Category Archives: Uncategorized

Launch of National Nursery Funding Campaign, Friday 21 June 10am-12, Council House

Council Chamber-page-001

Advertisements

Leave a comment

by | June 15, 2019 · 10:34 am

Say No to the Birmingham PSPO – Campaign Update

Birmingham City Council have proposed implementing a Public Space Protection Order, which would cover central Birmingham and has the potential to be kept in place for three years, having a significant impact on those sleeping rough in our city. Continue reading

1 Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Extinction Rebellion: Briefing Paper to Birmingham City Council

National Principles of EXTINCTION REBELLION

We are facing an unprecedented global emergency. To survive, it’s going to take everything we’ve got. Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Climate Emergency – Lobby the Council Tue 11 June 1pm

Lobby council flier (3)

1 Comment

by | June 7, 2019 · 10:37 am

Scrutiny Committees have the powers to hold the Council to public account – why don’t they use them?

The Council leadership has just announced the new composition of the ten Overview and Scrutiny Committees. (See end for the full list of Labour members.) Their intended role is to hold the Council to account. But how effective are they in doing so? Who scrutinises the Scrutiny Committees? The short answer is: no-one. Yet recent reports have strongly criticised Councils’ Scrutiny Committees for their lack of effectiveness. Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

KONP (Keep Our NHS Public) Birmingham comments on BCC Public Health Strategy

The document does not really live up to its billing as a “strategy” i.e. a high-level plan of action. A lot of the proposed “What can we influence ” and “What do we want to do about it” are somewhat weak and woolly, being largely statements of laudable aspiration but without much specific substance. The sections get weaker as the document progresses e.g. no specifics are given for “addressing poverty” and there’s a lot of “want to develop” without a hint of the costs or organisational implications. Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Save Handsworth Leisure Centre – no to privatisation

Don’t privatise Handsworth Leisure Centre, keep it under the control of Birmingham City Council. Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized