We Asked, You Said, We Did

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

We Asked

For your comments on the proposal to expand Moor Hall Primary School by one form of entry with effect from 1st September 2017.

You Said

We received 38 responses via this website, 2 in writing and 1 email.

Of these 41 responses received: 16 were in favour, 24 were against and 1 did not express an preference.

The type of respondents are detailed below; some respondents selected more than one category.

Local resident responses totalled 13

Local resident Other "specified" totalled 1

Other "specified" totalled 3

Parent totalled 15

Parent and local resident totalled 8

Parent and local resident and "other" totalled 1

 

We Did

We thank all respondents for their comments.

All comments will be submitted along with a report to the decision makers for a decision no later than 1st February 2017.  This is in line with: Department for Education Guidance - Making "prescribed alterations" to maintained schools - Statutory guidance for proposers and decision makers April 2016.

Where contact details are provided, we shall notify all respondents of the result and will also publish it on this website.

We note that some comments may be more pertinent to the planning application, e.g. traffic, parking, noise, privacy, impact on local residents.

Please note that the planning process is a separate consultation carried out and publicised by colleagues in Planning & Regeneration. This will be an opportunity for local residents and stakeholders to submit or resubmit comments to them at that stage.

We Asked

For your comments on the proposal by Birmingham City Council to alter the lower age range of Thornton Primary School from 4 - 11 years to 7 - 11 years which will in time result in the closure of the infant ( key stage 1 KS1) provision.

You Said

No comments or objections were received during the four week representation period.

We Did

We will take a report to the Cabinet Member for Children Families & Schools and the Strategic Director for People for a decision by 1st February 2017. The decision will be posted on this website when it has been made.

We Asked

For your views on the Proposal by the Governing Body of St Peter's CE School to change their status from voluntary controlled to voluntary aided.

You Said

One  comment was received during the representation period and this was in favour of the proposal.

We Did

We will forward the comment received along with a report to the decision makers for a decision on the proposal no later 1st February 2017.

We will publish the decision, when made, on this website.

We Asked

We asked you to feedback your satisfaction with our services

You Said

You responded on a series of indicators

We Did

We will use the results to look to improve our services

We Asked

For your feedback in relation to satisfaction with our service

You Said

You provide responses in relation to a series of indicators

We Did

The Head of Service will review the results with a view to improving services

We Asked

We asked you to feed back on your confidence in relation to outcomes that we can affect

You Said

You provided feedback in relation to a series of indicators

We Did

We will use the information, along with other data to see how effective we are at dealing with issues of importance to you

We Asked

For your feedback on our performance

You Said

You provided responses to a series of indicators

We Did

The Head of Service will consider the responses with a view to improving services

We Asked

For your satisfaction with the service

You Said

You resonded with satisfaction in realtion to a series of measures

We Did

The Head od Service has received the results and will analyse them with a view to establishing if improvements can be made from the feedback

We Asked

For your comments on the proposed expansion of St Thomas More Catholic Primary School.

You Said

No comments were received during the four week representation period.

We Did

The Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Schools jointly with the Strategic Director for People, approved the proposal on 14th December 2016.

The Local Authority has determined to implement the proposal.

The school will be enlarged by expansion with effect from 1st September 2017.

We Asked

For your comments on the proposed expansion of St Margaret Mary RC Primary School.

You Said

One comment was made in favour of the proposal, during the four week representation period.

We Did

The Cabinet Member for Children Schools and Famlies and the Strategic Director for People, jointly approved the proposal on 14th December 2016. The Local Authority has determined the proposal.

The school will be enlarged by expansion with effect from 1st September 2017.

We Asked

For your comments on the proposal to alter the lower age range of Harper Bell Seventh Day Adventist Primary School which would result in the closure of the nursery.

 

You Said

We have received 10 comments regarding this proposal.

 

We Did

All of these comments will be forwarded along with a report to the decision makers who, for these types of proposals are the Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Schools and the Strategic Director for People. They will consider all comments and make a decision on the proposal.

The decision will be made by 14th December 2016 and will be notified on this website.

We thank all respondents for taking the time to make representation, this is gratefully appreciated.

The Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Schools jointly with the Strategic Director for People, approved the proposal on 14th December 2016.

The Local Authority has determined to implement the proposal.

The school will alter the lower age range of the school with effect from a modified date of 31st July 2017.

We Asked

We asked for your satisfaction with service delivery and suggestions for improving the service

You Said

The results were provided to the Head of Service

We Did

The Head of Service will use the results to drive servie improvements

We Asked

We asked for your satisfaction with the services we provide and any suggestions for service improvements

You Said

The results were provided to the Head of Service

We Did

The Head of Service willuse the results to drive improvement in service delivery

We Asked

We asked for your view on the quality of servce provided and any suggestions for service improvements

You Said

Suggestions were provided and levels of satisfaction indicated

We Did

The results were provided to the Head of Service to inform service improvements

We Asked

Too few responses to action

You Said

Too few responses to action

We Did

Too few responses to action

We Asked

We asked for details of your satisfaction with the service provided and any comments on how to improve the services provided

You Said

Feedback provided examples of how we could improcve the service together with overall levels of satisfaction

We Did

We provided the results to the Head of Service to be used in improving services in the future

We Asked

Would Primrose Meadow benefit from additional resources?

You Said

Additional animal boxes in the form of a bug hotel

We Did

We are going to be working with the National Trust to build bug hotel and animal boxes.

We Asked

For comments/views on the proposed new set of conditions be attached to the licences issued in respect of private hire drivers and vehicles

You Said

The response received answered that the proposed new set of conditions should be combined.

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

For comments/views on the introduction of a quality rating scheme for private hire operators that are licenced by the Licensing and Public Protection Committee.

You Said

20 responses were in favour of the introduction of the quality rating scheme.

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

For comments/views on the proposal to introduce a new set of conditions be attached to the licences issued in respect of private hire operators.

You Said

the comments mainly consist of out of city taxi drivers coming into the city and plying for hire taking trips away from Birmingham licensed taxi drivers.

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

For comments/views on whether the Erdington area of the City should be considered as a Cumulative Impact Policy area as outlined in the Licensing Act 2003 Statement of Licensing Policy.

You Said

the one response we received for this consultation was in agreement to a CIP for the Erdington area.

 

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

For comments/views on whether the Digbeth area of the City should be considered as a Cumulative Impact Policy area as outlined in the Licensing Act 2003 Statement of Licensing Policy.

You Said

No responses were received for this consultation.

We Did

The results of this and another 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

In July 2016, we consulted on the proposal to install a pedestrian / cycle Toucan crossing on Bristol Road to assist students, pedestrians and cyclists to cross this busy road.

You Said

65% of respondents supported the scheme and 35% did not.  The main contention was potential delays caused by introducing another pedestrian crossing in the area, and possible glare into properties from the traffic signals.

We Did

The design of the crossing will ensure that all the crossings in the area are connected and will operate intelligently to minimise delays and traffic signal heads will be fitted with special hoods to prevent glare into adjacent properties.  The crossing is programmed to be constructed in summer 2017 as part of the larger Birmingham Cycle Revolution (BCR) scheme

We Asked

On the 6th June we published proposals to make a number of prescribed changes to The Pines School.

We asked you for your comments on these.

You Said

We received one comment during the representation period. This was in favour to the proposal.

We Did

A report which included  the comment received was taken to the Cabinet Member for Education and the Strategic Director for a decision.

Following consideration the proposal was approved and  determined by the Local Authority on 24th August 2016.

 

We Asked

To consider our proposed busking guide for the City. Your comments are valuable to us in ensuring we take the right approach in the city which allows all to enjoy busking (and other street entertainment) and ensures any potential negative impacts are minimised. The approach is very much about all those within a public space being responsible for their actions and being mindful of any impacts their activities can have on others

You Said

To report on the outcome of the public consultation on the proposed introduction of a Busking and Street Entertainment Guide for Birmingham.  The guide provides a mechanism to reduce the negative impacts of these activities on the users and occupiers of the shared public spaces within Birmingham’s city and town centres.

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.