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.

Admission Number Variation 2016 - The International School

We Asked:

We asked you for your comments on our proposal to request a variation to the admission number at the International School from The Office of The Schools Adjudicator.


You Said:

During the consultation period which ran for six weeks from 18th April 2016 - 27th May 2016 we received no comments or objections to this proposal.

We Did:

We submitted a request to The Office of The Schools Adjudicator to consider our application to reduce the admission number at The International School.

The Office of Schools Adjudicator has approved the request to vary the admission number at The International School to 120 in Year 7 from September 2016.

Please see the attached determination letter.

Consultation on establishing a community library service in West Heath/Wychall Farm area of the city

We Asked:

We asked residents to give their views on Oddingley Hall as the preferred option for providing a library service in the West Heath/Wychall Farm area of the city.

You Said:

There were 12 responses to the consultation:-

5 responses were in support of the library provision to be located in Oddingley Hall. 6 responses stated that the provision should be in West Heath 3 of these responses would like the library on the original site of the Fordrough. 1 response stated that they would like the Library to be in Small Heath, and 1 response did not want to re-provide the Library but to improve the facilities at Northfield and Kings Norton libraries.

26 written comments were collected from Oddingley Hall and Hampstead house. 21 responses were supportive of the proposal to co-locate the library into Oddingley Hall.

The 4 staffed sessions during the two week period were attended by 20 members of the public.

We Did:

The findings will now be presented to the Deputy Leader who holds the portfolio for Library services.

Birmingham Cycle Revolution: Local Links Package 3 - Brook Lane

We Asked:

We asked for your comments and views on the proposals for Brook Lane / Robin Hood Lane between Wake Green Road and Coleside Avenue which included:

  • Installation of a toucan crossing
  • Shared use cycleway/footway
  • Proposed traffic island the boundary of Brook Lane and Robin Hood Lane
  • Amendments to the existing road markings.
You Said:

There was an overall acceptance to the requirement of a crossing facilities but some minor amendment to the proposals were identified/suggested.

We Did:

The comments have been reviewed and presented in the Business Case for the scheme. We are currently awaiting approval to progress to the detailed design and construction phases

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.