Councillors: Sir Albert Bore, Kath Hartley and Carl Rice will be there. Our elected Councillors will help to enlighten us and answer questions.
Tell ’em what you need/don’t need, would like/wouldn’t like, your views on current proposals, your local problems…….
Topics currently intended to inform and create response by you are:
What do you want your City Centre to be like : homes, leisure, shopping, canals, open space.
Visions for movement: Metro extensions, transport links, High Speed Rail, Birmingham Sprint (the bus that thinks it’s a tram!).
Buses: Effects of the Metro extension, getting the 80 bus route to run via The Markets.
So, do come to the next Ladywood Ward meeting at the Council House – sounds good to me and not to be missed!
Venue: Thursday 13 January, 7 to 9pm, Rooms 3-4, The Council House, Victoria Square.
It’s important to have representatives from all social, religious and political sectors.
Some interesting stats:
2001 Census of Population: Key Statistics
- According to the 2001 Population Census there were 23,789 people resident in Ladywood.
- The area is 7.1 square KM in size, with a population density of 3,330 people per square KM, this compares with 3,649 people per square KM for Birmingham.
- 18.3% of people were aged under 16, 66.5% were aged between 16 and 59, while 15.2% were aged over 60. The average age was 34.4, compared with 36 years for Birmingham.
- The minority ethnic population made up 49% (11,654) of the wards population, compared with 29.6% for Birmingham.
- 33.9% of households were owner occupied and 47.2% were rented from either the local authority, housing association or other registered social landlord. The remaining 18.9% of households rented privately or lived rent free.
- The Census found that 10,643 (58.5%) of the population aged 16 to 74 were working or seeking work, this compared with 60.4% for Birmingham.
Source: Census 2001, Crown Copyright.