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Council announces major regeneration proposals for Ladywood

Birmingham City Council has announced plans to take forward proposals for regeneration initiative for the Ladywood area. Ladywood has identified as a location that could deliver family housing alongside enhanced public spaces, pedestrian routes and...
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Council makes changes to its bin contingency plan

Birmingham City Council is making more changes to its contingency plan drawn up for bin collections in Birmingham as industrial action continues and strike action is to begin. The council said it has been closely monitoring...
High Court Injunction sign at Hazelwell Park, Stirchley preventing travellers from using the land

Government announces plans to give police new powers to crackdown on illegal traveller sites

Sajid Javid has today (06/02) set out draft measures aimed at making it easier for officers to intervene and remove travellers from land they should not be on. The Home Secretary will also consider making it...

Council publishes it’s latest financial plan

Birmingham City Council has published its latest financial plan which aims to balance a significant programme of investment, transformation and support for the most vulnerable against continued financial challenges due to ongoing government funding...
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Window of opportunity to settle the long running bin dispute is coming to an...

Industrial action by refuse workers could be escalated into full strike action tomorrow (01/02) after talks between the union Unite and Birmingham City Council have failed to settle the dispute. Over the last few days...
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Councillor calls on government to urgently tackle policies to prevent homelessness

Birmingham’s lead on homelessness, Cllr Sharon Thompson has today (31/01) called on Government to put greater focus into the prevention of homelessness and to begin to tackle some of the policies and processes which...

First modular home gets the green light

Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT), which is the councils house building arm has received planning permission to install its first modular home. To be located in Heaton Street in Hockley, the two-bedroom house will include...
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Plan to double council tax on properties empty for two years or more

Following a change in the law last November, Birmingham City Council intends to increase the premium on long term empty properties from 150% to double the regular council tax. Over 12,000 people are on the...
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Council pushes ahead with refuse contingency plan changes

Unite has warned that it's members will escalate their industrial action to a full strike after members of Birmingham City Council's cabinet decided to seek an injunction if the unions refuse a formal offer...

Birmingham City Council to consult on Clean Air Strategy

The councils cabinet is set to agree the launch of a consultation seeking the city’s input into a strategy to help deliver cleaner air across the whole of Birmingham. The council wants to launch a...

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