Tag: Birmingham City council

Who dumped waste on this Digbeth street?

By on 29/04/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council’s squad of waste enforcement officers are appealing for witnesses after a road in Digbeth was blocked by flytippers today (29 April 2016). Officers were alerted to the waste dumped on Lower Darwin Street this afternoon, which was strewn across the pavement and road. Abandoning rubbish (flytipping) is illegal and offenders can face […]

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Bull Ring Open Market is getting a £1m facelift

By on 26/04/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham’s historic Open Market is undergoing a £1m refurbishment, giving the site a fresher look for shoppers and traders. Work on brightening the stalls, laying new tarmac floors and landscaping works is being carried out while the market is closed.  However it will be business as usual for stallholders and shoppers Tuesdays to Saturdays. A ‘living […]

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Former couple jailed for stealing more than £400k

By on 22/04/2016 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham letting agent and her former boyfriend were today (22 April 2016) jailed for a total of 7 years for stealing more than £400,000 from a Sutton Coldfield lettings agency and its clients over two years. Amy Williams (28) of Farrier Close, Sutton Coldfield, was sentenced to four-and-a-half years imprisonment, after pleading guilty to […]

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Boundary review – extra chance to have a say

Local people will have another chance to have their say on new council ward boundaries across Birmingham

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Councillors reduce number of city centre fundraisers

By on 20/04/2016 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Councillors have today (20 April 2016) agreed to reduce the number of face-to-face fundraisers in Birmingham by more than 70 per cent. Birmingham City Council’s Licensing and Public Protection Committee unanimously agreed to sign a three-month agreement, drawn up by the Public Fundraising Association (PFRA) to limit charity fundraisers – also known as ‘chuggers’ – […]

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City’s new cultural strategy set for approval

Cabinet is being asked to approve a new cultural strategy for Birmingham when it meets tomorrow (April 19). Once approved by cabinet, the document will then go forward to full council for adoption later in the year. It will form part of the council’s corporate policy framework. The strategy was developed through partnership working with […]

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Reception class 2016 intake – offers at 18 April 2016

By on 18/04/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Reception Class – September 2016 intake Offers as at 18 April 2016  Figures in red denote difference to 2015 figures   Birmingham Pupils 16,141 parent/carers living in Birmingham submitted an application requesting a Reception Class place for their child for September 2016  (up 356) 36,688 preferences were expressed (up 1,001) 12,549 (79.8%) applications were made […]

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Gritting alert – April 16

By on 16/04/2016 in News, Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

West Midlands Gritting Alerts After the sudden dip in temperature we’ve all experienced, our gritting crews will be out on the roads from 11pm tonight. Take care if you’re out and about. Winter maintenance and FAQs Regional Gritting Information #wmgrit The panel below brings together gritting alerts from local authorities across the West Midlands. You […]

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Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday beacon

By on 15/04/2016 in Culture, Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham’s Lord Mayor, Cllr Raymond Hassall, will light a beacon on Thursday 21 April at 8.30pm in Victoria Square in honour of Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday. Over 1,000 beacons will be lit throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, UK overseas Territories and Commonwealth Countries to celebrate this landmark birthday. His […]

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Who dumped a dead 3ft lizard in Small Heath?

By on 15/04/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council’s environmental health team are appealing for witnesses after a dead 3ft long lizard was dumped next to a park in Small Heath. Enforcement officers working in the area were alerted to the dead animal by a member of the public, who spotted the lizard on the edge of Hay Barn Recreation Ground, […]

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