Welcome to Ladywood District
This page may be referred to as www.birmingham.gov.uk/ladywood
Ladywood District is made up of four wards: Aston, Ladywood, Nechells and Soho.
Welcome from the Local Executive Member Councillor Ziaul Islam MBE and the Head of Ladywood District 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.
Visit our new events website to find out more
about what's on in Ladywood and across the city
You can contact the Ladywood District Team at:
Ladywood District Office
Summerfield Community Centre
Winson Green Road
Telephone: 0121 464 9464
Our Priorities for 2014/15
- Reduce fly tipping and graffiti
- Encourage street champions
- Promote local pride through community initiatives
- Engage with private landlords and Registered Social Landlords to improve the quality of the local neighbourhoods
- Enhance the street scene and green open spaces
- Monitor the impact of the Better Environment steering group action plan
- Secure funding for environmental improvement interventions
Children and Young People
- Create a forum for young people within each Ward and engage young people in decision making
- Support partners and stakeholders to work together to enhance and sustain holiday and after school activities for 5-11 year olds
- Encourage partners and stakeholder to work together to promote opportunities for youth enterprise, and provide a platform for positive programmes
- Consult with hard to reach vulnerable groups, such as senior citizens, by engaging with them to identify their community needs and concerns
- Hold a District Convention
- Organise community dialogue events within priority neighbourhoods
- Provide support through community development and neighbourhood development
- Increase number of residents accessing and benefiting from cultural and arts opportunities
If you live or work in Ladywood, we want you to be involved in running local services there. You can raise issues which concern you and contribute to decision making in a number of ways:
- Ward Committees provide a mechanism for members of the public to become involved in the decisions that affect their neighbourhood.
- If you would like to contact your Local Councillors please click on the relevant ward, Aston, Ladywood, Nechells, and Soho.
- There are a number of Neighbourhood Forums in each ward in the district, involving a wide range of people.
- Send your comments to email@example.com
For 2014/15 all wards in the city receive a Community Chest allocation of
£50,000. This allocation enables the wards to fund schemes which support ward and neighbourhood working or contribute to extending community engagement, cohesion and empowerment.
Projects supported through this fund must also demonstrate that they support one or more of the outcomes in Birmingham’s Council Plan 2008-2013 and Birmingham’s Community Strategy 2026.
Generally, any properly constituted organisation may submit a project proposal. You should first talk with the District Ward Support Officer to find out about what outcomes and locally identified priorities the Ward or District Committee is likely to support, and the money that it has available. For further information please contact Pat Whyte, District Ward Support Officer on 0121 303 5674.
The Community First Programme is a national programme which runs over four years until 2015. Twenty-seven Wards in Birmingham have funding through Community First. The programme is independent of Birmingham City Council and is managed by a national organisation, appointed by the Government, called Community Development Foundation. Community First funding is distributed by a Community First Panel established in the Ward. A list of Community First Panels along with other information about this programme, and how to access funding is available on the Community Development Foundation Website.
There may be a number of other funding opportunities available, such as Big Lottery Funding for example. For further information please contact Pat Whyte, District Ward Support Officer on 0121 303 5674.
Activities and Events
To find out more about events in the Ladywood District and across Birmingham, and to register your own events, visit our new and improved 'Whats On' pages.
Ladywood Health and Community Centre - Room Hire, Music Studio, Art & Crafts Room, Wood Work Shop.
Nechells Green Community Centre - Function Rooms for Hire, Sport Hall.
Newtown Community Centre - Meeting Rooms, Main Hall, Lounge, Kitchen Area, Sports Hall.
Summerfield Community Centre - Aerobics, Dance Studio, Netball Courts, Meeting Rooms for Hire, Table Tennis, Pulse Point Gym.
Aston Library - Wheelchair Access, Dyslexia Information Point.
Birchfield Library - Dyslexia Information Point, Wheelchair Access, Study Space, Disabled Toilet and Baby Changing Room, Free Internet Access.
Bloomsbury Library - Wheelchair Access.
Small Heath Library - Hearing Aid Loop, Sight Impaired Facilities, Wheelchair Access, Study Space, Public Internet Access.
Spring Hill Library - Sight Impaired Facilities, Wheelchair Access, Dyslexia Information Point, Study Space, Public Internet Access.
Customer Service Centres
Ladywood Customer Service Centre - Closed
Newtown Customer Service Centre - (Including Housing Advice Service).
School Crossing Patrols
Cabinet and Committee Report and Decisions
Council Tax and Benefits
Waste and Recycling
Parks and Open Spaces by District and Ward
Services for Children, Young People & Families
Information Zone for Older People
Disability Information Zone
Bereavement Services (including cemeteries and crematoria)
Jobs with Birmingham City Council
Family Information Service
Information about external links on birmingham.gov.uk