Consultation Hub

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Open Consultations

  • Birmingham and Solihull Sexual Health and Fast Track Cities Survey

    This survey is being conducted in order to gather information relating to Sexual Health services across Birmingham and Solihull. The survey will inform a Sexual Health Needs Assessment that is being completed across the two areas and will inform work being completed in relation to Fast... More

    Closes 30 July 2021

  • Businesses across the city, share your views on Birmingham City Council's online services.

    Birmingham City Council is working on its ​new digital strategy, which will shape online services and impact businesses across the city.​ We invite you to participate in a short online survey . We want to hear about how you use the council’s online services,... More

    Closes 1 August 2021

  • Triple Zero City Strategy

    Triple Zero City Strategy: this plan says how we think we should tackle drug & alcohol addiction across Birmingham. We want to aim for: Zero deaths due to drug or alcohol addiction Zero overdoses due to drug or alcohol addiction Zero... More

    Closes 2 August 2021

  • Metro Centenary Square Extension Traffic Regulation Order

    The Metro Centenary Square Extension is the section of the tramway system that runs between Stephenson Street (adjacent to New Street station) and Centenary Square (the Library tram stop) in Birmingham. It forms part of the overall tramway that operates between Birmingham and Wolverhampton. ... More

    Closes 11 August 2021

  • Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment Methodology

    We are consulting on the proposed methodology that we will use to undertake a Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment (HELAA), which sets out how we will assess any potential development sites. The HELAA is a technical assessment of the availability, suitability and achievability... More

    Closes 20 August 2021

Closed Consultations

  • Birmingham Children's Partnership Primary Exclusion Audit 202122

    The Birmingham Children Partnership and the Birmingham Safeguarding Children Partnership have commissioned an audit of Primary School Children Exclusions. The audit has been designed to try and identify areas of good practice and any areas of concern. A random sample of 10 primary... More

    Closed 26 July 2021


    We hoped that you found the Funeral Workshop on Wednesday 7th July 2021 arranged by Birmingham City Council's Funerals and Protection of Property Team informative and useful. Could you please take a few moments to provide us with your feedback. Your feedback will be treated confidentially.... More

    Closed 23 July 2021

  • Car Free School Streets evaluation (phase 2)

    Since September 2020, roads outside six schools in Birmingham have been closed to motor traffic at the start and end of the school day. This is the second phase of a pilot scheme to reduce congestion and improve air quality at the school gates as well as making it easier and safer to walk or... More

    Closed 21 July 2021

  • What are your views on the Council’s online services?

    Birmingham City Council is working on its ​new digital strategy, which will shape online services and impact every citizen of Birmingham. We invite you to participate in a short online survey. We want to hear about how you use the council’s online services, and how... More

    Closed 18 July 2021

  • Wellington Road local highway changes

    As part of the Birmingham Cycle Revolution ‘Blue Route’ cycleway along the A38 (city centre – Selly Oak), the Council was asked to further engage with local residents and stakeholders to consider how this change in traffic flow could be mitigated. A Working Group was formed in 2018,... More

    Closed 12 July 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.