Friends of Stirchley Library AGM

Friends of Stirchley Library (FoSL) will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Saturday 13th April.

The AGM will be held between 2pm-4pm in Stirchley Community Church, and the committee have said it is open to all. At the meeting, FoSL committee will update attendees on the work of Friends of Stirchley Library over the last year, as well as provide information on how people can get involved if they wish.

Afterwards there will be a discussion held on Birmingham City Council’s proposed cuts to library services. Attendees from FoSL, who attended tonight’s Stirchley Forum mentioned the consultation, which is seeking views of residents. They did caution that the consultation isn’t a quick process nor is it straight forward and they will be looking at how to assist users of Stirchley Library on how to fill it in. We will provide more information when we receive it.

For more information on the Friends of Stirchley Library AGM and the group in general, visit the Friends of Stirchley Library website here.

Mobile Household Recycling Centre returns to Morrisons

Residents who are not able to visit the Lifford Lane tip will be able to dispose of unwanted waste, as the Mobile Household Recycling centre returns to Stirchley.

On Wednesday 20th March, the vans and crew will be at the back of the Morrisons car park in Stirchley (B30 2YY) from 7:00am until 12:30pm.

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.

No commercial waste can legally be accepted at any of the MHRC’s and any such material will be turned away. 

Vacancy for after-school club manager at Stirchley Primary School

Stirchley Primary School, on Pershore Road, has a job vacancy for an After School Club Manager as a permanent position that is required for ASAP / Summer Term.

Hours are: 3pm – 6pm, 15 hrs per week, Monday-Friday

GR3 – £25,119 – £31,364 pro rata
(£9,063 actual), term time only

Stirchley Primary School runs a Before and After School Club as part of an
extended day. A vacancy has arisen for an After School Club Manager
commencing as soon as possible in the Summer term. The hours are from
3:00pm to 6:00pm Monday to Friday.

Applicants should be qualified NVQ level 3 in an area which would support their
role within a school. Staff will be expected to work their hours on INSET days
and holidays are not allowed during term time.

The successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Application packs are available by emailing the school at
Closing date: 12 noon on Friday 12th April 2024

Councillor Locke’s Ward Forum meeting in March

The next Stirchley Ward meeting, hosted by the councillor for Stirchley Ward, Councillor Mary Locke, will be held on 19th March 7pm at Stirchley Baths Community Hub, Bournville Lane.

Please note this is different to the Stirchley Neighbourhood Forum meetings.

Councillor Locke invites you to come along and join in the discussion on local issues.

To receive the agenda nearer the time, contact Kay Thomas, Community Governance Manager at Birmingham City Council on ;

Meeting to discuss council cuts to the library

The recent announcement of council cuts affects a range of arts and culture organisations and freelance artists who rely on them.

Stirchley Art Room have been discussing options with other groups and individuals, such as Arts Forum Selly Oak (c/o Number 11 Arts) and Sarah Mullen (The Bookshop on the Green), with thoughts of forming a co-supportive consortium with strategies for funding bids made across groups, and where skills and resources can be shared. 

Culture Central have recently launched their #culturematters initiative with similar aims and to develop a Creatives Collective, whilst also being desirous of including smaller organisations and freelancers, which we think is vital.

The group would love to make contact with anyone interested in this, or who is formulating similar ideas in the current climate. As such, they have a meeting on Monday 11th March at 6pm at Stirchley Library, and would like to invite anyone interested to attend.