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Builder ordered to pay nearly £4,000 for flytipping in Selly Oak

By on 28/04/2016 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham man responsible for a large volume of flytipping in Selly Oak, which included building rubble, doors and cement asbestos, has today (28 April) been ordered to pay nearly £4,000. Mazafar Ali, 42, of Stechford Road, Birmingham, admitted nine offences under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, following a successful prosecution brought by Birmingham City […]

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Birmingham to host major international marathon in 2017

By on 28/04/2016 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Birmingham will join the great cities of the world by hosting a marathon running event. To be staged for the first time in October 2017, the Birmingham International Marathon will cement the city’s position as the European Capital of Running. The 26.2-mile event will be the inaugural run announced in a newly formed Great Run […]

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Penny Thompson CBE to lead partners in improving wellbeing of city’s children

By on 22/04/2016 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Penny Thompson CBE has been appointed as the new independent chair of the Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board. She takes over the post from Jane Held, whose four-year term ended in March. Mark Rogers, Chief Executive of Birmingham City Council, thanked Jane for all that she had done in Birmingham since 2012, praising her “highly pragmatic […]

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Government inspector endorses Birmingham Development Plan

By on 21/04/2016 in News with 0 Comments

The Birmingham Development Plan (BDP) – the council’s long-term strategic plan for the whole city – has been endorsed by the government planning inspectorate. The BDP will allow the development of 51,100 additional homes, over 300 hectares of employment land, 350,000 sqm of retail floor space and 745,000 sqm of office floor space. The inspector […]

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£400 fixed penalty notices for fly-tipping

By on 20/04/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Fly-tippers in Birmingham will face £400 fixed penalty notices for small scale offences. Birmingham City Council’s Licensing and Public Protection Committee agreed today (April 20) to impose the maximum level allowed under new powers granted to local authorities under the Unauthorised Deposit of Waste (Fixed Penalties) Regulations 2016. The fixed penalty notices are designed to […]

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Centenary Square plans move forward

By on 18/04/2016 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Plans to transform one of Birmingham’s largest public spaces are set to move a step forward. Cabinet is being asked to approve a full business case setting out how Centenary Square will be redeveloped to create an area where people can stop, relax and socialise, as well as hosting a variety of events. Councillors are […]

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Reception class 2016 intake – offers at 18 April 2016

By on 18/04/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Reception Class – September 2016 intake Offers as at 18 April 2016  Figures in red denote difference to 2015 figures   Birmingham Pupils 16,141 parent/carers living in Birmingham submitted an application requesting a Reception Class place for their child for September 2016  (up 356) 36,688 preferences were expressed (up 1,001) 12,549 (79.8%) applications were made […]

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Gritting alert – April 16

By on 16/04/2016 in News, Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

West Midlands Gritting Alerts After the sudden dip in temperature we’ve all experienced, our gritting crews will be out on the roads from 11pm tonight. Take care if you’re out and about. Winter maintenance and FAQs Regional Gritting Information #wmgrit The panel below brings together gritting alerts from local authorities across the West Midlands. You […]

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Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday beacon

By on 15/04/2016 in Culture, Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham’s Lord Mayor, Cllr Raymond Hassall, will light a beacon on Thursday 21 April at 8.30pm in Victoria Square in honour of Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday. Over 1,000 beacons will be lit throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, UK overseas Territories and Commonwealth Countries to celebrate this landmark birthday. His […]

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Fly-tippers face fixed penalty notices

By on 13/04/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Fly-tippers in Birmingham are to face fixed penalty notices for small scale offences as the council continues to crack down on illegal dumping in the city. The fixed penalties are being introduced through new powers granted to local authorities under the Unauthorised Deposit of Waste (Fixed Penalties) Regulations 2016 and are designed to reduce the […]

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