Six to Fix - massive response to Lib Dem consultation

Ann & Trev

Cllr Ann Holtom, Parliamentary candidate for Birmingham Erdington, only launched her Six to Fix residents' consultation in January but there has already been a huge response to the survey from local people.

The consultation invites residents to identify their priorities on six key local issues, to help inform the way Birmingham Council choose what should take precedence in policy and spending commitments.

It also offers residents the chance to to identify their own seventh item to fix.

The six issues in the survey are:

1) To boost Brum's Bobbies by putting more police back on the beat, provide more community support officers and reject the expensive ID card scheme.

2) Provided better access to higher education & training by improving Birmingham's above national average exam results, increasing the literacy & numeracy skills for all and by building/renovating schools for the future.

3) Provide 1,000 new social homes by 2011 by building 500 new council homes and renovating a further 500 privately owned homes bringing them back into use as family homes for rent.

4) Beating the recession by creating 1,000 paid work experience places for young people, investing in Birmingham businesses and ensuring that the Council Tax is kept as low as possible.

5) A clean & green city - Clearing all fly tipping and graffiti with 48 hours, increasing recycling rates, extending of kerbside recycling collections & a continued commitment to reduce CO2 emissions.

6) Cut congestion & better transport for all by providing low cost off peak travel, introducing an economy rate young persons bus pass & developing new stations including a new station on Castle Vale.

Cllr Holtom has thanked residents for sending back the surveys which she and local Tyburn Focus newsletter editor, Trevor Holtom, are currently analysing. The results will be announced once all the figures have been collated.