Tag: Birmingham City council

It’s DIY time – so beware of doorstep sales and deals

By on 25/04/2017 in Blog with 0 Comments

Jacqui Kennedy, Corporate Director of Place, urges people to be vigilant as rogue traders could be knocking on your door as the bank holidays – and DIY season – approaches. While many people look to make improvements to their homes over the spring and summer – be it gardening, double glazing or roof work – […]

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Helping developers to help us build affordable housing

By on 07/04/2017 in Bulletin, Cabinet, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council is set to approve proposals at cabinet on 18 April that will see new joint ventures with developers on ‘challenging’ sites and stimulate the creation of more affordable housing. The report – ‘Joint venture partnering with the private sector to accelerate housing growth’ – identifies some of the issues facing developers on […]

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Stella Manzie appointed as Interim Chief Executive

By on 04/04/2017 in News with 0 Comments

Stella Manzie’s appointment as Interim Chief Executive of Birmingham City Council was confirmed today (Tuesday 4 April) at a meeting of the full city council. Stella Manzie said: “Having lived and worked in the city before, and visited and socialised in it over the years since then, it is a great privilege for me to […]

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Moseley landlord prosecuted for licence failure

By on 03/04/2017 in Bulletin, News with 0 Comments

A landlord from Moseley was ordered to pay a total of £3,586 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (3 April 2017) for failure to apply for a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) Licence for a student property on Hubert Road in Selly Oak. Ms Shegufta Noreen, age 44, of Pickwick Grove, Moseley, Birmingham pleaded guilty to […]

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‘Man with a van’ gets prison sentence for flytipping in Brum

A Birmingham man who collected residents’ waste for cash was imprisoned for eight months after admitting to nine flytipping offences at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (31 March 2017). Nadim Ali, 46, of Warwick Road, Sparkhill, had pleaded guilty to one offence under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 at an earlier hearing (21 December 2016) and eight […]

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Calling council tenant gardeners and neighbourhood heroes

Birmingham City Council’s Birmingham in Bloom competition is on the lookout for green fingered council tenants and neighbourhood heroes. The annual competition shines a light on council tenants and lease holders who green up their environment and take pride in their communities.  This year’s competition – which starts and closes earlier than previous years – is […]

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New programme to support small house builders

A new four year programme which will see small and medium sized house builders working for Birmingham City Council’s house building arm – Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT) – was launched today (22 March 2017) at Birmingham’s Council House. Birmingham City Council’s cabinet member for housing and homes, Cllr Peter Griffiths, said:  “The development of […]

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110 more homes for Erdington help tackle housing shortage

Work is underway to complete a further 110 homes in Erdington – and the first of the new homes will be ready to hand over from April this year. The new homes are part of a second phase of redevelopment of the Lyndhurst housing estate by Birmingham City Council, providing both social housing for rent […]

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Commonwealth Day

The Lord Mayor of Birmingham started this year’s Commonwealth Day events yesterday morning by raising the Commonwealth Flag in the presence of Wade Lyn – Honorary Consul to Jamaica, Tarang Shelat – Hindu Council of Birmingham, Muhammad Zulqar Nain – Assistant High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Dr Bhogal – Sikh community, Dr Aman Puri – the […]

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Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr Raymond Hassall

By on 13/03/2017 in Bulletin, Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council’s Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr Raymond Hassall passed away on Thursday night at the age of 74 at his Erdington home. The council lowered the City’s flag to half-mast today as a mark of respect.  The flag will be lowered again on the day of his funeral, the date of which is yet […]

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