Tag: Birmingham City council

Birmingham has 16 of Britain’s best green spaces

By on 23/07/2015 in News with 0 Comments

More parks and green spaces than ever will be flying the Green Flag Award this year – more than 1,582 across the UK. Across Birmingham 14 parks and two crematoria have retained their prestigious Green Flag status, which shows they are some of the very best in the UK – and that’s official. Eastside City […]

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Media Watch – July 22

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Top Birmingham City Council £1.5m mission to get Brum running (Birmingham Mail):  Coverage of the launch of RUN Birmingham – a joint initiative between the council, Sport England, England Athletics and the Great Run company – at Aston Hall. Mission aims to get people who don’t exercise to start running. Deputy Leader Cllr Ward quoted. […]

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Media Watch – July 20  

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Top Birmingham City Council stories Half of Brum kids living in the country’s poorest areas (Birmingham Mail and BBC WM): Research by Birmingham Child Poverty Commission reveals nearly 137,000 under 18s live in some of the most deprived parts of the city – including Sparkbrook and Nechells. Birmingham city councillor,  Jess Phillips MP quoted. Man […]

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Family jailed for ‘clocking’ 4 million miles off cars

By on 17/07/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Members of a Birmingham family were sentenced to a total of 12 years and nine months imprisonment for ‘clocking’ around  4 million miles off vehicles in a professional car clocking operation at Birmingham Crown Court today (17 July 2015). Waseem Hussain, 27, of Mary Road, Stechford, and his uncle Shahid Mahmood, 44, of Heather Road, […]

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Sutton Town Council consultative ballot – Yes vote

By on 17/07/2015 in News with 1 Comment

The Sutton Town Council consultative ballot, which forms part of a wider consultation, closed at 3pm on Thursday 16 July 2015. In answer to the question – Should a Town Council be established for the Parliamentary constituency of Sutton Coldfield with the City of Birmingham?  – close to 70% of the vote was in favour […]

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Calling all green fingered tenants

By on 16/07/2015 in Culture, Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

Green fingered council tenants and leaseholders across the city are invited to battle it out in Birmingham City Council’s annual gardening competition. Birmingham in Bloom gives prizes for glorious gardens, best balconies and baskets, prettiest pots and voluminous veg. Lord Mayor Cllr Raymond Hassall, who will present the winners with their prizes at the Council […]

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Media Watch – July 15

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Top Birmingham City Council stories Pupils vanishing from classrooms are at risk from radicalisation (widespread national and local coverage):  Sir Michael Wilshaw, head of Ofsted, warns that ‘potentially high number of pupils’  disappearing from school registers represents a serious safeguarding issue.  Ofsted found 357 pupils had left seven schools in Birmingham and the London Borough […]

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Owners ordered to pay £1,160 for letting dogs stray

By on 09/07/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Three Birmingham dog owners were today (9 July 2015) ordered to pay fines and costs totalling £1,160 for failing to keep their dogs on a lead. Birmingham City Council brought cases against the three defendants after they each failed to pay Fixed Penalty Notices (£80) for not having their dogs on a lead on a […]

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New Area Coroner appointed for Birmingham and Solihull

By on 07/07/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Emma Brown has been appointed as a new Area Coroner for Birmingham and Solihull. Miss Brown is a Birmingham based barrister and she will take up her position in the coronial team, led by Senior Coroner Mrs Louise Hunt, on 1 August 2015. Her role will be to investigate circumstances surrounding deaths where there is […]

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Officers seize 11,300 illegal cigarettes in city raids

By on 07/07/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Illegal cigarettes worth nearly £3,000 were seized by trading standards officers in a series of planned raids on 11 retail premises across Birmingham on Monday (6 July 2015). Teams of officers targeted shops, off licences and a cafe in east and north Birmingham using two sniffer dogs, as part of a continued crackdown on the […]

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