Notice of June Meeting. What is on your mind?

In this Newsletter;

  • Meeting Agenda
  • Joining information
  • Information about the latest Seven Capital planning application
  • Challenging Birmingham City Council

June’s Stirchley Forum Agenda

7.30pm, online using Zoom

  1. Welcome
  2. Apologies
  3. Minutes of meeting 10th May 2021 (found here )
  4. Matters arising
  5. Police Update – subject to operational issues PCSO Paul Blackford will be present
  6. Planning issues, including latest Seven Capital application
  7. Birmingham City Council Challenge
  8. Networking – including; Pioneer Places
  9. Any other business
  10. Next meeting Monday 12th July 2021
Meeting ID: 752 760 0955
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Seven Capital has applied for planning permission for the Hazelwell Lane site

Reserved Matters Consent seeking permission for appearance, layout, scale and landscaping of a food retail store with associated parking, engineering, landscaping, drainage and infrastructure works following outline approval 2018/10370/PA  f
Details are available here

Challenge the Council

As part of the Pioneer Places initiative we have been invited to challenge Birmingham City Council. At a recent meeting Cllr Thompson (Cabinet member) emphasised how important it was that the Council continued to be challenged around its commitment to Localisation and for the council to learn from what hasn’t worked well and how it could have been done better. 
Councillor Thompson has just set up  a Localisation Star Chamber – where service areas will present what they have been doing that contributes to the Localisation  agenda as well being challenged as to what else could be done
 Pioneer Places have been asked to  contribute into the star chamber process  with the Challenge Case Studies.

Below is a pro forma form which we have been asked to complete so bring your ideas to the meeting (we can submit more than one form – the more the merrier).

Pioneer Places – BCC CHALLENGE Case Studies

The 4 key Measures of Success as outlined in the “Working Together in Birmingham’s Neighbourhoods” Strategic Document are: –

  • Services being different, better suited to the area, and more efficient
  • Officers working for “one council”, putting shared outcomes and local places first, not their service or directorate
  • Local councillors having more influence on services
  • Residents feeling they are more in control of their services and their local area

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 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

Proposals for temporary changes to Stirchley High Street published today

Some temporary trial measures will be installed in Stirchley local centre over the next few weeks to create safer space for people and enable social distancing in this area of high footfall.

Proposed measures include:

  • Footway/pavement widening to create additional space for people and spill out activity, including through the suspension of some on-street parking.
  • Reallocation of road space on the northern side of the gyratory (Hazelwell Street) to enable people to maintain social distancing.
  • Junction improvements at Bournville Lane to make it easier for people to cross on foot, by installing a central refuge and temporary ramps.
  • Surface treatments at crossing points and on side road junctions along the high street to emphasise these locations to both pedestrians and drivers.
  • Potential for more cycle parking in the area to encourage local trips by bike (let us know where you think this is needed).

This scheme is being delivered on a temporary trial basis for the next few months, with the potential for these measures to be made more permanent if this is something people want to see happen.

Your views
We want to hear what you think about these proposals These changes will be introduced on a temporary trial basis (a condition of the funding is that the measures must be in place by the end of August).Trials will initially last for up to 6 months, giving an opportunity to see how they are working and to make any necessary changes.

We want to work with local residents, businesses, community groups and others to encourage difference uses of this space.

We can also think about how any trial measures might be made more permanent, if this is something people want to see happen – this process should be shaped by the people who live and spend their time in this area.

You can give feedback online via the Stirchley local centre section of our Commonplace site, or you can email

The scheme covers the length of the High Street so please take a look at all 3 pages. Comments need to be submitted by 31st July so be quick!!