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Birmingham City Council is reviewing arrangements for local democracy in the city. Ten years ago the responsibility for some local services and budgets was devolved to district committees.

brum 4From 25 February until 30 March 2015, city residents will be asked what they think works and how they want to get involved in future – for example through neighbourhood forums and parish councils.

Four public meetings are being held  for those who want to join the discussion with local councillors, council officers and community groups. Meetings  from 6-8pm, at the dates & venues below. An overview can be read here.

Click on the links below to book a place at a specific meetings.

East Birmingham

16 March – South Yardley Library, Yardley Road B25 8LT

South Birmingham

17 March – Beeches Management Centre, 76 Selly Oak Road B30 1LS

Central/West Birmingham

19 March – Yenton Primary School, Chester Road B24 OED

We are encouraging local ward committees, neighbourhood forums and organisations in sectors such as higher education, media and public affairs and business, to organise their own debates on community governance and send us their feedback.

After the consultation results have been analysed, we will publish a draft response to the Sutton Coldfield community governance petition in the summer and let residents have a final say. We will continue to work with Birmingham residents to create a flexible community governance model that can develop according to changing needs.