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Welcome from the Local Executive Member

Welcome To Yardley District web pages

Responsibility for the management of many services have been the responsibility of the twelve elected Councillors and supported by a team of officers for the past eight years. This year because of increased devolution of services the District Committee will take on additional responsibilities and will continue to work with local residents to meet the needs of the area, making efficient use of resources and to improve the quality of services.

Yardley District includes the communities of Sheldon,Stetchford, Acocks Green and parts of Tyseley and Small Heath all of which have their own character, needs and aspirations. There are many public facilities, two leisure centres, five community libraries and considerable areas of public open spaces all of which are valued by their local communities. Our priority is to ensure that these facilities continue to be available to residents and to be maintained taking account of the financial constraints local authorities are working under.

There are 37 state schools with plans for an additional school on the Bierton Rd site to take account of the need for additional school places and a new school being built at the King Edwards Sheldon site. Education,skills and qualifications are essential for the future of young people. The District will encourage more apprenticeships within the city Council. Employment is important and the District Committee will work with developers to ensure local jobs for local people.

Local shopping centres need to be maintained and improved and supported which will be a responsibility of the District Committee to implement.

Health outcomes throughout the District are variable, life expectancy, infant mortality, hospital admissions, obesity, childhood obesity, mental health issues, chronic ill health. There are areas within the district where health outcomes need to be improved. Local councillors and members of the public will be working with the public and patient participation groups of the Clinical Commissioning groups of GPs to work to improve the health of communities.

Budgets are restrained throughout the City Council and this will have an impact on spending within the District so we have to work hard to maintain services whilst being as efficient as possible and saving on costs.

Residents and the businesses within the District continue to expect high quality of services, best value for money and getting rid of waste. The District Committee will work hard with officers to achieve these aims.

Cllr Sue Anderson

Local Executive Member and Councillor for Sheldon Ward