Tag: birmingham

Birmingham public to have their say at rail consultation events

By on 03/02/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Rail passengers, businesses and residents in Birmingham will be able to have their say on the future of the region’s rail services at two public events in the city next week. The government is asking for views on how the next West Midlands franchise – which covers the region’s local rail network, as well as […]

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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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Chinese New Year celebrations in Birmingham

By on 02/02/2016 in Culture, Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham’s Chinese community is preparing to welcome in the Year of the Monkey on Sunday, February 7, 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, stalls, […]

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Northfield flats demolition plan set for approval

By on 19/01/2016 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

Cabinet are being asked to approve plans to demolish a block of flats in Northfield as part of Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust’s (BMHT) ongoing programme of ensuring its properties are sustainable and meet the needs of residents. A report to be considered by cabinet on January 26 asks councillors to give the go-ahead to proposals […]

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Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations in Birmingham

By on 18/01/2016 in Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

The Lord Mayor of Birmingham will lead the city’s Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations on Sunday, January 24. Holocaust Memorial Day commemorates the victims and survivors of the Holocaust and Nazi persecutions, as well as other genocides around the world. Taking place in the Banqueting Suite at the Council House, the theme for this year’s event […]

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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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£4 million community hub opens in Stirchley

By on 11/01/2016 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

A once derelict swimming pool has been transformed into a vibrant and welcoming community hub, thanks to a £4 million project involving staff from Birmingham City Council, Acivico, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), Balfour Beatty and people from the local community. Primarily financed by HLF and Tesco, through the sale of the former Stirchley Community […]

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Have your say on the homeless and housing advice service

By on 06/01/2016 in Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

Anyone with an interest in homelessness and housing advice is invited to attend one of four public consultation meetings this month. Following the success of the Youth Hub – a specialist homeless service for single young people under 25 years old – the council is proposing to reduce the number of Housing Advice Centres and […]

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Christmas tree recycling – January 2016

By on 04/01/2016 in Cllr Trickett, News with 0 Comments

With the festive period nearing an end, Birmingham City Council has confirmed Christmas tree recycling arrangements for January 2016. As in previous years, real Christmas trees will be accepted until the end of the month at Woodgate Country Park, Lickey Hills Country Park, Sheldon Country Park and Sutton Park. They will also be accepted at […]

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