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.

Future Waste Strategy Survey

We Asked:

Birmingham needs a Waste Strategy that is right for the city – a strategy that takes into account the changing context that Birmingham sits in, environmentally, socially, technologically and economically. We also want to create a more sustainable environment of minimal waste, reduced costs and one that is better for the health and wellbeing of our residents.

You Said:

Over 850 residents completed the online survey giving BCC your thoughts on how best to develop our strategy going forward

We Did:

Utlised these comments and views from these surveys to hep determine the waste strategy that once developed will go back out to citizens for formal consultation Feb 2016

School Organisation Colmers Farm Infant and Junior Schools Amalgamation

We Asked:

We asked for your views on the proposals to change the age range of Colmers Farm Infant School and the discontinuation of Colmers Farm Junior School. These proposals are related and if approved would result in an all through primary school. The children from Colmers Farm Junior School would transfer to the roll of the all through school.

You Said:

We received one response during this representation period.

This response was in favour of the proposal.

We Did:

We will forward the response to the representation along with a report to Cabinet Committee, who are the decision makers for such proposals in Birmingham.

The date of the meeting is 26th January 2016.

We will publish the decision on this site when it has been made.

Highgate Park Environmental Improvements

We Asked:

If you support the proposals. Please see attached final proposals

You Said:

All received responses were positive

We Did:

Following the consultation, we will proceeding with the proposed scheme 


Construction works will commence on site on Monday, 11th January and estimated to be completed in 12 weeks. 


There will be some necessary closures of park entrances and certain facilities during this period to enable a safe working environment to be maintained. 

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.