Birmingham City Council is facing a big challenge, having to cut the budget we can control by half over seven years. In the past we have often made changes to improve our services and get better value for money. But we now face cuts in government funding on a scale that has never been seen before. ( Please click on Green Paper attachment below)
We will need to make big changes to balance the books in the years ahead. These changes will have an impact on everyone in the city, so we want to discuss them with you before going ahead.
The key question we are seeking to answer is:
How can we continue to provide essential services to residents and guide the city through such difficult times, whilst supporting greater fairness and future prosperity?
We will need to be clearer on our priorities and ensure that we only spend money on things that support those priorities. We will need to develop new structures and ways of working with services such as the NHS. And we will need to work with the people of Birmingham to get maximum value from all the resources available to the city.
- District wide session on 16/7/13 6.30pm – 8pm @ Stirchley Community Centre and Indoor Bowls Centre, Pershore Road, Stirchley
- There will also be dialogue opportunities on a number of city wide service reviews including Sport and Physical Activity at the next cycle of ward committees across the District from the end of July – early September. The ward meeting dates are as follow
Brandwood Ward 28/8/13 7pm @ Brandwood Centre, Allens Croft Road
- City wide Formal Consultation will then take place later this year in the Autumn
GREEN PAPER DETAILS Transformation of Sport and Physical Activity Facilties – Appendix 2