Tag: Birmingham City council

Last chance to vote for Birmingham’s Community Flag

By on 24/06/2015 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

If you would like to have a say in the design for a Community Flag for Birmingham – which include references to the city’s heritage and industrial past – you have until Sunday 28 June to cast your vote at birmingham.gov.uk/community-flag  The winner(s) will be announced week commencing 13 July and they will be presented […]

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Sutton Town Council ballot papers on their way

By on 22/06/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Sutton residents are reminded that they’ll receive ballot papers and background information through the post next week concerning the proposal for a Town Council. The consultative postal ballot takes place from 25 June to 16 July 2015 and is part of a wider consultation which has included conferences, round table discussions, feedback from residents, an […]

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City centre noise consultation extended

By on 18/06/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council’s consultation on the possible introduction of a Public Spaces Protection Order to reduce noise levels in the city centre has been extended by a week, due to the public response received since it was launched last month. This consultation is in response to complaints to both Birmingham City Council and West Midlands […]

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Birmingham signs up to national scams referrals scheme

By on 18/06/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Vulnerable people in Birmingham who may have fallen victim to mass marketing scams are to receive advice and support after city councillors voted to sign an agreement with the National Scams Team. Birmingham City Council’s Licensing and Public Protection Committee yesterday (17 June) agreed for Trading Standards to receive referrals from the National Scams Team […]

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Clampdown on litter and waste to create cleaner streets

By on 17/06/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Nearly 5,000 people and businesses were caught fly-tipping, dropping litter or failing to dispose of rubbish responsibly last year as a result of initiatives to make Birmingham’s streets cleaner. New figures, published in the Regulation and Enforcement Services Annual Report for 2014/15, show that Birmingham City Council’s environmental health officers received 8,909 complaints regarding waste. […]

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Ramadan: Halal meat and Hajj fraud advice

By on 17/06/2015 in Blog with 0 Comments

Jacqui Kennedy, Director of Regulation and Enforcement, looks at the risks Muslims may face from unscrupulous businesses as they observe Ramadan. With Ramadan beginning tomorrow (18 June 2015), this blog contains tips on ensuring halal meat is what it claims to be and how to stay safe if booking a trip to Mecca for the […]

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Birmingham’s dog wardens support The Big Scoop

By on 16/06/2015 in News with 0 Comments

We are a nation of dog lovers, owning more than eight million dogs throughout the UK. However, with that many dogs comes a lot of dog waste: the UK dog population produce over 1,000 tonnes of doggy doo a day, which is the equivalent of three aeroplanes, 100 double decker buses or 200 elephants. While […]

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Ramadan: Be sure your donations go to charity

By on 15/06/2015 in Blog, News with 0 Comments

Jacqui Kennedy, Director of Regulation and Enforcement, looks at the risks Muslims may face from unscrupulous businesses as they observe Ramadan. For Muslims, the holy month of Ramadan – which begins on 18 June 2015 – is a time for benevolence, fasting and generosity. Charitable giving (Zakat) As well as performing daily prayer rituals and […]

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Media Watch – June 12

By on 12/06/2015 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council stories Left to die in the pub (Birmingham Mail):  A drunken man died in The Gunmakers Arms,  Bath Street, after the bar’s supervisor had locked up the premises to go and have a late night meal, it has been claimed.  The premises licence is to be reviewed by Licensing sub-committee next […]

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Media Watch – June 9

By on 09/06/2015 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council stories Tributes to the man who helped change the face of our city (Birmingham Mail):  Report on the death of Clive Dutton OBE, former director of planning and regeneration, on Saturday who led on major city projects including the Library of Birmingham and The Cube. Councillor Anita Ward quoted. Rally in […]

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