

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Birmingham City Council to fit sprinklers in tower blocks

By on 22/06/2017 in Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council’s residential tower blocks are to be fitted with sprinkler systems and other fire suppression measures following the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

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Officers seize 30,000 illegal cigarettes in city raids

By on 22/06/2017 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Trading Standards officers seized illegal cigarettes worth £7,500 in a series of planned raids on six shops in Birmingham yesterday (21 June 2017). Birmingham City Council’s trading standards team worked with West Midlands Police on an intelligence-led exercise, following reports of illegal tobacco and cigarettes being supplied in a number of premises. Officers were assisted […]

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Council and Capita announce flexible partnership proposal

Birmingham City Council and Capita have jointly developed and agreed a new and more flexible four-year partnership proposal that will deliver £43 million of savings by 2020/21 and better cater for the future needs of the council and its residents. The proposal, due to go to the council’s Cabinet on June 27, keeps the core […]

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