Tag: licensing

Fundraising agreement comes into effect in Brum

By on 02/05/2017 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council and the Institute of Fundraising (IoF) have agreed to launch a street fundraising agreement for the city, which comes into effect from today (2 May 2017). The agreement was initially piloted through a three-month trial, but has now been extended on a rolling one year basis, as agreed by the Licensing and […]

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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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‘Tis the season to be safe, book your taxi home

By on 05/12/2016 in News with 0 Comments

As the festive party season begins, Birmingham City Council is encouraging Christmas revellers to stay safe and pre-book their taxis. People are being reminded to check private hire drivers have their name before getting into the vehicle after a night out – and not to flag down private hire vehicles, which are not allowed to […]

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Start date agreed for new test for private hire drivers

By on 14/09/2016 in News with 0 Comments

A new test to assess how well private hire drivers know Birmingham’s streets will be introduced next month, councillors agreed today (14 September 2016). From 3 October 2016, new private hire drivers looking to be licensed by Birmingham City Council will have to show that they can read a map, as well as demonstrate a […]

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Woman gets two-year ban for running an unlicensed pet shop

By on 06/07/2016 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham woman has been disqualified from keeping a pet shop for two years after admitting to selling animals from her Erdington home at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (6 July 2016). Jadwiga Ewa Grum, 37, of Johnson Road, Erdington, pleaded guilty to one offence under the Pet Animals Act 1951, keeping the premises as a […]

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Plans for a rating scheme for private hire firms

By on 06/07/2016 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 by councillors next week. Under the proposed scheme, which will be considered by Birmingham City Council’s Licensing and Public Protection Committee on 13 July 2016, private hire operators would be scored against 45 […]

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‘Knowledge’ test for private hire drivers to be replaced

By on 16/06/2016 in News with 1 Comment

A test designed to measure how well new private hire drivers know the streets of Birmingham is to be replaced by a ‘navigation test’ after councillors agreed the proposal. Instead, new private hire drivers looking to be licensed by Birmingham City Council will have to show that they can read a map, as well as […]

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Licensing’s plans to improve safeguarding

By on 12/01/2016 in News with 0 Comments

A report setting out how Birmingham City Council’s licensing service is helping to tackle child sexual exploitation will be discussed by councillors next week (20 January 2016). Since the Casey Report into child sexual exploitation (CSE) in Rotherham was published in February 2015, Birmingham’s licensing officers have looked at their practices and protocols to identify […]

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Supermarket sentenced for waste and licensing offences

By on 14/12/2015 in News with 0 Comments

A Handsworth supermarket has been ordered to pay £3,740 after pleading guilty to seven offences under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and Licensing Act 2003, at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (14 December 2015). Heresh Ahmed Khedir, who runs Villa Supermarket, based at 117 Villa Road, Handsworth, was prosecuted by Birmingham City Council after commercial waste […]

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Christmas partygoers: Be safe, book your taxi home

By on 04/12/2015 in News with 0 Comments

A new public safety campaign, urging revellers to be safe and pre-book their taxis, has been launched by Birmingham City Council as the Christmas party season begins. Adverts are being broadcast on Capital FM, Free Radio and displayed on trains in and out of Birmingham stations until 3 January 2016, to remind people to check […]

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