Tag: Cllr Barbara Dring

Hajj travel firm and director ordered to pay £43,000

By on 17/08/2017 in News with 0 Comments

A travel firm offering Hajj and Umrah trips and its director have been ordered to pay £43,000 – after being convicted last year for misleading customers – at Birmingham Crown Court today (17 August 2017). Birmingham City Council successfully prosecuted Islam Freedom Limited following an investigation by Trading Standards officers, assisted by City of London […]

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Cowboy builder ordered to pay £17,106

By on 03/08/2017 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham builder who took more than £12,000 in payments for unfinished and unnecessary construction work on an Edgbaston property was ordered to pay £17,106 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (3 August 2017). John Casey (59) of City Road, Edgbaston, pleaded guilty to three offences under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008. He […]

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Plans for a rating scheme for private hire firms

By on 13/07/2017 in News with 0 Comments

Private hire firms in Birmingham could be rated in a similar way to food businesses if a new ratings scheme is approved, subject to consultation with the trade. Birmingham City Council’s Licensing and Public Protection Committee, agreed the scheme in principle on 12 July 2017 which, subject to further consultation with private hire operators could […]

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Get wise, don’t get scammed this summer

By on 04/07/2017 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham residents are being urged to get wise to the tricks con artists and rogue traders use, by attending a series of free roadshows across the city in July. During Scam Awareness Month, Birmingham City Council’s Trading Standards officers are inviting people to come to these events, which aim to equip people with the skills […]

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Shopkeeper told to pay £228,737 in proceeds of crime

By on 29/06/2017 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham trader who was found to be in possession of illegal cigarettes and tobacco, has been ordered to pay £228,737 after a proceeds of crime hearing at Birmingham Crown Court today (29 June 2017). Pritpal Singh Khurana, 38, who ran M&S News, 62-64 Herrick Road, Washwood Heath, had pleaded guilty to 10 offences under […]

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Dog control consultation begins today

By on 26/06/2017 in News with 0 Comments

City residents, in particular dog owners, are being invited to have their say on proposals to introduce Public Space Protection Orders to tackle dog control issues from today (26 June 2017). In March 2014, five Dog Control Orders came into effect across the city, which have proved to be effective tools in dealing with the […]

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Officers seize 30,000 illegal cigarettes in city raids

By on 22/06/2017 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Trading Standards officers seized illegal cigarettes worth £7,500 in a series of planned raids on six shops in Birmingham yesterday (21 June 2017). Birmingham City Council’s trading standards team worked with West Midlands Police on an intelligence-led exercise, following reports of illegal tobacco and cigarettes being supplied in a number of premises. Officers were assisted […]

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Hajj travel firm boss jailed for 14 months for fraud

By on 01/02/2017 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

The director of a Hajj travel firm was found guilty of fraud and sentenced to 14 months’ imprisonment at Leicester Crown Court yesterday (31 January 2017). Birmingham City Council brought the prosecution following a joint operation between Birmingham Trading Standards and the City of London Police, in Tameside, Greater Manchester on 20 April 2015, assisted […]

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Poundland ordered to pay £152,000 for mice infestation

By on 20/01/2017 in News with 0 Comments

A Midlands-based discount retailer was ordered to pay more than £152,000 after pleading guilty of eight offences under the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013, at Birmingham Crown Court today (20 January 2017). Poundland Ltd – which is based at Wellmans Road, Willenhall, and runs Poundland at 1-4 Corporation Street, in Birmingham city centre – […]

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Beware: The 12 Cons of Christmas

By on 12/12/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Christmas is a time for giving, but people are being warned that for some unscrupulous individuals and firms it is a time for conning. To help shoppers avoid scams and tricksters, Birmingham City Council’s trading standards team is reminding them of the 12 cons of Christmas. Cllr Barbara Dring, Chair of the city council’s Licensing […]

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