Birmingham City Budget Consultation

Birmingham Council HouseThe city council is inviting we residents to give our views on their budget proposals for the period up to 2017.
Substantial cuts in the grant from central Government and other problems mean that some pretty creative thinking must go into the budgets to avoid hurtful cuts in services.

The Council would welcome any input you can provide with preferences for cuts and allocation of funds.

The deadline for your input is this Sunday 6 January 2013.

The introductory website for this is at www.birmingham.gov.uk/budgetviews.

This will lead you to download a .pdf file*** containing the document:

Business Plan and Budget 2013+ Public Consultation
December 2012
Have your say

 – click here to download this.

There’s other useful information on the website page including a report on the four public meetings recently held to explain the proposals entitled:

THE BIRMINGHAM BUDGET 2013/14 AND TO 2017
CONSULTATION AND DEBATE

– click here to download a .pdf file*** of this.

You might prefer to use  this report and/or an online survey to formulate your views, as the Business Plan and Budget 2013+ Public Consultation  document is 65 pages long.

In the above website page the Council advises that:

You can tell the council what you think of the budget proposals for 2013+ in the following ways:

1. Email your comments to budget.views@birmingham.gov.uk*
2. Write to us at: Budget Views, Room 127, Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham B1 1BB.
3. Take part in our online survey
4. Text your comments to 07786 200 403 – start your text with the word BUDGET followed by a space and then type your message
*If you have comments that relate specifically to one or more of the Children, Young People and Families Directorate proposals, you can email your views to cypfcomms@birmingham.gov.uk

*** click or double click on the downloaded file to open the document for viewing.

Geoff Caine