Dale’s Diary: Ali v Ward and cabinet reshuffle, all the gossip you need to know

Speculation surrounding John Clancy’s cabinet reshuffle and the deputy leadership battle between Ian Ward and Tahir Ali is so intense that even Birmingham Council House’s greatest gossips are finding it

Doors open to new homes at Longbridge Retirement Village

Great grandparents Lynne and Graham Chalk will be amongst the guests at the opening of the new Longbridge Village show homes. The couple married when Lynne was just 16 and Graham was two years older. “Usually at our time of life we are looking back but now we are looking forward and I can’t tell […]

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 […]

Working with local landlords to deliver affordable housing

150 landlords are heading to Millennium Point this Thursday for the Birmingham Landlord Forum, a joint event between the National Landlords Association and Birmingham City Council’s Private Rented Service. The afternoon’s conference – which is fully booked – will help to bring landlords up to speed with a range of issues including new housing legislation, […]

More funding to target rogue landlords in Birmingham

Birmingham is set to bring even more unscrupulous landlords to justice, thanks to a successful bid to the government for Rogue Landlords Funding to the tune of £110k. Although the majority of landlords in Birmingham’s growing private rented sector are law abiding and act responsibly, Birmingham City Council gets around 3,000 requests for help from […]