Author Archives: Cllr John Cotton

It’s a Welcome Eggstravaganza for Easter!

Easter Eggstravaganza

Police Update

The latest update from our local policing team can be found by following this link.

Ward meeting at the Shard – 14 April at 7pm

The next Shard End Ward Committee meeting will be held at the Shard Library in All Saints Square, this coming Monday, 14 April.

As well as the regular update from local Councillors and the police, there will be a report on the proposed expansion of Timberley School, a chance to find out more about the work that the Welcome Trust are doing in our area and news from Age Concern too.

All residents are welcome.  Hope to see you there!

Weekly police report

This week’s update from our local police team is available to download here.

Weekly police report

Click here to download this week’s update from our local police team.

Youth service update

The latest update from the local youth service is out now.  Click here to download a copy.

Read all about the work the service has been doing with young people in our area, including how some young Shard Enders got to meet up with Brummie comic legend Jasper Carrott and former Shard End resident and Youth Centre user Jeff Lynne, who went on to achieve fame with ELO!

More dates announced for jobs and skills bus

The jobs and skills bus will be making its first visit to Shard End this morning.  If you’re seeking advice on accessing work, improving your skills or starting up your own business, the on board team can help!  Pop down to the Heathway Shops between 10am and 2pm today to find out more.

The dates for the next two visits have now been confirmed as follows:

Wednesday 2 April, 10am – 2pm
Lidl Car Park, Mackadown Lane, B33 0NG

Wednesday 9 April, 10am – 2pm
Frontage of Madoc & Rhodes, 151 Lea Village, B33 9SJ

A range of organisations are represented on the bus, including the Department for Work & Pensions, Birmingham’s Adult Education Service, Business in the Community, The Pump, Kingsbury Training, the National Careers Service, Prospects Services, Phoenix Training & Birmingham City Council’s own traineeship scheme.

Hop aboard the jobs and skills bus!

Our Place

Police team report

The latest weekly report from our local police team is out now.  Click here to download a copy!

My annual report to Scrutiny

Yesterday I gave my annual report to the Council’s Social Cohesion and Community Safety Scrutiny Committee on the work I’ve been doing as a member of the City Council’s Cabinet.

I took questions from Councillors on a wide range of issues, including the Council’s efforts to tackle inequality in the city, the impact of the Bedroom Tax and other welfare changes and the progress we’ve been making with the Birmingham Fair Money campaign. You can watch a recording of the meeting and read a copy of my report by following this link.


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