New Committee announced

A big thank you to everyone who came to support us at our AGM.

The new committee has met and the following people have been elected to the following roles;

Chair – Heidi Murphy
Vice Chair – Rob Morris
Treasurer – Paula Aubrey
Secretary – Sandra Cooper
Publicity Officer  – vacant
Planning Officer – Sandra Cooper
Without portfolio – Margaret Walker & Julie Rynne

The committee is pleased to tell you that we have visitors at our December meeting on Monday evening. Claire Hardwick & John Richardson from Birmingham City Council will be coming to discuss Neighbourhood Planning.

It would be helpful if you could take a look at the Birmingham Neighbourhood Planning toolkit before the meeting so you will have lots of questions for them.
It can be found at

Our usual meeting will follow. There will be less time than usual so please let us know of any items of any other business before the meeting if possible so that we can allocate enough time.

We look forward to seeing you at 7.30 Stirchley Community Church.

Stirchley Forum 2023 Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting for Stirchley Forum will take place on Monday 13th November from 7.30pm at the Stirchley Community Church.

On the agenda is a review of the year, a look at the accounts for 2022-23 and election of the Committee for 2023/4.

This will be followed by Stirchley resident Alan Bale telling the meeting about his time in the Canadian wilderness for the Channel 4 programme ‘Alone’.

Also, there will be information about a new community art project connected to the new Pineapple Road train station.

September’s Stirchley Forum meeting

The Stirchley Neighbourhood Forum returns on Monday 11th September for its regular monthly meeting. As usual, the meeting will take place at Stirchley Community Church at 7.30pm.

At September’s meeting, Lee Hands representing Tricas Construction Ltd will be attending to discuss the building of the Stirchley Cooperative Development at the corner of Pershore Road and Hunts Road (next to the British Oak pub). Lee will be here to answer your questions and listen to any concerns.

There will also be a planning update and a chance for networking and to raise any community matters with fellow residents.

If you would like to familiarise yourself with the draft minutes from the last meeting (there is a break in August for summer), the July minutes are available here.

2023 Forum dates

The Stirchley Forum typically takes place on the second Monday of every month at the Stirchley Community Centre, from 7.30pm.

There are a few exceptions to this, including August when we take a summer break and occasionally in other months if there are a number of Bank Holidays.

The dates for the 2023 meetings are;

  • Monday 9th January
  • Monday 13th February
  • Monday 13th March
  • No meeting in April due to Bank Holiday
  • Monday 15th May – slightly different due to the Bank Holidays in the month
  • Monday 12th June
  • Monday 10th July
  • No August meeting
  • Monday 11th September
  • Monday 9th October
  • Monday 13th November – AGM
  • Monday 11th December

Minutes and meeting update

Photo by Todoran Bogdan, used under Creative Commons

Thanks to everyone who attended the meeting last week. There was a lively discussion about the draft Ward Plan and great to hear from a number of residents who attended the police tasking meeting in Cotteridge to raise concerns of Stirchley residents.

The minutes for March’s Stirchley Neighbourhood Forum are available here.

As you will notice from the minutes, there is a change to the next meeting. Usually the Forum is held on the second Monday of the month, but April has Easter Monday and May is filled with Bank Holiday Mondays due to May Day and the additional holiday for the Coronation. It has been decided to skip the April meeting but have one in May, but on a slightly different day. Therefore, the next meeting will be Monday 15th May, 7.30pm at Stirchley Community Church