Tag: Birmingham City council

£59 million investment for Birmingham council housing

By on 10/02/2016 in Cabinet, Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council is set to approve a £59 million programme of investment into its stock of council properties at Cabinet on Tuesday 16 February. Birmingham City Council’s cabinet member for Neighbourhood Management & Homes, Cllr John Cotton, said: “We currently own and manage 63,138 residential properties and have made substantial improvements to thousands of […]

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Pioneering study finds dangerous pollution levels in shisha bars

By on 05/02/2016 in News, Video News with 0 Comments

> Revellers in shisha bars experience pollution levels higher than those in smog-hit Beijing, according to a report commissioned by Birmingham City Council – the first UK study of its kind. The investigation into air quality inside 12 shisha bars across the city found dangerous levels of carbon monoxide (CO) and fine particulate matter (PM2.5) […]

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Popular city restaurant is fined £5,400  

By on 04/02/2016 in News with 0 Comments

A popular Birmingham restaurant pleaded guilty to eight offences under the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (4 February 2016). The Chameleon, at 1 Hill Street, Birmingham, was ordered to pay a total of £7,174.25 – including a £5,400 fine and £1,774.25 towards costs. Birmingham City Council prosecuted Suitable […]

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Fresh approach to repairs for Birmingham council tenants

By on 02/02/2016 in Cabinet, Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham’s council tenants will soon benefit from an improved repairs and maintenance service following an intensive evaluation process that also sees substantial savings estimated at around £13 million over the next four years. Currently, most tenants have two contractors to deal with – one for repairs and one for any issues with gas.  The new […]

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Markets manager receives diploma from Minister

By on 29/01/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Bull Ring Markets Operations Manager, Amanda Prosser-Davies, was presented with a sought-after diploma at the National Association of British Markets Authorities (NABMA) Conference in Birmingham . Amanda, who runs the city’s bustling Bull Ring and Wholesale markets, received her Diploma in Market Administration from Local Government Minister Marcus Jones MP during the event, held at […]

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Traders warned of new law banning ‘lethal highs’

By on 22/01/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Officers from Birmingham City Council’s Trading Standards team and West Midlands Police took part in a joint operation to warn traders across the city about an upcoming ban on ‘legal highs’ Letters were given to 14 retailers selling new psychoactive substances (NPS), warning them of their potentially lethal consequences, as part of a day of action […]

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City man fined for dumping waste

By on 21/01/2016 in Cllr Trickett, News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham man has been ordered to pay £230 after pleading guilty at Birmingham Magistrates today (21 January 2016) of illegally dumping waste, including cannabis plants, on a Cotteridge car park. Daniel Hughes, 32, of Wadham House, Woodlands Way, Chelmsley Wood, was prosecuted by Birmingham City Council for an offence under the Environmental Protection Act […]

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Gritting alert – Jan 14

By on 14/01/2016 in News, Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

With temperatures dropping, the Birmingham gritters are heading out to treat the roads at midday (12pm) today and footpaths at 4am tomorrow morning. Please take care on the roads. Winter maintenance and FAQs Regional Gritting Information #wmgrit The panel below brings together gritting alerts from local authorities across the West Midlands. You can also get […]

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Landlord fined for ‘taking the law into his own hands’

By on 13/01/2016 in Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

A landlord was fined at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (13 January 2016) for ‘taking the law into his own hands’ and illegally evicting a couple and their seven children from their home in Bordesley Green. Mr Mirsad Solakovic, age 37, of Kyotts Lake Road, Sparkbrook, Birmingham was fined £700 , with £1,500 costs and a victim surcharge […]

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