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Welcome to the Erdington District web pages
This page may be referred to as www.birmingham.gov.uk/erdington
How you can be involved
If you live or work in Erdington, we want you to be involved in running local services. You can raise issues which concern you and contribute to decision making in a number of ways:
- District Committee.
- Ward Committees provide a mechanism for members of the public to become involved in the decisions that affect their neighbourhood.
- Contact or meet the councillors.
- There are three or four Neighbourhood Forums in each ward in the district, involving a wide range of people.
- Send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Call us on 0121 675 2923.
For 2013/14 all wards in the City receive a Community Chest allocation of £50,000. This allocation enables the wards to fund schemes which support ward and neighbourhood working or contribute to extending community engagement, cohesion and empowerment.
Projects supported through this fund must also demonstrate that they support one or more of the outcomes in Birmingham's Council Plan 2008-2013 and Birmingham's Community Strategy 2026.
Generally, any properly constituted organisation may submit a project proposal. You should first talk with the District Ward Support Officer to find out about what outcomes and locally identified priorities the Ward or District Committee is likely to support and the money that it has available. The Erdington District Ward Support Officer is John Mole, who can be contacted on 0121 464 8784, or email email@example.com.
The Community First Programme is a national programme which runs over four years until 2015. 27 Wards in Birmingham have funding through Community first. The programme is independent of Birmingham City Council and is managed by a national organisation, appointed by the Government, called Community Development Foundation. Community First funding is distributed by a Community First Panel established in the Ward. A list of Community first Panels along with other information about this programme is available on the Community Development Foundation Website.There may be a number of other funding opportunities available, such as Big Lottery Funding for example. Your District Ward Support Officer can give you more information about this: John Mole, who can be contacted on 0121 464 8784, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Erdington District Savings Proposals 2014-16
Birmingham City Council is facing its biggest budget cuts in history. Sadly, this means we are planning for a future with a lot less money to spend on valuable services, with budget reductions year on year, at least until 2018.
In Erdington District we are required to make a contribution to the overall budget reduction across the city. Over recent weeks we have started to speak with Erdington District residents about our own set of savings proposals, and now we are formally consulting residents across all four Wards for their views. The District Team is responsible for delivering neighbourhood office services, community libraries, community and play services, youth services and others. Although these are front line services, we are not exempt from the requirement to find savings from within these service areas. Erdington District must, over two years, find just under £1million of savings from a controllable budget of around £2.4 million. This equates to a 40% saving.
The attachment below set out the proposals for achieving these savings over the next two years. We do not wish to see reductions in important local public services, but we simply have to deliver a balanced budget with more limited resources in the future.
You can email your views direct to the District Head, Mike Davis until Friday 28th February via email@example.com.
All views will be collated and reported back to Erdington District elected members. They will make a final decision whether to approve these or amended proposals at District Committee on 11th March 2014.