Tag: Birmingham City council

Trading Standards receive recognition for Hajj campaign

By on 22/07/2016 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council’s Trading Standards team received recognition for their work in tackling Hajj fraud at the launch of a national Hajj health and safety campaign this week. The Association of British Hujjaj runs an annual Hajj health and safety campaign for pilgrims from the UK performing Hajj, but in recent years it has also […]

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Team GB badminton squad prepare for Rio in Brum

By on 21/07/2016 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Team GB’s badminton squad and some of Europe’s finest players were preparing for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena this week. Cllr Ian Ward, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, met some of the players during a break in training earlier today (21 July 2016), including Kirsty Gilmour and Rajiv Ouseph, to […]

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McDonald’s sign litter agreement to clean up city sites

McDonald’s today (20 July 2016) signed a voluntary agreement with Birmingham City Council, promising to pick up litter in the streets immediately around its 18 restaurants in the city. The fast food firm is the latest business to sign up to this pledge, and as part of this McDonald’s restaurants across Birmingham carry out regular […]

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Birmingham school pupils name road for latest housing scheme

Children from New Hall Junior School in Sutton Coldfield helped to celebrate the latest Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT) housing development after they named the new road for a bungalow scheme ‘Hall Croft’. Four two-bedroom dormer bungalows and one single story two-bedroom bungalow were completed two weeks ago and the new residents have just moved […]

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Work begins on new leisure centre in Erdington

Today sees the start of works to rebuild Erdington Leisure Centre, one of three existing leisure centres across the city to be replaced by Birmingham Community Leisure Trust (BCLT), working in partnership with Birmingham City Council (BCC). A fourth centre at a new site at Icknield Port Loop in Edgbaston will also be built and […]

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Get wise, don’t get scammed this summer

By on 13/07/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham residents are being urged to get wise to the tricks con artists and rogue traders use, by attending a series of free roadshows across the city in July. During Scam Awareness Month, Birmingham City Council’s Trading Standards officers are inviting people to come to these events, which aim to equip people with the skills […]

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Could you be Birmingham’s next Poet Laureate?

The Library of Birmingham, along with local writer development group Writing West Midlands, is looking for a talented poet to become Birmingham’s next Poet Laureate. Alongside the city-wide search for a successor to Adrian Blackledge, the hunt is also on for a new Young Poet Laureate to follow on from Serena Arthur. Anyone living, working […]

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Trader ordered to pay £7,500 for conning a customer

By on 11/07/2016 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham car trader and its director were ordered to pay a total of £7,500 for selling a used car that was misdescribed and unroadworthy, at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (11 July 2016). M A Trade Centre Limited, based at 36 Arthur Road, Yardley, and the company’s director Mahmood Hussain, 48, of Geraldine Road, Yardley, […]

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Meats wholesaler ordered to pay £25,661 for waste offence

By on 11/07/2016 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham meat wholesaler has been ordered to pay more than £25,500, after being found guilty of failing to prevent controlled waste escaping from its premises, at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (11 July 2016). Premium Halal Meat & Poultry Limited, based at Unit W5, The Saturn Centre, Bissell Street, Highgate, was prosecuted by Birmingham City […]

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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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