Tag: birmingham

Wheels set in motion for bus lane cameras

By on 18/01/2017 in Cabinet, Cllr Stacey, News with 0 Comments

Cabinet is to set the wheels in motion for the next phase of bus lane enforcement cameras in Birmingham. A report due to go before cabinet members on January 24 asks them to approve a full business case for the scheme, which will see cameras installed to enforce bus lanes on Lichfield Road, Tyburn Road […]

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Redress Scheme reminder – register or face a fine

By on 16/01/2017 in Cllr Griffiths, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council is issuing a New Year reminder to Letting Agencies and Property Managers – register with a Redress Scheme, or you could face a £5k fine. On 1 October 2014, the government brought in new rules which mean that all Lettings Agents and Property Managers involved in letting agency work and/or property management […]

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Commonwealth Games 2026 feasibility study

The process to formally draw up a feasibility study for a Birmingham bid for the 2026 Commonwealth Games is now out of the starting blocks. Birmingham City Council has appointed Origin Sports Group to carry out the study during the first quarter of 2017, with a final document due by April. Origin Sports Group (OSG) […]

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Charities benefit from Frankfurt Market donations

Stallholders from Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market have made their annual donation of left over foods to local charities. The market closed last week (29 December), and traders donated produce – such as ham, doughnuts, waffles and sausages – which were distributed to charities via a food bank at Holford Drive Community Sports Hub. Birmingham City […]

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Council welcomes support on homelessness prevention

By on 21/12/2016 in Bulletin, Leader, News with 0 Comments

Today (December 21), the Government has made an announcement confirming financial support to the tune of £1.7million for Birmingham City Council’s efforts to prevent homelessness. Details of the announcement, made as part of the Goverment’s Homelessness Prevention Trailblazer scheme, can be found here. The funding could help up to an additional 9,000 people by tackling […]

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Next phase of Birmingham Cycle Revolution set for green light

Cabinet is being asked to set the wheels in motion for the next phase of Birmingham Cycle Revolution (BCR). The next phase will focus on developing segregated cycle routes along two of the city’s most important commuter corridors – the A38 between Birmingham city centre and Selly Oak, and the A34 between the city centre […]

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Three Brum landlords to pay £8k for breaching regs

By on 08/12/2016 in Cllr Griffiths, News with 0 Comments

Three rogue landlords were ordered to pay a total of £8,028.10 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (8 December 2016) for failing to obtain HMO licences and breaching legislation designed to protect tenants in houses in multiple occupation, after council housing officers investigated and prosecuted them. Mohammed Majid, age 31, of South Road, Hockley, Birmingham pleaded […]

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#BrumBudget17: Have your say

Birmingham City Council today (8 December 2016) launches the public consultation on its 2017/18 budget proposals, including a Council Tax rise of 3.99% (2.00% Social Care Precept and 1.99% general Council Tax increases). The council has already saved approximately £590 million since 2010 and is now consulting on new savings of £50.6 million for 2017/18. […]

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Children trade places for Takeover Challenge cycle sessions

Pupils at a Birmingham school have traded places with adults to become cycling instructors for the afternoon as part of the Children’s Commissioner for England’s Takeover Challenge. The challenge is a national project which encourages organisations across England to open their doors to children and young people to take over adult roles, putting them in […]

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Brum landlord and lettings agents fined for student house

By on 02/12/2016 in Cllr Griffiths, News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham landlord from Harborne and a letting agents from Selly Oak were fined a total of £5,590 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (2 December 2016) for failing to obtain an HMO licence and for breaching management regulations at a three-storey student property in North Road, Selly Oak. Ashley Borne Sales and Lettings Ltd of […]

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