Tag: Birmingham UK

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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Trading Standards to vet traders for national scheme

By on 06/03/2017 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

A new partnership between Birmingham City Council and the approved trader scheme No Rogue Traders Here was officially launched today (6 March 2017). Under a new national partnership agreement, Birmingham’s Trading Standards team will now vet any traders in England who wish to be listed on the website www.noroguetradershere.com. Through this arrangement, No Rogue Traders […]

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Response to Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel letter

By on 24/02/2017 in Improvement Panel, Leader, News with 0 Comments

The Leader of Birmingham City Council responds to the latest letter from the Independent Improvement Panel. The most recent letter to Sajid Javid, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, from the Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel has been published today (24th February 2017). The letter follows the LGA co-ordinated Independent Financial Review commissioned […]

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Independent Improvement Panel reports on Council’s financial plans

By on 24/02/2017 in Cllr Clancy, Improvement Panel, News with 0 Comments

The Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel today published a letter to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, reporting on Birmingham City Council’s financial plans which will be submitted to the Council for approval on 28 February. The Improvement Panel’s letter draws on two reports from an independent financial review team which provided an […]

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USA Track & Field confirms Birmingham training camp 

By on 20/02/2017 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Hot on the heels of Birmingham’s staging of the Müller Indoor Grand Prix, the world’s top indoor athletics meeting, USA Track & Field (USATF), the governing body for athletics in the US, have confirmed that their training camp will be based in the city ahead of this summer’s IAAF World Championships in London. Councillor Ian […]

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The IAAF World Indoor Championships – Back in Birmingham  

By on 19/02/2017 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

In just over 12 months’ time the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 will take place at Arena Birmingham* and more than 400 athletes from 150 countries are expected to compete. Registration for the event, which will be held at the beginning of March 2018, was launched  on Saturday at the Müller Indoor Grand Prix […]

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Roosters rule for Chinese New Year in Birmingham

By on 26/01/2017 in Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham’s Chinese community is preparing to welcome in the Year of the Rooster on Sunday (29 January 2017) with an afternoon of celebrations aimed at the whole family. Organised by the Birmingham Chinese Festival Committee in conjunction with Southside Business Improvement District (BID) and supported by Birmingham City Council, the event will include Chinese music, […]

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Poundland ordered to pay £152,000 for mice infestation

By on 20/01/2017 in News with 0 Comments

A Midlands-based discount retailer was ordered to pay more than £152,000 after pleading guilty of eight offences under the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013, at Birmingham Crown Court today (20 January 2017). Poundland Ltd – which is based at Wellmans Road, Willenhall, and runs Poundland at 1-4 Corporation Street, in Birmingham city centre – […]

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Muffin Break owners ordered to pay £13,582

By on 19/01/2017 in News with 0 Comments

Owners of a Birmingham coffee shop were ordered to pay £13,582 after pleading guilty to three offences under the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013, at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (19 January 2017). Foodco UK LLP – which is based at Allways House, Castle Street, Cambridge, and runs Muffin Break at Unit 10, Grand […]

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Bridal boutique owner to pay £3,020 for fly tipping

A Birmingham businessman has been ordered to pay £3,020 after pleading guilty to five offences under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (18 January 2017). Syed Gillani (33) of Vibart Road, Sheldon, was fined £1,400 – including £500 for providing false information to officers. He was also ordered to pay £1,500 […]

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