Consultation Hub

Welcome to Be Heard, Consultation hub for Birmingham. Visit our About page for more information

Open Consultations

  • diet and reproductive health

    online survery to gather feedback following Diet Health Nutrition Webinar series. More

    Closes today

  • COVID-19 Impact Questionnaire 2021

    Birmingham is working hard to become a city where all citizens can thrive and achieve their potential. Over the past year, the City Council has been doing all it can to manage the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and maintain critical services that help to protect and support citizens. ... More

    Closes 30 June 2021

  • Birmingham Health and Wellbeing Board Public Question Submission

    The role of the Birmingham Health and Wellbeing Board is to build strong and effective partnerships to improve the commissioning and delivery of services across the NHS and local government l eading to improved health and wellbeing for local people. The Board welcome lines of questioning... More

    Closes 30 June 2021

  • Birmingham Healthy City Planning Toolkit Consultation

    We want Birmingham to be a health-giving city, a city whose environment and surroundings offer opportunities to improve the health and wellbeing of the population, and to avoid wherever possible creating developments that contribute to neutral or negative health impacts. We have... More

    Closes 30 June 2021

  • Food and mood

    online survery to gather feedback following Diet Health Nutrition Webinar series. More

    Closes 2 July 2021

Closed Consultations

  • Lozells Low Traffic Neighbourhood 2: Experimental Traffic Regulation Order

    As part of the Emergency Birmingham Transport Plan and through available funding from the Government’s Emergency Active Travel Fund (EATF), we have made a number of changes to enable people to travel safely and sustainably during the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to build on recent... More

    Closed 24 June 2021

  • Better Streets Community Fund Wheelers Lane

    In June 2019, the WMCA Better Streets Community Fund was launched. This £2m fund forms part of the £23m Walking and Cycling Programme (Transforming Cities Fund) being administered by Transport for the West Midlands (TfWM) and aims: To increase community involvement in the... More

    Closed 18 June 2021

  • diet and child health

    online survery to gather feedback following Diet Health Nutrition Webinar series. More

    Closed 18 June 2021

  • Highgate Parking: Traffic Regulation Order

    Pollution in the air, mainly caused by vehicles on the roads, is having a harmful effect on the health of people living, working and studying in the city. Birmingham is taking action by introducing a Clean Air Zone (CAZ), on 1 June 2021, which will include all roads within the A4540... More

    Closed 14 June 2021

  • St Georges Parking: Traffic Regulation Order

    Pollution in the air, mainly caused by vehicles on the roads, is having a harmful effect on the health of people living, working and studying in the city. Birmingham is taking action by introducing a Clean Air Zone (CAZ), on 1 June 2021, which will include all roads within the A4540... More

    Closed 14 June 2021

We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We asked

For your comments and views on the proposal to alter the age range of St Benedict's Primary School to close the nursery class with effect from 31st August 2021.

You said

We received 10 responses to the consultation. 8 via BeHeard and 2 via email.

The responses were received from 2 parents, 1 pupil, 2 members of staff and 5 local residents.

7 of the responses were in favour and 3 were opposed.

A copy of all the responses, (with all personal information redacted) were sent to the decision maker, who considered all responses when making their decision.

We did

The Cabinet Member for Education Skills and Culture approved the proposal on 8th June 2021. A link to the decision can be found on this web page.

Birmingham City Council, as the Local Authority, in exercise of the powers conferred on it, has determined to implement the proposal, as detailed.

We would like to thank all those who took part in the consultation, your views are greatly appreciated and are very important to us.

We asked

If you support the proposals

You said

90% of the responses were supportive. Also you gave us some great ideas which have also help us to select the proposed play equipment

We did

We will now go away and finalise the proposals to implement it as soon as all approvals are in place.

We asked

For feedback on bus priority measures in four locations in Birmingham city centre:

  • Margaret Street
  • Bristol Street
  • Newhall Street
  • Snow Hill Queensway

You said

289 responses were received. Opinions for all for schemes was positive; in all cases more people chose the top two ratings than the bottom two ratings when asked what they thought of the proposals (six point scale from '5 - I really like them' to '0 - I really dislike them).

A number of specific issues were raised, most frequently about car parking, congestion and the night time economy.

More details can be found in the summary report, below.

We did

Transport for West Midlands will be seeking to present the bus priority designs as presented within the consultation through the next stage of Birmingham City Council's approval process. This will be presented in May 2021.