Council Budget Consultation Meeting Dates Announced

Birmingham City Council have announced the dates for their budget consultations for 2013+ (pdf), following the news that Birmingham’s budget cuts for next year will nearly double to £120m, as further cuts to central government grants are implemented.

1. Tuesday 11 December from 10am to 12noon
Erdington Baptist Church
Wood End Road, Erdington, B24 8AD

Rail: Erdington Station
Bus: 11, 25, 88, 167, 168, 638, 966, 966a
http://www.erd6waysbc.org/where.php

2. Tuesday 11 December from 6pm to 8pm
South Yardley Library
Yardley Rd, B25 8LT

Bus: 11, 58, 59, 59A, 60, 900, 957
www.birmingham.gov.uk/southyardleylibrary

3. Saturday 15 December from 10am to 12noon
Friends Meeting House, Cotteridge
23a Watford Rd, B30

Rail: Kings Norton Station
Bus: 11, 18, 45, 47, 48, 49, 84, 145, 146
http://www.centralenglandquakers.org.uk/web/local-meetings/cotteridge

4. Tuesday 18 December from 6pm to 8pm
Committee Rooms 3 and 4
The Council House
Victoria Square, B1 1BB

To make sure the council can cater for everyone’s needs please let them know in advance which meeting you wish to attend and if you have any access requirements by emailing EMTSupport@birmingham.gov.uk or leaving a message on our answer phone: 07931 947 425.

You will be free to attend a meeting whether or not you have told the council you will be there.

Detailed draft proposals will be published at http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/budgetviews in early December and you will be able to put forward your comments for several weeks.

You will be able to email your views to us as at budget_views@birmingham.gov.uk and you’ll be able to write to us at:

Budget Views, Room 127, Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham B1 1BB.

Birmingham now stands to lose half its discretionary budget by 2017, a move Albert Bore has labelled “the end of local government as we know it”, but failed to really argue or stand up against austerity, merely accepting the cuts as imposed on the council by central government.
We encourage everyone to attend these meetings, to ensure that Albert and the labour councillors know that we want them to fight these cuts and defend the council services that Birmingham residents rely on every day.

There will be a special meeting of Birmingham against the Cuts on Monday 26th November at 6.00pm in the UNISON Bham Branch office at 19th Floor McClaren Tower Priory Queensway, B4 7SL. This is to discuss our response to “The end of local government” and related matters.

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