Tag: Birmingham City council

Beware: Rogue traders can call at any time

By on 23/09/2016 in Blog with 0 Comments

Jacqui Kennedy, Acting Strategic Director of Place, warns people to be vigilant as rogue traders are becoming increasingly convincing. While many people look to make home improvements during the summer, be it gardening or double glazing, these are often big projects which require expert knowledge and professional workmanship. However it can be tempting when a […]

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Birmingham scoops gold in Heart of England in Bloom awards

By on 19/09/2016 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham has won a Gold in the Large City category and Cannon Hill Park picked up the Mike Garwood Memorial Award in this year’s Heart of England In Bloom competition. Deputy Leader for Birmingham City Council, Cllr Ian Ward, said: “Since 2005 we have consistently achieved Gold Awards for our floral displays across the city.  […]

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Turning Brum’s empty houses and land banked sites into homes

Cabinet will be asked to follow up on Birmingham’s success in bringing empty properties back into use by buying up privately owned vacant sites to build new houses on – including sites that have been land banked by private individuals and developers. At the meeting on 20 September, Cabinet will also be asked to speed […]

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Birmingham bidding for Olympic stars return

By on 16/09/2016 in Deputy Leader, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Fresh from their successes at the Olympic Games in Rio, American and Jamaican athletes could be heading back to Birmingham to prepare for the IAAF World Championships London 2017. Birmingham City Council has spoken to USA Track and Field about bringing their Olympic stars here to train at Alexander Stadium, while the University of Birmingham […]

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Cowboy builder jailed for £40,000 fraud

By on 15/09/2016 in News with 0 Comments

A cowboy builder who took nearly £40,000 for over-priced and poor quality work on a pensioner’s home in Birmingham was jailed for 37 months at Birmingham Crown Court today (15 September 2016). George Thomas Humberstone, 33, of  Walsall Road, Great Wyrley, Staffordshire, pleaded guilty to an offence of conspiracy to defraud, under the Criminal Law […]

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Walk, jog or run 5k on World Peace Day

By on 15/09/2016 in Cllr Zaffar, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Runners, joggers and walkers are invited to take part in a 5k event marking World Peace Day in Cannon Hill Park next week. The event, which is being led by Run Birmingham and supported by Birmingham City Council’s Wellbeing Service, is one of many events being staged around the world on Wednesday (21 September 2016). […]

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Start date agreed for new test for private hire drivers

By on 14/09/2016 in News with 0 Comments

A new test to assess how well private hire drivers know Birmingham’s streets will be introduced next month, councillors agreed today (14 September 2016). From 3 October 2016, new private hire drivers looking to be licensed by Birmingham City Council will have to show that they can read a map, as well as demonstrate a […]

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Options for Voluntary Children’s Trust

By on 14/09/2016 in Cabinet, Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Two options for a voluntary children’s trust are proposed for further development, if approved by the city council’s cabinet. This follows the council’s decision in May that a children’s trust offers significant opportunities to improve children’s services. Further to an appraisal of 19 possible options, a wholly-owned company and an employee-owned mutual have emerged as […]

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Community groups urged to bid for £500,000 arts funding

By on 14/09/2016 in Deputy Leader, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Arts groups and organisations wishing to engage with residents in Aston and Newtown can apply for grants from a £500,000 funding pot, it was announced today (14 September 2016). Following the closure of The Drum, in Aston, earlier this year, Birmingham City Council has worked with Arts Council England and local stakeholders, to identify priorities […]

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Zero Heroes are coming to a cleaner, greener street near you

Birmingham’s new Zero Hero campaign to encourage waste reduction with a series of pop-up events across the city. Birmingham City Council is urging residents to reduce, reuse and recycle waste through a new campaign called Zero Heroes. The campaign is part of a wider council initiative called Cleaner Greener Streets, which aims to help Birmingham […]

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