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On options for the “Voluntary Children’s services Trust’

Dear Cabinet member,

The future of social work with children and families in Birmingham

On Tuesday you will consider a report prepared by Deloitte on the Birmingham children’s services model which sets out 19 potential models for delivering children’s social care services and a framework of critical success factors which a model would need to meet. The Cabinet report recommends that these different delivery models are appraised by Deloitte over the summer and a report with preferred options should be presented to Cabinet in September.

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Save Colmers Farm Leisure Centre

Colmers Farm Leisure CentreBirmingham City Council have stated that they plan to close the much loved Colmers Farm Leisure Centre as part of their budget cuts. Needless to say, the community of South Birmingham are dismayed by this news.

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Combat The Council Cuts Summit In Liverpool On Friday

combat council cuts liverpoolA summit attended by cities who claim are being hit hard by government spending cuts is to take place in Liverpool on Friday.

Friday 17th January

Echo Arena, Kings Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, LP3 4FP

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Protecting the most vulnerable? – Birmingham cuts its children’s services

As Birmingham City Council sets its budget for 2013-14, nearly a quarter of the proposed total cuts of £110m falls disproportionately on the Children and Young People’s (CYP) Budget. There are also significant cuts planned to Play and Youth Services which will be subject to £1m worth of cuts over two years.

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Cuts debate is stifled (Letter in Birmingham Mail)

An edited version of this letter was printed in the Birmingham Mail yesterday:

Dear Editor

Can I encourage your readers to go to the final City Council budget consultation meeting on Tuesday 18th. They should ask Albert Bore if his May 2012 election pledges are being implemented. One of Albert’s pledges was

“Ten of thousands of new jobs and apprenticeships” (emphasis in the orginal) but in October he announced and repeated yesterday at the Yardley consultation meeting is that he is making redundant a thousand people in the Bham City Council.

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Council Cuts Consultation Tuesday, Albert Bore Webchat on Wednesday

Birmingham City Council are facing huge budget cuts which Albert Bore has said means “the end of local government as we know it”.

He will be doing a live webchat through the Birmingham City Council newsroom on Wednesday evening from 6:30pm-7:30pm. Why not get online and ask him to join us in opposing austerity.

The final consultation meeting takes place on Tuesday 18th in the city centre.

There will be meetings and pickets in January as we build to demonstrations in February and March against the cuts that this council are going to implement on behalf of the national ConDem coalition.

Join us to defend our city, to campaign against the failing austerity agenda and for alternatives building towards a sustainable future.


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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.

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