Perry Barr District
This page may be referred to as http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/perrybarr
Welcome from the Local Executive Member (Councillor Mahmood Hussain) and Service Head (Steve Salt).
Perry Barr is an incredibly diverse District in terms of people, cultures, religions, housing, industry and commerce, leisure opportunities and recreational spaces.
This is an exciting time for people living and working in Perry Barr. From April 2012 many more council services became directly accountable to the local councillors and people of Perry Barr. The District Committee will play a pivotal role in assessing the management and delivery of the services to ensure that local people receive the level of service that they deserve.
Councillors and officers will work together with the local community to identify local priorities and develop a District Delivery Plan. It will be the responsibility of the District Committee to ensure that the Delivery Plan is turned into actions that result in improvements to the lives of the people in Perry Barr.
Cllr Mahmood Hussain and Service Head, Steve Salt
Contact the District Team:
Perry Barr District Office
PO Box 16409
Tel: 0121 464 9809
Contact your District Councillors and MP
Vote for your local hero...
Birmingham City Council's 'Local Hero' Award recognises the work of council staff who provide excellent customer care. If you have benefitted from such a service, please let us know.
The nominated member of staff could work in any department of the council. They may be a helpful neighbourhood advisor, a friendly librarian, a conscientious park keeper, a favourite carer, a hospitable housing officer or star teacher.
The nominee may have 'saved the day' by helping you out of a difficult situation, given a consistently high standard of service over a long period of time or just put a smile on your face and made your day.
We would love to hear your stories! Visit: www.chamberlainawards.co.uk/localhero for further details.
Perry Barr District Priorities 2012-13
|Community Safety||Health and Wellbeing||Children and Young People||Enterprise and Economic Development|
|Reduce serious crime||Improve the physical and emotional wellbeing of residents||Increase levels of educational attainment||Improve access to local jobs for local people|
|Improve community cohesion||Increase healthy life expectancy at age 65||Reduce proportion of young people not in employment or training||Provide locally delivered adult education, life skills and vocational training to meet the known needs of the job market|
|Tackle anti-social behaviour||Increase the range of recreational and leisure opportunities available||Increase holiday and after school activities||Create an environment in which Perry Barr is seen as a great place to locate and do business|
|Address drugs and alcohol problems||Create a cleaner greener environment|
How to get involved and have your say:
If you live or work in Perry Barr, 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:
- You can attend District Committee.
- Reports that have been to and agreed by District Committee can be found on the Democracy Pages
- Ward Committees provide a mechanism for members of the public to become involved in the decisions that affect their neighbourhood.
- Send your comments to email@example.com.
- Call us on 0121 464 9809.
View our Governance and Partnership Framework Strategy
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.
For further information please contact Ken Brown, District Ward Support Officer on 0121 675 2349.
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 and how to access funding is available on the CDF website.
There may be a number of other funding opportunities available, such as Big Lottery Funding for example. For more information please contact Ken Brown, District Ward Support Officer on 0121 675 2349.
Activites and Events Calendar
This calendar gives details of all the activities and events taking place within the district each month that are organised by the district team and our partners. If you would like to receive an electronic version of the monthly calendar please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find out more about events in Birmingham, and register your own events, on our new and improved 'Whats On' pages.
Community & Play
Customer Service Centre (formerly Neighbourhood Office)
Handsworth Customer Service Centre
Sport & Leisure Centres
We would like you to tell us what you think of our services. It’s always great for us to hear when things go right but crucially, it’s important for us to know if we get things wrong. Please visit the our Your Views page.
Perry Barr District Ward Support Officers
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Parks and Open Spaces by District and Ward
Waste and Recycling