Consultation Hub

Welcome to Be Heard, Consultation Database for Birmingham's public sector. Accessing this website means you can participate in consultations about local issues that interest you. Using Be Heard means you can make your views known when decisions are being made about things that affect you and the area you live in.

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We Asked, You Said, We Did

Below are some of the issues we have recently consulted on and their outcomes.

Bereavement Services Service User Questionnaire 2016 (Quarter 1)

We Asked:

Was the service provided at the time and place you specified?


You Said:

Of those people who responded to this question, 99.4% stated that the service was provided at the time and place specified.

We Did:

We monitor and publish this information.

City Council Meetings

We Asked:

The Corporate Resources O&S Committee is looking at the monthly City Council meeting and how it might be improved.  Included on the agenda for that meeting are questions from members of the public to the Leader, Deputy Leader, Cabinet Members and District Committee Chairs.

We want to hear your views on public questions - how useful they are and how they might be improved.

Following this survey and other evidence gathering by the Committee, a report will be discussed at City Council in April, and the Leader will be asked to consider whether any changes should be made.

You Said:

7 responses were received, giving views on public questions at the City Council meeting.

We Did:

This information was used to inform the Committee's report "The City Council Meeting" which was discussed at the City Council meeting on 5th April 2016.  The suggested actions were approved and will be included in the annual review of the City Council's Constitution.

School Organisation Brays School

We Asked:

We asked you for your  comments on Birmingham City Council's proposal to increase the number of places at Brays Special School, Brays Road Sheldon from 138 to 220 by the addition of an additional site at Leycroft Building, Gressel Lane, Tile Cross. We also asked you for your comments on the change to the special educational needs designation to include pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

You Said:

We received four comments in response to this consultation, all of which were in favour of the proposal.


We Did:

All comments were included in a report to Birmingham Cabinet Committee, who are the decsion makers for such proposals.

Cabinet Committee  approved the proposal on 19th April 2016.

We thank you for taking the time to comment.

During the consultation process, we ask for your feedback, you tell us and then we make positive changes. Public participation is key to our work. See what happens with We Asked, You Said, We Did.