Tag: Newtown

Community order for lying to get council house

By on 04/05/2017 in Bulletin, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

A woman from Newtown, Birmingham was handed a community order for 12 months at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (4 May 2017) after lying to try and get a council house. Mrs Noleen Odhiambo (aka Miss Noleen Onyilimba), aged 53, of Geach Street, Newtown, Birmingham was found guilty of two fraud offences on 24 April 2017.  […]

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£500,000 awarded for Aston & Newtown arts projects

Thirteen local arts and community organisations will receive arts grants totalling £500,000 to deliver projects in Aston and Newtown during 2017-18, it was announced today (6 January 2017). Beneficiaries from these projects will include a wide range of young residents (including early years), budding creative entrepreneurs and producers, and community elders not usually engaged in […]

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Community groups urged to bid for £500,000 arts funding

By on 14/09/2016 in Deputy Leader, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Arts groups and organisations wishing to engage with residents in Aston and Newtown can apply for grants from a £500,000 funding pot, it was announced today (14 September 2016). Following the closure of The Drum, in Aston, earlier this year, Birmingham City Council has worked with Arts Council England and local stakeholders, to identify priorities […]

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One centre of excellence for homeless and housing advice

Following extensive consultation, cabinet is set to approve changes to the housing advice service on 19 April which will build on the success of the city’s Youth Hub – a specialist homeless service for single young people under 25 years old.  The council is reducing the number of Housing Advice Centres and pooling resources to […]

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BMHT celebrates 2,000th home milestone

Birmingham City Council is celebrating the completion of the 2,000th home built through its own award-winning house-building programme, Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT). The property, in Alma Street North, Newtown, was officially handed over to tenants Salih Kharif and his wife Mahadia Abdelrahman by Councillor Tahir Ali, the council’s cabinet member for development, transport and […]

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Newtown development wins prestigious design award

By on 18/03/2015 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

A large scale regeneration project which has helped transform the lives of people living in an inner city area of Birmingham has scooped a prestigious national design award. The Newton redevelopment, which was the first regeneration project on this scale to be delivered by Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT), won the Public Sector Award at […]

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Major regeneration plan for Aston area

By on 19/06/2012 in Cabinet, Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

A major regeneration plan which will see the creation of 5,000 jobs and 1,700 new homes is to be put before cabinet. The Aston, Newtown and Lozells Area Action Plan sets out a comprehensive and co-ordinated approach to shaping housing, employment, local centres, community facilities, transport and the environment, to 2026. The plan will be […]

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Newtown new homes development

By on 08/07/2011 in News with 0 Comments

Newtown's north east side will undergo major improvements by becoming the development site for new council houses and a community public square. This summer Birmingham City Council and partners will begin construction work in the inner-city plot creating 92 new homes.  The houses will complement a new public square placed at the heart of the […]

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Time capsule celebration at Newtown retirement village

By on 24/03/2011 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham resident, Sylvia Dacres, joined Councillor John Lines, Cabinet Member for Housing, community residents and development partners to bury a ceremonial time capsule on the construction site of Pannel Croft Village. The 180-home affordable retirement scheme opens in the Newtown area of the City during Spring 2013. A partnership between Birmingham City Council and The […]

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Future Plans for Aston, Newtown and Lozells

By on 24/02/2011 in News with 0 Comments

Public consultation was today launched on a wide-ranging regeneration programme for Aston, Newtown and Lozells, which will see the transformation of the area over the next 15 years. The proposals form the basis of a new 'Area Action Plan' (AAP) which, following public consultation, will be submitted to Central Government for formal approval later this year. […]

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