Tag: birmingham

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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New steps installed along canal at University Station

The Canal & River Trust, working in partnership with Birmingham City Council, has installed a new set of steps along the Worcester & Birmingham Canal allowing local people easy access from the canal to the local hospital and train station. The project, which has been funded as part of Birmingham City Council’s Birmingham Cycle Revolution scheme, aims […]

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Road Safety Strategy launched at partnership showcase event

The new Road Safety Strategy for Birmingham has been launched at an event showcasing the resources available to the agencies and groups working together to tackle road safety across the city. The event, which took place at West Midlands Fire Service’s headquarters, saw members of the Birmingham Road Safety Partnership come together to talk about […]

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Birmingham’s cycle revolution – bike loan scheme

In the heart of England a quiet revolution is stirring – a cycle revolution in fact! Delivered by Birmingham City Council in partnership with Sustrans, a leading UK charity which enables people to travel by foot, bike or public transport the Birmingham Cycle Revolution is helping to change attitudes bit by bit. During National Commute […]

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Erdington businesses vote ‘yes’ to third term of BID

By on 16/11/2016 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

Businesses in Erdington shopping centre have voted in favour of a third term for their Business Improvement District (BID). Of those balloted, 84.2 per cent voted in favour (82.6 per cent by rateable value) – up from 72 per cent at the last vote in 2012 – with a turnout of 33 per cent. Formed […]

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Trading Standards officers seize 17 cars in Birmingham operation

By on 15/11/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham Trading Standards officers have seized 17 vehicles from a used car trader in the city. The inspection came as a result of an intelligence review of all used car complaints received by the service. A significant number of complaints related to a business operating from the Sparkhill area, which was offering for sale used vehicles suspected […]

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Brum landlord to pay £7k and do 150 hours community service

By on 14/11/2016 in Cllr Griffiths with 0 Comments

A Birmingham landlord has been ordered to pay more than £7,000 and given 150 hours of community service at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (14 November 2016) for breaching regulations and forcing his tenants out of their home in Yardley Wood Road, Moseley, Birmingham. Mr Zahid Khan age 30, also of Yardley Wood Road, Moseley, Birmingham […]

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Suspected illicit cigarette factory smoked out

By on 14/11/2016 in News with 0 Comments

A suspected illicit cigarette-processing factory has been dismantled in Birmingham during a raid led by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The machinery is believed to be capable of producing 35 million cigarettes a month, at a potential cost to taxpayers of almost £138 million in lost duty and taxes a year. HMRC officers, working with […]

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Wheels in motion for Snow Hill Growth Strategy

By on 14/11/2016 in Leader, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Cabinet is being asked to set the ball rolling for the transformation of Snow Hill Station and its surrounding area. The Snow Hill Growth Strategy will set out a proposal focused on the redevelopment of Snow Hill Station and the surrounding business district area in order to maximise economic growth, supporting the Snow Hill Masterplan […]

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Gritting alert – 10 November 2016

By on 10/11/2016 in News, Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

With cold temperatures forecast, our gritting crews will be out on the roads from 9.30pm tonight. Please 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 can also get this information via the following RSS […]

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