Save Our Nurseries Campaign – Planning the Next Steps, Saturday 3 March at 2pm in the Council House

Calling all Council Nursery Parents and Carers! You are invited to a Planning Meeting with parents and carers from all 14 Council Nurseries now under threat of closure. Continue reading

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Labour wants ‘Every Citizen Part of a Strong, Active Community with the Power to Shape Our City’s Future’ – we propose three reforms to achieve it

Birmingham Labour Party’s draft manifesto for the May elections, ‘The Road to the All-Out Election 2018’, has seven ‘Priorities’. Priority 7 is ‘Every Citizen Part of a Strong, Active Community with the Power to Shape Our City’s Future’.

The evidence from the low turn-out in the last local elections, and the views of citizens when you ask them, is that the large majority of people in Birmingham feel they have little or no power to shape the city’s future, which is why they don’t bother to vote for councillors or attend ward committee meetings. Continue reading

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The WMCA’s new ‘Cohesion and Integration Portfolio’ – community cohesion and inclusive economic development?

On the agenda of the WMCA Board meeting on January 12 was the launch of ‘The Cohesion and Integration Portfolio’. [1] This comprises two strands: one concerns, as the title says, community cohesion, the other concerns inclusive economic development. Continue reading

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The campaign to save the Council’s 14 nurseries from the threat of closure is growing

The nurseries provide a high-quality service in some of the poorest areas of the city, and parents are determined to keep them open. Continue reading

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Carillion and the Midland Metropolitan Hospital PF2 project

For over two years, Keep Our NHS Public Birmingham has campaigned on the whole question of a (part) privately-funded (PF2) hospital and the involvement of Carillion. Continue reading

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LOVE YOUR LIBRARY – FOLOB EVENT SATURDAY 27 JANUARY 11 a.m. – 1.30 p.m.

This is a warmup event for the campaign which we will be launching shortly to press for the restoration of a properly funded and publicly run library service. There will be musicians, singers, short speeches and a chance for you to talk to us about our campaign. We are looking for active help, in many forms, from library users. Continue reading

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Birmingham Home Care workers will be on strike on Saturday 20th January, with a rally from 12 – 2pm in Victoria Square

Please support our 350 home care workers who are in dispute over redundancies and a new rota system. They have voted in an industrial action ballot with 99% voting to strike. Continue reading

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