Clampdown on waste helps make city streets cleaner

Birmingham City Council’s Waste Enforcement Team took action against more than 3,500 people and businesses for dumping or failing to get rid of their rubbish responsibly last year. The new figures, published in the Regulation and Enforcement Services’ annual report for 2015/16, cover offences involving dumping and disposal of domestic and trade waste. The report, […]

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Woman gets two-year ban for running an unlicensed pet shop

By on 06/07/2016 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham woman has been disqualified from keeping a pet shop for two years after admitting to selling animals from her Erdington home at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (6 July 2016). Jadwiga Ewa Grum, 37, of Johnson Road, Erdington, pleaded guilty to one offence under the Pet Animals Act 1951, keeping the premises as a […]

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Plans for a rating scheme for private hire firms

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Private hire firms in Birmingham could be rated in a similar way to food businesses if a new ratings scheme is approved by councillors next week. Under the proposed scheme, which will be considered by Birmingham City Council’s Licensing and Public Protection Committee on 13 July 2016, private hire operators would be scored against 45 […]

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Grab your FREE racket with Birmingham’s latest activity initiative

By on 05/07/2016 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Inspired by Wimbledon? A City Council backed initiative plans to hand out thousands of tennis rackets in a bid to get Brummies active.

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Get your gardening gloves on – it’s competition time

Get your gardening gloves on for Birmingham in Bloom https://t.co/gB2chX4mJI #brum #localgov pic.twitter.com/8BHm5SWShS — Birmingham Newsroom (@BCCNewsRoom) July 5, 2016 Last year’s Birmingham in Bloom winners spill the beans on why thy love gardening The search is on for the cream of the council tenant crop, with the launch of this year’s Birmingham in Bloom […]

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The Clean Air Act: What we are doing 60 years on

By on 05/07/2016 in Blog, Cllr Trickett with 0 Comments

Today (July 5) it is 60 years since the approval of one of the nation’s most significant pieces of legislation – the Clean Air Act. Drawn up after London’s Great Smog of 1952, it went a great way towards solving many of the issues we faced as a post-war heavily industrialised nation. Fast forward six […]

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Birmingham landlord fined over £3k for harassing a tenant

By on 04/07/2016 in Cllr Griffiths, News with 0 Comments

A landlord was fined £3,100 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (4 July 2016) for harassing a tenant at his home in Russell Road, Moseley. Mr Ishfaq Ali Hussain age 44 of Witton Road, Aston, Birmingham was fined £1,000, with £1,000 costs, £1,000 compensation to the tenant and a victim surcharge of £100 after being found […]

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Mayoral West Midlands Combined Authority consultation begins

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A consultation on the Mayoral West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) Functions Scheme starts on Monday 4 July at 9:00am until midnight on Sunday 21 August.

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Sutton Coldfield businesses back BID with new five-year term

The Sutton Coldfield Town Centre Business Improvement District (BID) has been backed by the business community, with companies voting to extend for another five years. Following the successful ballot of town centre businesses, the BID will continue to provide an important role in improving Sutton Coldfield town centre for businesses and visitors until December 2021. […]

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Birmingham City Council wins award for social housing

Birmingham City Council has won ‘Social Housing Provider of the Year’ at the Insider Residential Property Awards 2016. The award highlighted the work of the Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT) programme -which is currently the largest provider of affordable homes per annum in the Midlands – and showcased recent BMHT projects  in Nechells, Sutton Coldfield […]

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