No August meeting

As tradition, there will be no August meeting for the Stirchley Neighbourhood Forum as we’ve typically found people tend to be away or unavailable.

The minutes for July’s meetings are available here.

The Forum will return on Monday 12th September, from 7.30pm. At this stage it is intended to be a hybrid online or in person meeting, however things may change between then and now.

To keep up with Forum news, please join the newsletter by emailing and you will be added to the mailing list.

Update on former Constituency Office

Birmingham City Council has announced a new leaseholder for the former Constituency Office on Stirchley High Street.

Following months of discussions and negotiations, the lease has now been agreed between Grace Church and Birmingham City Council. Work will now focus around agreeing the formal lease, developing the plans for the site and securing funds for the works.

Having outgrown their current building on Dell Road, Grace Church aim to renovate the building, having also outlined their intentions to preserve the heritage and appearance because of its historical significance. Subject to planning permission and local consultation, they intend to undertake an extension to the rear of the building to allow greater flexibility and community use.

Further communications will be circulated by Birmingham City Council to advise when the works will commence.

July Forum meeting

The meeting will take place on Monday 11th July at 7.30pm. You can attend in person at Stirchley Community Church, Hazelwell Street, Stirchley or online using Zoom. To join the Zoom meeting for July’s Stirchley Forum, click here.


  1. Welcome
  2. Apologies
  3. Minutes of meeting June 2022 (minutes available here
  4. Matters Arising
  5. Police Update
  6. Planning issues
  7. Networking
  8. Any other business
    There will be no August meeting, so next Stirchley Forum meeting will be on Monday 12th September 2022.

Councillor Mary Locke has sent her apologies for not being present at the meeting. She has requested if there are any questions, please email her, or the Forum (who will pass on the message).

Free creative sessions in Stirchley

Image reads: Abandoned Ideas. Exploring access and inclusion in community spaces. Wednesday 3rd and Friday 5th August, 6-8pm; Saturday 6th August 1-3pm. Free.

A Stirchley resident is looking for people to attend one (or more) of their August sessions exploring creativity – no artistic talent required at all.

Abandoned Ideas is a series of workshops run by local artist Heidi Murphy to ignite creativity, and discuss what play means as an adult. Over the two hour session, participants will be given access to the artists’ personal stash of abandoned project supplies and a series of prompts.

No artistic talent is required, all you need to bring is yourself. Sessions are free and take place in Artefact on Stirchley High Street on

  • Wednesday 3rd August – 6pm-8pm
  • Friday 5th August 6pm-8pm
  • Saturday 7th August 1pm-3pm (extra materials suited for small children will be available at this session)

If you’re interested in attending, please sign up on the Eventbrite for Abandoned Ideas here.

Beyond Relaxed is a research project supported by Arts Council England, exploring how access and inclusion affects us all. It aims to answer the question: what is an inclusive space? Are people listened to?

Mobile recycling van returns to Stirchley in July

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Birmingham City Council’s Mobile Household Recycling Centre is returning to Stirchley, in the Morrisons car park on Friday 15th July from 7am – noon.

For those who might need to visit the tip but haven’t made an appointment or don’t have appropriate transport, this is a chance to get rid of some extra items.

The van is due to be in the car park of the Stirchley Morrisons, towards the back (think Bond St rather than Umberslade). Refuse Management staff from Lifford Lane tip will be on hand to help ensure your items go in the right bins.

CAN BE RECYCLED: Recycle any household rubbish that cannot be reused; standard recycling materials that usually go in your recycling; garden waste; bigger items like toys or small household items. Batteries, lightbulbs, small electronics etc can be recycled.

NOT ACCEPTED: Building materials, white goods (like fridges), hazardous materials and larger items will not be accepted.