Devo2 – the new West Midlands devolution deal

Here for information are the government’s plans for Devo2, including Housing and Industrial Strategy. Follow the links to read the official documents. BATC will be commenting on them soon, and we welcome your comments on Devo2.. Continue reading

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Say no to the replacement of professional library staff by volunteers

Ward Committees across the city are now in the process of submitting bids to the Council’s Local Innovation Fund. [1]  They reveal the creeping replacement of qualified library staff by local volunteers. Continue reading

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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