PC is prize draw gift for database user

By on 25/07/2011 in News

Community Integration Officer Corinne Barrett is the lucky winner of a brand new Netbook thanks to a competition run by the Be Birmingham strategic partnership.

Corinne, from Queen Alexandra College in Harborne, won the Netbook after entering a free prize draw by signing up to alerts on the Be Heard website www.birminghambeheard.org.uk.

She was presented with her prize by Cllr Paul Tilsley, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council.

Be Heard is an online partnership consultation database that enables people in Birmingham to find out how their views make a difference in the city and how they can get involved in shaping public services.

Corinne first got to know about the Be Heard website while working on a consultation project with West Midlands Police Authority to improve relationships between the Police and disadvantaged young people.

“The young people from Queen Alexandra College made some very good suggestions about how the Police can change the way they interact with young people with visual impairment, autism, Asperger Syndrome and other disabilities,” said Corinne.

“A report was produced for the Chief Constable so that the Police can now look at how to take forward the young people's recommendations for improvement.”

She added: “The Be Heard database was really useful in helping us take part in the consultation and finding relevant information. I scan the site regularly to keep abreast of local community activity.”

Be Heard holds information on over 500 consultations.  These range from satisfaction surveys and regeneration projects to the results of the Birmingham Opinion Survey.  It also allows citizens to have their say on current consultations.  People can also sign up for alerts about consultation topics that interest them or about consultations in their local area.

If you would like to sign up to receive alerts from the website, go to www.birminghambeheard.org.uk.

Notes to editors

•    A photograph of Corinne being presented with her Netbook by Cllr Paul Tilsley is available here.
•    Queen Alexandra College (www.qac.ac.uk) is a national further education college for people aged 16+ with visual impairment and other disabilities.

For more information contact Sue Smith, Marketing & Communications Officer, Be Birmingham on 0121 675 3624 or email sue.p.smith@birmingham.gov.uk

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