From the Fair Brum blog:

We have launched a summer of  dialogue to help shape a new neighbourhood strategy for Birmingham.  We now want to hear off you…

One of the key commitments of Birmingham’s Social Inclusion White Paper was to:

“‘Empower people to shape their neighbourhood… by developing a neighbourhood strategy for the city, encouraging greater participation and strengthening relationships between different areas’.

Work is well on its way to do this.  Nearly 100 delegates from community groups and the public sector  across Birmingham met at BVSC on 23rd July to launch a summer of dialogue around building a new Neighbourhood Strategy for the city.

A green paper “Transforming Place” –  has been drafted and can be downloaded –HERE

Now we want to hear from you.

There are some key questions in the green paper that we want responses on.

And you can do this by a variety of ways:

Here on our blog: http://www.fairbrum.wordpress.com
In writing to:
Jackie Mould/Ifor Jones
Giving Hope Changing Lives
PO Box 16253
B2 2WS

By email:fairbrum@birmingham.gov.uk
Via Facebook www.facebook.com/fairbrum
Via Twitter @fairbrum or use #fairbrum

Telephone the Challenge Unit on 0121 675 3499

Or you can attend one of our local dialogue events taking place across the city

Sat 3rd Aug 13
9.30am – 12.30pm
Perry Barr
Laurel Road Community Sports Centre
Tues 6th Aug 13
4.00pm – 7.30pm
St Barnabas Church Centre
Thurs 8th Aug 13
10.00am – 1.00pm
Mere Green Centre
Mon 12th Aug 13
1.00pm – 4.30 pm
Quinborne Community Centre
Tues 13th  Aug 13
10.00am -1.00pm
Hall Green
Sparkbrook Community & Health Centre
Wed 14th Aug 13
9.00am -12.30pm
Selly Oak
Stirchley Community Centre
Thurs 15th Aug 13
1.30pm – 5.00pm
Hodge Hill
Ward End Library
Fri 16th Aug 13
1.00pm – 4.30pm
Stechford Cascades
Tues 20th Aug 13
11.00am – 1.00pm
The Factory (Young People’s Event)
Thurs 22nd Aug 13
12.00pm – 3.30pm
Newtown Community Centre
Thurs 29th Aug 13
10am – 1.00pm
Hawkesley Community Centre  

Feedback from the local dialogue events will help shape how we work together to make all our neighbourhoods great places to live and work.

Of course don’t forget about our exciting “Place Matters” photography project  where want residents to upload pictures of their local area  to build a collection of images to show what is distinctive about different neighbourhoods across Birmingham and what local people value in their local environment.


  1. Dont you just love BCC !! Consultation for Northfield which covers Kings Norton, Longbridge, Weoley and Northfield is to be held only in Kings Norton – and not even in the centre of Kings Norton!! And its on a week day during hours when most people will be at work. They could at least have organised something a bit more central for everyone and held it early evening – say around 19:00hrs.

  2. I presume that “neighbourhood” and “community” are euphemisms for “unemployed and retired people living in social housing”, given the locations for consultation and the times they’re being held. Northfield from 11am to 1pm on a Thursday, for example. Why not just put up a big sign saying “in work or studying? sod off: we just want your council tax”.

    • Or they are trying to get something through which might be unpopular but they can say “they consulted on it”. Very suspicious !!

    • Ian soz i pressed the wrong button but i agree when i was on the dole i cud go to such events lol back at work, i got no chance

  3. Well you wouldn’t expect anything less from this council. The city is falling apart at the seams and all they are interested in is wheelie bins.


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