Ideas

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    1. Greater Investment and Ambition in public transport

      The Greater Birmingham Mayor needs to show greater ambition and investment in improving public trans...

    2. Reducing the number of councillors and others

      The new mayor should : 1. Reduce the number of councillors from three per ward to two. 2. Abolis...

    3. Make Mental Health a Priority

      I in 4 of the people of Birmingham will have a mental health problem over the course of a year 90 %...

    4. Land Value Tax

      A land value tax is something that already has support from leaders and economists spanning the whol...

    5. Measure economic success better: who benefits?

      WMCA and LEP strategies show we are following the same strategies that have led us to increasing ine...

    6. Review our natural resources, use, destination of wealth produced.

      All activities that are regionally sustainable relies on the natural resources in our area, what the...

    7. futsal is the future

      the sport of futsal is being played all over the world professionally. in england we started playin...

    8. Build all new homes to Passivhaus Standard to reduce energy costs

      Build all new homes to Passivhaus Standard which results in very low energy use. Bills will cost ver...

    9. Build something other than just three bedroom houses!

      Build lifetime homes in mixed sustainable communities, of low rent, social and privately owned prope...

    10. Build more homes at affordable prices

      This is especailly important for those in benefit and on a low wage who are working 20hours or less...

    11. Perhaps a big venue to attract big events to the Black Country.

      Also, how about better leisure centre facilities as Crystal Leisure in Stourbridge expensive but get...

    12. Town Halls in Dudley and Stourbridge could do with freshening up.

      It's hard to have trust in local government when they can't even look after their own buildings....

    13. More enforcement officer to take on fly tipping and littering in general

      This is a problem that never seems to go away...

    14. It's essential to protect Greenbelt land, maintain areas for wildlife and green spaces for people to enjoy

      We need clean, green energy at affordable rates for all. More education is needed about saving energ...

    15. The new mayor should consider creating urban parks on contaminated sites where development is not economically viable

      Some wasteland areas and brownfield sites seem to be perpetually awaiting development. Could they be...

    16. A climate change/low carbon policy underpinned by a wider infrastructure plan.

      Better parks and green spaces are nothing to be sniffed at, However, in the grand scheme of things,...

    17. Creation of green corridors and micro scale parks across the authority

      This would create new recreational and leisure space but also allow wildlife move between regions an...

    18. Stop using diesel generators in Cannon Hill Park

      It seems to be standard practice for Bham City Council Parks department to allow the long term use o...

    19. The new mayor should plan to link new homes with quality green spaces.

      Key role on planning to link new homes with quality green spaces - Current green belt needs to be ma...

    20. Monitor air pollution outside all schools.

      While children's lungs are in development they must be protected from pollution....

    21. Investment in clean transport and get car speeds down and to road traffic accidents

      Investment in clean transport is not just electric vehicles and public transport but must include ge...

    22. improving electric and low emission infrastructure both for cars and public transport.

      I think the priorities should be on improving electric and low emission infrastructure both for cars...

    23. Cleaner streets should be an absolute priority.

      Cleaner streets should be an absolute priority. Particularly clearing drains, autumn leaves, encoura...

    24. Follow London's lead and make Birmingham a safe place to cycle.

      Steps must be take to drastically reduce motor vehicle use...

    25. Ensuring vehicles are pulled over for air pollution.

      People are sick of being engulfed in fumes....

    26. Establish a West Midlands region forest

      The west midlands region desperately needs to promote low impact/carbon forms of economic activity t...

    27. Don't force a metro mayor on us

      In 2011/ 2012 we were asked to vote on the idea of a metro mayor for the West Midlands. We turned ou...

    28. Keep The West Midlands Tidy Campaign

      WMCA/BCC need to revive the "Keep Britain Tidy" campaign of the 80s/90s, but with a local spin i.e "...

    29. teach children how they gain independence through education and employment.

      Encourage young people to be independent and explain how they this independence is enhanced through...

    30. Move bus stops so that they don't cause congestion

      There are a number of badly situated bus stops that create traffic problems. On the Alcester Road So...

    31. Support for elderly to help with walking, cycling and public transport

      The elderly need support for walking, cycling and public transport, and for this to translate into a...

    32. Make discretionary car use difficult + expensive

      Make people understand that driving a car in the city is anti-social. Give tax breaks to employers w...

    33. Improve the motorway system

      Sort out congestion on the M6...

    34. Considers cars in the overall thinking about transport

      cars will not go away or stop being used so don't ignore cars when "integrating transport" as they a...

    35. Bus fares are too high

      Stop putting bus fares up the prices are way to high and improve services on bus routes...

    36. Create a bicycle license so bicycle riders obey the rules of the road

      Everyone talks about encouraging cycling. How about we talk about making sure all these new cyclists...

    37. More reliable public transport

      More reliable public transport, investment in Bus Rapid Transit (Sprint) and Metro expansion - to en...

    38. Introduce a variety of measures to discourage car use.

      Cut the number of private vehicles on the roads via a multitude of measures, from congestion charges...

    39. Stop slowing private cars down with too many traffic lights

      Traffic lights have biased waiting times which slows down journeys....

    40. Use canal routes for light railways

      In Wuppertal, Germany, there's a suspended monorail over the river. Alternatively, we could build li...

    41. More buses on routes like the 72 -70-966

      Buses on routes 72 -70-966 not fulfilling our needs....

    42. Better integrated cheap public transport services, which is on time.

      Make sure the buses and trams link up properly....

    43. Use brown field space to build quality factories

      Free up brown-field sites to attract the interest of big companies to set up a plant here in the Wes...

    44. Boosts skills to attract investment

      The key to creating good jobs is dependent on inward investment and the skills to deliver the high v...

    45. Save Moseley Road Baths

      This is an amazing Victorian building - a potential landmark in the city - and an important resource...

    46. Good Local Schools

      A body, attached to the admissions and appeals department, charged with co-ordinating school admissi...

    47. Not vote for mayor

      2012 we voted not for any kind of mayor! Why we told we now need one? So no one should vote...

    48. Tourism is an excellent industry

      simply there is no compare between london and birmingham about the amount of tourists who visit the...