Tag: Birmingham City council

Money advice service to open at the Indoor Market

By on 27/06/2016 in News with 0 Comments

A community money advice service, designed to help those who struggle to get credit – and are therefore more likely to go to loan sharks – will be launched by members of Birmingham City Council’s Financial Inclusion Partnership on Thursday (June 30). Birmingham Money is a joint venture between Advance Credit Union, City Save Credit […]

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Birmingham City Council set to purchase empty properties

Cabinet is set to approve a£4.633 million package to purchase more privately owned empty properties on 28 June. The properties across the city have been empty for a considerable period of time and the council is seeking to bring the properties back into use, to provide much needed housing and to remove the negative impact […]

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Children’s libraries get a £250,000 makeover

Five Birmingham City Council children’s libraries have been updated with new equipment and furniture, after receiving grant funding of £250,000 to make improvements. The funding boost – which enabled libraries in Balsall Heath, Druids Heath, Kings Norton, Kingstanding and Small Heath to make improvements and finance educational projects – was awarded by the Wolfson Foundation, […]

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‘Knowledge’ test for private hire drivers to be replaced

By on 16/06/2016 in News with 1 Comment

A test designed to measure how well new private hire drivers know the streets of Birmingham is to be replaced by a ‘navigation test’ after councillors agreed the proposal. Instead, 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 […]

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‘Faith healer’ jailed for £145,000 fraud

By on 16/06/2016 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham man who claimed to be a successful faith healer and defrauded several women of around £145,000 was jailed for seven and a half years at Birmingham Crown Court today (16 June 2016). Abdoulie Gassama, of Slade Road, Erdington, pleaded guilty to 22 offences under the Theft Act 1968 and Fraud Act 2006 at a hearing […]

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Birmingham Lord Mayor’s Show and The Queen’s 90 Birthday

Birmingham’s Lord Mayor invites you to this Sunday’s Lord Mayor’s Show https://t.co/lVuolWfqW4 #brum #localgov pic.twitter.com/9n7q2RMFM1 — Birmingham Newsroom (@BCCNewsRoom) June 10, 2016 Birmingham’s Lord Mayor, Cllr Carl Rice, invites citizens to the annual Lord Mayor’s Show. Lord Mayor Cllr Carl Rice said: “It’s my privilege to be the Lord Mayor of Birmingham.  I want to […]

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Company director jailed for a year for Hajj fraud

By on 01/06/2016 in News with 0 Comments

A director of a rogue Hajj travel company was found guilty and sentenced to 12 months in prison at Birmingham Crown Court today (1 June 2016). Mohammed Arfan (38) who ran Al-Safah Tours Limited, based at 442 Alum Rock Road, Birmingham, pleaded not guilty to 16 offences under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations […]

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Birmingham’s new Lord Mayor will highlight voluntary sector

Birmingham’s new Lord Mayor – Cllr Carl Rice – has taken up office after the Mayor Making ceremony which took place at the Council House on Tuesday (24 May). He was elected councillor for Ladywood Ward in May 1987 and has held many roles in his 29 years as a councillor – most notably Chair […]

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Birmingham rogue landlord put tenants’ lives at risk

By on 26/05/2016 in Cllr Griffiths, News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham landlord pleaded guilty at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (26 May 2016) to failing to apply for a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) licence and to 10 breaches of the House in Multiple Occupation Management Regulations. Salih Mahfood Hassan Mohamed, age 49, of Newton Road, Sparkhill, was fined and has to pay a total […]

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New Cabinet and Committee roles confirmed

By on 25/05/2016 in Bulletin, Cabinet, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council’s new Cabinet was confirmed at its Annual General Meeting yesterday (24 May 2016). The new Cabinet membership is set out below: Cllr John Clancy is the Leader Cllr Ian Ward is the Deputy Leader Cllr Brigid Jones is the Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Schools Cllr Lisa Trickett is the Cabinet […]

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