Time is running out for you to have your say on Birmingham City Council’s budget consultation proposals for 2014/15

Council leader Sir Albert Bore says that, this year, around £120 million savings will have to be made if the council is to meet the expected £825m shortfall in funds from central government estimated between 2011-17 [based on estimated amounts of funding received form central government & increased demand and costs]

This has forced the city council into some hard decisions, making yet more cuts, despite a saving of £375 million already having been made since 2011.

0sabSpeaking back in December, Sir Bore reassured that no service would face closure in this budget, but that many would face reductions and some facilities would be lost. However, he also went on to warn: “[…] do not be lulled into a false sense of security, these wholesale cuts will come from 2015/16 onwards.” and urged people to get involved with the Standing up for Birmingham community engagement campaign.

Council cabinet members will take part in a live webcast this evening, answering public questions on the proposals.

Between 7.15 & 9.15pm you can watch members answering questions emailed by residents across the city. If you have a question, you can email it to press.office@birmingham.gov.uk As many questions as possible will be answered in the 2 hour slot.

The consultation period closes this Friday 10th January and until then you can view the proposals online and complete an online survey with your opinions.

Watch the live webcast from 7.15pm Tuesday 7th January

Please note: The budget proposals section of the Planning Birmingham’s Future document does not specify any proposed cuts to locally provided services, such as youth services. These will be decided at a district level and will need to amount to a citywide total of £5.7 million (item 45, page 81). There are 8 districts in Birmingham. Northfield District incorporates the Kings Norton, Longbridge, Northfield and Weoley wards. Proposed changes to leisure services are outlined on page 29 of the document. 

8 COMMENTS

  1. From hollymore to colmers school there is stickers about picking your dog mess up or you will get a fine of £1000 but yet there is not any bins to put your dog mess in

    This needs to be addressed

  2. we have huge signs on our little park off shenely green about dog fouling and keeping dogs on a lead ,BVT erected them at my request ,but to no avail ..dog squad do not want to know ,and I sit here in my lounge watching almost EVERY dog walker allowing the dog to shite ,and not picking it up ,,one old chap is actually sat in front of the one sign daily and iv seen his dog shite up to 4 times in the 2 hours hes sat there ,when I spoke to him about it he gave me a load of abuse and used the vilest language ,,of course I reported him to the BVT straight away ,,im sick of treading in it on the pathway and right outside my path to the house ,,,something has to be done its more than disgusting and such a health hazard

  3. Is it down to the BVT or the council Sandy Lee…? Perhaps get onto your councillor as i doubt the useless council will do anything without them being involved.

  4. […] Council leader Sir Albert Bore says that, this year, around £120 million savings will have to be made if the council is to meet the expected £825m shortfall in funds from central government estimated between 2011-17 [based on estimated amounts of funding received form central government & increased demand and costs]. You can download a PDF file of the budget proposals in full […]

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