We Asked, You Said, We Did

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

We Asked

We asked for your comments on the school organisation proposal to establish a nursery class at Colebourne Primary School.

You Said

We received one reponse to the consultation which was in favour of the proposal.

We Did

The decision makers have approved the proposal to establish a nursery class at Colebourne Primary School with effect from 1st September 2019.

A link to the decision report can be found on this web page.

Thank you

We Asked

We asked for your comments on the proposal to alter the lower age limit of Gunter Primary School from 3 years to 4 years to remove the nursery.

You Said

We received 48 reponses.

An analysis of the responses can be found in the decision report.

We Did

The proposal was approved on 14th June 2019 and a link to the decision report can be found at the bottom of this page.

 

We Asked

For your comments regarding Birmingham City Council's proposal to transfer Oscott manor School to a new site.

You Said

We received 18 responses to the consultation, all of which were in favour of the proposal.

We Did

The proposal was approved on 15th June 2019.

A copy of the decision can be found via the link at the bottom of this page.

 

We Asked

We asked for your comments on the proposal to revoke the implementation of 6th Form provision at Turves Green Boys School.

You Said

We received 4 responses to the consultation as described in the results. One response had written comments expressing concern about the amount of local provision if the 6th Form is revoked.

We Did

We analysed the responses and updated the results section of this webpage. The concerns about local provision were investigate and can confirm that there is sufficient further education provision in the area if the 6th Form is revoked.

We redacted (removed) presonal details from the responses before sharing with the decision makers for their information and consideration.

The joint decision makers at Birmingham City Council are:
Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and Culture;
Director of Education and Skills.

This webpage will be updated when the decision is known (before 11th June 2019).

 

We Asked

We asked for comments on the proposal to remove boarding provision from Skilts School with effect from 31st july 2019.

You Said

We received a total of 20 responses to this proposal during the statutory consultation period. One response was a type of petition signed by 33 members of staff.  We received responses from pupils, parents, staff, a Birmingham Councillor and a Birmingham MP. A summary analysis of the results is attached to this consultation webpage.

We Did

We analyised the comments and produced the summary analysis attached to this webpage. We redacted (removed) personal details from the comments before sharing in full with the decision makers for their information and consideration.

The decision makers at Birmingham City Council are:
Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and Culture;
Director of Education and Skills.

This webpage will be updated when a decision is known (before 28th May 2019).

We Asked

We asked for your comments on the proposal by the Governing Body of Saint Mary's Church of England Primary School to change the school from Voluntary Controlled to become Voluntary Aided (VC to VA).

You Said

During the statutory consultation period we received one response from a parent oposed to the proposal. The response contained concerns that the future curriculum and ethos of the school would not be inclusive of other faiths.

We Did

We analyised the comments received.  We redacted (removed) personal details from the comments before sharing with the Governing Body (care of the school). The school provided a response to the concerns which was forwarded to the stakeholder.

The anonymised comments and the school's response will be shared with the decision makers for their information and consideration.

The decision makers at Birmingham City Council are:
Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and Culture;
Director of Education and Skills.

The proposal was approved by Cabinet Member for Education Skills & Culture and the Director of Education & Skills.

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

A link to the decision can be found on this website.

We Asked

For your comments and views on two proposals;

  • Discontinue Wilkes Green Infant School
  • Alter the Age Range of Wilkes Green Junior School from 7 - 11 to 3 - 11 years
  • Enlarge the Premises of Wilkes Green Junior School (to include the Infant School buildings.
  • These proposals, if approved will result in a single all through primary school with effect from 1st May 2019.

You Said

Thank you to those of you who took the time out to respond, this was greatly appreciated.

  • We received 55 responses to the consultation, 53 of which were in favour of the proposals.
  • The majority of the responses were from parents.
  • Only five of the responses included comments.
  • Please see the attached summary.

We Did

All comments received were sent along with a report to the decision makers.

The proposals were considered and approved on 31st March 2019.

Please see the link to the decision report at the bottom of this page.

Thank you again for taking time to send us your views and comments.

We Asked

This consultation has now closed

You Said

13 responses where received

We Did

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

We Asked

It is proposed that the Local Welfare Provision for ‘white goods’ and furniture is reduced. The proposal will leave the crisis element for food and utilities at its current level. The Service has managed the previous reduction by working with voluntary suppliers of ‘white goods’ and furniture to supply goods in the first instance and will continue to signpost to those organisations. White goods from voluntary suppliers are all subject to a charge and some also charge a reduced amount for furniture.

The available fund will reduce from £783k to £479k for 2019/20 and further reduce to £323k for 2020/21.   

You Said

All responses received were collated and fed back as part of the consultation process 

We Did

The Council have decided not to reduce funding for Local welfare Provision and to keep the level of Provision at £783k   

We Asked

We asked for your comments on the proposal by the Interim Executive Board of Al-Hijrah School to change the age range of Al-Hijrah School to become a primary school.

You Said

A total of 1013 responses were received from parents, pupils, school staff and governors and local residents/community. 583 of these responses contained written comments.

A summary of the results and key themes are attached at the bottom of this webpage: Al-Hijrah Statutory Consultation Results Summary.

We Did

The School Organisation Team of Birmingham City Council looked at the comments in detail and produced the consultation results document that is attached at the bottom of this webpage. 

Personal data has been removed from the detailed responses (redacted). All redacted comments and a copy of the results summary will be shared with the decision makers for consideration. Birmingham City Council is the decision maker for this change being proposed by the Interim Executive Board of Al-Hijrah School.

Determination (Decision):
Birmingham City Council, as the Local Authority, in exercise of the powers conferred on it, has determined that the proposal be implemented as detailed.

This proposal was approved for implementation on 31st January 2019 by: The Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and Culture; and, the Director for Education and Skills.

The letter of determination is attached to this consultation webpage.

The decision report can be found here: Birmingham CMIS.

 

We Asked

For comments/views in regard to the draft Statement of Gambling Principles.

You Said

Responses will be collated and reviewed and will contribute towards a report for the Licensing and Public Protection Committee to consider.

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.

We Asked

You may be aware that there has been work amongst partners throughout Birmingham City Centre to address anti-social behaviour (ASB) in the local area .  These behaviours cause singificant concern for residents, businesses and visitors to the area.

You Said

530 responses received.

We Did

Please contact emma.postin@birmingham.gov.uk with any questions.

We Asked

We are planning to improvement the safety and efficiency of the junction of Pershore Road, Priory Road and Edgbaston Road, and to provide a cycle route between the new A38 Bristol Road cycle route and the National Cycle Network Route 5 at Cannon Hill Park.

You Said

146 responses were received

We Did

Please contact transport.projects@birmingham.gov.uk with any questions

We Asked

Pupil and School Support helps children and young people with cognition and learning difficulties to progress and achieve to the best of their abilities.

You Said

150 responses were received

We Did

Please contact terri.cawser@birmingham.gov.uk with any questions

We Asked

You have recently had a visit from social care worker and we want to ensure that we listen to your views and feed this into the discussions with staff to improve our service to you.

You Said

149 Responses were received

We Did

Please contact Rosemarie.M.Moore@birmingham.gov.uk with any questions

We Asked

We want to improve the A457 Dudley Road, near to Birmingham City Hospital, to reduce traffic congestion through junctions and improve facilities for pedestrians and cyclists.

You Said

168 responses were received

We Did

Please contact transport.projects@birmingham.gov.uk with any questions

We Asked

Welcome, and thank you for taking the time to share your views with us by completing this survey. It should take only a few minutes to complete and there is space at the end if you wish to make additional comments on any point. When completing the survey please think about your contact with Birmingham City Council when applying for a Dropped Kerb.

You Said

12 responses were received

We Did

Please contact mark.adams@birmingham.gov.uk with any questions

We Asked

We asked for your comments during the informal consultation on the draft proposal to change the age range of Al-Hijrah School.

You Said

We received 607 responses in total.

Please see the "Results" section of this webpage and the attached analysis of the informal consultation.

We Did

All responses to the informal consultation have been collected and analysed by the School Organisation Team of Birmingahm City Council.

The analysis has been shared with the Interim Executive Board (IEB) and relevant officers of Birmingham City Council. The detailed comments have been sent to the IEB, with any personal information removed (names, contact details etc).

These comments will be considered before making a final proposal for formal consultation.

We Asked

Welcome, and thank you for taking the time to share your views with us by completing this penalty charge notice survey. It should take a few minutes to complete and there is space at the end if you wish to make additional comments on any point. When completing the survey please think about your recent contact with Birmingham City Council.

You Said

10 responses were received

We Did

Contact mark.adams@birmingham.gov.uk with any questions.

We Asked

For your views on the draft Supplementary Planning Documents which will guide the development and supporting infrastructure provision for approximately 6,000 homes on the Langley Sustainable Urban Extension and 71 hectares of employment land on Peddimore.

You Said

There were over 200 respondents to the consultation, resulting in over 1,300 individual comments. The main issues raised are set out in the Consultation Statement (available to download below)

We Did

A number of changes have been made to the SPDs as a result of the comments received from the consultation, and these are set out in the Consultation Statement. In April 2019, the final SPDs were adopted by the City Councils Cabinet as formal planning guidance for the two sites. Further details are available here.