Local community or neighbourhood groups up for a challenge
Birmingham City Council has been selected to host one of the five annual Local Government Challenges. Starting in January 2011, 10 short listed contestants from local government across the country will take part in the challenges, run along the lines of the hit TV show, The Apprentice.
Working in partnership with the Chamberlain Forum, local community and neighbourhood groups were invited to set the challenge for Birmingham. It could have been developing an action plan or business plan, researching and writing a funding bid, undertaking some local consultation, or anything else that would benefit their group.
The two chosen winning challenges were Hands on Handsworth Resident Network and Second to None based on the Hagley Road, Edgbaston. Both challenges will take place tomorrow the 17th Feb.
We are expecting our team of five contestants to arrive in Handsworth at about 11.00. They will meet local residents who have put forward the challenge.
The Challenge: Residents are challening the contestants to help them take forward plans to improve the alleyways between Albert and Herbert Rd in Handsworth. Staff from Birmingham City Council and Groundwork will be on hand to support the team.
You can follow events during the day on hands on Handsworth twitter or the LGChallenge twitter