Agenda for May 2021’s Stirchley Forum

MONDAY 10TH MAY 2021 – 7.30pm 
Online using Zoom

  • Update from Taylor Wimpey
  • Welcome
  • Apologies
  • Minutes of meeting 12th April 2021 (posted here)
  • Matters arising
  • Commonwealth Games Funding opportunity
    Suggestions include;
    • Working on Parks and greenways (including River Rea & canal)
    • Facilitating use of green areas by all ages
    • Promotion of wild flowers
    • Spring Clean Stirchley (perhaps with prizes for amount collected)
    • Events, for example a Community Games event, other events to foster community spirit
    • Engaging the community in discovering links with other Commonwealth countries, perhaps leading to a mural or artwork
    • A combination of some or all of the above
  • A Stirchley Festival 2021
    one event or a series of events? Date? Organisation
  • Police Update – subject to operational issues PCSO Paul Blackford will be present
  • Planning issues 
  • Networking – including;
  • Possible Stirchley involvement in RSA Research Project
    A series of events about how to improve wellbeing through residential actions to tackle housing challenges and reinserting residents’ voices into decision making processes about where they live.
  • Pioneer Places
  • Any other business

The next meeting of the Stirchley Neighbourhood Forum will be on Monday 14th June 2021

April’s meeting agenda

Below is the agenda for April’s meeting, taking place on Monday 12th April 2021 online. If you’d like to attend, please email us (stirchley.forumb30@gmail.com) to be sent the link.

Since the last meeting, the planning application in respect of 1256-1258 Pershore Road (on the corner of Twining Road) has been approved. Subject to IT issues the applicant has agreed to join the meeting.

  1. Welcome
  2. Apologies
  3. Minutes of meeting 8th March 2021 (posted here)
  4. Matters arising
  5. Police Update – subject to operational issues PCSO Paul
    Blackford will be present
  6. Planning issues
  7. Networking – including;
    1. Commonwealth Games funding opportunity
    2. Stirchley Community Festival (September)
    3. Pioneer Places
  8. Any other business

Next meeting Monday 10th May 2021

Agenda for March 2021 Forum meeting

There will be a short presentation by Baby Bank Birmingham, which is based in Stirchley, and works a lot like a food-bank providing essentials to families with children 0 – 5 in Birmingham. There will an opportunity to ask questions.

  1. Welcome
  2. Apologies
  3. Minutes of meeting 8th February 2021 (posted here)
  4. Matters arising
  5. Police Update – subject to operational and IT issues, PCSO Paul Blackford will be present
  6. Planning issues – a representative of Taylor Wimpey will be present to talk about their amended proposals
  7. Opening up from lock down
  8. Networking – including; Pioneer Places, High Street Fund and Stirchley Together
  9. Any other business

Next meeting Monday 12th April 2021

February 2021 meeting agenda

There will be a short presentation by Alison Brinkworth, census engagement
manager, about the 2021 Census with an opportunity to ask questions

  1. Welcome
  2. Apologies
  3. Minutes of meeting 11th January 2021 (posted here)
  4. Matters arising
  5. Police Update
  6. Planning issues – a representative of Taylor Wimpey will be
    present to talk about their amended proposals
  7. Networking
  8. Any other business

Next meeting will be on Monday 8th March 2021

Stirchley Forum – January 2021 agenda

The Stirchley Neighbourhood Forum is back for 2021! As last year, the Forum will be taking place online on Monday 11th January at 7.30pm.

  1. Welcome
  2. Apologies
  3. Minutes of meeting 14th December 2020 (available here)
  4. Matters arising
  5. Police Update
  6. Planning issues
  7. Networking
  8. Any other business

If you would like to attend the meeting, please email stirchley.forumb30@gmail.com and you will be sent a link.

Following the usual forum events, there will be a short presentation from Taylor Wimpey to introduce their new Stirchley development with an opportunity to ask questions.

AGM 2020 agenda

There will be an AGM on Monday 9th November at 7.30 online. The agenda is below with links to the documents in blue.

If you would like to join the meeting, please email  stirchley.forumb30@gmail.com and we will add you to the mailing list.

  1. Welcome
  2. Apologies
  3. Minutes of AGM 2019
  4. Matters Arising
  5. Minutes of SGM held 9th March 2020
  6. Matters Arising
  7. Presentation of Annual Report
    1. Annual report 2019 – 2020
  8. Presentation of Annual Accounts
    1. Financial written report 2019 – 2020
    2. Financial report income/expenses 2019 – 2020
    3. Fun Day Account 2019 – 2020
  9. Election of the Committee

After the meeting there will be a short presentation by Leaf Creative Arts about the Dementia Friendly Stirchley initiative

Special General Meeting for March

We’ve got a bit of a different meeting for March, in fact it is a Special General Meeting. This means it is a meeting “called to discuss business usually considered at the Annual General Meeting or issues seriously affecting the Neighbourhood Forum such as a change to the Constitution.” It will take place on Monday 9th March 2020.

For anyone coming to the Forum meetings for a while, these won’t be a surprise; they’re mainly around making sure the Forum covers the whole Stirchley Ward (which changed since the Forum’s constitution was introduced), and a few other bits around how we tell people what’s going on.

You can read the constitution, with the proposed changes here.

  1. WELCOME
  2. APOLOGIES
  3. PROPOSED CONSTITUTION AMENDMENTS
    1. 1. From ‘outlined on the attached map’ to ‘of Stirchley Ward’
    2. 2.c Remove ‘Ward Advisory Board’
    3. 4. Management Committee to have power to co-opt members between Annual General Meetings, those co-opted not to make up more than 30% of the total and those co-opted to stand down at the next AGM
    4. 4. Remove references to Ward Committee and Ward Advisory Board and insert Stirchley Ward Forum
    5. Committee to meet a minimum 4 times a year
    6. 5. Annual General Meeting. Notice shall be given ‘using the most appropriate methods to ensure the greatest public involvement’
    7. 7. Special General Meeting. Notice shall be given ‘using the most appropriate methods to ensure the greatest public involvement’
  4. UPDATE ON LICENSING
  5. CHANCE TO MEET NEW MORRISONS MANAGER AND SOME OF THE TEAM

Please note, due to Easter Monday there will be no April meeting, but we’ll be back the month after on Monday 11th May.

February’s agenda

Photograph of the licensing application for the Bournbrook Inn on Pershore Road

The Agenda for our February 2020 is now available, below. The meeting will take place on Monday 10th February, doors will open at 7pm, for a 7.30pm start, at Stirchley Community Church on Hazelwell Street (opposite Stirchley Baths), B30 2JX.

We welcome anyone with an interest in Stirchley Birmingham to attend the meetings, especially new people – please feel free to turn up early and join us for a cuppa before the meeting starts.

Our next meeting after this one takes place on Monday 9th March 2020.

January’s agenda now available

The Agenda for our first meeting of 2020 is now available. On Monday 13th January, doors will open at 7pm, for a 7.30pm start, at Stirchley Community Church on Hazelwell Street (opposite Stirchley Baths), B30 2JX.

  • Welcome
  • Apologies
  • Minutes of last meeting – 9 December 2019
  • Matters arising
  • Planning update
  • Police update
  • Networking
  • 2020 meetings
  • Any other business

We welcome anyone with an interest in Stirchley Birmingham to attend the meetings, especially new people – please feel free to turn up early and join us for a cuppa before the meeting starts.

Our next meeting after this one takes place on Monday 10th February 2020.