Stirchley Ward meeting – 7th March

You are invited to the next Stirchley Ward meeting that is taking place as an in-person meeting on Monday 7th March, at 7pm, at Stirchley Baths Community Hub, 2-4 Bournville Lane, B30 2JT.

Please note this is not a Neighbourhood Forum meeting, rather one organised by the Stirchley Councillor, Mary Locke. The Stirchley Neighbourhood Forum meeting will take place as normal on Monday 14th March, this is a council-led meeting and a chance to hear from the councillor as well as updates from council officers.


  1. Welcome & Introductions from the Chair
  2. Update on New Train Station from Liam Brooker, West Midlands Rail Executive
  3. Great Birmingham Run Update from Garry Peal, Events Commissioning Manager 
  4. Commonwealth Games – Sarah Boundy, CWG Team will provide an overview of the Get Set for the Games programme, how partners will be working together, engaging local residents and businesses around the venues and road events routes
  5. Update on Dads Lane Community Centre from Steve Squires
  6. Update on the Fruit & Nut Village from Rob Tilling
  7. Local Issues/Updates

For more information, please contact Kay Thomas, Community Governance Manager, on email

Commonwealth Games Celebrating Communities Fund meeting

(We have received the below message from the council)

I’m contacting you to let you know that a special meeting has been arranged for residents to hear about applications made to the Commonwealth Games Celebrating Communities Fund.

The meeting will be held online (via Microsoft Teams) on 1 March at 6.30pm. The link to join the meeting is here.

It’s important that as many residents as possible join the meeting to hear the presentations and take part in the Q&A session and vote so if you could share the details with your neighbours and group it would be really helpful.


Welcome and Introductions – Karen Cheney

  • Ward Allocation – £14,300
  • Round 1 Amount Approved – £1,837
  • Amount Available for Round 2 – £12,463
  • Total Round 2 requests – £44,620

Applicants’ Presentations for Funding £1,001 – £5,000

  • Cotteridge Primary School – Mural – £2,000
  • Cotteridge Primary School – Community Sporting sessions for children and families – £2,500
  • Riverside Performance Arts – Productions of “Elmers Walk” shown locally – £4,950
  • Picture This Media CIC – Community Portrait (photographs and oral history – £4,500

Applicants’ Presentations for Funding £5,001 – £10,000

  • B’ham Bike Foundry – Local Bike maintenance sessions – £7,800
  • Hipkiss & Grainey – Local outdoor activities and arts sessions – £9,720
  • Kombat Martial Arts – Free outreach martial arts for young people in Stirchley – £10,000

Q & A session to all applicants

Applicants requested to leave meeting

Facilitated discussion between remaining attendees about each proposal

Summary of all proposals and requested amounts

Invitation for remaining attendees to vote for preferred project within each fund category, votes counted by show of hands

Closing summary and end the session