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.
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)
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?
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.