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These are the 14 Local Authority Day Nurseries the Council plans to close

The Council is planning to close all its Day Nurseries. They provide vital support for children and parents in some of the poorest areas of the city. Continue reading

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Save our 14 Birmingham Community Day Nurseries from closure

The GMB union Birmingham Education branch has launched this petition. Already it has nearly 700 signatures.  You can sign it here: https://www.change.org/p/birmingham-city-council-save-our-14-community-nurseries-from-closure-birmingham Continue reading

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Protest against the Tory austerity budget cuts 5-6pm Wednesday 22 November city centre

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Cutting budgets, cutting corners and cutting services: Birmingham Council’s betrayal of disabled people

The Council plans to close the Fairways Day Centre in Kings Norton. The Centre provides stimulating social and mental activities and reduces isolation for older adults in South Birmingham. Support the protest rally on 7 November at 1pm, Chamberlain Sq.  Continue reading

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Sparkhill public meeting 29 October: Defending Birmingham’s Public Services

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by | October 23, 2017 · 10:08 am

The Commonwealth Games will cost millions that should be spent on our public services

The main commitment which a host city has to make to the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) is that the city has to meet 20% of the costs, i.e. around £75m. This would more than cover the costs of continuing to pay the Grade 3 binworkers, retaining the children’s centres and restoring the cuts to the Library of Birmingham and the community libraries. Continue reading

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The West Midlands Combined Authority has turned its back on inclusive economic growth to tackle inequality

The West Midlands economy reproduces deep inequalities of wealth and poverty, cross-cut by gender and ethnicity. But these issues of inequality are absent from or marginal to the policy documents of the WMCA. What the WMCA needs is a progressive economic strategy of Inclusive Growth to tackle inequality, but the WMCA has no strategy for Inclusive Growth. Continue reading

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