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Books of Remembrance relocated to Library of Birmingham

By on 02/08/2017 in Bulletin, News with 0 Comments

Books of Remembrance previously housed in the Hall of Memory can now be viewed on the ground floor of the Library of Birmingham. The books have been moved to the library on a temporary basis as access to the Hall of Memory has been closed to allow the first phase of redevelopment works to take […]

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Tackling Brum’s housing shortage with creative thinking

Cabinet has approved a raft of measures to address the housing shortage in Birmingham today (Tuesday 25 July) with three specialist housing reports. ‘Incentivising self-build in the city’ puts forward a series of proposals to enable the development of new homes for self and custom build in Birmingham, including identifying and disposing of suitable council-owned […]

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Green Flag success for Birmingham parks and crematoria

It’s official – Birmingham has 17 of Britain’s best green spaces. Kings Norton Park wins Green Flag status for the first time this year, while 14 other Birmingham parks have retained theirs. Sutton Coldfield Crematorium and Kings Norton Cemetery have also retained their Green Flag status. The accolade, awarded by Keep Britain Tidy, recognises and […]

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Rough Sleepers Task Force launched in city centre

By on 12/07/2017 in Bulletin, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council and West Midlands Police have today (12 July) launched a Rough Sleepers Task Force to bring key organisations together to address city centre rough sleeping. The task force will tackle the increasing numbers of people genuinely sleeping rough in the city and the increasing numbers of people begging and involved in criminal […]

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Birmingham barrister landlord fined for fire hazard property

A Birmingham barrister and landlord from Erdington was ordered to pay £4,740 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (6 July 2017) for failing to obtain an HMO licence and for breaching management regulations at a three storey property in Hunton Road, Erdington – including those regulations designed to protect tenants from fire. Lewis Perry, age 39, […]

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‘Peddimore, Birmingham’ development to create 10,000 jobs

Birmingham City Council has today launched one of the UK’s prime industrial development opportunities to potential developers and investors, leading the way for the creation of up to 10,000 jobs set to contribute £350 million to the local economy. Perfectly located at the outer edge of the A38 industrial corridor to the east of Birmingham, […]

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Building great homes, creating great places – Birmingham leads the way

By on 05/07/2017 in Leader, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council has today (July 5) launched its new housing pamphlet – “Building great homes, creating great places – Birmingham leads the way”. Birmingham has long been a place of social reformers, from the Chamberlains through to today the leaders of the city strive to provide the best quality of life for those who live […]

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Bids to Young Active Travel fund being welcomed

Organisations with ideas on how to encourage parents and pupils to reduce school car journeys are being invited to bid for funds from the Birmingham Young Active Travel Trust. The charity, established by the city council last year, aims to encourage pupils and parents to adopt more sustainable ways of getting to and from school […]

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Coalition to explore how to keep Moseley Pool open

Cabinet will be asked to keep Moseley Road Pool open until 31 March 2018 – to give more time for community organisations to prepare plans for its future use. A paper – Options for the future of Moseley Road Pool – will be discussed by cabinet on Tuesday 27 June 2017. It follows an appraisal […]

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City to observe Grenfell Tower silence today

By on 19/06/2017 in Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

Update: 1.30pm 19 June   Lord Mayor Cllr Anne Underwood said: “Today we held a minute’s silence in Victoria Square outside the Council House for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire. “Rev Peter Sellick also led prayers to remember all victims of the Grenfell Tower fire and recent terror attacks, including the attack at […]

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