When all the people of Birmingham are well-housed, well-educated, employed and content – with a comprehensive, affordable public transport system – the council can justifiably spend any money still available on ‘iconic’ projects which make large profits for the affluent few.
This site will celebrate and record news of councillors, officers or citizens working to further the public interest.
‘Our Birmingham’ alerts are sent to 53 people. The list includes people with experience in journalism, broadcasting, town planning, law, politics, business, web design, education, industrial chaplaincy, local history, academia, market trading, international aid & development, health, social care, architecture, religious ministry, the city council, local authority business and microfinance.
It also includes people with a deep interest in the environment, music, writing, co-operatives, the city’s heritage, social justice, poetry, new economics, football and strengthening the local economy.