Monthly Archives: February 2018

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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