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.

https://birmingham.cmis.uk.com/birmingham/Decisions/tabid/67/ctl/ViewCMIS_DecisionDetails/mid/391/Id/d7839bcb-df0a-4903-930b-cccdd0edb8e1/Default.aspx

We thank you for taking the time to comment.

Birmingham Cycle Revolution: Local Links Package 3

We Asked:

The purpose of this consultation was to consult on the Birmingham Cycle Revolution initiative to encourage more people to cycle in and around the city. Our vision is to make cycling an everyday way to travel in Birmingham. We want 5% of all trips in the city to be made by bike by 2023 and to double this again to 10% by 2033. This will help to make our city healthier, greener, safer and less congested.

You Said:

We received eight responses, both in agreement to the charges, and with some suggested changes.

We Did:

The Full Business Case for the scheme will be developed and be presented in June 2016 to the Cabinet Member for approval.

Cycle Parking 2015 - Moseley Village

We Asked:

We asked for your comments on approximately 42 locations as the first tranche of improvements cycle parking facilities across entire area of Birmingham. It is jointly funded from Capital Program and Birmingham Cycle Revolution (BCR) Department for Transport fund. The scheme will start the delivery of cycle parking facilities along BCR Main Corridors of A47 Parkway, Alcester Road, Bristol Street, Lichfield Road, Soho Road and other key routes at additional locations of strong demand. A number of comments were received about the proposed cycle stand in the Moseley area. A number of alternative locations were suggested for possible stand and therefore an additional consultation was carried out.

You Said:

A number of comments were received specifically about the proposed cycle parking stand in Moseley. A number of alternative locations were identified by the local community group. A consultation was undertaken to identify whether any issues needed to be addressed.

We Did:

These sites have been included as part of the Full Business case for this package of works and implementation will begin in June / July 2016.

Directorate for People 2016+ Budget Consultation

We Asked:

   For your views on changes to a range of services provided by the People Directorate

               

You Said:

 

·         the scale of the financial requirement from integrating with health and the potential impact elsewhere if this was not achieved;

·         the impact upon carers of the proposals regarding day centres, respite provision and Care Centres.  This was also mentioned in the light of the ‘willing and able’ principle regarding the sustainability of family/friends informal caring arrangements;

·         the robustness of some of the proposals, such as spare capacity in day centres or the use of IT solutions in a revised Customer Journey;there was little appetite to explore the opportunities for ‘User-Led Organisations’

We Did:

The Directorate for People draft budget consultation ran from 4th January 2016 to 5th February 2016.  This Directorate process ran in conjunction with the Corporate process by adding more detail and by giving additional opportunities for citizens and stakeholders to seek clarification about the Directorate’s proposals. We spoke to over 600 people and held three public meetings, as well as meetings for providers.  In total 50 responses to the consultation questionnaire were received.

These findings were considered by the City Council's Cabinet at its meeting on 22nd March 2016.

The report asked for Members' consideration of the results of the Directorate Budget Consultation and to advise on proposals for further consultation to implement savings in line with the cash envelope approved by Council on 1st March 2016.

Local Flood Risk Management Strategy

We Asked:

Your view on the Local Flood Risk Managment Strategy for Birmingham

You Said:

The majority of responses were in support of the objectives and policies in the Strategy

We Did:

We are currently updating the Local Flood Risk Managment Strategy to take account of any comments made and will be formally publishing summer/autumn 2016

Relocation: Boldmere and Osborne Adult Education Centre to Civic House Erdington

We Asked:

We asked:

whether you thought the new centre would provide a good learning environment

whether you would be likely to attend the new centre

What subjects you would like to see at the new centre

 

You Said:

You were concerned about the future of specific subjects - pottery, cookery, upholstery and woodwork

You were concerned about the parking availability

You would like some classes to be in Sutton

 

We Did:

We are exploring alternative options for pottery. There will be dedicated rooms in the new centre for cookery and upholsyery/woodwork.

The onsite parking is limited and there will be 3 disabled parking spaces. We are investigating options for a drop-off point for people who arrive by Ring and Ride and for people bringing heavy items. Otherwise there is a car park opposite the centre and nearby onsytreet parking.

We are currently negotiating with other Sutton venues to continue classes in the area.

 

BCR3 Highbury Park Walking and Cycling Route

We Asked:

If you support the proposed route

You Said:

High volume of objections

We Did:

abondened the current proposals and will investigate alternative route

Woodgate Valley Country Park Walking and Cycling Route

We Asked:

If you support the path improvement proposals

You Said:

There was a lot of support for the improvements.  Of the responses, 18 were supportive (72%). The others including comments raised at ward meetings, had concerns such as visual and environmental impact on the country park (by widening the path by half a metre), increased risk of anti-social behaviour/motorcyclists accessing the park and conflict with pedestrians and horse riders.

We Did:

To address these concerns raised we have further engaged with the Ecology Officers and worked closely with the Park Rangers and they have no adverse concerns. The contractors undertaking the work will be specialist in landscape work and sensitive to the needs of the local environment and the construction work will be monitored closely.  Regarding the potential increased risk of anti-social behaviour of motorbikes, although there is no evidence to suggest that the problem gets worse by improving the path, the project is looking at measures to improve the security of the site.   The path width of 2.5metres is an acceptable width for unsegregated shared use between pedestrians and cyclists.

Optional Minton Road Link to Woodgate Valley Country Park Walking and Cycling Route

We Asked:

If you support the path improvement proposals

You Said:

There is support for improved access from the Minton Road area to the paths accessing the Woodgate Valley Country Park. However, there were requests for a revised alignment away from private properties and which seek to improve access over the existing stepping stones.

We Did:

Birmingham City Council will investigate the bridge option and will carry out a further consultation in due course

Sheldon Country Park Cycleway

We Asked:

Are you supportive of the proposed cycleway project at Sheldon Country Park?

You Said:

100% of responses were supportive of the proposed scheme.

We Did:

Following completion of the consultation the project is now awaiting formal approval to enable the scheme to be implemented on site. It is estimated works will commence in May 2016, subject to approval.

Birmingham Cultural Strategy 2016 -19

We Asked:

If anything had been left out of the narrative for each theme, whether the outcomes were clear, for comments on proposed actions and measures of success

You Said:

Young people to take the lead more with greater focus on those who were disadvantaged. Outcomes needed measures/metrics and actions should be prioritised.

We Did:

The final draft document was prepared with Steering Group partners taking into account further feedback from Be Heard and from the existing working groups under each theme. The Strategy is due for submission to Cabinet in April before final approval at Full Council in June.

BCR3 Rea Valley Kings Norton Nature Reserve Cycleway

We Asked:

Do you support the proposed cycleway project along the Rea Valley, Kings Norton Nature Reserve?

You Said:

Overall the results were supportive of the project. 85% said yes on Beheard and 15% said no.

We Did:

Following completion of the community consultation the project is currently awaiting formal approval to proceed on site. This is estimated to be in May 2016.

BCR3 Rea Valley Balaam's Wood Cycleway

We Asked:

If you support the proposed scheme

You Said:

100% of the response to the consultation were supportive

We Did:

We are currently seeking internal approvals to proceed with construction works. Subject to approvals, estimated construction start date is Spring 2016.

River Tame Way Walking and Cycling Path 3rd Consultation

We Asked:

If you support the proposals

You Said:

Majority of the responses support the proposals

We Did:

We estimate to start the construction work in Spring/Summer 2016

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

Bereavement Services Consultation with Funeral Directors 2015 - Crematoria

We Asked:

1A. What is your overall satisfaction with the Service at Lodge Hill Crematorium?

1B. What is your overall satisfaction with the Sutton Coldfield Crematorium?

1C. What is your overall satisfaction with the Service at Yardley Crematorium?

 

2. Are there any instances where a family chose to use a non Birmingham City Coulncil Crematorium because we do not provide the required facilities/services for their requirements

You Said:

1A. 100% of those who responded to this question were satisfied with this

1B. 100% of those who responded to this question were satisfied with this

1C. 100% of those who responded to this question were satisfied with this

 

2. Yes, due to the restriction on maximum coffin widths that can be accepted.

We Did:

1. We published these results on our website.

 

2. We have implemented arrangements for the catafalque at Lodge Hill Crematorium to be re-modelled to accept wider coffins.

Bereavement Services Service User Questionnaire 2015 (Quarter 4)

We Asked:

We will do everything practicable to ensure that the service provided by Bereavement Services are satisfactory and meet our service user requirements. Please tell us your comments/suggestions relating to the service

You Said:

Receiving the memorial information 2 weeks after the funeral is inappropriate - too late to do anything.  Needs to be issued prior to the funeral or issued via the FD.  There seems a lot of choice - maybe too much

We Did:

Arranged for the Register Office to sign post families to the Bereavement Services web pages whhich contains details of available memorials ans site contact information

Bereavement Services - Provision of vaults and above ground mausoleums in various cemeteries

We Asked:

If mausoluems are installed in various cemeteries across the city, how likely are you to consider selecting an above-ground mausoleum chamber rather than a traditional earthen grave?

You Said:

That you would be very likely to select an above-ground mausoleum rather than a traditional eathern grave.

We Did:

A project to install mausoleums in some cemeteries within the city has commenced. 

A Birmingham City Council Community Energy Company

We Asked:

What you thought would be the barriers to you switching to a Community Energy Company and what you thought the likelihood of success would be.

You Said:

ISSUES RAISED

Cost

Worries about incurring switching charges

The need for costs to be lower enough to make switching worthwhile.

Doubts as to whether a partnership with an existing company would deliver the greatest savings

The suggestion that the formation of a true municipal energy company, owned and operated by Birmingham City Council would be able to deliver the highest savings

Clear Pricing Structure with no hidden costs

 

Reputation

Uncertainty about the level of trust in the Local Authority Trusted Brand

No deals with “The Big Six”

 

Renewable Energy -

Renewable energy was a common issue

The need for the company to sell energy from the Tyseley Energy from Waste Plant

Satisfaction with a current renewable energy supplier and uncertain about the level of renewably-sourced power from the proposed company

Not sacrificing renewable content over cost – energy for the long-term

No fossil fuels or nuclear-derived power.

No fracked gas

 

Operating Model/Business Planning

Industry respondents have mentioned  

  • The additional, non-fuel costs they incur
  • The additional services customers might want (e.g. SMART Meters)

Comments about Birmingham City Council providing investors with financial certainty about investing in renewables

Questions about the business plan for the company

The lack of a single supplier that could satisfy the aspirations of the city

The need for community shareholding

The ability to make the scheme available to neighbouring areas

Learn lessons from Birmingham Energy Savers and the collective switching projects

 

Additional Services

The need for microgeneration, insulation metering

 

Other

Confusion of this proposal with an existing community energy company

 

 

 

We Did:

We have carried out a detailed analysis of the responses and no equalities issues have emerged.

We are currently revising our proposals and approach to this, based on changes in the energy market and the emergence of new potential partners.

Bereavement Services Consultation with Funeral Directors 2015 - Cemetery Service

We Asked:

1. Do you have any comments in relation to charges?

2. Are there any other services or facilities that you would like us to consider providing?

You Said:

1. Late fees for cemetery need defining.

2A. Better toilets at most cemteries & crematoriums

2B. Memorial Services

 

We Did:

1. The wording for the fee was amended to provide more clarity.

2A. We have updated or refurbished the toilets at Quinton Cemtery, Sutton Coldfield Cemetery, Witton Cemetery and are in the process of reburbishing the toilets at Handsworth Cemtery.

2B. We held Memorial Services at Handswoth Cemetery, Sutton Coldfield Crematorium, Yardley Crematorium, Lodge Hill Crematorium and Kings Norton Cemtery in December 2015.

HIGHGATE AREA - 20MPH SPEED LIMIT, PROPOSED TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER

We Asked:

The purpose of this consultation was to make residents and businesses more aware of proposals to introduce Traffic Regulation Orders in their locality. Thank you for taking an interest in the Traffic Regulation Order advertised for the introduction of a 20mph speed limit.

You Said:

We received support for the proposed 20mph speed limit Traffic Regulation Order but also objections.

We Did:

All objections received have now been reviewed by the Cabinet Member for Development, Transport and the Economy and the Council have taken the decision to proceed with the 20mph proposals notwithstanding the objections received.

HOCKLEY AREA - 20MPH SPEED LIMIT, PROPOSED TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER

We Asked:

The purpose of this consultation was to make residents and businesses more aware of proposals to introduce Traffic Regulation Orders in their locality. Thank you for taking an interest in the Traffic Regulation Order advertised for the introduction of a 20mph speed limit.

You Said:

We received support for the proposed 20mph speed limit Traffic Regulation Order but also objections.

We Did:

All objections received have now been reviewed by the Cabinet Member for Development, Transport and the Economy and the Council have taken the decision to proceed with the 20mph proposals notwithstanding the objections received.

LADYWOOD & LEE BANK AREA - 20MPH SPEED LIMIT, PROPOSED TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER

We Asked:

The purpose of this consultation was to make residents and businesses more aware of proposals to introduce Traffic Regulation Orders in their locality. Thank you for taking an interest in the Traffic Regulation Order advertised for the introduction of a 20mph speed limit.

You Said:

We received support for the proposed 20mph speed limit Traffic Regulation Order but also objections.

We Did:

All objections received have now been reviewed by the Cabinet Member for Development, Transport and the Economy and the Council have taken the decision to proceed with the 20mph proposals notwithstanding the objections received.

CITY CENTRE & EASTSIDE AREA - 20MPH SPEED LIMIT, PROPOSED TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER

We Asked:

The purpose of this consultation was to make residents and businesses more aware of proposals to introduce Traffic Regulation Orders in their locality. Thank you for taking an interest in the Traffic Regulation Order advertised for the introduction of a 20mph speed limit.

You Said:

We received support for the proposed 20mph speed limit Traffic Regulation Order but also objections.

We Did:

All objections received have now been reviewed by the Cabinet Member for Development, Transport and the Economy and the Council have taken the decision to proceed with the 20mph proposals notwithstanding the objections received.

20 MPH SPEED LIMIT TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER (VICARAGE ROAD ETC, MOSELEY & KINGS HEATH, ETC.)

We Asked:

The purpose of this consultation was to make residents and businesses more aware of proposals to introduce Traffic Regulation Orders in their locality. Thank you for taking an interest in the Traffic Regulation Order advertised for the introduction of a 20mph speed limit.

You Said:

We received support for the proposed 20mph speed limit Traffic Regulation Order but also objections.

We Did:

All objections received have now been reviewed by the Cabinet Member for Development, Transport and the Economy and the Council have taken the decision to proceed with the 20mph proposals notwithstanding the objections received.

20 MPH SPEED LIMIT TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER (BELCHERS LANE ETC., HODGE HILL ETC.)

We Asked:

The purpose of this consultation was to make residents and businesses more aware of proposals to introduce Traffic Regulation Orders in their locality. Thank you for taking an interest in the Traffic Regulation Order advertised for the introduction of a 20mph speed limit.

You Said:

We received support for the proposed 20mph speed limit Traffic Regulation Order but also objections.

We Did:

All objections received have now been reviewed by the Cabinet Member for Development, Transport and the Economy and the Council have taken the decision to proceed with the 20mph proposals notwithstanding the objections received.

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.

Birmingham 2020 - What do you want to see?

We Asked:

In November 2015 we began engaging with young people across the city about their vision for Birmingham, and how we can all work to achieve this – particularly given the squeeze on council resources and budget at this time. As part of this engagement we launched a survey on 23rd November that sought to understand young people’s knowledge of council services at the moment, what they wanted Birmingham to look like in 2020 and who they felt could play a part in making this happen.

You Said:

The young people that responded to this survey want a Birmingham that they can be proud of, one that is safe, clean and attractive, where everyone is welcome, respected, equal and happy. They are happy for the council to work with other organisations – and where appropriate that communities are asked to deliver some services. Whilst recognising that everyone had a role to play in achieving almost all of the visions set out – in particular creating a city to be proud of and promote – young people felt different groups could do more to achieve specific outcomes.  As individuals, they felt they could do more to help keep the city clean and free of litter. Communities could do more to strengthen families, support older adults and those with disabilities as well as to enhance the city’s arts and culture offer. However, when it comes to ensuring that people don’t become homeless young people consider the council to have primary responsibility.

We Did:

The results of this survey were included a long with those of other youth engagement activities and reported to Cabinet Members as part of the budget consultation. The views presented as part of the budget consultation were taken into account before full council set the budget in March.

Contacting Birmingham City Council

We Asked:

We want to hear about your experience of contacting the Council to inform the  Corporate Resources Overview and Scrutiny Committee's short inquiry into how the City Council can improve the satisfaction of people contacting the Council, whether by phone, web, email or face to face.

You Said:

Six responses were received, giving examples of where things had gone wrong.

We Did:

This information was used to inform the Committee's report, Contacting the Council - Improving Satisfaction, which was discussed at the City Council meeting on 2nd February 2016. The recommendations were approved by City Council and progress against the recommendations will be reported to the Committee in the new municipal year.

 

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. 

St Andrews Stadium Football Match / Event Day Controlled Parking Zone

We Asked:

As a result of a previous consultation the proposed extent of the Controlled Parking Zone around the St Andrews Stadium Football was revised. In light of this revised proposal a further consultation was carried out with the households and businesses within this modified area.

In this consultation we were looking to ascertain the level of support for a Parking Permit Scheme, whether the residents were prepared to pay for a permit(s) and were there other issues such as being a Blue Badge Holder that needed to be considered.

You Said:

A number of issues have been raised in response to the consultation which could have an impact on the decision to be made on this scheme.

We Did:

A decision has yet to be made whether to continue with this proposal and as soon as a way forward has been agreed the residents and businesses will be informed.

Brasshouse Language Centre relocation to the Library of Birmingham

We Asked:

We asked whether the relocation of services within the library would affect users and whether the relocation of Brasshouse to the Library of Birmingham would provide improved facilities for learning. 

You Said:

You were concerned about:

1) Lack of study space and overcrowding                                                                                       2) Insufficient information about the plans                                                                                       3) Reputation, opening times and classes of Brasshouse being maintained                           4) Soundproofing of rooms for learning                                                                                           5) Implication if Brasshouse building does not sell                                                                       6) Relocation of  floor one resources

We Did:

1) Some space will be lost on floor 1, however more spaces will become available on floor 3 and the ground floor. LoB express will increase opening hours with access to ground floor study space, which may help to avoid overcrowding.                                      2) We have shared the information we have about the plans. As the project develops more information will become available and we continue to accept comments at both sites.                                                                                                                                              3) We will be working to maintain the reputation of Brasshouse and the language centre will continue to use the same title at the new location. Classes and opening times of the current Brasshouse will be maintained.                                                                4) The contractors we are working with have a brief which includes the need for the classrooms to be quiet for language learning. This has been one of our priorities.          5) If there is a delay in the sale of Brasshouse, then the council will look at using prudential borrowing to fund the interim period.                                                                     6) The majority of Business and Learning resources and services will be relocated on floor 3. A part of the stock may need to be located elsewhere in the library.              

Birmingham Cultural Strategy 2015 - 2019

We Asked:

For comments and suggestions around the 5 key themes of the revised Cultural Strategy for Birmingham.

You Said:

13 respondants gave varied feedback around the criticality of partnership working for the future of the sector, a Brummie Cultural discount scheme and ensuring BME communities are a part of the consultation process.

We Did:

The fuller draft strategy was compiled with key partners encompassing these comments. This was put out for further consultation via Be Heard on the 22nd December 2015 until 15th January 2016. See below:

 

The link was emailed to over 500 people on the team's mailing list with a request to complete the questionnaire. The suggstions will be considered to be included in the final draft going to Cabinet in March 2016 for approval and adoption for the public.

Iron Lane / Station Road / Flaxley Road – Junction Improvements Revision

We Asked:

We consulted on a revised proposed improvement scheme at Iron Lane / Station Road / Flaxley Road – Junction Improvements in October 2015.

You Said:

Unfortunately no responses were received for this consolation

We Did:

The scheme will be reviewed in light of the feedback received which may result in some changes to the proposals. The scheme plans, including any updates following the consultation, will be available to view on the Iron Lane website Here is the link to the website http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/ironlane.

The Full Business Case for the scheme will be developed and be presented in summer 2016 to the Cabinet Member for approval. Subject to securing all approvals and private land interests the works are programmed to commence on site spring 2017 with works programme duration of 18 months. 

Central Erdington Parking Scheme

We Asked:

We asked for your views on the proposals for a Controlled Parking Zone in Central Erdington. 

You Said:

We received 369 responses via Be Heard.  Further responses via email brought the total up to 382; an overall reponse rate of 18.6%.  

We Did:

The responses have been analysed and a report had been produced.  A Briefing Note to the Cabinet Member for Development, Transport and Economy is being produced and the results will be discussed with him soon.

School Organisation Colmers Farm Infant and Junior Schools

We Asked:
For your comments on the possible amalgamation of Colmers Farm Infant and Junior Schools.
You Said:
Thank you to those who responded. We received fifteen responses during the consultation period. Twelve were in favour, two did not state a preference and one was opposed as the respondent felt they needed further information.
We Did:
The Governing Bodies of both schools have considered all responses and have reached a decision to move forward to the next stage in the process for the amalgamation of the two schools. Following this Governing Body agreement, Birmingham City Council will be publishing public notices on 12th November 2015. A further four week period will follow where comments/objections can be made by any person wishing to do so. There will be a link to these proposals and the consultation website on www.birmingham.gov.uk/colmersfarm with effect from 12th November 2015.

Cycle Parking 2015 - Various Location

We Asked:

We asked for your comments on approximately 42 locations as the first tranche of improvements cycle parking facilities across entire area of Birmingham. It is jointly funded from Capital Program and Birmingham Cycle Revolution (BCR) Department for Transport fund. The scheme will start the delivery of cycle parking facilities along BCR Main Corridors of A47 Parkway, Alcester Road, Bristol Street, Lichfield Road, Soho Road and other key routes at additional locations of strong demand.

You Said:

In general no adverse comments were received about majority of the sites. Where possible the siting of the cycle stands have been adjusted. In some cases new locations have been identified by responders and where possible these locations have been consulted on and included in the programme.

We Did:

The Full Business case for this package of works and implementation will begin in June / July 2016.

Statement of Gambling Principles Proposed Amendments

We Asked:
for your views/comments on the proposed amendments to the Statement of Gambling Principles.
You Said:
No responses were received.
We Did:
This matter will be heard at the November 2015 Licensing and Public Protection Committee for Members to make their views known on the proposed amendments. The final report will be heard before full Council in December 2015.

Longbridge Connectivity - Farren Road 'No Entry' Proposal

We Asked:

In October 2015 we asked for your views on further options at the Farren Road/Bristol Road South junction.

The options were as follows:

  • Option 1 – Make Farren Road ‘No Entry’ from Bristol Road South for all vehicles
  • Option 2 – Make Farren Road ‘No Entry’ from Bristol Road South for vehicles except buses
  • Option 3 – Make no changes to the Farren Road / Bristol Road South junction (leave the junction how it is)
  • Option 4 – Review the Farren Road / Bristol Road South junction 6 – 12 months after the completion of the junction improvement at the Bristol Road South /Tessal Lane.
You Said:

We received 117 responses from residents overall via online responses, hand written questionnaires and emails, each with various comments on the proposals.

We Did:

We have considered all the responses and the results together with the recommendation to proceed with Option 2 were presented in the Full Business Case Report to Cabinet Committee for decision on 8th December 2015. Cabinet's decision was to approve the proposal.

The web address to view Cabinet’s decision and the approved Full Business Case report is;

https://birmingham.cmis.uk.com/birmingham/Decisions/tabid/67/ctl/ViewCMIS_DecisionDetails/mid/391/Id/ffce68b9-87cc-4558-b097-1d22bd9714e7/Default.aspx

Thank you to all of you who took part in the consultation.

Longbridge Connectivity - Longbridge Lane Service Road

We Asked:

In October 2015 we asked for your views on proposals affecting the Longbridge Lane Service Road near the junction with Turves Green and Coombes Lane as part of the Longbridge Connectivity Scheme. The proposals included:

  • Close the access ramp off Longbridge Lane servicing properties 214 to 220 Longbridge Lane;
  • Extend the service road from 208 Longbridge Lane to allow access up to 220 Longbridge Lane.
You Said:

We received 14 responses from residents overall via online responses, hand written questionnaires and emails, each with various comments on the proposals.

We Did:

We have considered all responses and the results were presented in the Full Business Case Report to Cabinet Committee for a decision on 8th December 2015. Cabinet's decision was to approve the proposal.

The web address to view Cabinet’s decision and the approved Full Business Case report is;

https://birmingham.cmis.uk.com/birmingham/Decisions/tabid/67/ctl/ViewCMIS_DecisionDetails/mid/391/Id/ffce68b9-87cc-4558-b097-1d22bd9714e7/Default.aspx

Thank you to all of you who took part in the consultation.

Development Management DPD

We Asked:

For your  views on the content of the DM DPD

You Said:

In total, 26 respondents provided a total of 91 responses to the consultation.  6 of these were submitted via BeHeard.  They are currrently being taken into consideration as the policies in the DPD are prepared.

We Did:

Draft policies are being prepared.  We will consult on these policies during 2016.

School Organisation Maney Hill Primary School

We Asked:

We asked for your views and comments on the proposed expansion of Maney Hill Primary School.

You Said:

We received 95 responses online and a number of emails and responses by letter.

We Did:

We have considered all responses and these were taken along with a report to Cabinet Committee for a decision on 8th December 2015.

Cabinet's decision was to approve the proposal.

The web address for the decision information is;

https://birmingham.cmis.uk.com/birmingham/Committee/Executive.aspx

Thank you to all of you who took part in the consultation.

School Organisation Uffculme School

We Asked:

We asked for your views on the proposed expansion of Uffculme School by the addition of two sites at Chamberlain House and Russell Road.

You Said:

We received one response to the consultation.

We Did:

Cabinet Committee approved this proposal on 8th December 2015.

The web page address for the decision is;

https://birmingham.cmis.uk.com/birmingham/Committee/Executive.aspx

Thank you to all of you who took part in this consultation.

School Organisation Yenton Primary School

We Asked:

We asked for your views on the proposed expansion of Yenton Primary School.

You Said:

We did not received any responses.

We Did:

Cabinet Committee approved this proposal on 8th December 2015.

The address to view the decision is;

https://birmingham.cmis.uk.com/birmingham/Committee/Executive.aspx

 

School Organisation Allens Croft Primary School

We Asked:

We asked for your views on the proposal for the provision of a resource base for up to 12 pupils with a statement of need or an Education, Health and Care Plan of Cognition and Learning at Allens Croft Primary School.

You Said:

We received one response to the consultation.

We Did:

Cabinet Committee approved this proposal on 8th December 2015.

The web page address for the decision is;

https://birmingham.cmis.uk.com/birmingham/Committee/Executive.aspx

Thank you to all of you who took part in this consultation.

School Organisation The Bridge School Prescribed Alteration

We Asked:

We asked for your views on the proposal to increase the pupil places at The Bridge School.

You Said:

We received one response to the consultation.

We Did:

Cabinet Committee approved this proposal on 8th December 2015.

The web page address to access this decision is;

https://birmingham.cmis.uk.com/birmingham/Committee/Executive.aspx

Thank you to all of you who took part in the consultation.

 

Cole Valley South Cycleway Trittiford Mill Park

We Asked:

Do you support the proposed improvement to the footpath at Trittiford Mill Park.

You Said:

100% results supportive

We Did:

The propject is now awaiting confirmation of funding to enable it to proceed on site.

Birmingham Development Plan (BDP) Proposed Main Modifications

We Asked:

Public consultation on the inspector’s Proposed Modifications to the Birmingham Development Plan and the Revised Sustainability Appraisal (SA) was undertaken from 17th August – 12th October 2015. Drop in sessions were held at local libraries and consultation forms advised how comments on the proposed modifications and revised SA could be made. This included by email, post, telephone and online via Be Heard. The documents were placed on the Council’s BDP website and Limehouse was used to collect and record the comments.

Statutory consultees such as Centro, Environment Agency, English Heritage, Natural England and local interest groups, developers, agents and other stakeholders were consulted.

The consultation exercise asked which modification(s) and section(s) of the revised SA the respondent’s comments related to, what their comment was, and what change (if any) they thought would be required to address their concern.

You Said:

A total of 1224 individual comments were received on the Proposed Modifications and 1042 comments were received on the revised SA. The majority of the comments received objected to the proposals for Langley and Peddimore (which require release of green belt land) and reiterated comments from the previous round of consultation on the Pre-submission version of the Plan.  Many of the comments made were not within the scope of the consultation. Support was also expressed by a number of respondents to the proposed modifications.  

We Did:

All comments were sent to the planning inspector for consideration. The inspector issued his final report to the City Council on the Birmingham Development Plan, which was published on 21st April 2016.

The inspector has endorsed the Council’s strategy for growth. There are relatively few changes from the submitted plan. The inspector has endorsed the Council’s approach to release of land from the green belt for the allocations at Langley and Peddimore, and also the Council’s approach for the delivery of the housing ‘overspill’.

Once adopted the BDP will become a key part of the city’s statutory planning framework, guiding decisions on all development and regeneration activity in the city up to 2031.

Bereavement Services Service User Questionnaire 2015 (Quarter 3)

We Asked:
We will do everything practicable to ensure that the service provided by Bereavement Services are satisfactory and meet our service user requirements. Please tell us your comments/suggestions relating to the service
You Said:
On leaving the chapel after cremation service we were deluged to heavy rain shower, there is some shelter close to building but a few umbrellas might help
We Did:
There is a canopy now in place at the rear of the crematorium building where mourners exit the building

Iron Lane/Station Road/Flaxley Road/ Albert Road / Northcote Road - Junction Improvements

We Asked:

We consulted on a revised proposed improvement scheme at Iron Lane / Station Road / Flaxley Road / Albert Road / Northcote Road – Junction Improvements in September 2015.

You Said:

We received one response which supported the revised proposals

We Did:

The Full Business Case for the scheme will be developed and be presented in summer 2016 to the Cabinet Member for approval. Subject to securing all approvals and private land interests the works are programmed to commence on site spring 2017 with works programme duration of 18 months.

New walking and cycling route along River Tame Way

We Asked:

If you support the proposals

You Said:

Majority of residents were against the proposed scheme

We Did:

As you can see from the consultation results, we have received high volume of opposition to this revised route. Alternative route will be investigated and consulted on again

Stirchley Framework - Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

We Asked:

We asked you for your views on the document.

You Said:

In broad terms you supported the document and it's aims. You also have us some ideas to think about.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

We Did:

We are editing the document to reflect your views and will publish it on our website when it has been formally adopted.

To see the document status check out our website

Initial consultation HMO licensing

We Asked:

We asked for your comments on whether Birmingham City Council should introduce additional or selective licensing to Houses in Multiple Occupation within certain areas of the city.

You Said:

Residents generally thought that further licensing of Houses in Multple Occupation was required, although the landlords that responded did not think that it was either necessary or appropriate 

We Did:

Private Rented Services are continuing to gather evidence to support the introduction of additional or selective licensing. However the Government has recently undertaken a consultation on extending the scope of mandatory licensing, and the draft Regulations may make further consultation unnecessary

School Organisation Mere Green Primary School

We Asked:

Birmingham City Council will be issuing School organisation proposals regarding Mere Green Primary School 

Anyone wishing to make comments or raise objections regarding the proposals will have the opportunity to do so.

You Said:

Nil responses

We Did:

This consultation was filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. For further information please email: edsisupport@birmingham.gov.uk.

(Small Heath, Nechells), (20MPH SPEED LIMIT) ORDER 201* PROPOSED TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER

We Asked:

The purpose of this consultation was to make residents and businesses more aware of proposals to introduce Traffic Regulation Orders in their locality. Thank you for taking an interest in the Traffic Regulation Order advertised for the introduction of a 20mph speed limit.

You Said:

We received support for the proposed 20mph speed limit Traffic Regulation Order but also objections.

We Did:

All objections received have now been reviewed by the Cabinet Member for Development, Transport and the Economy and the Council have taken the decision to proceed with the 20mph proposals notwithstanding the objections received.

(Bordesley Green, Birmingham), (20MPH SPEED LIMIT) ORDER 201* PROPOSED TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER

We Asked:

The purpose of this consultation was to make residents and businesses more aware of proposals to introduce Traffic Regulation Orders in their locality. Thank you for taking an interest in the Traffic Regulation Order advertised for the introduction of a 20mph speed limit.

You Said:

We received support for the proposed 20mph speed limit Traffic Regulation Order but also objections.

We Did:

All objections received have now been reviewed by the Cabinet Member for Development, Transport and the Economy and the Council have taken the decision to proceed with the 20mph proposals notwithstanding the objections received.

(Ward End, Hodge Hill), (20MPH SPEED LIMIT) ORDER 201* PROPOSED TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER

We Asked:

The purpose of this consultation was to make residents and businesses more aware of proposals to introduce Traffic Regulation Orders in their locality. Thank you for taking an interest in the Traffic Regulation Order advertised for the introduction of a 20mph speed limit.

You Said:

We received support for the proposed 20mph speed limit Traffic Regulation Order but also objections.

We Did:

All objections received have now been reviewed by the Cabinet Member for Development, Transport and the Economy and the Council have taken the decision to proceed with the 20mph proposals notwithstanding the objections received.

(Little Bromwich, Hodge Hill), (20MPH SPEED LIMIT) ORDER 201* PROPOSED TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER

We Asked:

The purpose of this consultation was to make residents and businesses more aware of proposals to introduce Traffic Regulation Orders in their locality. Thank you for taking an interest in the Traffic Regulation Order advertised for the introduction of a 20mph speed limit.

You Said:

We received support for the proposed 20mph speed limit Traffic Regulation Order but also objections.

We Did:

All objections received have now been reviewed by the Cabinet Member for Development, Transport and the Economy and the Council have taken the decision to proceed with the 20mph proposals notwithstanding the objections received.

(Bordesley, Nechells), (20MPH SPEED LIMIT) ORDER 201* PROPOSED TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER

We Asked:

The purpose of this consultation was to make residents and businesses more aware of proposals to introduce Traffic Regulation Orders in their locality. Thank you for taking an interest in the Traffic Regulation Order advertised for the introduction of a 20mph speed limit.

You Said:

We received support for the proposed 20mph speed limit Traffic Regulation Order but also objections.

We Did:

All objections received have now been reviewed by the Cabinet Member for Development, Transport and the Economy and the Council have taken the decision to proceed with the 20mph proposals notwithstanding the objections received.

(Saltley, Hodge Hill), (20MPH SPEED LIMIT) ORDER 201* PROPOSED TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER

We Asked:

The purpose of this consultation was to make residents and businesses more aware of proposals to introduce Traffic Regulation Orders in their locality. Thank you for taking an interest in the Traffic Regulation Order advertised for the introduction of a 20mph speed limit.

You Said:

We received support for the proposed 20mph speed limit Traffic Regulation Order but also objections.

We Did:

All objections received have now been reviewed by the Cabinet Member for Development, Transport and the Economy and the Council have taken the decision to proceed with the 20mph proposals notwithstanding the objections received.

Supporting People Disability Housing Support Services

We Asked:

… for your views on the Integrated Commissioning of Prevention services, to be commissioned from 2016. Over 40% of responses were received from citizen’s who have accessed housing support services. 47% of responses were received from males and 26% from females. The majority of responses were received by people ages between 45 and 59 years.  40% of respondents were heterosexual.  Almost 62% of respondents were White British. Over 42% of the citizens who responded having disabilities, 21% stating they had mental health issues and 24% social or behavioural issues. 22% of respondents stated their disability affected their learning, concentration or understanding. 

You Said:

…only 6% of people who responded disagreed with the customer pathway approach. 60% agreed that it was important that customers were supported and signposted to more tailored lifestyle services. 60% also agreed that it was important to commission support linked to accommodation in addition to floating support which is linked to the individual for learning disabilities and mental health. 47% agreed services for people with physical and/or sensory disabilities, should have a greater emphasis upon information, advice and guidance and short-term housing interventions. 65% of people considered that the service needed to support the maintenance of treatment and medication for people with HIV or TB who will have housing and social support needs. 35% agreed vulnerable people with sickle cell anaemia requiring housing support should, in future, be directed into existing commissioned Supporting People services via the Gateway, rather than into a specific service for this client group.

We Did:

…We have considered all views expressed and will ensure that an effective customer service approach, with clear signposting, is embedded throughout the commissioned services that include prevention action whilst recognising the need for personal choice. This will be managed through a hub model to make sure there is a clear and simple process for customers. We will tender for services supporting customers with physical and/or sensory disabilities providing greater emphasis on information, advice and guidance. We will also tender for a service to support customers with HIV and TB who have housing and social support needs. We will seek to tender for integrated services for people with sickle cell anaemia rather than a separate service for this customer group. We will expand the in-house Gateway service to be the single point of access for mental health and learning disabilities housing support services.

Supporting Vulnerable Adults Universal Services

We Asked:

… for your views on the Integrated Commissioning of Prevention services, to be commissioned from 2016.  Over 25% of responses were received from service users or carers and 17% from Third Sector Organisations. The majority of responses were received from people aged 40-54 years. 21% of responses were received from males and 20% from females. Over 25% stated they had a disability with 22% stating that it affected their learning, understanding or concentration. Almost 34% of responses were received from people who are White British. 21% of respondents were heterosexual.

You Said:

… 72% of respondents agreed with the customer journey. However, 42% of respondents agreed with the Payment by Results proposal, with 54% either disagreeing or not sure about it. 76% agreed with the introduction of the Small Grants Programme. 60% agreed with the change of delivery model, including 80% in agreement with the autism service.

We Did:

… We have considered all your views and taken on board concerns that citizens need to be actively involved, the needs of vulnerable groups need to be met and that community groups and organisations should be actively encouraged to feed into the process. We are involving citizens throughout procuring services. Citizens are also being trained to be involved in reviewing the tenders received to ensure they meet the needs of vulnerable groups. We have listened to your comments about current services and also the needs of future services and will seek to embed these improvements and we will encourage organisations to develop effective partnerships. The Small Grants Programme will be introduced and the proposed delivery model will be used. This will include a specialised service for autism and sickle cell anaemia and thalassemia. The Payment by Results proposal will be reviewed based on your comments and the Learning Disability Hub service will also be included in the tender. As the majority of respondents were supportive of the delivery model we will consider all your comments and seek to embed a service that empowers and enables people to raise awareness of available services whilst building their confidence and ability to do more for themselves. 

Longbridge Connectivity Local Growth Fund Scheme

We Asked:

In July 2015 we asked for your views on a number of highway improvement schemes to support economic growth in Longbridge as part of the Longbridge Connectivity Project. These highway improvements included:

  • Longbridge Lane / Turves Green / Coombes Lane Junction Proposals;
  • Longbridge Lane / Groveley Lane / Cofton Road Junction Proposals;
  • Longbridge Lane Cycle Proposals;
  • Bristol Road South / Lickey Road Roundabout Proposals;
  • Bristol Road South / West Link Road Junction Proposals;
  • Bristol Road South / Tessall Lane Junction Proposals;
  • Tessall Lane Cycle and Pedestrian Facilities Proposals;
  • Bristol Road South / Lickey Road Speed Limit Reduction Proposals.
You Said:

We received 1161 responses from stakeholders and members of public overall via online responses, hand written questionnaires and emails, each with numerous comments on the various proposals from this project.

We Did:

We have considered all responses and the results were presented in a Full Business Case Report to Cabinet Committee for a decision on 8th December 2015. Cabinet's decision was to approve the proposal.

The web address to view Cabinet’s decision and the approved Full Business Case report is;

https://birmingham.cmis.uk.com/birmingham/Decisions/tabid/67/ctl/ViewCMIS_DecisionDetails/mid/391/Id/ffce68b9-87cc-4558-b097-1d22bd9714e7/Default.aspx

Thank you to all of you who took part in the consultation.

Bereavement Services Service User Questionnaire 2015 (Quarter 2)

We Asked:
We will do everything practicable to ensure that the service provided by Bereavement Services are satisfactory and meet our service user requirements. Please tell us your comments/suggestions relating to the service
You Said:
A shelter quite close to the entrance would be an improvement against the rain and sun but not to spoil the appearance of the front
We Did:
A covered canopy has now been installed at the rear of crematorium to allow mourners to be protected from the rain when they leave the crematorium

The Introduction of Public Spaces Protection Order to Control Noise Nuisance from Busking and Street Speaking in the City Centre

We Asked:
for your views or comments on the possible introduction of a public spaces protection order to control excessive noise from buskers, street entertainers and street speakers in the city centre.
You Said:
Over 650 responses were received and 60/40 were against the idea of a PSPO.
We Did:
This proposal was discussed with Cllr James McKay who taking all into account no longer plans to proceed with the PSPO and will seek to address the issues of concerns in other ways.

Iron Lane/Station Road/Flaxley Road - Junction Improvements

We Asked:
We consulted on the proposed improvement scheme at Iron Lane / Station Road / Flaxley Road – Junction Improvements in June 2015.
You Said:
There was support for majority of the proposed measures. A number of request for additional measures were received. There were also some objections to some of the proposed measures.
We Did:
The scheme will be reviewed in light of the feedback received which may result is some changes to the proposals. The Full Business Case for the scheme will be developed and presented in autumn 2015 to Cabinet Member for approval. Subject to securing all approvals and private land interests the works are programmed to commence on site spring 2016. For further information please email: transport.projects@birmingham.gov.uk.

Pavement Advertising Procurement Beheard consultation

We Asked:

Birmingham City Council currently has a contract for the provision of street furniture that is used to advertise Council activities, as well as receiving income from commercial advertising. The city pavement advertising contract is for pavement, roadside and central reservation advertising only and is due to come to an end during December 2016.

The project requires the development of a vision for street scene advertising in Birmingham, which will lead to the procurement of a contractor, forming a partnership with Birmingham City Council, to deliver this vision.

It is proposed that the new contract will provide an upgrade to the existing portfolio and will generate significant revenue for Birmingham City Council. It is intended this income will be used to provide services to citizens.

We requested feedback on how we use these assets.

Please see the original consultation notice on the Birmingham Be Heard Website:

https://www.birminghambeheard.org.uk/economy/pavement-advertising-procurement

You Said:

Following the consultation, between 18th May and 20th June 2015, a total of 81 responses were collected from Walking, Cycling and Faith Groups, The British Retail Consortium, The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), Local Business Improvement Districts, Birmingham Voluntary Services Council (BVSC), NHS, BCC Highways Transportation and other members of the public, who provided their thoughts and advice on the scheme.

High level analysis of feedback:

The design of the new advertising asset:

Within the detail, responses have requested that consideration is given to the following themes which include ‘visual’ , ‘audio’ and ‘positioning’ of the assets within the streetscape.

Content:

74% of the responses fed back to say the project should provide a platform for both commercial advertising and city messaging, whilst providing advertising at a reduced rate to promote events to the visitor economy. This is against 13.6%, who preferred for the council to maximise the income generated using commercial advertising only. The remaining 12.4% did not respond.

Advertising formats: 

28.4% preferred fixed picture digital advertising rather than 18% who opted for full motion digital. 12.3% requested paper advertising and 39% did not provide a response

We Did:

Following the consultation we provided feedback to cabinet members highlighting the detail within the City Pavement Advertising Strategy Report. This was presented and approved at cabinet committee on 22nd September 2015.


Link to CMIS - Committee Management Information System - webcast:

http://www.birmingham.public-i.tv/core/share/open/webcast/0/0/560/190485/0/0/start_time/2331000

Link to Public Report:

https://birmingham.cmis.uk.com/Birmingham/Document.ashx?czJKcaeAi5tUFL1DTL2UE4zNRBcoShgo=00kwb9J9G%2bRM1bTALNrgjOOcks1UeHqQODKYIixBmYG7AG4JBWOw7w%3d%3d&rUzwRPf%2bZ3zd4E7Ikn8Lyw%3d%3d=pwRE6AGJFLDNlh225F5QMaQWCtPHwdhUfCZ%2fLUQzgA2uL5jNRG4jdQ%3d%3d&mCTIbCubS

 

We would like to thank everyone who took part in the consultation in assisting us with this phase of the project.

School Organisation Dame Elizabeth Cadbury School

We Asked:

Birmingham City Council will be issuing School organisation proposals regarding Dame Elizabeth Cadbury School

Anyone wishing to make comments or raise objections regarding the proposals will have the opportunity to do so.

You Said:

1 response

We Did:

This consultation was filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. For further information please email: edsisupport@birmingham.gov.uk.

Information sharing –Your health and Care Record

We Asked:

We asked for views on what medical information people thought should be shared between agencies and what information should remain confidential.

You Said:

Thank you for your responses. We received twenty six responses to our questionnaire. Fifteen of these had the view that social work staff should have access to GP and hospital records in order to complete a social care assessment or plan support arrangements.  Eleven did not support this view and felt that medical information should be of the discretion of the GP

We Did:

All views and comments received were analysed.  The results will be used to inform the work of the Your Care Connected Programme. 

School Organisation Baskerville School

We Asked:

Birmingham City Council will be issuing School organisation proposals regarding the relocation, expansion and alteration of the age range to BaskervilleSchool.

Anyone wishing to make comments or raise objections regarding the proposals will have the opportunity to do so.

You Said:

Nil Responses

We Did:

This consultation was filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. For further information please email: edsisupport@birmingham.gov.uk.

School Organisation Springfield House School

We Asked:

Birmingham City Council will be issuing School organisation proposals regardingSpringfield House School

Anyone wishing to make comments or raise objections regarding the proposals will have the opportunity to do so.

You Said:

1 Response

We Did:

This consultation was filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. For further information please email: edsisupport@birmingham.gov.uk.

School Organisation Mayfield School

We Asked:

Birmingham City Council will be issuing School organisation proposals regarding the Mayfield School 

Anyone wishing to make comments or raise objections regarding the proposals will have the opportunity to do so.

You Said:

Nil Responses

We Did:

This consultation was filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. For further information please email: edsisupport@birmingham.gov.uk.

School Organisation Langley School

We Asked:

Birmingham City Council will be issuing School organisation proposals regarding the Langley School 

Anyone wishing to make comments or raise objections regarding the proposals will have the opportunity to do so.

You Said:

Nil Responses

We Did:

This consultation was filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. For further information please email: edsisupport@birmingham.gov.uk.

School Organisation Hamilton School

We Asked:

Birmingham City Council will be issuing School organisation proposals regarding Hamilton School 

Anyone wishing to make comments or raise objections regarding the proposals will have the opportunity to do so.

You Said:

1 Response

We Did:

This consultation was filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. For further information please email: edsisupport@birmingham.gov.uk.

School Organisation Fox Hollies School

We Asked:

Birmingham City Council will be issuing School organisation proposals regarding the Fox Hollies School

Anyone wishing to make comments or raise objections regarding the proposals will have the opportunity to do so.

You Said:

Nil Responses

We Did:

This consultation was filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. For further information please email: edsisupport@birmingham.gov.uk.

Birmingham Smithfield - The visioning document

We Asked:
We asked for your views on what Birmingham Smithfield could become in the future
You Said:
You provided us with a variety of views and comments on the future of the area.
We Did:
All views and comments received during the consultation are being carefully considered in the preparation of a masterplan for the area which is currently underway.

(Sparkbrook Southeast, Sparkhill, Tyseley West, Hall Green) (20mph Speed Limit) Order 201* Proposed Traffic Regulation Order

We Asked:

The purpose of this consultation was to make residents and businesses more aware of proposals to introduce Traffic Regulation Orders in their locality. Thank you for taking an interest in the Traffic Regulation Order advertised for the introduction of a 20mph speed limit.

You Said:

We received support for the proposed 20mph speed limit Traffic Regulation Order but also objections.

We Did:

All objections received have now been reviewed by the Cabinet Member for Development, Transport and the Economy and the Council have taken the decision to proceed with the 20mph proposals notwithstanding the objections received.

(Moseley South, Kings Heath, Hall Green) (20mph Speed Limit) Order 201* Proposed Traffic Regulation Order

We Asked:

The purpose of this consultation was to make residents and businesses more aware of proposals to introduce Traffic Regulation Orders in their locality. Thank you for taking an interest in the Traffic Regulation Order advertised for the introduction of a 20mph speed limit.

You Said:

We received support for the proposed 20mph speed limit Traffic Regulation Order but also objections.

We Did:

All objections received have now been reviewed by the Cabinet Member for Development, Transport and the Economy and the Council have taken the decision to proceed with the 20mph proposals notwithstanding the objections received.

(Moor Green, Hall Green) (20mph Speed Limit) Order 201* Proposed Traffic Regulation Order

We Asked:

The purpose of this consultation was to make residents and businesses more aware of proposals to introduce Traffic Regulation Orders in their locality. Thank you for taking an interest in the Traffic Regulation Order advertised for the introduction of a 20mph speed limit.

You Said:

We received support for the proposed 20mph speed limit Traffic Regulation Order but also objections.

We Did:

All objections received have now been reviewed by the Cabinet Member for Development, Transport and the Economy and the Council have taken the decision to proceed with the 20mph proposals notwithstanding the objections received.

(Balsall Heath, Hall Green) (20mph Speed Limit) Order 201* Proposed Traffic Regulation Order

We Asked:

The purpose of this consultation was to make residents and businesses more aware of proposals to introduce Traffic Regulation Orders in their locality. Thank you for taking an interest in the Traffic Regulation Order advertised for the introduction of a 20mph speed limit.

You Said:

We received support for the proposed 20mph speed limit Traffic Regulation Order but also objections.

We Did:

All objections received have now been reviewed by the Cabinet Member for Development, Transport and the Economy and the Council have taken the decision to proceed with the 20mph proposals notwithstanding the objections received.

Haden Way 30mph Speed Limit Order, Proposed Traffic Regulation Order

We Asked:

The purpose of this consultation was to make residents and businesses more aware of proposals to introduce Traffic Regulation Orders in their locality. Thank you for taking an interest in the Traffic Regulation Order advertised for the introduction of a 20mph speed limit.

You Said:

We received support for the proposed 20mph speed limit Traffic Regulation Order but also objections.

We Did:

All objections received have now been reviewed by the Cabinet Member for Development, Transport and the Economy and the Council have taken the decision to proceed with the 20mph proposals notwithstanding the objections received.

(Sparkbrook North, Hall Green) (20mph Speed Limit) Order 201* Proposed Traffic Regulation Order

We Asked:

The purpose of this consultation was to make residents and businesses more aware of proposals to introduce Traffic Regulation Orders in their locality. Thank you for taking an interest in the Traffic Regulation Order advertised for the introduction of a 20mph speed limit.

You Said:

We received support for the proposed 20mph speed limit Traffic Regulation Order but also objections.

We Did:

All objections received have now been reviewed by the Cabinet Member for Development, Transport and the Economy and the Council have taken the decision to proceed with the 20mph proposals notwithstanding the objections received.

(Sparkbrook Southwest, Moseley North, Hall Green) (20mph Speed Limit) Order 201* Proposed Traffic Regulation Order

We Asked:

The purpose of this consultation was to make residents and businesses more aware of proposals to introduce Traffic Regulation Orders in their locality. Thank you for taking an interest in the Traffic Regulation Order advertised for the introduction of a 20mph speed limit.

You Said:

We received support for the proposed 20mph speed limit Traffic Regulation Order but also objections.

We Did:

All objections received have now been reviewed by the Cabinet Member for Development, Transport and the Economy and the Council have taken the decision to proceed with the 20mph proposals notwithstanding the objections received.

Free Distribution of Printed Matter

We Asked:
Notice is hereby given that the Council of the City of Birmingham (“Birmingham City Council”) propose by virtue of Section 94B and Schedule 3A, paragraph 2 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (“The 1990 Act”) (as inserted by the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005) and subject to considering any objections received, to designate certain places and streets where the distribution of free printed matter is prohibited without the consent of Birmingham City Council and subject to the following proposed conditions of consent.
You Said:
The responses received will form part of a report
We Did:
The responses received will form part of a report to be heard at a future Licensing and Public Protection Committee meeting.

Harborne Walkway Surface Improvements

We Asked:
Do you support the project to resurface and upgrade the existing path along the Harborne Walkway?
You Said:
85% supportive. 15% not supportive
We Did:
The project will commence on site in July 2015 and be completed by early October 2015.

Alexander Stadium-Rowdale Road Cycleway

We Asked:
Do you support the proposed project of a shared pathway between Alexander Stadium and Rowdale Road?
You Said:
87% supportive. 13% not supportive
We Did:
We have commenced constructing the pathway which will be completed by 26th June 2015

Sandwell Valley Silvercroft Avenue Path Improvements

We Asked:
If you support the proposed route
You Said:
Majority of the responses supported the proposal
We Did:
We started the construction of the new route and expect the complete in October

Proposed new path along River Tame Way

We Asked:
For your comments on a proposal for a new path for pedestrians and cyclists along River Tame Way from Hamstead Park towards Woodend.
You Said:
Your responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process
We Did:
We are finalising the revised proposals and a further consultation will follow.

Regulation and Enforcement's Enforcement Policy

We Asked:
Regulation and Enforcement undertakes enforcement on behalf of the public at large and not just in the interests of any particular individual or group. However, when considering the public interest test, the consequences for those affected by the offence, and any views expressed by those affected will, where appropriate, be taken into account when making enforcement decisions. We are asking users, businesses and interested parties if they would like to comment on the proposed updated enforcement policy.
You Said:
Unfortunately no-one responded to this consultation, therefore, I am unable to publish any results.
We Did:
This policy will be heard at the June 2015 Licensing and Public Protection Committee meeting.

Birmingham Bulletin Survey 2015

We Asked:
For your opinions on the Birmingham Bulletin.
You Said:
Of those who answered the survey 95% expressed satisfaction with the Birmingham Bulletin. 87% felt the monthly frequency of the bulletin was about right and 82% felt the length of the Bulletin was about right. 86% felt more informed about council projects as a result of reading the bulletin.
We Did:
We now include more news and information - and have reduced the number of headings to make way for this - so that overall, the bulletin is a similar length. We have added ‘click through’ buttons for the Events and Newsroom websites, which makes it easier for subscribers to find out more news from Birmingham city Council. We have also added a link to the Keep in Touch service to allow people to sign up for more email alerts from BCC.

Bereavement Services Service User Questionnaire 2015 (Quarter 1)

We Asked:
We will do everything practicable to ensure that the service provided by Bereavement Services are satisfactory and meet our service user requirements. Please tell us your comments/suggestions relating to the service
You Said:
Rabbit problem needs attention at Sutton
We Did:
Regular pest control in place and electric fencing installed at Sutton Crematorium to enable us to deal with this issue

Community Governance Review

We Asked:
The consultation on Community Governance in Birmingham aimed to seek views on how residents, the Council and other local services could work better together at a local level and how local democratic governance arrangements could best support this. It sought views on how partnership working between service providers, residents and businesses across the city could be encouraged and organised and the best way that Council decision making could support this. In addition, it sought views on the community leadership role of councillors and their role in engaging communities to consider and act collectively to solve local problems. Finally, the consultation also sought initial views on the proposal for a Town Council in Sutton Coldfield.
You Said:
The consultation findings were summarised in a report written by CSK Strategies, who were appointed independent advisers on the Community Governance Review Consultation. The Report is published on the City Council’s website http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/community-governance-review
We Did:
At the May Council AGM a number of constitutional amendments were made on the arrangements for community governance. A report to Cabinet in July sets out guidance on District and Ward Committee/Forums remit on Community Governance, Community Planning, Community Leadership and exercising the Neighbourhood Challenge Duty. A postal consultative ballot for all residents on the electoral register in Sutton Coldfield took place between 25 June 2015 and 16 July 2015. The results of the ballot are published on the Council’s website www.birmingham.gov.uk/sutton-coldfield-ballot. The all-party Community Governance Review Group has agreed to recommend the creation of a Sutton Coldfield Town Council to Full Council in September 2015. Subject to the Council’s decision, further work will be done by the Community Governance Review Group to take this forward.

BCC Employment Team Service Redesign

We Asked:
Do you agree with proposals to redesign the Employment Team into four functional areas; to work more closely with partners to deliver priorities; and to cease direct delivery and pursue a more cost effective and efficient approach to reaching people in vulnerable groups
You Said:
Nearly all respondents agreed with proposals outlined in the consultation
We Did:
We have implemented a redesigned Employment and Skills Service that works more closely with partners, and have developed a more cost effective and efficient approach to reaching people in vulnerable groups

Minworth Island Junction Improvements

We Asked:
We consulted on the proposed improvement scheme at Minworth Island in March 2015.
You Said:
79% of respondents generally supported the scheme and 21% respondents did not support the scheme. The main contention was the proposed pedestrian route through the middle of the roundabout because of safety issues and not linking to local amenities.
We Did:
The pedestrian route has been altered with improved links to local amenities. The scheme is due on site in February / March 2016.

Culture Commissioning: Mobile Arts Unit

We Asked:

Options for Consultation

Therefore the Council are consulting on the following two options:

  1. The mobile arts unit is released, and any income is invested in other Culture on Your Doorstep activities (such as those mentioned in the overview).
  2.  
  3. The mobile arts unit is released via community asset transfer. An agreement will be made with a Birmingham-based not-for-profit organisation to use the unit for the original ethos of the Arts on the Move scheme.
You Said:

The Mobile Arts Unit had proven immensely valuable as a resource to fulfil local arts delivery in local neighbourhoods across Birmingham.

We Did:

Two organisations have expressed interest in aquiring the mobile arts unit. The Culture Comissioning Team are pursuing asset transfer via BCC's internal procurement systems with a view to transferring the vehicle by the end of 2015/16 financial year.

Third Sector Strategy

We Asked:
We asked for your comments on the strategy - about the relationship between the role of the third sector and the council, the priorities and the key themes.
You Said:
We are analysing your comments and will take forward appropriately.
We Did:
Thank you for your comments on the Third Sector Strategy. In view of the council's Future Council Programme we have paused in the development of the strategy; we are reviewing how to progress the strategy to ensure that it is consistent with related elements of this programme. We will provide an update when more is known.

Ring Road Junction Improvements at Ashted Circus

We Asked:

We asked for your comments on the changes at Ashted Circus which consists of converting the roundabout to a signalised cross road junction and filling the central island of the roundabout, removal of pedestrian subways and approach ramps, providing at grade footway, signal controlled pedestrian crossings and right turn only lanes on all the four arms of the junction.

You Said:

A number of comments were received.

‘Need to consider how proposals tie into proposed  Birmingham Cycle Revolution route on Nechells Parkway.’

‘Incorporate Shared use Toucans’

‘Support removing Subways and making crossing At-Grade’

‘Traffic Lights can cause congestion!’

We Did:

We have worked closely with the Birmingham Cycle Revolution delivery team to ensure that proposals for both schemes tie in together.

We are undertaking further modelling works at the junction to confirm the Journey time savings for users.

Battery Way Extension

We Asked:
For your views regarding a proposed new link road, extending the existing Battery Way and connecting with Reddings Lane opposite Olton Boulevard West. The scheme would provide access to a new development site, whilst improving traffic flow and helping reduce congestion on Weston Lane and the local highway network. The proposed works would include a new single lane carriageway, with footway, cycleway and landscaped areas. Two public consultation exhibitions were carried out at St Edmunds Church on Thursday 12th February 2015 and Saturday 14th February 2015. The closing date for feedback was Friday 27th February 2015.
You Said:
Your feedback was very gratefully received. We received a total of 43no. responses from the public and 98% were in support of the scheme.
We Did:
Following such positive feedback from the consultation we are currently developing the detailed design for this scheme, which has now received planning permission. Funding is currently being secured and the Full Business Case will be presented for final approval before the end of the year. Assuming both funding and final approvals are in place, the proposed works are due to start in Summer 2016.

HIV and TB Support Services

We Asked:
public opinion on the HIV support services we currently fund and how they might be improved, to help us plan future services. We were interested in finding out what support services for people with TB are needed. We were not looking experiences of medical care for HIV or TB.
You Said:
about your experience of these health conditions and also of the services: • 47% of people said they were HIV positive • 33% that they support someone with HIV • 21% of respondents were both HIV positive and support someone with HIV Awareness of the support available for people with HIV was good, with 88% of respondents aware of the services. Just over half had direct experience of using the services and 82% of the people who said they have used the services rated them as good or very good. Several people stated they found accessing services by public transport an issue. However, several people praised the services stating they provide highly valuable, practical and emotional support. People provided their views of how services could be improved, with financial support and better health promotion and awareness campaigns being the most popular themes. There was a smaller response with regard to TB, with only 7% of people responding to the survey reporting that they had TB now or in the past, and 15% that they support someone who has or has had TB. Some respondents were also HIV positive, or supported someone with HIV. Many suggested that people with TB require additional support to get well, including financial advice, support to maintain treatment and more information on TB. It was stated by several respondents that GPs and other healthcare professionals had a general lack of understanding and knowledge of TB and they felt there was a reluctance to assist and information was limited.Concerns over testing and early diagnosis were raised, especially for high risk groups. There were similar comments to those raised for HIV, with financial advice and support ranking highly, together with support to maintain treatment. The need for more information and improved education in schools was also raised, as well as targeted health campaigns in areas of high risk or prevalence.
We Did:
All responses have been collated and will be used to influence commissioning of support services for people with HIV and TB. A needs assessment is currently being produced and this document will also support commissioning of HIV and TB support services

School Health Advisory Service in Birmingham Consultation Questionnaire

We Asked:
For your views on the proposed School Health Advisory Service, which areas for improvement should be prioritised and what you thought of our proposals.
You Said:
We received a tremendous response, with 3,424 questionnaires submitted. There was strong support for our identified priorities. The survey reached a large young audience with 75% of respondents being 15 years old or younger. 82% of respondents agreed with the proposed priority to help children to attend school even if they have a medical problem. 89% agreed with the service helping to find health problems early and 92% to giving help early once identified. 90% of respondents identified safeguarding children as a priority. The healthy weight priority was agreed by 80% of respondents. 85% of respondents agreed with helping children with emotional problems as a priority, with 85% also agreeing that help was a priority for those who may have problems with drugs, alcohol or smoking. The lowest respondent level was 67% which was for the priority of helping growing children with relationships, including sexual health. There were concerns raised regarding giving children information too early and that it was only suitable for older children. Generally there was support for offering service out of hours and on other premises, but also that services should be school based. There was support for increasing the service to include potentially vulnerable children, who are not in school.
We Did:
We have placed a greater emphasis on delivering a core offer to schools and so increasing the visibility of the service in schools. The priorities areas will be identified and needs addressed following a health assessment. This will include offering health assessments to vulnerable children and young people (e.g. home educated, asylum seekers or those in the Youth Criminal Justice service). Where needs have been identified appropriate care pathways will be used. Services will be offered at a time and venue to suit the individual, either in school or alternative premises and outside school hours where appropriate. The services will offer a variety of ways of interaction with schools and children, including via texts and emails.

Bristol Road South Package Local Safety Scheme - Junction Improvements

We Asked:
For your views on the proposed measures for the Bristol Road South Local Safety Scheme - Junction Improvements.
You Said:
There was strong support for majority of the proposed measures. A number of requests for additional measures were requested. There was also some objections to some of the proposed measures.
We Did:
Following the feedback received during the consultation and any subsequent amendments will be undertaken to the scheme. Following this the consultation feedback and preferred scheme option will be presented within the Full Business Case to be considered by the Chief Officer for approval.

School Organisation Paganel Primary School

We Asked:

Birmingham City Council will be issuing School organisation proposals regarding Paganel Primary.

Anyone wishing to make comments or raise objections regarding the proposals will have the opportunity to do so.

You Said:

Nil Responses

We Did:

This consultation was filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. For further information please email: edsisupport@birmingham.gov.uk.

Consultation on the introduction of a Framework Agreement for younger adults’ care providers and the use of a micro-procurement process to purchase care services for younger adults (18 - 64 years)

We Asked:
Birmingham City Council has developed and implemented a Framework Agreement for care providers delivering care services to older adults and a micro-procurement process for the purchase of care services for older adults.
You Said:
Your (15) responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. For further information please email: shapingthemarket@birmingham.gov.uk

SLIPS, TRIPS AND FALLS CITIZEN FEEDBACK

We Asked:
Citizens that have been effected by a fall, slip or trip about thier experience to understand the types of falls, when and how they occured and whether the services available are being accessed and aiding citizens with their falls related recovery.
You Said:
Better follow up and more efficient referral services are needed to reduce waiting times and anxiety of citizens. Barriers and inconsistencies with the levels of support available and offered. There is generally a lack of awareness of falls services available to citizens who want better and easier access to appropriate services. Better promotion and communication of what is available to support them.
We Did:
This information will be used to influence and develope a Falls Strategy for Birmingham, with emphasis on supporting the needs of citizens.

Birmingham Public Art Strategy 2015 – 2019 Consultation

We Asked:
Strategy Development; Background In 2014-15, Birmingham City Council (BCC) will be working with partners to replace Birminghams Cultural Strategy 2010-15 (Big City Culture) with a new vision reflecting the current economic, social and political context.
You Said:
Your (7) responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. For further information please email: roxanna.f.collins@birmingham.gov.uk

Tell us what you think of our events

We Asked:
We asked customers what they thought of our events and how they can be improved.
You Said:
Most of the comments made were about the Christmas Markets. The majority of people enjoy the Christmas Markets. Others commented that they are too overcrowded, overpriced and a lot of products duplicated.
We Did:
We discuss crowd management at Safety Advisory Group meetings and with Security. A one way system is now implemented on busy days, and more security staff placed in the markets. Stall layouts are monitored to make access easier. A selction process is in place for traders at the Craft Market. This lessens the chance of duplicated products and allows us to look carefully at the quality and cost of products being sold.

Bereavement Services Service User Questionnaire 2014 (Quarter 4)

We Asked:
Are there any ways that we could improve our Crematoria Service to encourage more Birmingham residents to use the facilities provided by the City Council
You Said:
Need some kind of cover in rain
We Did:
Quotes have been obtained for a covered walkway area at both Sutton Coldfield Crematorium Chapel and Lodge Hill Crematorium Chapel. Approval has been given for the walkway cover to be installed at Sutton and the quote for Lodge Hill will be considered when received.

Birmingham Public Art Strategy Stakeholder Consultation Event

We Asked:
The Birmingham Public Art Strategy 2015-2019 is currently being developed for Birmingham.
You Said:
Unfortunately no responses were received for this consultation.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. If you need further information please email: roxanna.f.collins@birmingham.gov.uk.

Shaftmoor Lane / Reddings Lane Junction Amendments

We Asked:

The consultation for Shaftmoor Lane / Reddings Lane was carried out in December 2014. We asked for your views on the following proposals:

  • Proposed buildouts on Shaftmore Lane at the intersection with Reddings Lane.
  • Improvements to the existing traffic signs and road markings at the junction.
You Said:

Although there was an overall acceptance of safety measures being implemented at this junction the point raised during consultation was that traffic signals or a mini round-about may provide a safer solution to tackle the safety issues at the junction by helping the traffic turning into and out of Reddings Lane.

We Did:

We would like to thank everyone who responded to the consultation. We have reviewed the design of the junction and consider that the proposed design offers the best in terms of safety and capacity. This layout including the changes ti the signs and lines has been approved for implementation in January 2016. If you require further information please email: transport.projects@birmingham.gov.uk.

School Organisation Paganel Primary School

We Asked:
Birmingham City Council is consulting on a proposal to expand Paganel Primary School by adding an additional form of entry and including the provision of a Resource Base for up to 12 pupils with a statement of need for Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) from 1st September 2015.
You Said:
Your (2) responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. For further information please email: edsisupport@birmingham.gov.uk.

A Creative Future III – Birmingham’s strategy for children, young people, the arts and culture

We Asked:
In 2013 Birmingham City Council hosted its first ever Youth Arts Summit, asking young people of all ages, from across Birmingham, what was most important to them when participating in the cultural life of the city.
You Said:
Your (6) responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. if you require further information please email: arts.team@birmingham.gov.uk

Draft Edgbaston Framework

We Asked:
Calthorpe Estates and the City Council have produced this draft Framework to outline a vision for the future for the area bordering Five Ways, and to set out area-based proposals and development management policies, to positively plan for change.
You Said:
Your (8) responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. For further information please email: consultation_p&rsouth@birmingham.gov.uk.

Birmingham's Youth Promise

We Asked:
Birmingham's Youth Promise We promise every young person in Birmingham aged 14-25years old, access to employment, education, training, apprenticeship or experience of work within four months of leaving a job, employment or training. We aim to deliver our Promise through new initiatives as well as improved existing, which we have designed with young people in mind.
You Said:
Your (70) responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. For further information please email: youthpromise@birmingham.gov.uk.

School Organisation Harborne Primary School

We Asked:
As this expansion plan is proposed by the Governors under the new regulations there is no requirement for a statutory consultation. The Governing Body of  Harborne Primary would however like to hear your views and seek to accommodate these in their proposed plan.
You Said:
Your (17) responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. For further information please email: edsisupport@birmingham.gov.uk

Consultation on the draft Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA)

We Asked:
What is the PNA? From 1st April 2013, every Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB) in England has a statutory responsibility to publish and keep up to date a statement of the needs for pharmaceutical services of the population in its area, referred to as a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA).
You Said:
Your (9) responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. For further information please email: BirminghamPNA@birmingham.gov.uk

Birmingham City Council - Responding to the Challenge

We Asked:
We would like to hear your opinions about what we are considering changing as a result of budget cuts.
You Said:
Your (277) responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
Views from the budget consultation and the service review dialogues were made available to the council decision makers to ensure they were fully informed of any relevant concerns prior to the drafting of the business plan and budget. A summary of the feedback from consultation can be found in the consultation chapter of the Council Business Plan on the council’s website.

Licensing Act 2003 Statement of Licensing Policy Review

We Asked:
for you to respond to the Licensing Act 2003 Statement of Licensing Policy Review
You Said:
please give us your feedback on the revised statement of licensing policy
We Did:
the revised statement of licensing policy will be heard at the Licensing and Public Protection Committee in April 2015

Birmingham Cycle Revolution South East Cycle Routes

We Asked:
Consulting on proposals to improve the cycling facilities on routes in the south east of Birmingham
You Said:
your (22) responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
The Cycling Consultations that took place have formed the Birmingham Bike Scheme, which went live in April. If you would like more information please email: cycling@birmingham.gov.uk

Birmingham Cycle Revolution Perry Barr to City Centre Cycle Routes

We Asked:
Consulting on proposals to improve the cycling facilities on routes between Perry Barr and the City Centre.
You Said:
Your (22) responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process
We Did:
The Cycling Consultations that took place have formed the Birmingham Bike Scheme, which went live in April. If you would like more information please email: cycling@birmingham.gov.uk

Childrens Special Educational Needs - Local Offer

We Asked:
What views you that have on the Local Offer website, such as, what things you like and do not like about it as we aim to use your feedback to continue improving the website.
You Said:
There were some positive comments, for example: good to see the different services, ability to change the font size and that the links were good. The areas you would like to see improved were where the pages were too wordy or too technical and some of the navigation did not work.
We Did:
In response to this feedback we have amended the way that Local Offer looks and works, the following amendments were undertaken: Navigation: We have amended the Post 16 area and Marketplace to improve the users experience. Too Wordy: To revisit the EHC Assessment Area and make it more user friendly so on some of our more complex pages we have added a summary, which will assist the google translation (when implemented) First Page: As requested we have made the “Click Here” link into the site more noticeable. Sensory Support: Ensured that the links are now working correcting Interactivity: We have posted the Local Offer /EHC Animation and EHC pathway, and co-production video’s Sharing your views: There is a section of the site devoted to the capture of your comments and views.

Review of Early Years, Children's Centres and Family Support (Phase 2)

We Asked:
We want to hear the views of citizens, including those with direct experience of using early years services and early years professionals.  This is so that we have as much information as possible when undertaking this next stage of the review and developing our options for change.
You Said:
Your (63) responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. For further information please email: steve.roberts@capita.co.uk

What's On South Brum Year 2 - your views on making it better and bigger...

We Asked:
What people think of What's On South Brum? What people use and don't use? What people would like to keep and what they would like to change? What ideas and contributions people might have to develop and sustain What's On South Brum?
You Said:
That What's On South Brum is a great idea and providing a valuable source of information; That people would like to keep it and start to develop a wider, more collaborative approach, as well as provide some more regular administrative help to it; That in general the design, layout and content of the website and social media is either good or excellent; That people want to be kept informed of further consultation, changes, updates etc. to What's On South Brum and a number of people would like to actively take part in the planning and decision making.
We Did:
A number of activities have now been initiated, some of which will take several months. So far the website has been completely refreshed to make it easier for different users to interact with it, also the information for practitioners and professionals has been completely re-jigged and updated. The next steps are to establish a multi-agency/multi-user steering group to shape who is involved in administrating What's On South Brum, as well as how. Also what partnerships could be made with other, similar platforms and to help local projects, clubs etc. develop their own presence on the web and social media.

Birmingham Cycle Revolution Lichfield Road Cycle Routes

We Asked:
Consulting on proposals to improve the cycling facilities on Lichfield and other roads in this area of Birmingham.
You Said:
Your (16) responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
The Cycling Consultations that took place have formed the Birmingham Bike Scheme, which went live in April. If you would like more information please email: cycling@birmingham.gov.uk

Birmingham Cycle Revolution A47 Parkway Cycle Routes

We Asked:
Consulting on proposals to improve the cycling facilities on A47 Parkway and other roads in this area of Birmingham.
You Said:
Your (17) responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process
We Did:
The Cycling Consultations that took place have formed the Birmingham Bike Scheme, which went live in April. If you would like more information please email: cycling@birmingham.gov.uk

Community Infrastructure Levy - Draft Charging Schedule

We Asked:
We asked for your views on the proposed Community Infrastructure Levy Draft Charging Schedule before submission to the Planning Inspectorate for Examination.
You Said:
We received a number of responses, both via this website and direct to the Council, both in agreement to the charges, and with some suggested changes to the charges.
We Did:
We have proposed a number of changes to the charges before submission to the Planning Inspectorate for Examination. These changes are contained within the Statement of Modifications document (www.birmingham.gov.uk/cil) and the Public Hearing will be heard on Thursday 30th April 2015.

A34 NORTH PERRY BARR PEDESTRIAN SUBWAYS INFILL

We Asked:
On the 7th November 2014 the consultation on the proposal to infill the three pedestrian subways between Aldridge Road and Walsall Road in 2015 closed. It is proposed to infill the three pedestrian subways between Aldridge Road and Walsall Road for later next year. This proposal is being implemented in advance of the re-development of the Birmingham City University site. The project will help to kick start transformational change within the area, which contains a number of potential development opportunities that are likely to come forward in the short to medium term. The proposal supports creating an attractive, safe and convenient route for sustainable modes and will help to stimulate future investment. The funding is in place and it is proposed to deliver this proposal in 2015 in advance of the redevelopment of the BCU teaching campus site.
You Said:
Although we received no adverse comments to the overall proposal there were some specific issues relating to the scheme. • Will there be disruption to traffic during the construction works? There will be some disruption during the works with the extent depending on how the contractor will carry out the work and what access he requires. The Contractor’s temporary traffic management proposals will be submitted to the Council for approval. • The proposal does not address the poor cycling provision in the area? Cycling measures in the area are being considered as part of the Perry Barr to City Centre Birmingham Cycle Revolution scheme that has recently been out to consultation. Improvements for walking and cycling in this area are identified within the Aston, Newtown and Lozells Area Action Plan. • Why not provide seating as part of the works to encourage the use of the area for sitting and chatting? Has the introduction of public art been considered? Currently the scheme does not include benches as the scheme is only a starting point of the wider redevelopment of this area. The central green area may be re-configured as part of the wider scheme in near future.
We Did:
We would like to thank everyone who responded. We will review and complete the detailed design, taking into consideration the consultation responses. Following that a Full Business Case report will be prepared for approval by the Cabinet Member for Development, Transport and the Economy early in 2015. Subject to securing Full Business Case approval we would be looking at starting construction in the summer 2015.

Special Education Development Plan

We Asked:
The Special Education Development Plan, SEDP, sets out a 3-strand approach to how we will work with children, young people and their families and other partners, including schools to develop Birmingham as an inclusive city with a fair chance for all in the context of demographic growth and available resources. The focus is on special education provision that ensures progress with learning and preparation for adulthood.
You Said:
Your (16) responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. For further information please email: senevents@birmingham.gov.uk

Bradford Street Environmental Improvements Phase 2

We Asked:
We asked for your views on the following proposals: - Installation of new Street Lighting - Footway re-surfacing with blue brick pavers and replacement of tactile paving where required. - Construct all vehicular footway crossings with pink setts. - Installation of new pink Granite/Conservation Kerbs.
You Said:
Although we received no adverse comments to the overall proposal there were some specific issues relating to the scheme. • The new paved footway should be user friendly for wheelchairs and pushchairs. - The construction specifications specify a smooth surface finish and the gradients will be adjusted to minimise disruption to wheelchairs and pushchairs. • Street light needs to be improved. - The existing street lighting has been upgraded and enhanced to the required standards. • Improvement of Crossing Facilities. - Tactile paving facilities are being provided or upgraded at a number of side roads which will provide saver crossing for users. • Cycle Lane required at least in one direction. - The provision of a cycle lane is not included within this scheme but is being considered as part of BCC’s future transport/cycling programme.
We Did:
We would like to thank everyone who responded. The detailed design has been reviewed and completed. The consultation responses have been considered. The Full Business Case has been signed off and construction is expected to commence in June 2015.

Birmingham City Centre Retail Strategy

We Asked:
The Draft City Centre Retail Strategy was launched for public consultation on Friday 19th September 2014. It ran for a six week period until Friday 31st October 2014 with the intention of continuing the debate on the future of the Retail Core and to help inform the development of the strategy.
You Said:
Views were submitted on the future of the Retail Core in relation to the nature of the city centre's retail offer and the quality of the environment.
We Did:
We are in the process of developing the final strategy which will take account of the responses received during the consultation. It is anticipated that approval will be sought from Cabinet to adopt the final version of the Retail Strategy during Autumn 2015.

Parks Satisfaction Survey 2014

We Asked:
The survey asked park users a number of questions regarding satisfaction with the park they were visiting. This survey is carried out every two years to find out satisfaction levels with local parks and what improvements park users would like to see.
You Said:
Your responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
The results of this consultation have been analysed and are displayed on the parks website.

Healthy Lifestyle Services Review

We Asked:
Outline Birmingham City Council would like your views on our lifestyle services, which includes: a. Stop Smoking services b. NHS Health Checks c. Healthy Eating/Weight Management d. Physical Activity e. Health Trainers The focus of this engagement exercise is to enable you to outline what works well and how we could improve our services in the future.
You Said:
Your (636) responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. For further information please email: birminghamlifestyles@birmingham.gov.uk

Planning Policy Document for managing the growth of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) in parts of Selly Oak, Harborne and Edgbaston

We Asked:
We asked you to comment on the proposed Planning Policy Document for managing the growth of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) in parts of Selly Oak, Harborne and Edgbaston.
You Said:
The City Council received numbers of responses during and after the closure of the formal consultation period. 76% of the respondent supported the proposed policy .
We Did:
Council adopted the Planning Policy Document for Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) in parts of Selly Oak, Harborne and Edgbaston on 30th November 2014.

School Organisation The Bridge School - Removal of Boarding

We Asked:
Birmingham City Council will be issuing School Organisation proposals regarding the removal of the boarding provision at the Bridge School. Anyone wishing to make comments or raise objections regarding the proposals will have the opportunity to do so.
You Said:
Unfortunately no responses were received for this consulation.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. For further information please email: edsisupport@birmingham.gov.uk

Palliative Care & End of Life Services

We Asked:
We want to know your thoughts on how the palliative and end of life services can be improved. By palliative care we mean services that support patients and their families with an illness that cant be cured, to improve their quality of life
You Said:
Your (9) responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. For further information please email: engagebirminghamcrosscity@nhs.net

Draft Selly Oak Supplementary Planning Document

We Asked:
Since the adoption  of the Selly Oak Local Action Plan in 2001 circumstances have changed and new opportunities have prompted a review and update; this Draft SPD is the result of that review. Building upon the guidance provided by the Local Action Plan, this SPD is intended to primarily set out a strategy for realising the economic potential of the area. At this consultation stage you have the opportunity to comment on the draft Selly Oak SPD and Sustainability Appraisal.
You Said:
Your (18) responses are gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. For further information please email: consultation_p&rsouth@birmingham.gov.uk

20mph is Plenty in Central Birmingham (area A1)

We Asked:
This consultation is about changes to speed limits in the area inside the Middleway: parts of Nechells, Aston and Ladywood. Before responding, you should look at the plans provided which will tell you the proposed speed limit for each road.
You Said:
your (80) responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. For further information please email: transportplicy@birmingham.gov.uk

School Organisation The Pines School

We Asked:
Birmingham City Council will be issuing School Organisation proposals regarding the relocation, expansion and alteration of the age range to the Pines School. Anyone wishing to make comments or raise objections regarding the proposals will have the opportunity to do so.
You Said:
Unfortunately no responses were received for this consultation
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. For further information please email: edsisupport@birmingham.gov.uk

Food & Physical Activity Service Mapping

We Asked:
We asked local organisation what services they deliver to improve physical activity and obesity for children young people and families.
You Said:
listed the number, types, outcomes of activities they provide. This was purely a service mapping exercise.
We Did:
used it to improve communications to children, young people and families about the types of services and where they are offered at a local level.

Ward Committees

We Asked:
Your thoughts on Ward Committees and whether they could be improved.
You Said:
We had mixed responses. However, many felt that the ward committees could be better advertised.
We Did:
The Committee presented a report to City Council which was agreed.

Cardigan Street - Proposed Installation of Uncontrolled Raised Crossing and Enhancement of Surfacing

We Asked:
We consulted on the proposal to provide an uncontrolled crossing and enhanced surfacing materials in Cardigan Street, Eastside.
You Said:
4 respondents supported the proposal plus 2 in principle but with reservations about the raised crossing. 1 member of the public objected to the proposal with no reasons given.
We Did:
We reduced the height of the raised crossing as requested by the 2 in principle respondents. We have also taken the enhanced surfacing element out of the scheme as there is a large amount of construction work taking place at the moment which could damage the materials. The project is due to start on site in mid-August 2015 and is expected to be completed by mid-September.

Bereavement Services Service User Questionnaire 2014 (Quarter 3)

We Asked:
We will do everything practicable to ensure that the service provided by Bereavement Services are satisfactory and meet our service user requirements. Please tell us your comments/suggestions relating to the service
You Said:
As a regular visitor to BWE cemetery I am very concerns about the state of the main road through the cemetery. Repairs are urgently needed. Even worse if the state of the derelict cemetery chapels. If finance prevents this restoration of these buildings could they please be demolished and their site cleared
We Did:
The roads within Brandwood End Cemetery have been resurfaced

Short Breaks for Disabled Children with Complex Needs

We Asked:
- What do you think of the services you currently receive? - What difference has receiving this service made to your child(ren) and your family - If you do not / did not have access to short breaks services how does / would this impact on your child(ren) and your family. - What type of short break would you like your child(ren) to receive that you are not able to access? What prevents you from accessing it?
You Said:
The services we use are good but there are not enough of them. Too often there is a waiting list, or we are only offered a service every few weeks. Children enjoy the short breaks. Staff are well-trained and able to meet the needs of the children.
We Did:
We tendered for short breaks for children with complex needs. The new service providers are expected to maximise the number of disabled children recieving a service whilst maintaining high quality provision and Birmingham City Council is working with a range of providers to look at how we can work in partnership to increase the short breaks offer.

Poolway & Meadway Regeneration Proposals

We Asked:
To ensure that residents and shop-keepers have an opportunity to engage in the discussion on the proposals for Poolway & Meadway Regeneration Area. This would inform the Cabinet of the Council before any actions are agreed.  
You Said:
Unfortunately no responses were received for this consulation
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. For further information please email: bali.paddock@birmingham.gov.uk

Witton Road / Nobel Way Junction Improvement

We Asked:
On the 2th September 2014 the consultation on the proposal to modify the junction of Witton Road and Nobel Way closed. The junction is the main access point into the IM Hub site. The proposal consists in signalising the junction in preparation of the Birmingham Wholesale Market relocation in to the IM Hub site and further development of the site.
You Said:
The main comments received from the consultation related to possible impact on Witton Road traffic flows as a result of introducing traffic signals at the junction. Assessments carried out during options appraisal for the relocation of the Wholesale Markets and development of the IM Hub Site concluded that signalisation of the junction is required to better manage future traffic from the IM Hub site and ensure satisfactory operation of the junction, in preparation for the relocation of the Birmingham Wholesale Markets and further redevelopment of the Hub site. The junction was designed to ensure that unnecessary stopping time for traffic travelling on Witton Road is minimised.
We Did:
The detailed design was reviewed and completed taking into consideration the consultation responses. Following this a Full Business Case report was prepared and approved by the Cabinet Member for Development, Transport and the Economy on 15th October 2014. It is currently proposed to implement the junction improvements in spring 2015.

MyCareInBirmingham Website - Ease of Use

We Asked:
This survey is to gauge peoples experience of using the mycareinbirmingham web site, regarding whether it is easy to use and whether people could find what they were looking for on the site.
You Said:
your (1) response was gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. For further information please email: MyCareinBirmingham.Enquiries@birmingham.gov.uk

Birmingham Cycle Revolution North West Cycle Routes - Soho Road Corridor

We Asked:
Consulting on proposals to improve the cycling facilities on Soho Road and other roads in the North-West of Birmingham.
You Said:
Your (40) responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process
We Did:
The Cycling Consultations that took place have formed the Birmingham Bike Scheme, which went live in April. If you would like more information please email: cycling@birmingham.gov.uk

Ring Road Junction Improvements at Haden Circus - Additional Proposals at Highgate Middleway / Upper Conybere Street Junction

We Asked:
We consulted on the proposal to prohibit the left turn from Highgate Middleway to Conybere Street for motorised vehicles, cyclists will not be prohibited, which was closed on 24th August 2014. In addition on 21st July 2014 the consultation on the proposal to provide a dedicated physical left turn slip lane between Belgrave Middleway and Highgate Middleway along with other junction improvement proposals was closed.
You Said:
2 respondents objected to the proposed TRO to prohibit the left turn from Highgate Middleway to Conybere Street for motorised vehicles. 16 respondents supported and 10 respondents objected to the junction improvement proposals.
We Did:
We reported the TRO Objections to Cabinet Members and received approval on 8th April 2014 to implement the TRO proposal. Works to improve the flow of traffic and improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists at Haden Circus Ring Road Pinch Point Scheme is scheduled to begin on 27th July 2015 and will last for approximately 37 weeks.

Birmingham Cycle Revolution Design Guidance

We Asked:
we are consulting on a Birmingham Cycling Design Guidance document, intended to set out standards for the construction of cycling infrastructure in the city
You Said:
Your (23) responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
The Cycling Consultations that took place have formed the Birmingham Bike Scheme, which went live in April. If you would like more information please email: cycling@birmingham.gov.uk

Birmingham Cycle Revolution South and West Cycle Routes - Harborne Road Corridor

We Asked:
Consulting on proposals to improve the cycling facilities on B4124 Harborne Road and other roads in the South West of Birmingham.
You Said:
Your (88) responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
The Cycling Consultations that took place have formed the Birmingham Bike Scheme, which went live in April. If you would like more information please email: cycling@birmingham.gov.uk

Birmingham Cycle Revolution South and West Cycle Routes - Bristol Street Corridor

We Asked:
Consulting on proposals to improve the cycling facilities on A38 Bristol Street/A4540 Ring Road and other roads in this area of Birmingham.
You Said:
Your (48) responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
The Cycling Consultations that took place have formed the Birmingham Bike Scheme, which went live in April. If you would like more information please email: cycling@birmingham.gov.uk

Birmingham Cycle Revolution South and West Cycle Routes - Alcester Road Corridor

We Asked:
Consulting on proposals to improve the cycling facilities on A435 Alcester Road and other roads in the South of Birmingham.
You Said:
Your (123) responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
The Cycling Consultations that took place have formed the Birmingham Bike Scheme, which went live in April. If you would like more information please email: cycling@birmingham.gov.uk

New Sports & Leisure Centre for Northfield District

We Asked:
residents to complete a questionnaire for a new Sports & Leisure Centre for Northfield District
You Said:
80% of replies were from were current users. The responses regarding what facilities they wanted at new Centre were:- 97% Swimming Pool for general use, 78% Learner Pool, 76% Changing Facilities, 76% Gym, 70% Cafe/Vending Area, 68% Family Changing, 66%, Health & Fitness Suite, 65% Bike Racks, 55% Dance/Aerobic Studio, 38% Car Parking
We Did:
Discussions currently taking place.

Community Mausoleum at Quinton or Lodge Hill Cemetery

We Asked:
We asked if you would support the introduction of mausoleums at Quinton or Lodge Hill Cemeteries.
You Said:
You said In principle you supported the idea and favoured Lodge Hill Cemetery as this would provide future long term burial provision.
We Did:
We carried out a feasibility study for the potential introduction of mausoulem interments at a number of cemeteries throughout the City, with a recommendation for future installation.

New Graves at Yardley Cemetery & Crematorium

We Asked:
We asked if you would support the provision of new graves at Yardley Cemetery
You Said:
You said You supported new provision as it would meet local need.
We Did:
We did : We carried out a feasibility study which recommended the future introduction of new burial provision both below and above ground.

20mph is Plenty in Central East Birmingham (area A2)

We Asked:
This consultation is about changes to speed limits in Bordesley Green, Washwood Heath, and parts of Nechells, South Yardley and Hodge Hill
You Said:
Your (64) responses were gratefully recieved and will form part of the decision making process
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. For further information please email: transportpolicy@birmingham.gov.uk

Short Break Consultation

We Asked:
We asked for peoples comments on four key proposals these were to; • Offer emergency placements at Brook House • Offer planned respite at The Laurels • Open an enablement facility at Viscount house for people with learning disabilities for up to six months • To close Allenscroft short break service in Kings Heath
You Said:
The consultation started on the 12th May and finished on the 31st July 2014. 300 copies of the consultation document were issued along with 300 copies of the consultation questionnaire, these were made available at the various meetings and a number of them were issued to the day service following the individual consultation meetings for further distribution through existing carer networks. There were 38 questionnaires returned. In total 211 people attended the 37 consultation events held across the city, out of these 47% were carers, 41% were staff and 12% were service users. Key themes raised were; • Carers expressed concern at the prospect of Brook House being solely for emergency admission, as this proposal involved the service users that were currently accessing Brook house for the planned respite to access this from the Laurels. Carers were concerned about the impact this would have on their relative in terms of their ability to cope with change and the knock effect this would have on their home life. • Concerns were expressed generally at the capacity of the Laurels to support all planned admission given its lack of disabled bedrooms and the increased volumes of service users accessing it, once Allenscroft had closed. • A number of carers expressed positive comments at the prospect of opening a new facility expressly for the purpose of learning disability enablement. • A number of carers most of which were currently accessing Allenscroft expressed concern and displeasure at the prospect of the closure of Allenscroft, a number of carers raised the consequential lack of short break facilities on the south of the city.
We Did:
• We amended the proposal in regard only having emergency admission at Brook House, planned respite will be offered at both Brook House and the laurels along with emergency admission at both • The proposal to open an enablement facility at Viscount house is in the process of being progressed • Due to their being no serious alternative to closing Allenscroft, the proposal to close Allenscroft was progressed. Alternative buildings are being looked into to replace the Laurels; focus is on sourcing a building on the south of the city.

Improving the Health and Wellbeing of Children & Young People

We Asked:
Please note this is an initial engagement exercise.  Formal consultation is planned to take place later in 2014;   Is School Nursing the best way of meeting Children and Young Peoples health needs? The health and wellbeing of all our Children and Young People from birth to 19 years is important.  Although school is only one source of influence on Children and Young People, it is an important one.
You Said:
Your (180) responses are gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. For further information please email: childrenhealthandwellbeing@birmingham.gov.uk

Proposed Partial Signalisation of Five Ways Roundabout

We Asked:
Do you support the proposals shown on the consultation drawing.
You Said:
66% of the responses received were in favour of the proposed scheme.
We Did:
Subsequent to the consultation on the partial signalisation of the roundabout, the Metro Extension along Broad Street to Five Ways was approved. This will have an effect on the original proposal and, as a consequence, the scheme is being reviewed.

Ring Road Junction Improvements - Bordesley Circus

We Asked:
Birmingham City Council has secured Department for Transport; Local Pinch Point; funding to deliver infrastructure improvements at key roundabout junctions on the Ring Road, to reduce congestion and improve access to the Central Business District and Enterprise Zone.   We are now seeking the views of the members of the public and businesses on the proposals for Bordesley Circus, Haden Circus, Curzon Circle and Holloway Circus.
You Said:
Unfortunately we did not receive any responses to this Consultation.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. For further information please email: transport.projects@birmingham.gov.uk

Ring Road Junction Improvements - Curzon Circle

We Asked:
Birmingham City Council has secured Department for Transport ‘Local Pinch Point; funding to deliver infrastructure improvements at key roundabout junctions on the Ring Road, to reduce congestion and improve access to the Central Business District and Enterprise Zone.   We are now seeking the views of the members of the public and businesses on the proposals for Bordesley Circus, Haden Circus, Curzon Circle and Holloway Circus.
You Said:
unfortunately we didn't receive any responses to this Consultation
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. For further information please email: transport.projects@birmingham.gov.uk

Ring Road Junction Improvements - Haden Circus

We Asked:
On 21st July 2014 the consultation on the proposal to provide a dedicated physical left turn slip lane between Belgrave Middleway and Highgate Middleway along with other junction improvement proposals was closed. In addition, we also consulted on the proposal to prohibit the left turn from Highgate Middleway to Conybere Street for motorised vehicles, cyclists will not be prohibited, which was closed on 24th August 2014.
You Said:
16 respondents supported and 10 respondents objected to the junction improvement proposals. 2 respondents objected to the proposed TRO to prohibit the left turn from Highgate Middleway to Conybere Street for motorised vehicles.
We Did:
We reported the TRO Objections to Cabinet Members and received approval on 8th April 2014 to implement the TRO proposal. Works to improve the flow of traffic and improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists at Haden Circus Ring Road Pinch Point Scheme is scheduled to begin on 27th July 2015 and will last for approximately 37 weeks.

Ring Road Junction Improvements, Holloway Circus

We Asked:
Birmingham City Council has secured Department for Transport; Local Pinch Point; funding to deliver infrastructure improvements at key roundabout junctions on the Ring Road, to reduce congestion and improve access to the Central Business District and Enterprise Zone. We are now seeking the views of the members of the public and businesses on the proposals for Bordesley Circus, Haden Circus, Curzon Circle and Holloway Circus
You Said:
Unfortunately no responses were received for this consultation.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. For further information please email: transport.project@birmingham.gov.uk

Public Pharmacy Questionnaire

We Asked:
As part of the process of making sure that the public health services we commission are meeting the needs of the local population, we are seeking your views on your experience of services provided through your local pharmacy. 
You Said:
Your (143) responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. For further information please email: birminghamlifestyles@birmingham.gov.uk

School Organisation The Bridge School

We Asked:
Birmingham City Council will be issuing School Organisation proposals regarding the changes to the school. Anyone wishing to make comments or raise objections regarding the proposals will have the opportunity to do so.
You Said:
Your (2) responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. For further information please email: edsi.enquiries@birmingham.gov.uk

Bereavement Services Consultation with Funeral Directors 2014 - Crematoria

We Asked:
For the overall satisfaction level of the service provided
You Said:
100% of respondents were satisfied with the level of service
We Did:
We published this information on our webpage

20mph is Plenty in Central South Birmingham (area A3)

We Asked:
For your views on detailed proposals for speed limits in Central South Birmingham.
You Said:
There is strong support for the project. You submitted a number of requests and a petition to include change additional roads or sections of road to 20mph.
We Did:
The project has been progressed and approved by Cabinet, with some amendments to the proposals.

Bereavement Services Consultation with Funeral Directors 2014 - Cemetery Service

We Asked:
For the overall satisfaction level of the service provided
You Said:
100% of respondents were satisfied with the level of service
We Did:
We published this information on our webpage and reported via the KPIs/Funeral Director Bulletin

School Organisation The Dame Ellen Pinsent Special School

We Asked:
Birmingham City Council will be issuing School Organisation proposals regarding the expansion of the school. Anyone wishing to make comments or raise objections regarding the proposals will have the opportunity to do so.
You Said:
Yoir (1) response was gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. For further information please email: edsi.enquiries@birmingham.gov.uk

School Organisation Cherry Oak School

We Asked:
Birmingham City Council will be issuing School Organisation proposals regarding the expansion of the school. Anyone wishing to make comments or raise objections regarding the proposals will have the opportunity to do so.
You Said:
Your (2) responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. For further information please email: edsi.enquiries@birmingham.gov.uk

Review of Early Years, Children's Centres & Family Support

We Asked:
Formal consultation on changes to early years services will not begin until we have an idea of our options for the future.  One of the main aims of this review is to provide those options.  This pre-consultation work is for those who wish to have a voice in the review, to share ideas on how we can tackle the challenges that Birmingham and its citizens face to provide the best for our Children & Families during the Early Years.
You Said:
Unfortunately we did not receive any responses to this Consultation
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. For further information please email: andrew.j.clarke@birmingham.gov.uk

Bereavement Services Service User Questionnaire 2014 (Quarter 2)

We Asked:
Do you have any comments in relation to the service you have received
You Said:
Lodge Hill has some areas where there are pot holes. I received a letter from Quinton that clearly stated that the deeds could be collected from Quinton yet there was an insert saying they would need to be collected from Kings Norton
We Did:
Extensive roadworks have been carried out at Lodge Hill to improve the roadways. Changed the reporting on the database to esnure the letters are updated with the correct details

Birmingham Commission for Children - Call for Views!

We Asked:
On behalf of the Birmingham Commission for Children, The Childrens Society would like to invite you to participate in our Call for Views.
You Said:
Unfortunately we did not receive any responses regarding this consultation
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. For further information please email: birminghamcommission@childrensociety.org.uk

St Andrew's Stadium Football Match/Event Day Parking - Initial Consultation

We Asked:
There have been concerns about the impact that the increase in parking on event and match days has on residents living in the vicinity of the St Andrews Stadium. A consultation was undertaken in March 2014, over an 8 week period to see if there was local support for a controlled parking zone scheme over a wide area around the stadium (see Plan A Consultation Area). The residents were asked: ‘Would you support the introduction of Permit Parking Scheme when there is a football match or major event at the stadium?’
You Said:
The findings of the consultation showed that in the wider area there was not enough support for a controlled parking scheme within the original proposed area. However closer to the stadium the support for a scheme was much greater with just over 60% of responses in favour of a scheme to control match/ event day parking.
We Did:
In response to the consultation we have redrawn the boundary of the zone (see plan A) which includes the areas with the greatest support for a controlled parking zone. A letter will be sent to all the households within the previous consultation area to inform them of the change to the extent of the zone resulting from the consultation. A controlled parking zone scheme is being prepared ready for the next consultation, which will take place in the near future within the revised boundary as shown on Plan A Consultation Area.

service reviews mark 2

We Asked:
Service Review Mark 2
You Said:
No responses were received for this consultation
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. For further information please email: janine.goodman@birmingham.gov.uk

Birmingham Cycle Revolution-Stechfrod Lane to Bordesley Green East

We Asked:
If you support the proposal
You Said:
You support the proposal
We Did:
We built the new route as per the proposed layout

School Organisation Turves Green Boys

We Asked:
Birmingham City Council will be issuing School Organisation proposals regarding the alteration of the age range. Anyone wishing to make comments or raise objections regarding the proposals will have the opportunity to do so.
You Said:
Your (1) response was gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. For further information please email: mary.lowe@birmingham.gov.uk

Birmingham Cycle Revolution-Hamstead Park and Cherry Orchard Recreation Ground proposed cycleway

We Asked:
We asked if you were supportive of the proposals.
You Said:
All responses very positive.
We Did:
A new cycle route constructed as described in consultation plans.

Primary Care and Community Mental Health Service Redesign

We Asked:
The purpose of this consultation is to gather feedback from as many people as possible in relation to: Personal experiences of using primary care and community mental health services. Your views about the information currently available about primary care and community mental health services.
You Said:
Unfortunately no responses were received for this consultation
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. For further information please email: NHSBCCCG.BirminghamJCT@nhs.net

Public health social media in Birmingham

We Asked:
The organisations and individuals on Birmingham Health and Wellbeing Board have a strong social media presence, collectively using a wide range of platforms from Twitter and Facebook to YouTube, Flickr, Pinterest and Google+ But do these accounts serve the people of Birmingham as well as they might?
You Said:
Your (9) responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. For further information please email: geoffrey.coleman@birmingham.gov.uk

Family Friendly Kite Mark Evaluation

We Asked:
To produce a situational analysis on the Family Friendly kite mark scheme.
You Said:
Your (5) responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process
We Did:
Family Friendly Kite Mark is no longer used by BCC as it has been replaced by Family Arts Standards (a National Arts Standard kite mark). For further information please email: claire.starmer@birmingham.gov.uk

Filter Me Evaluation

We Asked:
To produce a situational analysis on the Filter.me website and user profile.  
You Said:
Your (3) responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process
We Did:
Filter.Me website has been decommissioned as is no longer vialbe for use or fit for purpose. If you require further information please email: Claire.Starmer@birmingham.gov.uk

Park on Raymond Road, Washwood Heath, Consultation on Improvements

We Asked:
We asked local people to complete a questionnaire on their current usage of the park, and of their prefered improvements to the site from a list.
You Said:
The park was renamed Morris Park, following a public vote. The list of potential improvements has been put in priority order.
We Did:
We took the results to the Friends group, local councillors and other local representaitves and they supported the consultation and have asked the Parks service to develop the favourite top 8 items from the list of improvements in to an affordable scheme. The proposals are being presented at Washwood Heath Ward Committee on Tuesday 20th January, 6:30pm at Thornton Road Primary School. It is hoped that the scheme will be approved and be constructed between April and June 2015 - ready for the Summer.

Tyseley Environmental Enterprise District Local Development Order

We Asked:
When preparing a Local Development Order the City Council has a statutory duty to consult under the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2010.
You Said:
Your (4) responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. For further information please email: planningandregenerationenquiries@birmingham.gov.uk

Neighbourhood Tasking

We Asked:
What your experiences were of Neighbourhood Tasking Meetings in your local area and how what would suit your local area/ward/neighbourhood.
You Said:
To give local people the choice about what suits their area in terms of meetings. Key issues were and to increase engagement and participation of local people.
We Did:
A report of the findings was presented to City Council in July 2014. All of the recommendations were agreed for implementation by the Council.

Neighbourhood Advice and Information Service Re-design

We Asked:
For your views on the proposed changes to the current service model for the Neighbourhood Advice and Information Service (NAIS) which is devolved to District Committees; and why it is necessary to make these changes.
You Said:
There were no responses to the consultation.
We Did:
The outcome of the review of neighbourhood advice was to reshape the service and for a number of sites to close and the service refocus around main Homeless advice centres (HACs). The reshaping is still ongoing as part of the financial savings.

Community Library Service City Wide Consultation

We Asked:
for your views on the city wide savings proposals for the Community Library Service
You Said:
USAGE Loan of books and use of computers were the most 2 popular COMMUNITY LIBRARY CLOSURES Number of registered users, number of books loaned, computer access, use by community groups and proximity of other libraries were the most important factors in considering library closures and also concern was raised that libraries must remain accessible by public transport. No clear pattern of usage was identified with 81% of respondents indicating that they use libraries at various times, not at a specific time. OPENING HOURS In considering changes to opening hours, key factors were identified as libraries' busy periods and opening hours of nearby libraries BOOK FUND Smaller range and longer waiting times were main concerns. Large proportion of respondents suggested that Community Libraries should concentrate on booking lending, computers and events.
We Did:
Proposed library closures and reduction in opening hours reviewed.

Birmingham Cycle Revolution-Chinn Brook Recreation Ground Proposed Cycleway

We Asked:
Do you support the proposed cycleway at Chinn Brook recreation ground?
You Said:
The majority of the consulation results were positive for the proposals.
We Did:
The path works has commenced on site with completion due for mis October 2014, weather dependant.

Forward survey 2014

We Asked:
Your opinions on Forward, the council publication.
You Said:
It’s positive news that 91 per cent of those who responded to the survey expressed satisfaction – with 90 per cent feeling more informed about council activities as a result of reading Forward. Plus 79 per cent said they always read Forward, with only four per cent saying they rarely read it, and just one per cent never reading the publication. Whilst 23 per cent felt the frequency of Forward was not enough, two-thirds, at 67 per cent, felt the frequency was about right at four times a year.
We Did:
We’ve been working hard to make Forward a publication that residents continue to be interested in reading and we are now placing an emphasis on including shorter, ‘snappier’, proactive articles so that readers are given even more practical advice and ‘know-how’ information – as well as a general overview of what the council has been doing. We want to further increase the number of residents who feel informed about the wide-range of activities the council has to offer and we are looking at ways to encourage more people to always read Forward.

Birmingham Cycle Revolution-The Dingles & Colebank Proposed Cycleway

We Asked:
Do you support the proposed route of the cycleway at the Dingles?
You Said:
Yes
We Did:
The cycleway has been completed

Birmingham Cycle Revolution Works, Coplow Street, HW-3

We Asked:
Consulting on a proposal to place dropped kerbs to allow cyclists to access the Harborne Way route or the Birmingham canal towpath. This proposal forms part of the Birmingham Cycle Revolution Local Links programme, ensuring canal towpaths and green routes are linked to the other parts of the cycling network.
You Said:
Your (2) responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
The Cycling Consultations that took place have formed the Birmingham Bike Scheme, which went live in April. If you would like more information please email: cycling@birmingham.gov.uk

Birmingham Cycle Revolution Works, Yardley Green Road, CV-5

We Asked:
For views on a proposal to install a new zebra crossing on Yardley Green Road as part of Cole Valley cycle route.
You Said:
Why cyclist dismount signs? What will prevent unlawful car parking as this is a big problem locally?
We Did:
Cyclists will be permitted to use zebra crossings in future (from 2016) so dismount signs are temporary until legal. Design will include higher kerbs or bollards to prevent parking around the crossing.

Birmingham Cycle Revolution Works, Barford Road, HW-1

We Asked:
Consulting on a proposal to improve access to the Harborne Way by placing a Zebra pedestrian crossing on Barford Road linking Brandon Passage with Cowplow Street. This proposal forms part of the Birmingham Cycle Revolution Local Links programme, ensuring canal towpaths and green routes are linked to the other parts of the cycling network.
You Said:
Your (2) responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
The Cycling Consultations that took place have formed the Birmingham Bike Scheme, which went live in April. If you would like more information please email: cycling@birmingham.gov.uk

Birmingham Cycle Revolution Works, Trittiford Road, CV-26

We Asked:
Consulting on a proposal to improve access to the Cole Valley Cycle Route by placing a 4.0m wide Toucan combined pedestrian/cyclist crossing on Trittiford Road. The existing bus shelters will be relocated outside the area of the crossing. This proposal forms part of the Birmingham Cycle Revolution Local Links programme, ensuring canal towpaths and green routes are linked to the other parts of the cycling network.
You Said:
Your (1) response was gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
The Cycling Consultations that took place have formed the Birmingham Bike Scheme, which went live in April. If you would like more information please email: cycling@birmingham.gov.uk

Birmingham Cycle Revolution Works, Stratford Road, CV-18

We Asked:
Consulting on proposals to improve access to the Cole Valley Cycle Route. The triangular pedestrian refuge will be enlarged and left turn link from Stratford Road to Shaftmoor Lane narrowed to 4.0m to reduce speeds, reduce crossing distance and increase waiting area.
You Said:
Your (1) response was gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
The Cycling Consultations that took place have formed the Birmingham Bike Scheme, which went live in April. If you would like more information please email: cycling@birmingham.gov.uk

Birmingham Cycle Revolution Works, Fordrough Industrial Estate access, CV-9

We Asked:
Consulting on a proposal to improve access to the Cole Valley Cycle Route by extending the existing splitter island in the entrance to the retail park/industrial estate, to slow vehicles and provide a narrow refuge for pedestrians and cyclists crossing the entrance.
You Said:
Your (2) responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
The Cycling Consultations that took place have formed the Birmingham Bike Scheme, which went live in April. If you would like more information please email: cycling@birmingham.gov.uk

Birmingham Cycle Revolution Works, Hob Moor Road, CV-6

We Asked:
For views on a proposal to install a new toucan crossing on Hob Moor Road as part of Cole Valley Cycle Route.
You Said:
Ensure tactile paving correctly warns pedestrians of all shared areas and leads to crossing. Would a zebra suffice and be less intrusive?
We Did:
Toucan crossing will encourage more cycling and assist children walking to primary school. Design amended with district engineer input on tactile paving.

Child Sexual Exploitation-Scrutiny Inquiry

We Asked:
This is not a formal consultation but Councillors are keen to hear from as many people and organisations who are dealing with Child Sexual Exploitation in order to help,  influence and shape this piece of work
You Said:
unfortunately no responses were received for this consultation
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. For further information please email: iram.choudry@birmingham.gov.uk

Birmingham Cycle Revolution - Green Road to Cole Bank Road

We Asked:
If you support the proposed route
You Said:
All responses were positive
We Did:
We built the path as proposed following the consultation

Birmingham Curzon HS2 - Masterplan for Growth

We Asked:
The Birmingham Curzon HS2 covers 141ha of the City Centre extending across the Eastside and Digbeth quarters and the eastern fringe of the City Centre Core. It provides the framework and principles to guide development, regeneration and connectivity to ensure that the City can capitalise upon the arrival of the HS2 railway
You Said:
Your (50 responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process
We Did:
The results for this consultation will not be known until the end of August. If you require furher information please email: planningandregenerationenquiries@birmingham.gov.uk

Support Services Review User Survey

We Asked:
As part of the Financial & Support Services 2014 we are keen to understand the how the support services are viewed by users. As we make changes in this financially constrained environment, this information will help us change and re-shape the services in user-friendly way.
You Said:
Your (5) responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. For further information please email: Hannah.Brady@birmingham.gov.uk

Commissioning Assessment and Treatment and Forensic step down services for people with a learning disability in Birmingham

We Asked:
We really want to hear from everyone, especially people with a learning disability. We will also be talking to patients, carers, providers of services and clinicians.
You Said:
Your (6) responses were gratefully received and will formpart of the decision making process
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. For further information please email: LDcommunitypathways@birmingham.gov.uk

Improving Mental Health services for 0-25 year olds

We Asked:
We are holding a consultation between January and April 2014 to seek people's views on the design of the new service.This will include your views on: - how you would like the services to be joined up? - what services should be included? - what the services should look and feel like? We really want to hear from everyone, especially children and young adults. We will also be talking to patients, carers, providers of services, clinicians and the general public.
You Said:
Unfortunately we didn't get any responses
We Did:
What may be helpful is that on our website, there is a ‘You said, We did’ document, which summarises the feedback to our 2014 consultation on 0-25 mental health services. Here is a link to this information: http://bhamsouthcentralccg.nhs.uk/patient-and-public-engagement/0-25-mental-health-services

Birmingham Cycle Revolution Works, Cole Bank Road, CV-22

We Asked:
Consulting on a proposal to convert the existing Pelican crossing on Cole Bank Road to a Toucan Crossing. This is part of the Cole Valley Cycle Route. This proposal forms part of the Birmingham Cycle Revolution Local Links programme, ensuring canal towpaths and green routes are linked to the other parts of the cycling network.
You Said:
Unfortunately no one responded to this consultation.
We Did:
The Cycling Consultations that took place have formed the Birmingham Bike Scheme, which went live in April. If you would like more information please email: cycling@birmingham.gov.uk

Birmingham Cycle Revolution Works, Warwick Road, CV-15

We Asked:
Consulting on a proposal for existing cycle markings to be refreshed and cyclist dismount; signs added at existing Zebra crossings. Bollards to be repositioned to prevent over-run of footway by motor vehicles. This is part of the Cole Valley Cycle Route. This proposal forms part of the Birmingham Cycle Revolution Local Links programme, ensuring canal towpaths and green routes are linked to the other parts of the cycling network.
You Said:
Your (1) response was gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
The Cycling Consultations that took place have formed the Birmingham Bike Scheme, which went live in April. If you would like more information please email: cycling@birmingham.gov.uk

Birmingham Cycle Revolution Works, Coventry Road, CV-8

We Asked:
For views on a proposal to convert the existing pedestrian crossing to a Toucan crossing and realign the Cole Valley Cycle Route exit onto Coventry Road in line with the path actually worn by existing users.
You Said:
There is concern that surfacing works would cause damage to tree roots close to the path.
We Did:
Cycle route to be built using the existing path. Toucan crossing to be installed as proposed.

Birmingham Cycle Revolution Works, Formans Road, CV-16

We Asked:
Consulting on a proposal to add direction signing to the cycle route and No Waiting; road markings on Formans Road, Springfield, to keep access points clear, linking to the Cole Valley Cycle Route. This proposal forms part of the Birmingham Cycle Revolution Local Links programme, ensuring canal towpaths and green routes are linked to the other parts of the cycling network.
You Said:
Your (2) responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
The Cycling Consultations that took place have formed the Birmingham Bike Scheme, which went live in April. If you would like more information please email: cycling@birmingham.gov.uk

Birmingham Cycle Revolution Works, Bordesley Green East, CV-4

We Asked:
For views on a proposal to install a signal (toucan) crossing to offer a safer and more continuous route where the Cole Valley cycle route crosses Bordesley Green Road.
You Said:
We support the crossing but would prefer a one-stage crossing that is more convenient for pedestrians and cyclists.
We Did:
A two stage crossing is required, due to the width of the road and to prevent undue delays to other traffic. This will be installed.

Birmingham Cycle Revolution Works, Small Heath Highway, CV-10

We Asked:
For views on a proposal to create a two-way shared use path along the footway leading towards the Ackers and Grand Union Canal towpath.
You Said:
Concerned about the width of the footway for shared use. Concerned about treatment of side road entrance.
We Did:
In addition to installing the shared use path, widen the nearside lane and narrow the farside lane to help separate the shared footway from the adjacent traffic.

Birmingham Cycle Revolution Works, Cheddar Road, RV-7

We Asked:
Consulting on a proposal for Cheddar Road, Sparkbrook, to place a reflective bollard on the existing kerb built-outs and re-lay the existing road markings to highlight the built-out presence, linking to the Rea Valley Cycle Route. Additionally, to remove one concrete bollard, which is currently blocking easy entrance for cyclists. This proposal forms part of the Birmingham Cycle Revolution Local Links programme, ensuring canal towpaths and green routes are linked to the other parts of the cycling network.
You Said:
Your (2) responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
The Cycling Consultations that took place have formed the Birmingham Bike Scheme, which went live in April. If you would like more information please email: cycling@birmingham.gov.uk

Birmingham Cycle Revolution Works, Hazelwell Road, RV-6

We Asked:
Consulting on provision of a raised table on Hazelwell Road, Bournville, as a courtesy crossing and speed reducing measure, linking to the Rea Valley Cycle Route. This proposal forms part of the Birmingham Cycle Revolution Local Links programme, ensuring canal towpaths and green routes are linked to the other parts of the cycling network.
You Said:
Your (1) response was gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
The Cycling Consultations that took place have formed the Birmingham Bike Scheme, which went live in April. If you would like more information please email: cycling@birmingham.gov.uk

Birmingham Cycle Revolution Works, Brook Lane, CV-24

We Asked:
Consulting on a proposed Toucan crossing on each carriageway of Book Lane, joined by a paved area in the central reserve, linking to the Cole Valley Cycle Route. This proposal forms part of the Birmingham Cycle Revolution Local Links programme, ensuring canal towpaths and green routes are linked to the other parts of the cycling network.
You Said:
Your (2) responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
The Cycling Consultations that took place have formed the Birmingham Bike Scheme, which went live in April. If you would like more information please email: cycling@birmingham.gov.uk

Birmingham Cycle Revolution Works, Manor Farm Road, CV-14

We Asked:
Consulting on a proposal to formalise the existing on street parking and junction priority on Manor Farm Road, South Yardley, linking to the Cole Valley Cycle Route. This proposal forms part of the Birmingham Cycle Revolution Local Links programme, ensuring canal towpaths and green routes are linked to the other parts of the cycling network.
You Said:
Your (1) response was gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
The Cycling Consultations that took place have formed the Birmingham Bike Scheme, which went live in April. If you would like more information please email: cycling@birmingham.gov.uk

"Give me something to believe in" Birmingham and Solihull Dementia Strategy 2013-16

We Asked:
We asked whether people shared our vision of what services should be in place and framework for a pathways for people with dementia.
You Said:
People said that proposals for a clear supportive pathway for people with dementia and their carers were what was needed to help people with dementia to ‘live well’ for as long as possible.
We Did:
The implementation of the Dementia Strategy has moved into the Better Care Programme, allowing it to be aligned with other workstreams for older adults and supporting the development of a supportive, integrated and holistic pathway for people with dementia and their carers.

Wider Botanical Gardens Area Framework

We Asked:
The consultation exercise was held between February and April 2014, to seek views on a draft copy of the Wider Botanical Gardens Area Framework. It was publicised on the Council’s website and by direct mail to residents within and in in close proximity to the Framework area. A total of 19 responses were received, 14 of which were made via Be Heard.
You Said:
The main issues arising from the consultations were: • Road capacity, safety access and parking • Safe cycling and pedestrian routes • Concern about the impact of new indoor sports facilities • Concern about the impact of proposals on the Conservation Area • Impact on open space and wildlife • Flood risk • Concerns regarding private land matters • Support from Sport England and Calthorpe Estates • General support for the principles of the Framework
We Did:
The Framework was amended to reflect the outcomes of consultation. New sections were added to address concerns about traffic, parking, cycling and pedestrian movement, design considerations and the impact of detailed development proposals. Some private matters were the subject of further discussion between interested parties. There was further correspondence between several objectors and the Cabinet Member for Development, Transport and the Economy, and the Framework was adopted in February 2015.

LSTF Bristol Road Section 2 (Selly Oak Local Centre - Northfield Local Centre)

We Asked:
The Council asked to hear your views on highway improvements proposals as part of the Local Sustainable Transport Fund Project to address road safety concerns on Bristol Road South, Bell Hill and Shenley Lane.
You Said:
74% supportive, 26% not supportive.
We Did:
The project will commence on site in July 2015 and be completed by early October 2015.

Bereavement Services Service User Questionnaire 2014 (Quarter 1)

We Asked:
Do you have any comments in relation to the service you have received
You Said:
Please collect wreaths to keep the gardens tidy. Grave sections should be clearly signposted
We Did:
Implemented a procedure whereby we collect wreaths following the 12th night. Installed new type of wooden grave markers at Handsworth Cemetery

Kendal Rise Play Area

We Asked:
- If you support the proposals - What type of activities you would like to see the most in the play area
You Said:
- 86 out of 73 supported proposals - Climbing&swinging, spinning and sliding were top 3 choices
We Did:
- We implemented the improvement to the play area - We installed new multi play unit with climbing and sliding features, new swings, roundabout and see-saw as per the top 3 choice activities

Sexual Entertainment Venue Policy 2014 Consultation

We Asked:
The survey is intended to ascertain your thoughts and opinions on the proposed amendments to Birmingham City Council's Sexual Entertainment Venue Policy.
You Said:
The results of the survey will be used to inform a report that will be submitted to the Licensing and Public Protection Committee who will make any ultimate decision concerning the Policy.
We Did:
this response was included in the SEV Policy 2014 consultation report which was heard at the April 2015 LPPC meeting.

Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) - Bristol Road Safer Routes to Schools - Bournville School

We Asked:
We asked for comments with regards to the Local Sustainable Safer Routes to Schools programme.
You Said:
Unfortunately no one responded to this consultation.
We Did:
The Full Business Case for the proposed scheme was approved by the Chief Officer and the works are expected to be complete on site by end August 2015.

Jewellery Quarter Neighbourhood Forum

We Asked:
In deciding whether to designate the proposed Neighbourhood Forum and Area, the City Council will take into account the views local people and businesses. The application will be publicised for a period of six weeks and during this time representations will be sought from the public and any interested bodies.
You Said:
Your responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place.

Greater Icknield Draft Masterplan

We Asked:
The Greater Icknield Draft Masterplan provides guidance on development and regeneration in the Greater Icknield area located to the west of the City Centre. It provides more detailed guidance for the area building upon the proposed strategic housing allocation in the emerging Birmingham Development Plan. There are over 60 hectares of new development opportunities within the Greater Icknield area making it the largest brownfield housing led redevelopment proposal within Birmingham.
You Said:
Your responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place.

A41 Soho Road Draft Framework

We Asked:
Public consultation on the Draft A41 Framework was undertaken from 6th January – 3rd March 2014. Letters and leaflets were sent to every address point within the framework boundary. An exhibition and drop-in sessions were held at Handsworth Library on Soho Road. The consultation material advised how comments on the Draft Framework could be made. This included email, post, telephone and online via Be Heard. All affected Ward Committees were consulted. The Soho Road BID was consulted. Statutory consultees such as Centro, Environment Agency, English Heritage, Natural England and other stakeholders were consulted. The consultation exercise asked if people agreed or not with the purpose and objectives of the Draft Framework and the Development Principles set out in the document. It also asked if people agreed or not with the site specific proposals for each opportunity site. Finally we asked if people had any other comments on the document.
You Said:
Approximately 50 responses were received. The Draft Framework received a generally positive response with detailed comments relating to specific issues around the role of the local centre, connectivity, car parking, heritage and design and deliverability of the proposals. A number of comments were made which were not planning related or which the local planning authority has no control over. The majority of respondents agreed with the purpose of objectives of the Draft Framework, along with the development principles guiding development and regeneration. The majority also agreed with the site specific proposals (where they familiar with the site). The most common comment is that area is in need on investment and improvement and that the centre needs a greater range and choice of uses.
We Did:
The Framework has been amended to take on board detailed comments relating to heritage and design from English Heritage, and comments relating to connectivity, making reference to the City’s Birmingham Connected document. The Draft Framework already emphasises the need for a range and variety of uses in the centre and identifies opportunities to expand upon the local centre offer. In terms of parking, a TRO to introduce parking meters in the core of the centre is being considered separately. The Framework recognises that delivery of the proposals is a long-term process and partnership working with the BID and public and private sector interests will be required. The final framework was approved by the Cabinet Member for Development, Transport and the Economy, as informal planning guidance on 10 February 2015.

Birmingham Development Plan 2031 - Pre-submission Consultation

We Asked:
The Development Plan is part of a statutory process. An independent Planning inspector will be appointed to hold an eaxmination into the 'soundness' of the Plan.  All comments will be considered by the planning inspector as part of the examination.
You Said:
Your responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place.

Birmingham Bulletin survey 2014

We Asked:
We are looking for feedback from subscribers to help us improve the product and help us shape  content for future editions. All comments will remain anonymous in accordance with the city council's data protection guidelines.
You Said:
Your responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place.

Proposed Changes to Assisted Conception Policy (IVF)

We Asked:
When people living in Birmingham, Solihull, and the Black Country have problems with fertility, their local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) fund infertility treatment services (such as IVF) to help women become pregnant.  At present, each CCG has their own policy on infertility treatment and this means services vary according to where people live. Six CCGs across Birmingham, Solihull and Black Country wish to provide services that are consistent across the area, and are equally accessible to people experiencing fertility problems, with the aim of maximising their chances of becoming pregnant. As a result, we are proposing one policy across Birmingham, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton for the provision of infertility treatment.  
You Said:
Unfortunately no one responded to this consultation.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place.

Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) - Bournbrook/Selly Oak Local Centre

We Asked:
We asked for your views on proposals which included: • Proposed 20mph zone / limit within the local centre and adjoining roads. • Upgrading sections of footway to provide a consistent surface throughout the local centre. • Raised table (road surface) at the Bristol Road/ Grange Road/ Dawlish Road Junction. • Downgrading the carriageway from 4 to 2 lanes.
You Said:
Although we received no adverse comments to the overall proposal there were some specific issues relating to the scheme. • The scheme should be extended to Langleys Road. - The scheme has been extended to Langleys Road. • Bristol Road should not be made 20mph until the Triangle works have been completed. - 20mph on Bristol Road will be implemented as part of phase 2, after the completion of the Triangle works. • Cycle Facilities should be introduced within the Local Centre. - 20mph through the local centre will encourage more cyclists to use the Bristol Road through the Local Centre. • Raddlebarn Road, Greenland Road, Selly Park Road and Serpentine Road should also be included in the 20mph scheme. - The 20mph proposals are limited to local centre and the surrounding roads. These roads will be considered as part of the city wide 20mph proposals. • Raised table at the Bristol Road/Grange Road/Dawlish Road junction will cause discomfort for drivers. - The Raised Table at the junction has been removed from the scheme.
We Did:
We would like to thank everyone who responded. The detailed design has been reviewed and completed. The consultation responses have been considered. The Full Business Case has been signed off and construction is expected to be completed in May 2015.

Proposed Walking and Cycling Route alongside Small Heath Highway

We Asked:
As part of the Birmingham Cycle Revolution project we asked if there was support for the proposal to improve the informal path which runs next to the Small Heath Highway to provide better access to the Grand Union Canal towpath.
You Said:
As there are no residents in the immediate area surrounding the path (which runs between the Small Heath Highway and the River Cole and a waste transfer site) and there was only one option for the path improvement, the consultation focussed on key stakeholder consultation and so was removed after a short time from the BeHeard website. The key stakeholders, interested parties and landowners were in favour of the path improvement.
We Did:
We completed the improvement to this path in line with the support received from the key stakeholders.

Budget Consultation for Adult Social Care

We Asked:
We asked for views on the Directorate's budget proposals for 2014/15 and upon its proposed “Social Care for Adults in Birmingham – A Fair Deal in Times of Austerity." During the consultation period 30 meetings were held around City which were attended by almost of 400 people. In total 262 responses to the consultation questions were received, 185 questionnaires were returned and a further 77 proforma responses were received from residents in a sheltered housing scheme.
You Said:
With regards to “Social Care for Adults in Birmingham – A Fair Deal in Times of Austerity”, the first question asked: “Do you understand how the proposed future model might affect you or the person you care for?” 57% of respondents said they did, while a further 25% were unsure. The second question asked: "Do you agree with the future model to provide a fair deal in times of austerity?" 37% of respondents did not agree, while a further 31% were unsure.
We Did:
We heard many useful comments, but in the current very challenging context, we did not receive any alternative, viable suggestions to the proposals made. Therefore the recommendation to Cabinet was to proceed with the savings proposals as outlined in the 2014/15 Proposed Budget Consultation. The report to Cabinet is attached on the link above, for more details

Consultation on the Housing Allocation Scheme

We Asked:
In Birmingham , there are many more people who need a home, or existing tenants who want to move home, than there are properties available through the council and its partner housing associations. So the current scheme for allocating social housing; which has been in operation since 2009; needs to be updated so people waiting for a home are not left with unrealistic expectations. Please refer to the consultation guide for assistance.
You Said:
Your responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place.

Concierge and Night-time Security Review

We Asked:
Asked all residents who paid a service charge for this service what they thought of proposed changes to the service and whether they wished for the service to change as well as having their charge reduced. This was done via a questionnaire consultation.
You Said:
Consultation resulted in customers wanting to change the service to the proposed one from the City Council.
We Did:
Between June 2014 – Feb 2015 we implemented the new service. This meant all the blocks that were covered by this service had a new door entry panel which included a camera fitted at the main block entrances. These were then liked to a central control room where access to the blocks was controlled from and all customers has a new intercom system fitted in their flats. The overall service then went live on the 1 April 2015.

Old Rep Theatre Consultation on Transfer of Operations

We Asked:
To seek the views and opinions of hirers and users of the Old Rep on the potential of an external operator running and managing the venue.
You Said:
Unfortunately no one responded to this consultation.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place.

Review of Bus Lane Regulations in Birmingham City Centre

We Asked:
New Bus Lanes and Bus Only Roads were implemented in Birmingham city centre to support changes to bus services, the introduction of the City Centre Interchange and construction of the Midland Metro Tram Extension. The camera enforcement of Bus Lanes and Bus Only Roads in the city centre was introduced in July 2013 to improve the effectiveness of bus lanes thereby improving bus journey times and reliability for bus users.
You Said:
Your responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place.

Public consultation on a proposal to manage the growth of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) in Selly Oak, Harborne and Edgbaston

We Asked:
We notified you about Council’s proposal to introduce an Article 4 Direction to manage the growth of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) in Selly Oak, Harborne and Edgbaston and also asked your opinion on this proposal.
You Said:
We had 182 responses from a cross section of the community. We also had representations from landlord’s forums, community groups and the Guild of Students who presented a petition with 1300 signatures opposing them Article 4 Direction because they thought it would dictate where they lived. This was not the case and there was overwhelming support for the introduction of the Article 4 Direction with over 74% of those who commented, agreeing with the aims whilst 14% opposed it.
We Did:
We took proactive steps to meet with the representatives from Landlord Forum, community groups and Guild of Students and explain the aims and they understood and appreciated this. Council confirmed the Direction and it came into force from 30th November 2014. Following the introduction of the Article 4 Direction for Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) in Selly Oak, Harborne and Edgbaston, Council also adopted an Article 4 HMO planning policy for the area.

Birmingham Mobility Action Plan Questionnaire for Businesses and Organisations

We Asked:
We are having this conversation so that we can get general agreement on our vision for Birmingham's future transport system. By speaking with one voice we will be able to attract funding so that we can start work on our plans. We are also seeking some initial comments on the things that we could do to bring about change.
You Said:
Your responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place.

Birmingham Mobility Action Plan Questionnaire for Members of the Public

We Asked:
We are having this conversation so that we can get general agreement on our vision for Birmingham's future transport system. By speaking with one voice we will be able to attract funding so that we can start work on our plans. We are also seeking some initial comments on the things that we could do to bring about change.
You Said:
Your responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place.

Local Accessibility Scheme on Lodge Road

We Asked:
Birmingham City Council is working to deliver a Local Accessibility Scheme, linked to a completed housing development on Lodge Road. The aim of the scheme is to improve crossing facilities for pedestrians when accessing bus stops on Lodge Road and improving road safety for vulnerable road users. These are the improvements being consulted on:  Uncontrolled pedestrian refuge, A new street lighting column, Sign and markings and, Resurfacing of an existing footway fronting the completed housing development.
You Said:
Unfortunately no one responded to this consultation.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place.

Outdoor Learning Service Review Consultation

We Asked:
The current review on the future of the Outdoor Learning Service may affect schools, pupils, disabled children and their families.  We invite you to read the accompanying information about the service, (Consultation Support Document) and complete the following form in order to help us understand the impact of the options.  Your responses will be used to inform the cabinet report.
You Said:
Your responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place.

Birmingham City Council 2014 Budget and Planning Birmingham's Future

We Asked:
Birmingham City Council needs to find ways of making further savings next year. This means the way we deliver our services to you will have to change. We want you to give us your views on the best way of doing this.
You Said:
Your responses (944) were gratefully received and these will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
Views from the budget consultation and the service review dialogues were made available to the council decision makers to  ensure they were fully informed of any relevant concerns prior to the drafting of the business plan and budget.  A summary of the feedback from consultation can be found in the consultation chapter of the Council Business Plan on the council’s website.

Empty Properties

We Asked:
Birmingham City Council is now consulting on it's draft Private Sector Empty Property Strategy 2013-18. Birmingham, like many other major cities is faced with an acute and on-going housing shortage.  This gives rise to increased homelessness and housing affordability problems for many people.
You Said:
Unfortunately no one responded to this consultation.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place.

Draft Northfield Regeneration Framework

We Asked:
For your views on the vision, objectives, area, development principles and potential development opportunities set out in the draft Framework.
You Said:
The document should link to wider regeneration initiatives. A number of minor suggestions were put forward. There was general support for the Framework.
We Did:
Minor changes have been drafted prior to adoption of the Framework.

Children and Young People's Substance Misuse Services

We Asked:
This questionnaire is designed to ensure children and young people involved with substance misuse have the help and support they need; when and where they want it!.  The answers provided are completely confidential and the personal information entered will only be used to enter you into a prize draw for a brand new Ipad.
You Said:
Your responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place.

Sexual Health Services - Redesign Consultation

We Asked:
For your views of the Services provided by our Sexual Health Service Providers, which areas for improvement should be prioritised and what you thought of our proposals.
You Said:
We received a tremendous response, with 2,500 questionnaires submitted. There was strong support for our greater focus on outcomes. 90% of respondents agreed with the proposed outcomes to improve support for people vulnerable to/victim of sexual coercion, find and treat more young people with chlamydia, and reducing transmission of HIV, STIs and BBVs. 82% agreed with the priority outcome of fewer under 18s conceptions, and 77% with reducing the numbers of initial and repeat abortions. 71% agreed there was a need for a joined up, managed, sexual health system. 69% supported the proposal for GPs and Pharmacies to provide more sexual health services. 58% of respondents agreed with the suggestion to increase the role of voluntary organisations. There was broad support for locating clinics in the centre of the city, to the South and the North, with many responses focused on access; in terms of ensuring that (public) transport links and parking were good. There was a robust challenge to the shift away from intensive support for people with HIV. There were clearly expressed views that SRE in schools is important to future sexual health, and that the sexual health service/ system should have a role in supporting this
We Did:
We have placed a greater emphasis on achieving the proposed outcomes, and particularly focusing the services to identify and support clients experiencing sexual exploitation and coercion. The re-commissioned service will place greater emphasis on the needs of the priority groups identified, including young people, men who have sex with men, sex workers, drug misusers, children in need, and those communities with higher risk. Many responses stated how difficult navigating and accessing the current system can be and the variation in provision. This will be addressed by creating a single city-wide system, with one lead organisation managing a number of partners. Many people highlighted the importance of Primary Care (GPs and Pharmacy) and third sector organisations as part of the system and this will be part of the new service. We will also be looking closely at the location and accessibility of services and insisting on outreach and in reach provision for priority groups, including work with schools and educational establishments. As a result of the Consultation, we have taken HIV support services out of this recommissioning of sexual health services and decided to look at this area separately, across the Council as a whole to ensure there is a coordinated approach to commissioning services in future. We will be using the more detailed feedback and responses from the consultation and engagement exercises to inform the development of future service quality standards and performance indicators used to monitor and manage contracts with Providers.

Lichfield Road / Aston Hall Road Junction Improvement

We Asked:
We asked for your comments with regards to the junction improvements.
You Said:
Majority of the comments received were in support of the scheme, with additional measures requested.
We Did:
Following the feedback received during consultation subsequent amendments where undertaken to the scheme. The Full Business Case was approved and the scheme will be completed on site in autumn 2015.

Flexibility of service times for funeral services

We Asked:
Do the current service times at cemeteries meet your needs and if you would be willing to pay a preminum for service times up until 7pm
You Said:
21% of respondents said they would pay a higher fee for later service times
We Did:
Outcomes of this were reported corporately for future consideration

Your Views on Proposals for the Environmental Health and Trading Standards Services

We Asked:
1. Would you favour a single multifunctional team (Environmental lHealth, Trading Standards, Car Parking and Planning)? 2. Do you think Trading Standards and Environmental Health should sell their services to partners and other local authorities to reduce costs? 3. Are you in favour of funding an additional Approved Financial Investigator to confiscate assets/money from criminals where these are obtained through the proceeds of their crimes?
You Said:
1. Fewer than 50% supported this idea. 2. 62% supported this idea. 3. 72% supported this proposal.
We Did:
1. This proposal has not been taken forward. 2. We are attempting to do this where the opportunity arises and the result would provide a cost saving to BCC. 3. We have appointed a second accredited financial investigator.

Consultation on Proposals for Birmingham's Registration Service

We Asked:
1. Should the Sutton Coldfield outstation be closed 2. Would you be willling to pay to have your ceremony streamed on line 3. Would you use on line genealogy searches if they were available
You Said:
1. Of those that responded the majority said 'yes' 2. A small majority said 'yes' 3. Overwhelmingly the response was 'yes'
We Did:
1. Following further consultations we closed the outstation 2.We are currently looking at the feasibility of providing this service 3. We are currently looking at the feasibility of providing this service especially in relation to the financial implications

Recycling of excess heat at Lodge Hill and Sutton Coldfield Crematoria

We Asked:
If service users would have any objections to the potential use of heat that is created by the process for cooling hot gases that are produced during a cremation in order to reduce the city's carbon footprint
You Said:
96% of respondents had no objections to the proposals
We Did:
A feasibility study has been carried out into the potential use of heat

Consultation on Proposals for Birmingham and Solihull Coroners and Mortuary Service

We Asked:
1.Do you think that the Coroners and mortuary Service should be located at a different site in the city 2. Do you think that we should stop paying NHS employed Doctors for attending inquests during their NHS paid time?
You Said:
1. There was no clear consensus 2. The majority of respondents agreed that we should cease payment
We Did:
1. The Coroners and Mortuary Service remains in its current location 2, Such payments have ceased

Your Views on Proposals for the Licensing Service

We Asked:
for your views on proposals for the licensing service.
You Said:
Your responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions to be made. Results are still pending.

20mph is Plenty

We Asked:
Do you support the introduction of 20mph speed limits on Birmingham's roads, and do you think that this will make the roads safer?
You Said:
39% were in favour of the proposal, whilst 58% of respondents were against the proposal. 40% of respondents agreed that this would make the roads safer, whilst 53% disagreed.
We Did:
A pilot area has been chosen, which includes wards where a) road traffic collisions on minor roads are highest, b) there is high Councillor support for 20 mph speed limits on residential roads, or c) there is high public support for 20 mph speed limits on residential roads.

Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) - Warwick Road Safer Routes to Schools

We Asked:
We asked for comments with regards to the Local Sustainable Safer Routes to School Programme.
You Said:
There was strong support for majority of the proposed measures. A number of request for additional measures were requested. There was also some objections to some of the proposed measures.
We Did:
The Full Business Case for the proposed scheme was approved by the Chief Officer and the works were completed in spring 2015.

Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) - Pershore Road Safer Routes to Schools

We Asked:
We asked for comments with regards to the Local Sustainable Safer Routes to School Programme.
You Said:
There was strong support for majority of the proposed measures. A number of request for additional measures were requested. There was also some objections to some of the proposed measures.
We Did:
The Full Business Case for the proposed scheme was approved by the Chief Officer and the works were completed in October 2015.

Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) - Bristol Road Safer Routes to Schools

We Asked:
We asked for comments with regards to the Local Sustainable Safer Routes to School Programme.
You Said:
There was strong support for majority of the proposed measures. A number of request for additional measures were requested. There was also some objections to some of the proposed measures.
We Did:
The Full Business Case for the proposed scheme was approved by the Chief Officer and the works were completed in October 2015.

Expressions of Interest Invited from Third Sector Organisations for the transfer of two Environmental Sites

We Asked:
Third Sector Organsiations were invited to submit Expressions of Interest in undertaing a Community Asset Transfer of two sites - "Witton Lakes Lodge House" and "Mini Eden Site"
You Said:
Viewings were carried and interested parties submitted their expressions of interest.
We Did:
A local housing association was the successful applicant for Witton lakes Lodge House, and the future of the site is now assured as an environmental and community hub.

Service Reviews - Education

We Asked:
Please note this is part of an ongoing dialogue to inform the service review process and is not a consultation. The continuing review of education services will seek to address the shift in balance between the councils ability to spend on service provision and the role of schools in commissioning services, alongside the need to tackle historic high levels of spending in some areas of the education service.
You Said:
Your (10) responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
Views from the budget consultation and the service review dialogues were made available to the council decision makers to  ensure they were fully informed of any relevant concerns prior to the drafting of the business plan and budget.  A summary of the feedback from consultation can be found in the consultation chapter of the Council Business Plan on the council’s website.

'Protecting the Past - Informing the Present' City Heritage Strategy 2014 - 2019

We Asked:
It is important to canvas meaningful input from the residents from the City the Heritage Strategy serves alongside interested stakeholders; which will provide a fair and balanced critique. The strategy will be in place for 5 years and will be representative of the people of Birmingham's opinion. 
You Said:
Your responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place.

Service Reviews - Developing Successful and Inclusive Communities

We Asked:
The Review looked at council functions that aim to improve community life, build social capital, well-being and community engagement, in particular supporting the most disadvantaged residents. Services included are: Libraries and Information: including strategic services and community libraries; Community Development: including youth services, play services, lifelong learning and local car parks; Community Support and Advice
You Said:
Your (60) respones were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
Views from the budget consultation and the service review dialogues were made available to the council decision makers to  ensure they were fully informed of any relevant concerns prior to the drafting of the business plan and budget.  A summary of the feedback from consultation can be found in the consultation chapter of the Council Business Plan on the council’s website.

Service Reviews - Support Services 2

We Asked:
Please note this is part of an ongoing dialogue to inform the service review process and is not a consultation. The second support services review looked at: - Civic Catering - Building Cleaning - Services Management (such as building security) - Customer Services (including contact centre and website) - Professional Support Services (administrative functions) The review is also considering transferring some support services to Acivico Ltd, a company created by Birmingham City Council. The council faces huge cuts in its grants from Government and increases in demand
You Said:
Your (11) responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
Views from the budget consultation and the service review dialogues were made available to the council decision makers to  ensure they were fully informed of any relevant concerns prior to the drafting of the business plan and budget.  A summary of the feedback from consultation can be found in the consultation chapter of the Council Business Plan on the council’s website.

Service Reviews - A Well Managed and Resilient City

We Asked:
Please note this is part of an ongoing dialogue to inform the service review process and is not a consultation. This Service Review covers services which support the proper regulation of commercial and social life in the city. The council faces hugs cuts in its grants from the government and increases in demand. We have already made significant savings in the last two years but we still need save a further £450m by 2017/18 in addition to over £100m savings in the current financial year. Services included in this Review are:  - Bereavement Services - Mortuary/ Coroners Office - On Street Parking and Enforcement - Registrars Office - Licensing - Traffic Management and Regulation - Trading Standards - Environmental Health - Birmingham City Laboratory (BCL) - Emergency Planning (incl. Control Centre/ CCTV) - Planning Administration and Management and Local Land Charges.  
You Said:
Your responses (15) were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
Views from the budget consultation and the service review dialogues were made available to the council decision makers to  ensure they were fully informed of any relevant concerns prior to the drafting of the business plan and budget.  A summary of the feedback from consultation can be found in the consultation chapter of the Council Business Plan on the council’s website.

Service Reviews - Safeguarding, Supporting and Educating Young People

We Asked:
Please note this is part of an ongoing dialogue to inform the service review process and is not a consultation. The Review looked at how we support children and young people in the city, including safeguarding and functions to support positive outcomes for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. This includes - Social work - Adoption and fostering - Care leavers - Residential childrens homes - The youth offending service  - Family support. It also revisited education services which was reviewed earlier in the year and includes - Early years - School admissions - Education and school support and services.
You Said:
Your (70) responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
Views from the budget consultation and the service review dialogues were made available to the council decision makers to  ensure they were fully informed of any relevant concerns prior to the drafting of the business plan and budget.  A summary of the feedback from consultation can be found in the consultation chapter of the Council Business Plan on the council’s website.

Service Reviews - Adults Social Care Review

We Asked:
We have given our commitment to continue to: - Always meet assessed unmet eligible needs - Increase or decrease, as neccessary, individual budgets to unmet eligible needs can be provided for, and - Meet needs as detailed in support plans until they are changed either by re-assessment or review An update to the first paper was published in October and is available below. This followed a further review which focussed on learning disability services, the emerging older adults' integration programme and prevention activities that could release more money. The current phase of engagement on the Green Papers concludes on 15th November so that it can be fed into the preparation of budget proposals.  However, the Adults & Communities Directorate will continue to receive feedback through the autumn, and we will be formally consulting on the budget proposals for 2014/15 from December.
You Said:
Your (96) responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
Views from the budget consultation and the service review dialogues were made available to the council decision makers to  ensure they were fully informed of any relevant concerns prior to the drafting of the business plan and budget.  A summary of the feedback from consultation can be found in the consultation chapter of the Council Business Plan on the council’s website.

Service Reviews - Developing a Successful and Inclusive Economy

We Asked:
Please note this is part of an ongoing dialogue to inform the service review process and is not a consultation. This review covered services responsible for: - Ensuring that new developments are taking place in Birmingham and regeneration is benefitting priority areas - Securing investment to support business growth, by bringing in grants that can be accessed by Birmingham businesses  - Connecting people to job opportunities, and targeting opportunities towards vulnerable groups and groups with greatest need - Attracting new jobs, investment and businesses to Birmingham - Regenerating housing and providing new homes for Birmingham - Maintaining and managing Birmingham;s roads - Providing support for tourism and the visitor economy in partnership with the private sector - Setting and delivering the transport vision for Birmingham - Providing support and advice to Birminghams businesses and entrepreneurs - Managing the planning process across Birmingham - Supporting both local centres and Birmingham City Centre - Supporting the arts and cultural sector in Birmingham. - Attracting events to the city.  
You Said:
Your (11) responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
Views from the budget consultation and the service review dialogues were made available to the council decision makers to  ensure they were fully informed of any relevant concerns prior to the drafting of the business plan and budget.  A summary of the feedback from consultation can be found in the consultation chapter of the Council Business Plan on the council’s website.

Service Reviews - Safe Clean and Green Neighbourhoods

We Asked:
Please note this is part of an ongoing dialogue to inform the service review process and is not a consultation. Safe, Clean and Green Neighbourhoods covered a range of services and functions aimed at improving the living environment and making Birmingham safer and environmentally sustainable. This includes: - Waste management, refuse collection, and recycling - Street cleansing - Pest control - Community safety - Public rights of way - District engineers - Climate change - Drainage and flood risk management
You Said:
Your (22) responses were gratefully reeived and willform part of the decision making process.
We Did:
Views from the budget consultation and the service review dialogues were made available to the council decision makers to  ensure they were fully informed of any relevant concerns prior to the drafting of the business plan and budget.  A summary of the feedback from consultation can be found in the consultation chapter of the Council Business Plan on the council’s website.

Service Reviews - Support Services

We Asked:
Please note this is part of an ongoing dialogue to inform the service review process and is not a consultation. Whilst we have made significant savings in recent years and completely transformed some of our administrative functions, we are clear that further efficiencies in back office support services can and must be made, in order to limit cuts in front-line services as far as possible. But we also need to rethink the role of our strategic functions. A differently functioning council may need to be supported in a radically different way. In future the council must be able to deliver challenging priorities for Birmingham with much less resource.
You Said:
Your (21) responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
Views from the budget consultation and the service review dialogues were made available to the council decision makers to  ensure they were fully informed of any relevant concerns prior to the drafting of the business plan and budget.  A summary of the feedback from consultation can be found in the consultation chapter of the Council Business Plan on the council’s website.

Bike North Birmingham Violet Route

We Asked:
As part of Bike North Birmingham, we are developing a series of improvements to local infrastructure to serve both cyclists and walkers. We are currently consulting on proposals for what we call the Violet route: running along Goosemoor Lane into Church Road and through to Walmley Village.
You Said:
Your responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place.

Bike North Birmingham Magenta Route

We Asked:
As part of Bike North Birmingham, we are developing a series of improvements to local infrastructure to serve both cyclists and walkers. We are currently consulting on proposals for what we call the Magenta route: running from the existing College Road cycle route along Witton Lodge Road towards Chester Road Station.
You Said:
Your responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place.

Bike North Birmingham Navy Route

We Asked:
As part of Bike North Birmingham, we are developing a series of improvements to local infrastructure to serve both cyclists and walkers. We are currently consulting on proposals for what we call the Navy route: running from the existing route in Bleak Hill Park through to Erdington Shopping Centre and then up to Chester Road and Pype Hayes Park, via Grange Road.
You Said:
Your responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place.

Activity in Birmingham Parks Survey

We Asked:
Thank you to everyone who contributed to this survey - we had around 570 responses. These are now being analysed and the results will be available in early 2014. Keep an eye out for them here. Finally, congratulations to the winner of our prize draw - S.B (Birmingham) wins £50 worth of shopping vouchers
You Said:
The majority of respondents were in favour of making better use of our parks and open spaces.
We Did:
A programme of Active Parks activities was implemented across the City.

Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) - A41 Warwick Road Corridor and Acocks Green Local Centre (October)

We Asked:
Birmingham City Council is working in partnership with Centro to deliver local sustainable transport measures along the A41 Warwick Road and Acocks Green Local Centre. The schemes are part of a larger programme called Smart Network, Smarter Choices which is being delivered across the West Midlands. The scheme, on the A41 Warwick Road, includes improvements for pedestrians, cyclists and bus users, such as the provision of pedestrian crossing points, shared use footways and cycle lanes. The scheme, at the Acocks Green Local Centre, includes improvements for pedestrians, cyclists and bus users, such as the reduction of carriageway lanes from 2 to 1 in each direction, widening of existing footways (some of which will be shared use pedestrian and cyclist), provision of high quality stone footways and street furniture, formalising of parking restrictions and installation of 20mph speed limit area. These are preliminary proposals and may be subject to change depending on the response received from this consultation.
You Said:
Unfortunately no one responded to this consultation.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place.

Supporting People Social Inclusion Services – Consultation

We Asked:
Please help us by letting us know your thoughts and views on the services we are planning to re-commission by answering a short list of questions attached.
You Said:
Your responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place.

Local Sustainable Transport Fund - Area Cycle Network

We Asked:
As part of the LSTF programme funded by the DfT, Birmingham City Council is to deliver; Area Cycle Network; improvements comprising of a series of east to west cross-links to connect to the main north-south routes on Bristol Road, Pershore Road, Rea Valley Route and the Worcester and Birmingham Canal. The proposed cross-links are also to link to main attractors such as the University of Birmingham and the proposed Life Sciences Campus, and so create a more integrated network of cycle facilities in this part of the city. This scheme includes improvements for cyclists such as upgrading existing off-road green; walking routes to make them suitable for cyclists, signing cyclists via existing quieter roads, with lining and signing measures where appropriate and implementing controlled crossings where cycle routes cross main roads.
You Said:
Your responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place.

Bordesley Park Area Action Plan

We Asked:
The Bordesley Park Area Action Plan will guide the development and regeneration of the area to the east of the city centre, including Washwood Heath, Bordesley Green, Bordesley Village and Small Heath, over the next 18 years. The consultation for the current stage of the plan; the Preferred Options Report; has recently ended.  This document sets out the favoured way forward for the area, and reflects comments received during previous rounds of consultation and well as work that has been done to develop proposals in more detail.
You Said:
Unfortunately no one responded to this consultation.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place.

Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) Stirchley Local Centre - Proposed expansion of 20mph speed limit

We Asked:
We asked for comments with regards to the Local Sustainable Stirchley Local Centre.
You Said:
There was strong support for majority of the proposed measures. A number of request for additional measures were received. There was also some objections to some of the proposed measures.
We Did:
Following the feedback received during the consultation subsequent amendments were undertaken to the scheme. A preferred scheme Full Business Case was approved and the scheme was completed on site in spring 2015.

Summer Road, Sutton New Road Junction Improvements

We Asked:
The City Council is considering to introduce highway improvements measures at the junction of Summer Road and Sutton New Road. The proposals include the following: - Introduction of a flat top road hump on Summer Road on the approach to the junction - Widening of the splitter island at the junction
You Said:
Unfortunately no one responded to this consultation.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place.

Longmore Street, Belgrave Middleway, Horton Square Junction Improvements

We Asked:
In February 2013 Birmingham City Council's Cabinet approved a city wide civil Bus Lane Enforcement (BLE) regime to be implemented on a phased basis, starting with the city centre where enforcement commenced in summer 2013.  As part of the next phase, we are looking to introduce BLE measures at the junction of Belgrave Middleway with Longmore Street and Horton Square. There is a bus gate situated at this junction allowing bus movements to and from the City Centre. The Rea Valley Cycle Route (NCN5) also crosses Belgrave Middleway at this location.  Only buses, cycles and emergency vehicles are allowed through the bus gate. Two fixed BLE cameras, as well as other minor highway alterations, are proposed to be installed on Longmore Street and Horton Square
You Said:
Your responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place.

B4146 ROUNDABOUTS IMPROVEMENTS

We Asked:
The City Council is considering to introduce highway improvements measures at several roundabouts along the B4146 road corridor. The roundabouts included in the scheme are: - Cole Bank Road / Sarehole Road Roundabout - Swanshurst Lane / Wake Green Road / Cole Bank Road Roundabout - Wheeler's Lane / Brook Lane / Coldbath Road Roundabout
You Said:
Your responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place.

Northfield District Neighbourhood & Information Service Customer Improvement Survey 2013

We Asked:
For your views on ways in which we can improve our Neighbourhood Advice & Information Service
You Said:
That overall you were very satisfied with our service and found our staff to be helpful and knowledgeable. You said that you would like more pre-booked appointments and more public phones and computers
We Did:
We fed you your comments back to the Service Review Panel: We are currently looking at proposals to refurbish Northfield Customer Service Centre and these will include modern facilities that will accommodate additional self service public phone booths and computers. The Advice and Information Service will be also be reviewed with a view to including the provision of more pre-booked appointments.

Northfield District Sport & Leisure Customer Service Improvement Survey 2013

We Asked:
"...For your views of the Services provided by our Sport and Leisure and which areas for improvement should be prioritised."
You Said:
...100% of people said that they were satisfied or very satisfied with the service at Colmers Leisure centre, stating that it provided good value for money. Northfield Pool achieved 93% in overall satisfaction and value for money. The main improvements you asked for were to improve gym equipment and changing rooms
We Did:
We reviewed all our gym equipment and ensured that it was bought up to highest standards.

Northfield District Customer Service Improvement Survey Library Survey 2013

We Asked:
For your views on our Library services and what should concentrate on to improve them
You Said:
That overall you were very satisfied with the service, found what you wanted and were satisfied with the computer service. You had some anxieties about the future of Library services which varied from Library to Library and you also wanted to see more services available from Library buildings. You wanted a better choice of books and longer opening hours as well as a 4 week loan period.
We Did:
Fed all your comments back to the Service review panel. The loan period will be returning to 4 weeks.

Adults and Communitites: Making it Real Survey

We Asked:
For your views on our Making it Real Action Plan about our Adults and Communities Access Service; our Opportunities Fair and adult social care Direct Payments.
You Said:
You provided us with comments about your experiences of these things.
We Did:
We have shared these comments with the managers responsible for these services and members of our Citizen Quality Boards and will take account of your views when planning improvements in our service delivery.

Bereavement Services Service User Questionnaire 2013 (Quarter 3)

We Asked:
Service User feedback on thr service provided by Birmingham City Councils Bereravement Services
You Said:
1) Witton - Request for café, vending machine 2) Handsworth - Request for extended opening hours in evenings 3) Request for Muslim graves to have bricks around the grave onto which slabs can be laid. 4) Lodge hill - Gift aid envelopes were removed from the collection plate.
We Did:
1) Witton - Request for café, vending machine This is not feasible 2) Handsworth - Request for extended opening hours in evenings During summer site is open until after 6.00 at weekends. Opening times to be reviewed. 3) Request for Muslim graves to have bricks around the grave onto which slabs can be laid. Costs have risen significantly over last 10 years. Fees and charges are reviewed annually and agreed by cabinet member. Suggestion to be considered. 4) Lodge Hill - Gift aid envelopes were removed from the collection plate. Any collection is the responsibility of the FD. Matter passed onto FD. Staff to be vigilant.

Substance Misuse Treatment and Recovery Services – Redesign Consultation

We Asked:
Birmingham City Council would like your views on substance misuse treatment and recovery services. We are responsible for making sure that there are effective services available and would really value your thoughts on what works well and where we could make things better. We are carrying out a full review at the moment and your comments will help us decide how to improve things
You Said:
Your responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place.

Consultation on proposed Dog Control Orders

We Asked:
Birmingham City Council is proposing to make Dog Control Orders under the Clean Neighbourhood and Environment Act 2005. Prior to making such Orders, the City Council is required to carry out a full public consultation.
You Said:
All comments are welcome and should be sent to the contacts specified at the end of the Notice. Please note that all such comments must be made by Friday 20 September 2013
We Did:
the consultation on proposed dog control orders was reported to the Licensing and Public Protection Committee in 2013.

SEND Green Paper

We Asked:
Birmingham Special Educational Needs and Disability Consultation On this page you can find out more information about the Special Educational Needs and Disability Strategy. You can use it to join in the consultation about the development of a new strategy in Birmingham. You will be able to give your views on the future of Birmingham and children and young people with special educational needs and disability and their families. There are around 42,000 children aged 2 to 18 years with some form of additional need or disability; this is around 22% of the school population. Of these, about 91% are in mainstream schools and 8% are in special schools. Around 6,000 children have SEN Statements
You Said:
Your responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place.

Sexual Health Services - Engagement exercise

We Asked:
Birmingham City Council would like your views on sexual health services. We are responsible for making sure that there is a good range of services available and would really value your thoughts on what works well and where we could make things better. We are carrying out a full review at the moment and your comments will help us decide how to improve things. You do not need to have used sexual health services to do this.  There will be a formal consultation on proposed changes shortly. 
You Said:
Your responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place.

Birmingham Youth Arts Summit

We Asked:
Birmingham City Council have organised this event to inform a revised Creative Futures Strategy advised by young people. Creative Futures is the arts and culture strategy for young people.
You Said:
Unfortunately no one responded to this consultation.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place.

Local Sustainable Transport Fund - A441 Pershore Road Corridor

We Asked:
Birmingham City Council is working in partnership with Centro to deliver local sustainable transport measures along the A441 Pershore Road.  The scheme is part of a larger programme called Smart Network, Smarter Choices which is being delivered across the West Midlands.  This scheme, on the A441 Pershore Road, includes improvements for pedestrians, cyclists and bus users, such as the provision of pedestrian crossing improvements, shared use footways, bus lanes and safety improvements at junctions.
You Said:
Your responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place.

City Centre Retail Strategy - Shoppers Questionnaire

We Asked:
Your comments and ideas are important to us in understanding the future of the City Centre as a shopping destination and in developing the Retail Strategy. Please follow the link below to our online questionnaire which seeks your views on the City Centre as a shopping destination. We hope that you will take the time to complete the questionnaire.
You Said:
Your responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place.

Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) - A41 Warwick Road Corridor and Acocks Green Local Centre

We Asked:
Birmingham City Council is working in partnership with Centro to deliver local sustainable transport measures along the A41 Warwick Road and Acocks Green Local Centre. The schemes are part of a larger programme called Smart Network, Smarter Choices which is being delivered across the West Midlands. The scheme, on the A41 Warwick Road, includes improvements for pedestrians, cyclists and bus users, such as the provision of pedestrian crossing points, shared use footways and cycle lanes. The scheme, at the Acocks Green Local Centre, includes improvements for pedestrians, cyclists and bus users, such as the reduction of carriageway lanes from 2 to 1 in each direction, widening of existing footway, provision of high quality stone footways and street furniture, formalising of parking restrictions and installation of 20mph zone/speed limit. These are preliminary proposals and may be subject to change depending on the response received from this consultation.
You Said:
Your responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place.

Local Sustainable Transport Fund - Cotteridge Local Centre

We Asked:
We asked for comments with regards to the Local Sustainable Cotteridge Local Centre.
You Said:
There was strong support for majority of the proposed measures. A number of request for additional measures were received. There was also some objections to some of the proposed measures.
We Did:
Following the feedback received during the consultation subsequent amendments were undertaken to the scheme. A preferred scheme Full Business Case was approved and the scheme was completed on site in spring 2015.

Local Sustainable Transport Fund - Stirchley Local Centre

We Asked:
We asked for comments with regards to the Local Sustainable Stirchley Local Centre.
You Said:
There was strong support for majority of the proposed measures. A number of requests for additional measures were received. There was also some objections to some of the proposed measures.
We Did:
Following the feedback received during the consultation subsequent amendments were undertaken to the scheme. A preferred scheme Full Business Case was approved and the scheme was completed on site in spring 2015.

Building a new www.birmingham.gov.uk

We Asked:
Our solution is a radical transformation of the navigation structure based less on council structures and more on segmenting the site according to who our various groups of customers are and what they would like to do on it. Following this the content will also be redesigned accordingly, and new functionality to our site added as appropriate. Methodology In order to ensure our new site will meet the needs of all of our customers, we will be developing it gradually over time in a parallel site, and you are encouraged to comment and feedback to us with your thoughts.
You Said:
Unfortunately no one responded to this consultation.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place.

Advanced Manufacturing Hub Local Development Order

We Asked:
For your views on the proposed local development order
You Said:
You provided us with comments on the proposed Local Development Order for the Advanced Manufacturing Hub raising a number of planning and non-planning related issues
We Did:
We reported these comments to Planning committee on the 14th November for consideration. Planning concerns raised were addressed in this public arena and the Draft LDO is now with the Secretary of State for determination.

Bristol Street and St Luke's Draft Development Framework

We Asked:
Your comments and ideas are important to us to help shape the future of your area. The draft development framework can be viewed below and comments made through the Online Survey.
You Said:
Your responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place.

Proposed Pedestrian Improvements - Middlemore Road Local Centre

We Asked:
We are proposing the introduction of a Zebra Crossing on West Heath Road as shown on the attached drawing number CA-02027_S1_011, to improve accessibility and provide safer crossing facilities for pedestrians at this location.
You Said:
Comments received in support of the scheme
We Did:
The scheme was completed successfully on site.

Local Sustainable Transport Fund - Northfield Local Centre

We Asked:
We asked for comments with regards to the Local Sustainable Northfield Local Centre.
You Said:
There was strong support for majority of the proposed measures. A number of request for additional measures were received. There was also some objections to some of the proposed measures.
We Did:
Following the feedback received during the consultation subsequent amendments were undertaken to the scheme. A preferred scheme Full Business Case was approved and the scheme was completed on site in February 2015.

Consultation on the draft Moseley SPD

We Asked:
Birmingham City Council is undertaking a public consultation with the assistance of the Moseley Regeneration Group on Draft Moseley Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). This consultation will run from 10 June 2013 until 21 July 2013. We would like to hear your views on the Draft Moseley SPD as well the Sustainability Appraisal (SA). Background: The current Moseley Local Action Plan was drawn up in1992 and so it needs to be updated.
You Said:
Your responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place.

Proposed Bleak Hill Walking and Cycling Route

We Asked:
Do you support the proposed installation of the new cycle route along bleakhill recreation ground?
You Said:
79% of residents in favour. 21% opposed.
We Did:
The project will proceed on site. Detail plans are being completed. Works are hoped to commence in January 2014 weather dependent.

Home To School Transport - Proposed Policies

We Asked:
I am inviting you to complete the web based survey if you are currently in receipt of the home to school transport support; including the receipt of bus passes. The responses received will form part of the report received by Cabinet in order to inform the decision.
You Said:
Your responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place.

Bereavement Services Service User Questionnaire 2013 (Quarter 2)

We Asked:
Services Users for feedback on the service provided by Bereavement Services
You Said:
1) Floral Tribute area at L Hill dull and lifeless. 2) Problem with a bench in the chapel at Lodge Hill as insufficient room. 3) Annoyed that the office at Quinton is closed. 4) Cost of burial charges too high for none residents at Quinton Cem. 5) Area by the cremated remains plots at Quinton cemetery is uncultivated and scrubby. 6) A baby was buried in a public grave at Brandwood End Cem, family dissatisfied 7) A memorial permit was returned to the mason as the required signature was not present. This was upsetting to the family. 8) Gates at Handsworth cemetery were not opened on time. 9) Handsworth cemetery - Request for an early booking service for the Muslim community, single point of contact and contact numbers provided. 10) Saddened that Quinton office is closed as they like to do business face to face, instead used the telephone provided to contact KN office. 11) Witton Cem - in a poor state of repair, inadequate toilet facilities, fees scandalous, strimmers being used. 12) Lodge Hill - cremation service delayed as previous one overran, felt their service was rushed. 13) Sutton Crem - request that curtains were not drawn was not complied with. 14) Request for a shelter over the floral tribute area. 15) Handsworth - Toilets in very poor state. 16) Lodge Hill - Wrong version of music piece played.
We Did:
1) Floral Tribute area at L Hill dull and lifeless. Additional floral display installed. 2) Problem with a bench in the chapel at Lodge Hill as insufficient room. Benches have been moved to allow more room in between. 3) Annoyed that the office at Quinton is closed. The decision to close the office was taken due to efficiency savings. 4) Cost of burial charges too high for none residents at Quinton Cem. Quinton cemetery is not in the Birmingham area although it is operated by BCC. Discussions are taking place re whether to apply a reduced fee for those living close to the cemetery is under review. 5) Area by the cremated remains plots at Quinton cemetery is uncultivated and scrubby. This area is on a reduced grass cutting specification. As it becomes developed the frequency of cuts will increase. 6) A baby was buried in a public grave at Brandwood End Cem, family dissatisfied A formal response was sent on 7 May advising that no memorials are permitted on these graves and the applicant applied and signed for this type of grave prior to the interment. As the funeral director arranged the funeral the expectation is that they would have discussed the requirements of the family in advance. 7) A memorial permit was returned to the mason as the required signature was not present. This was upsetting to the family. A formal response has been sent advising that the name of the applicant was not on record and the requirement for checks to ensure the correct person applies for a memorial permit. 8) Gates at Handsworth cemetery were not opened on time. This was due to snow conditions and the paths and roads had to be cleared. The funeral was not delayed. 9) Handsworth cemetery - Request for an early booking service for the Muslim community, single point of contact and contact numbers provided. An early booking service is already provided at Handsworth for all faiths and the majority of Muslim burials take place within 24 hours, where they do not this is usually due to family choice. Contact details are already provided. 10) Saddened that Quinton office is closed as they like to do business face to face, instead used the telephone provided to contact KN office. Arrangements can be made for an officer to meet on site if required. 11) Witton Cem - in a poor state of repair, inadequate toilet facilities, fees scandalous, strimmers being used. Grounds maintenance issues have been picked up with the contractor, toilets are due to be refurbished. 12) Lodge Hill - cremation service delayed as previous one overran, felt their service was rushed. Investigated - full service time was allocated and a formal response has been sent. 13) Sutton Crem - request that curtains were not drawn was not complied with. Investigated. 14) Request for a shelter over the floral tribute area. Quotation received but cost prohibitive at present. 15) Handsworth - Toilets in very poor state. Toilets due to be refurbished. 16) Lodge Hill - Wrong version of music piece played. Organist played the version supplied by FD. This matter has been taken up with the FD.

Autism Strategy for Adults in Birmingham 2013 - 2016

We Asked:
We are consulting to get people's views on the strategy and direction of travel.  The aim of the final strategy is to improve the lives of all those with autism. 
You Said:
Your responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place.

Shelforce Service Redesign 2013

We Asked:
Shelforce operates as a trading account within the Development & Culture Directorate, delivering part of the Council's employment support services to disabled people, predominantly the Work Choice contract on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions.  Over the past few years, since the completion of the Decent Homes Programme, Shelforce has found it increasingly difficult to secure sales in the highly competitive and unpredictable construction market covering both the private and public sectors. This has resulted in Shelforce's trading deficit increasing significantly over the last three years.
You Said:
Unfortunately no one responded to this consultation.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place.

Proposed Changes to the Domestic Recycling and Rubbish Collection Service

We Asked:
For your views on how the wheelie bins proposals for Birmingham should be implemented.
You Said:
You provided us with comments on how Birmingham Residents could increase recycling and reduce rubbish, including rubbish spilt on to the streets, via the use of wheelie bins.
We Did:
We reported these comments to Cabinet on 16th September 2013. The roll out of wheelie bins across the City will be implemented by the end of December 2015.

Proposal to establish Family Support Hubs

We Asked:
Family Support and Safeguarding Services Redesign and Discussion on Changes in Children's Centre / Locality Reach Boundaries. Proposals have been developed aimed at significantly improving the service offer to children and their families by integrating the family support and social care services within the Directorate to establish multi-disciplinary Family Support and Safeguarding Teams with an area focus.  The managers across Family Support and Social Care will work together in co-located hubs to ensure there is a family support offer; available across the system which is able to provide a timely intervention that is responsive to individual and local needs, and build capacity.
You Said:
Unfortunately no one responded to this consultation.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place.

On Street Parking - Extension Of Operational Hours

We Asked:
For feedback on the changes to the on-street parking arrangements in Birmingham city centre, which were implemented in October 2011
You Said:
No responses were received.
We Did:
There was no change to the parking arrangements as a result of this survey.

DES/Forward 4 Work Service Redesign

We Asked:
For your views on the Disability Employment Solutions redesign which was aimed at strengthening and focusing the service on current and emerging delivery priorities. Repositioning the service to achieve greater alignment and streamlining of functions resulting in increased productivity, greater efficiencies and improved outcomes for service users. It takes account of the changed policy and funding landscape across the employment and skills arena at a national, regional and local level. It provides the opportunity to respond to the impact of business transformation, efficiencies, financial savings and budget pressures.
You Said:
That you would like Forward 4 Work to remain open and to continue to do what it does very well; make service standards/improvements required; deliver more work focused training; continue to deliver Work Choice; Improve information and be clear about the services provided.
We Did:
Taking into full consideration the responses and ongoing dialogue with a range of stakeholders including clients, carers, training providers, DWP and voluntary sector providers we implemented a service redesign process that resulted in a more streamlined, efficient service focussing on the individual needs of clients. Principally this has involved making full use of the Work Choice contract where appropriate. Following a series of individual review meetings involving staff, client and carers we have been able to effectively transition existing service users to alternative service provision. Adults & Communities are delivering services to people with disabilities with high level support needs and is offering daycentre provision utilising personal budgets from the Inkerman Street site. The Work Choice programme has increased and now supports over 100 disabled people into training, work experience, work trials, apprenticeships and employment.

Forward Survey 2013

We Asked:
Birmingham City Council produces Forward magazine which highlights the work and initiatives of the council and its partners. Your views are important to Birmingham City Council; and we want to make sure that Forward is useful to you and includes all the information you need about our services, initiatives and events.
You Said:
Unfortunately no one responded to this consultation.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place.

Waterworks & St Johns On-Street Parking Review

We Asked:
Following the introduction of the Chamberlain Gardens Controlled Parking Zone, we received feedback from people in the Waterworks and St. Johns area, suggesting that parking has become more difficult. We believe the ideas shown in our initial design would help to protect on-street parking provisions for the local community. Such a scheme would prevent people who are travelling to destinations outside Waterworks and St. Johns from leaving their cars in your street, making it far easier for you to park close to your home or local business.
You Said:
Unfortunately no one responded to this consultation.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place.

Ladywood Parking Review

We Asked:
Consulting on the principle of a change to on-street parking controls in the Central Ladywood and St Marks areas.
You Said:
Unfortunately no one responded to this consultation.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place.

Young Researchers - Health issues for young people in care/care leavers

We Asked:
Looked after young people/care leavers are taking part in a series of initial consultation groups to inform the development of long-term research projects into health issues affecting this group by Warwick University. Issues which have been explored so far are: immunisation, mental health and transitions from care. The Young people involved are gaining skills in user-led research.
You Said:
Unfortunately no one responded to this consultation.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place.

Consultation on Future Management of Allotments

We Asked:
A Consultation with tenants, Associations and the Birmingham District Allotments Council (BDAC) on the way allotments will be managed in the future.
You Said:
Unfortunately no one responded to this consultation.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place.

Bereavement Services Service User Questionnaire 2013 (Quarter 1)

We Asked:
Service Users to provide feedback on service provided by Bereavement Services
You Said:
1) General maintenance of Witton Cem below standard 2) Cremation service delayed due to pervious service overrunning at Lodge Hill Crem x 2 3) Charges for witness scattering of cremated remains too high. 4) 10 year Lease period for after cremation memorialisation too short. 5) Sound system at Lodge Hill crem was inadequate. 6) There should be groundsheets around the grave for the safety of the pall bearers and cleanliness of footwear. 7) Sending questionnaires out 7 days after the funeral is insensitive. 8) Graves too close at Quinton. 9) All FD should provide clients with a written statement concerning the cremation service times and the fees for overrunning. 10) Quinton Cem. Flowers following a burial were left under a tree. Gents toilets awful.
We Did:
1) General maintenance of Witton Cem below standard This has been raised with the Grounds Maintenance client. 2) Cremation service delayed due to pervious service overrunning at Lodge Hill Crem x 2 Investigated and additional use of chapel fee charge applied as appropriate. Fad’s reminded of the need to keep to service times. 3) Charges for witness scattering of cremated remains too high. Fees and Charges are set in line with the corporate charging policy. 4) 10 year Lease period for after cremation memorialisation too short. Lease periods were reviewed and a decision was taken for the majority to remain as 10 year leases. Lease for sanctum memorials are longer than 10 years. 5) Sound system at Lodge Hill crem was inadequate. A new system has been installed. 6) There should be groundsheets around the grave for the safety of the pall bearers and cleanliness of footwear. Wallboards and grass mats are in use, groundsheets are unsuitable as they become slippery when wet. 7) Sending questionnaires out 7 days after the funeral is insensitive. Previous polls have established that this is the most appropriate time. 8) Graves too close at Quinton. Existing sections have graves are laid out on 4' centres. In response to larger coffins and prevailing ground conditions. New sections have graves laid out at 5' centres which provide more room in between graves. 9) All FD should provide clients with a written statement concerning the cremation service times and the fees for overrunning. A copy of Bereavement Services fees and charges is sent to FD’s following a change and they are available on the BCC website. FD’s are aware of the crematoria booking times. Service times were discussed at the FD meeting. 10) Quinton Cem. Flowers following a burial were left under a tree. Gents toilets awful. On investigation FD’s omitted to deliver flowers for the service and placed them nearby. Toilets are due to be refurbished.

Birmingham's Smart City Commission Vision

We Asked:
To find out the views of residents in wider Birmingham about Birmingham Smart City Commission's Vision Statement by consultation with Cabinet members, the residents and businesses of Birmingham
You Said:
Unfortunately no one responded to this consultation.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place.

Green Living Spaces Plan 2012

We Asked:
For feedback on the Draft Green Living Spaces Plan 2012
You Said:
We received comments and suggestions from a diverse range of interested parties
We Did:
Publish a Green Living Spaces Plan - availble from the City Council website

Budget Proposals 2013/2014 - Rights and Participation Service

We Asked:
Rights and Participation Service have consulted with young people on BCC's budget proposals for 2013/14 and the proposed Future Operating Model, and facilitated their involvement in the City-wide consultation process.
You Said:
Unfortunately no one responded to this consultation.
We Did:
Views from the budget consultation and the service review dialogues were made available to the council decision makers to  ensure they were fully informed of any relevant concerns prior to the drafting of the business plan and budget.  A summary of the feedback from consultation can be found in the consultation chapter of the Council Business Plan on the council’s website.

Health Art Consultation

We Asked:
Young People from Birmingham's Children in Care Council (CICC) were invited to participate in creating an artistic montage to communicate the views and opinions of Children in Care around Health.
You Said:
Unfortunately no one responded to this consultation.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place.

Newey Goodman Park Play Improvements

We Asked:
your opinion on chosed equipment, any additional comments and items to be considered for the project.
You Said:
as well as being supportive of proposals concerned about the location, anticipated noise increase and disruption from parked cars
We Did:
The scale and location of facilities chosen have been carefully selected to suit the site and benefit as many users as possible. Most noise from recreational use will be concentrated around the games area which will be contained on the existing hard surface far away from any housing. New decorative tree planting will help to filter noise and screen the new features. The open space is of a neighbourhood scale and most users will be accessing the site on foot. Occassional users arriving by car will be able to park on Stratford Road.

Development and Culture Directorate 2013/14 Savings Proposals and Business Plan

We Asked:
Our vision is for a prosperous smart sustainable city, built on an inclusive economy. We need to identify savings and we do this by continual review of our budgets to reduce costs, increase income and improve productivity. This helps us deliver growth and economic prosperity thereby reducing the reliance of citizens on our services and makes scarce public resources go further. This is an essential strategy in meeting the challenges we face
You Said:
Unfortunately no one responded to this consultation.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place.

Allotments Cash Handling Safeguarding Measures

We Asked:
see below.
You Said:
see below.
We Did:
The Guidance Note is sent to all Association Secretaries to be used for future banking. Next Steps - To ensure that training is given within our Training Workshops for Allotment Associations on the best practise for the collecting rent on our behalf.

Birmingham City Council 2013 Budget and Business Plan

We Asked:
Birmingham City Council is consulting on the options for its 2013+ Budget and Business Plan. The City Council is facing a particular financial challenge this year and it is important that as many people and organisations; have their say and put forward their views on the budget to the City Council.
You Said:
Unfortunately no one responded to this consultation.
We Did:
Views from the budget consultation and the service review dialogues were made available to the council decision makers to  ensure they were fully informed of any relevant concerns prior to the drafting of the business plan and budget.  A summary of the feedback from consultation can be found in the consultation chapter of the Council Business Plan on the council’s website.

Libraries: Changes to Standard Load Period

We Asked:
Birmingham libraries were proposing to change their standard loan period from 28 days to 21 days. The purpose of this change is to improve access to the most popular lending material and reduce the amount of time that readers must wait to receive books they have requested.
You Said:
Unfortunately no one responded to this consultation
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. If you require further information please email: phil.burns@birmingham.gov.uk

Wholesale Markets Consultation Exercise

We Asked:
The consultation is on a wider range of options for the future of the Birmingham, on which traders views are sought. 4 workshop events will take place over two days. It follows on from the original consultation which took place in November 2011 and covered all market users, tenants in the Wholesale, Rag, Open and Indoor on the future of the Wholesale Market.
You Said:
Unfortunately we have not received any responses to this consultation
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. If you require further information please email: richard.healy@birmingham.gov.uk

Healthwatch Birmingham Consultation

We Asked:
This consultation is about how Healthwatch should be set up in Birmingham to work for you and your community.  From June to September 2012, we will be finding out how individuals, groups and communities across the city want to shape Healthwatch so it works for them.
You Said:
Unfortunately no one responded to this consultation
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. If you require further information please email: healthwatch@bhwbb.info

Grant Appraisal and Award Procedures and Guidance v0.2 Consultation

We Asked:
Birmingham City Council has designed a new grant application form which has been automated within MS Excel to assist organisations with the process.  Please feed any comments you have on either the MS Excel Application Form or the Procedure and Guidance by email to database@bvsc.org by 10th September 2012.
You Said:
Unfortunately no one responded to this consultation
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. If you require further information please email: Stephanie.Prutton@birmingham.gov.uk

Shelforce Service Redesign

We Asked:
The Council is looking at options to safeguard the future of Shelforce. We are seeking the views of key stakeholders on the redesign proposals of Shelforce. The consultation will take place between May and 22nd August 2012. Stakeholders will be sent an email inviting them to make comment via the Be Heard database and respond via a questionnaire.
You Said:
Unfortunately no one responded to this consultation
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. If you like further information please email: judy.thomas@birmingham.gov.uk

Commissioning Strategy for Carers to 2026

We Asked:
On behalf of the Birmingham Carers Partnership Board, we have started this consultation because the previous Carers Commissioning Strategy which listed what we were going to do, has now expired and the Board we wishes to create a new strategy that lasts to 2026. The 2001 census identified that approximately 100,000 people in Birmingham provided unpaid care and that around 4,250 of them were young carers.
You Said:
Unfortunately no one responded to this consultation.
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. If you require further information please email: carers2026@birmingham.gov.uk

Core Strategy for Birmingham - Emerging Strategy

We Asked:
The Core Strategy will become the key strategic overarching planning policy document for development in the city of Birmingham. The Strategy will set out wide ranging policies that include economic growth, new housing construction, retail growth, employment provision, the environment, transportation, sport, education and health.
You Said:
Unfortunately no one responded to this consultation
We Did:
This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. If you require further information please email: planning.strategy@birmingham.gov.uk