We Asked, You Said, We Did

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

We Asked

Do you agree with the proposal to remove the minimum engine size restriction for private hire vehicles.

You Said

More than 80% of respondents were in favour of the removal of the minimum engine size requirement for private hire vehicles.

We Did

The results of this consultation will form part of a report which will be heard and approved by members at a future Licensing and Public Protection Committee before the requirement can be removed or amended.

We Asked

Whether you think the introduction of a penalty point scheme will help drive up standards of drivers and vehicles.

You Said

The results were split with half of respondents feeling that the introduction of a penalty point scheme will help drive up standards of drivers and vehicles with the other half feeling it will not make a difference.

We Did

The results of this consultation will form part of a report which will be heard and approved by members at a future Licensing and Public Protection Committee before any penalty point scheme can be adopted and introduced.

We Asked

Do you think it should be compulsory for hackney carriage vehicles to be equipped to accept card payments

You Said

The majority of responses were in favour of hackney carriage vehicles being equipped to accept card payments with more than 75% of responses feeling this should be a compulsory measure.

We Did

The results of this consultation will form part of a report which will be heard and approved by members at a future Licensing and Public Protection Committee before this can be made a mandatory requirement.

We Asked

For comments/views on the proposed new set of conditions attached to the licences issued in respect of Hackney Carriage Vehicles.

You Said

Almost 70% of respondents felt the proposed conditions went far enough to ensure the safety of the public.

We Did

The results of this consultation will form part of a report which will be heard and approved by members at a future Licensing and Public Protection Committee before any action can be taken by our officers.

We Asked

We asked for your views on the proposals for a residential scheme ar Perry Barr which will form part of the Athletes' Village for the 2022 Commonwealth Games and afterwards provide housing for local people.

You Said

A wide range of comments were received online and at an exhibition held in the local area.

We Did

This was part of the pre-application process - your comments will form part of the statement of community involvement produced to support the planning application wich will be submitted in July.

We Asked

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

You Said

The prices are too high.

The curtains at Lodge Hill Crematorium were not working

A list of hymns should be made available to Undertakers

 

We Did

The fees for 2017 have not been increased in 2018

The curtains were repaired and fully operational within a few days

Funeral Directors have the list of hymns available at each crematorium. They also have access to an online library of music that is available at the crematoria that operate the digital music system.

Results

222 responses were obtained from the consultation.  There were a lot of positive comments in relation to the service and the overall level of satisfaction was 97% from those who responded to this question.  Any actions arising from this consultation have been put into an action tracker and will be progressed separately.

We Asked

We asked for your comments on the proposal to change the age range of St Benedict's Infant School.

You Said

There were 2 responses with comments received during the statutory consultation period (representation period). A summary analysis of the comments is attached to this consultation page.

We Did

The School Organisation Team fo Birmingham City Council looked at the comments in detail and produced the summary analysis attached to this consultation page. Personal data has been removed from teh responses (redacted). All comments were shared with the decision makers with a copy of the analysis for their consideration.

 

Determination (decision):

This proposal was approved jointly by the Leader of the Council and the Assistant Director for Children and Young People on 18th April 2018.

The Local Authority, in exercise of the powers confered on it, has determined to implement the proposal as details.

Please see attached the letter of determination and a link to the decision on the Birmingham City Council website.

We Asked

As part of our informal consultation (pre-statutory), we asked for your comments on the draft proposal to change the age range of St Benedict's Infant School to become a primary school.

You Said

We received 213 responses.  73 responses contained written comments.*

We Did

The School Organisation Team of Birmingham City Council looked at all of the comments in detail.   *A summary analysis of the comments is attached to this consultation webpage.

Comments have been considered in the preparation of a final proposal document for formal (statutory) consultation.

We Asked

We asked for your comments on the proposal to expand Harborne Primary School by enlargement onto an annex at Court Oak Road, Harborne.

You Said

There were 76 responses to the consultation.  67 responses contained written comments.*

We Did

The School Organisation Team of Birmingham City Council looked at all of the comments in detail and produced a summary analysis. Personal data has been removed from the responses (redacted). All comments will be sent to the decision makers with a copy of the summary analysis for their consideration.

*The summary analysis is attached to this consultation webpage. 

Determination (decision):

This proposal was approved jointly by the Cabinet Member for Children Families and Schools and the Corporate Director for Children and Young People on 26th March 2018.

The Local Authority, in exercise of the powers conferred on it, has determined to implement the proposal as detailed.

Please see attached the letter of determination and a link to the decision on Birmingham City Council website.

 

We Asked

This is an evaluation of your experiences on the ASYE scheme.

You Said

11 responses were received.

We Did

Contact margaret.a.stratton@birmingham.gov.uk with any questions.

We Asked

About The Consultation on Proposed Admissions Arrangements.

You Said

Various comments.

We Did

Fed those back to the necessary admission authorities.

We Asked

We have a Vision for Birmingham to make it a city of inclusive growth where the opportunities and benefits of progress and investment are felt by all.

You Said

639 responses were received.

We Did

Contact Budget_Views@birmingham.gov.uk with any questions.

We Asked

What you thought about the signage and advertising on private hire vehicles: are there too many signs on private hire vehicles or not enough; are they too big or too small; do they provide the right information; what do you think about their design and colour?

You Said

Responses were mixed with the majority favouring the existing colour scheme used for BCC signage and in general the current signage used. The exception being that the majority of respondents did not believe semi-permanent door signs to be necessary.

The majority of respondents did however feel that private hire vehicles should display the name and contact details of the company its driver is working for in the form of a magnetic sign. 

In relation to advertising on private hire vehicles responses were more split.  

We Did

The results of this consultation will form part of a report which will be heard and approved by members at a future Licensing and Public Protection Committee before the signage requirements can be amended.

We Asked

Councillor Waseem Zaffar, working in partnership with Tell Mama, would like to hear your views on hate crime and discrimination in your work place, Birmingham and the UK in general. This questionnaire will feature questions specifically about your personal experience, your views on what is being done to address hate crime and your thoughts on how efforts to tackle hate crime can be improved.

You Said

109 responses were received.

We Did

Contact Waseem.Zaffar@birmingham.gov.uk with any questions.

We Asked

The Council wishes to carry out  consultation on proposals to introduce Selective Licensing for private rented properties in Stockland Green Ward, as part of the Councils approach to improving standards in the private rented sector. If approved it will mean all private landlord property in the designated area will have to have a licence from the Council. The consultation will run from 11 September 2017and close on 31 December 2017.

You Said

176 responses were received.

We Did

Contact PRS@birmingham.gov.uk with any questions.

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

1. Flowers for services any day apart from Friday are left in place longer

2. When we lost our baby at 22 weeks pregnant, the certificate of cremation referred to  non-viable foetal remains. Why could age section not read 22 weeks gestation?

3. The wooden temporary grave marker seems rather small for the price. I think it should be 50% larger.

We Did

1. All flowers are left for seven days prior to removal, regardless of upon which day the service occurred.

2. Cremation certificates now show the gestation age of a baby.

3. Larger grave markers are available.

We Asked

Birmingham City Council Older Adults Day Care Service will always try to provide you and the person who cares for you; with the best possible service, but we can never be perfect.

You Said

101 responses were received.

We Did

Contact sueb.jabbar@birmingham.gov.uk with any questions.

We Asked

In November/ December a consultation regarding the proposed Traffic Regulation Orders associated with the above scheme. 

You Said

There was a significant response rate to many differing elements of the proposals.

We Did

A decision on the scheme has now been taken and can be viewed using the link below.

We Asked

We are in the process of reviewing the Register Office fees and charges for 2018-19 and would welcome your views on proposed fee increases for ceremonies.

You Said

4 responses were received.

We Did

We Asked

We are in the process of reviewing the Register Office fees and charges for 2018-19 and would welcome your views on proposed fee increases relating to the Nationality Checking Service & Citizenship ceremonies. Please complete this questionnaire for thse services which you used in relation to Birmingham Register office

You Said

17 responses were received.

We Did

Contact register.office@birmingham.gov.uk with any questions.

We Asked

The funding has been made available from Sutton Coldfield Town Council to provide new trim trail in New Hall Valley Country Park between the two existing play areas. The proposal include 8 pieces of timber trim trail equipment installed with grass matting surface. Please see attached layout plan for details. We would like your comments on this proposal.

You Said

26 responsese were received.

We Did

Contact lpg@birmingham.gov.uk with any questions.

We Asked

This survey is to evaluate knowledge level of staff on E Services provided by the Library of Birmingham. This is to understand what staff know on how to advise customers on our eBook and eAudio collection. 

You Said

42 responses were received.

We Did

Contact jangir.hussain@birmingham.gov.uk with any questions.

We Asked

You were asked to provide your comments on the proposed Local Links to be delivered as part of Birmingham Cycle Revolution Phase 3.

You Said

Several comments were received for the proposed scheme with some valuable suggestions for revisions to the design.

We Did

Where possible the comments were incorporated into the final design. It is expected that the scheme will be delivered during spring/summer 2018.

We Asked

Birmingham City Council is consulting on a draft revised Local Validation List. The consultation period is from 24 October – 5 December 2017. We would be pleased to receive any comments that you may have on the proposed changes to the list.

You Said

6 responses were received.

We Did

Contact planning.strategy@birmingham.gov.uk with any questions.

We Asked

We asked for your comments on Birmingham City Council's proposal to establish a resource base for special educational needs at Boldmere Infant and Nursery School and Boldmere Junior School.

You Said

During the statutory consultation (representation) period we received 31 responses.

For further details, please see the consultation results summary in the documents area of this webpage.

We Did

We analysed the comments and created the consultation results summary document. We downloaded or digitised all responses and removed personal or identifying information (redacted).  We have sent all of the redacted responses with a report to the decision makers (Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Schools and the Corporate Director for Children and Young People).  The responses will be considered as part of the decision making process.

We will update this section with further inforamtion once a decision has been made.

Determination (decision):

This proposal was approved jointly by the Cabinet Member for Children Families and Schools and the Corporate Director for Children and Young People on 23rd January 2018.

The Local Authority, in exercise of the powers conferred on it, has determined to implement the proposal as detailed.

Please see attached the letter of determination and a link to the decision on Birmingham City Council website.