For Parishioner to take part in Consultaions

West Midlands Fire Service Consultation 2023

Please see the below received from West Midlands Fire Service

We (West Midlands Fire Service) are delighted to announce the release of our brand new public consultation!

Three years ago, we asked you for your views and opinions on the work that we do. This helps us shape our priorities within our Community Risk Management Plan. Now, it’s time for us to consult again.

In 2020, 11,000 people responded. This year, we’re aiming higher!

Consultation will run from 3rd July 2023 for 10 weeks, until 11th September. We’re looking to gain feedback, views, and opinions from as many people who live and work in the West Midlands as possible.

Clicking this link will take you to our consultation landing page. There, you will be given the option to select a survey, depending on if you are answering as a member of the community within the West Midlands, one of our partner organisations, or a current or former member of West Midlands Fire Service staff.

The survey shouldn’t take any longer than 10 minutes to complete, and we’d love to hear from you. You have the opportunity to shape your fire service and help your communities.

Thank you!

West Midlands Combined Authority – Deeper Devolution – Opportunity To Give Your views

Deeper Devolution 

The West Midlands Combined Authority is working to build a better-connected, more prosperous, fairer, greener and healthier West Midlands.

As we grow and develop our region it is essential we have the right powers and funding to do so. At this year’s Spring Budget, the government agreed a deeper devolution deal with the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) and the seven metropolitan councils.

The deeper devolution deal puts more cash and functions in the hands of local leaders to invest in the priorities that local communities truly care about, such as better bus and train services, skills and housing.

As we set out on the journey of delivering deeper devolution, we want to ensure your thoughts, concerns and priorities are listened to.

How can I give my views?

You can find out more information and complete the questionnaire at 

Alternatively, you can attend a virtual online webinar. Details are included in the website detailed above.

We’d be grateful if you could share this with anyone in your networks that you think would be interested in taking part in the survey.

Please give your views by 11.59pm on 19 August 2023.

Virtual Meetings

Please join us at the start time shown below.

The meeting will be held on Microsoft Teams online. You’ll need to sign up online at Eventbrite.

A Microsoft Teams link will be sent to your email prior to the meeting.

Dates and Times

Thursday 6 July – 9am to 10am

Tuesday 18 July – 6pm to 7pm

Monday 24 July – 12pm to 1pm

Click on the links below to sign up on Eventbrite.

‘Solihull Connected’ – Solihulll Council seeks views on its refreshed transport strategy

Solihull Council has launched a 6-week consultation on a refreshed version of its borough-wide transport strategy and accompanying delivery plan, known as ‘Solihull Connected 2023’.

This updated strategy repositions the Council’s approach to transport over the next decade, setting out its vision for a multi-modal transport system that accesses all parts of the borough, supports the economy, is safe to use and makes the borough healthier and fairer for communities, businesses, and visitors.

Read the full story on their website.

This is an opportunity to have your say!