Cartland Road service road closure

Road closures are due to take place on Cartland Road’s service-road from the 20th July for four weeks.

Drainage construction and carriageway resurfacing on the affected roads will take place between 07:30 to 17:00. Kier, who are working on behalf of Birmingham City Council, ask that vehicles are not parked on the road within the works area during the road closure periods. The work is due to end on 11th August 2023.

Please be aware that due to deep excavation to construct a drainage system, vehicular access to the service road and driveways will be limited throughout this scheme.

Access on foot will always be maintained.

Kier understand that vehicle access may be essential for some medical and personal reasons. If you need to get a vehicle to your property during these works, please ask their personnel on site or call their public liaison officer Syed Shah on 07594 517206. Equally, vehicles obstructing works may be relocated to an adjacent, or nearby street by a recovery agent. Please contact Syed Shah if your vehicle has been removed.

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please visit or call the customer service team on 0121 303 6644.

Planning application for Fordhouse Lane

The council has received a planning application for the vacant land adjacent to 17 Fordhouse Lane.

The owners would like to change the use from vacant plot to car sales business accommodating 22 cars and erection of single storey office building. Above is a screenshot from google maps, although the area has been levelled with tarmac over and has a series of cars parked on it over recent months.

If you have any comments on the application, in support or opposition, please make them known to Birmingham City Council on their planning application website using the application number 2023/00492/PA. Comments need to be in before the 3rd August.

Mobile recycling vans return

The Mobile Household Recycling Centre will be returning to Stirchley. On Wednesday 12th July from 7am until 12.30pm, the vans will be parked up at the back of the Morrisons car park ready to collect your excess waste.

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.

Councillor Ward Forum meeting agenda

Councillor Mary Locke’s ward forum meeting agenda has been released. The meeting, which takes place on Tuesday 20th June, will include updates from Stuart Cross from Kier Highways and Councillor Majid Mahmood, Cabinet Member for the Environment to talk about his role and responsibilities.

The meeting takes place at 6.30pm at Stirchley Community Baths on the corner of Hazelwell Street and Bournville Lane. All those with an interest in Stirchley are welcome. Please note this is NOT a Neighbourhood Forum meeting, and the July meeting will take place as normal on Monday 10th July.

Proposed traffic calming in Bournville & Cotteridge

Birmingham City Council are looking to extend the Places for People scheme across more of Bournville & Cotteridge Ward. This will make further changes to keep through traffic on the more main roads.

The proposed changes are aimed to complement the temporary measures introduced to Bournville in 2020. This was where large planters and bollards were placed on Oak Tree Lane and Franklin Road to prevent motorised vehicles from using these side streets to cut through and avoid main roads.

Whilst these proposed changes are not in Stirchley, there are several changes that may have an impact on residents, notably the one way system on Bournville side of Mary Vale Road and a shared-use path along Bournville Lane.

For more information or to view the documents relating to the proposed changes, visit the Bournville and Cotteridge Places for People page of Birmingham Be Heard. The council will also be holding drop in sessions and an online briefing, if you would like to know more / ask questions. Information on these events are also on that link.

You have until the 2nd July to make comments via the Council’s website.