Budget Consultations Announced

Birmingham City Council is asking you to tell them how to spend your money.

Birmingham City Council

Birmingham City Council

Details of Community Forum meetings – being staged as part of Birmingham City Council’s public consultation on its 2012/13 budget proposals – have been announced.

Anyone interested in having their say on the proposals, launched last week, is invited to attend any of the sessions detailed below.

Cllr Randal Brew, Cabinet Member for Finance at Birmingham City Council, says: “The council sets a budget which involves spending £3.5billion of taxpayers’ money – as a result, the council is keen to ensure the public has its say. The proposals put forward have been developed to ensure they meet the council’s service priorities of protecting vulnerable people, improving job prospects, improving education and making Birmingham a clean and safe city to live and do business in. The council has already made significant savings as part of its contribution to reducing the national deficit and the authority acknowledges that, like all councils, it still has more to do. Absolutely no final decisions have been taken yet – now is the opportunity for citizens to make their views known on what is proposed by elected members before our final budget is set next year.”

Saturday 22nd October (10am-12noon)
The Council House
Victoria Square
B1 1BB
Committee Rooms 3&4

Thursday 27th October (6.30-8.30pm)
Alexander Stadium
Walsall Road
Perry Barr
B42 2LR

Wednesday 2nd November (6.30-8.30pm)
Sutton Coldfield United Reformed Church
1 Brassington Avenue
Sutton Coldfield,
B73 6AA

Thursday 3rd November (6.30-8.30pm)
Newtown Community Centre
57 Newtown Shopping Centre
Buses: 7, 8, 51, 107, 52, 33, 934, 56


Monday 7th November ( 6.30-8.30pm)
Bournville College – new campus
1 Longbridge Lane
B31 2AJ

Wednesday 9th November (6.30-8.30pm)
Kings Heath Community Centre
8 Heathfield Rd
Kings Heath

Thursday 10th November (6.30-8.30pm)
The Council House
Victoria Square
B1 1BB
Committee Rooms 3&4


Saturday 12th November (10am–12noon)
Shard End Community Centre
170 Packington Ave
B34 7RD