Tag: Erdington

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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110 more homes for Erdington help tackle housing shortage

Work is underway to complete a further 110 homes in Erdington – and the first of the new homes will be ready to hand over from April this year. The new homes are part of a second phase of redevelopment of the Lyndhurst housing estate by Birmingham City Council, providing both social housing for rent […]

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Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr Raymond Hassall

By on 13/03/2017 in Bulletin, Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council’s Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr Raymond Hassall passed away on Thursday night at the age of 74 at his Erdington home. The council lowered the City’s flag to half-mast today as a mark of respect.  The flag will be lowered again on the day of his funeral, the date of which is yet […]

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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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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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Officers seize 21,300 illegal cigarettes in city raids

By on 15/02/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Illegal cigarettes worth about £8,000 were seized by trading standards officers in a series of planned raids on eight retail premises across in the Erdington district today (15 February 2016). Officers targeted shops and off licences in north Birmingham as part of a continued crackdown on the sale of illicit tobacco – products which have […]

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Work begins on new housing development in Erdington

By on 21/12/2015 in Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

A sod-cutting ceremony has taken place to mark the start of work on the new Erdington Gardens housing development in Jarvis Road, Erdington. The Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT) scheme will consist of 116 homes – 58 affordable rent and 58 for sale – and will be a mix of two, three and four-bedroom houses […]

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It’s going to start buzzing in our cities

By on 23/11/2015 in News with 0 Comments

An ambitious programme of activity to create flower-rich areas for bees, butterflies and other pollinators in eight UK cities is being launched in Birmingham by charity Buglife today (23 November 2015). The first phase of Urban Buzz, a three-year project which has received £1 million funding from Biffa Award, will create new lush pastures in […]

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Work to start on new Erdington Leisure Centre in spring 2016

By on 29/10/2015 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Proposed plans for the new Erdington Leisure Centre have been shared as part of a public consultation process. The £6.5 million investment will include a six-lane 25m swimming pool, learner pool, workout studio for classes, gym, sauna and steam facilities, changing facilities plus a community room. The new building will be located on Orphanage Road […]

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Advice to tenants gives food for thought in Erdington

By on 30/09/2015 in Blog with 0 Comments

Matthew Smith is a Principal Enforcement Officer in Birmingham City Council’s Private Rented Services team and works to bring the city’s empty properties back into use.  Since April, his team has brought around 200 properties back into use, providing more affordable housing and supporting communities.  This week is Private Rented Sector Week and Matthew is […]

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