Welcome to Ladywood District

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Ladywood District is made up of four wards: Aston, Ladywood, Nechells and Soho.

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Cllr Yvonne Mosquito

District Services - Who we are and what we do

Welcome from the Local Executive Member Councillor Yvonne Mosquito and District Service Integration Head Lesley Poulton.

The Ladywood District Committee is determined that local residents will have access to good quality public services and facilities in their communities, and will act on their behalf to ensure that all public services are held to account for the services they provide and the way they use their resources in our area.

We will also seek to bring together all the different council services and other agencies working in our neighbourhoods, so that they can work more effectively to improve our estates and public areas.

Ladywood District Savings Proposals 2015/16

The City Council began discussing its future budget strategy with local people and other stakeholders in 2013 when a series of "Green Papers" were issued (see www.birmingham.gov.uk/servicereviews).

The resulting plans for the future of the City Council, showing how we can continue to work towards our objectives with far less money, are outlined in a White Paper "Planning Birmingham's Future and Budget Consultation 2014-15" (see www.birmingham.gov.uk/budgetviews). Consultation on the proposals finished on 10 January 2014.

The outcome is that the District Committees have been asked to identify savings totalling £5.85m in 2014/15 rising to £8.25m in 2015/16 - out of a controllable budget of £37.6m. The savings have been allocated between the ten Districts taking into account population numbers and deprivation (as measured by the nations Index of Multiple Deprivation).

District Committees manage a range of local services including Community Libraries, Neighbourhood Advice Services, Community and Play and they now have to consider how they will achieve the savings required by reviewing all the services they have responsibility for against the recommendations in the Green Papers (particularly "Developing Successful and Inclusive Communities"), whilst also taking into account local needs and priorities.

The Ladywood District share of the savings is £1.3m in 2014/15 rising to £1.8m in 2015/16. The proposals to achieve this level of savings are set out in the attached fact sheet, along with the proposed budget allocation for each service area.

The Savings Proposals will be discussed at the Ward Committees as follows:

Ladywood Ward Committee - 20/01/14, 7pm at Ladywood Health & Community Centre
Aston Ward Committee - 21/01/14, 6.30pm at Broadway Academy
Soho Ward Commitee - 28/01/14, 7pm at Soho Community Hall
Nechells Ward Committee - 30/01/14, 6pm at Nechells Green Community Centre

Please send any comments back via e-mail to Ladywood@birmingham.gov.uk or post to Ladywood District Office - Summerfield Community Centre, Winson Green Road, Winson Green, Birmingham, B18 4EJ.

The closing date for comments is 28 February 2014.