(Cotteridge Primary School falls within the Stirchley Ward boundaries)
Calling all residents of Breedon, Shirley and Heathcote Roads!
A small group of parents at Cotteridge Primary School have formed the ‘Safer Together School Streets’ group. They are currently working hard to help make the roads around the school safer for residents and children at the busy school drop off and pick up times. They hope this will also enable more green, active travel for school families.
The group will be putting in an expression of interest for the Birmingham City Council ‘School Streets’ scheme on 30th November. They hope this will enable them to discuss several solutions to make roads safer during morning drop off and afternoon pick up.
Please note these are NOT permanent road closures and are different to the Low Traffic Neighbourhood scheme where planters permanently block the road.
Safer Together School Streets group are currently seeking opinions of families at school, and are keen to involve the local residents (several of whom have completed the form linked below already).
If you live on or know anyone who lives on Breedon, Shirley or Heathcote roads please complete or forward them this link: https://forms.office.com/e/txqvi3nqw6. Perhaps help a neighbour to complete it if they don’t enjoy technology.
The deadline for this survey is: 1200 (Noon) on Tuesday 28th November
To get in contact with the group, email: Safertogetherschoolstreets@gmail.com
Carriageway repairs are to take place on Cartland Road service road on Monday 4th December.
The service-road, which is located between Cartland Rd & Lyndworth Rd, is due to undergo carriageway repair patches throuought the day, between the hours of 07:30hrs to 17:00hrs. This is approximate as the duration can be affected by many factors.
Kier are issuing this notice as access may be restricted. They ask that vehicles are not parked on the road within the works area during the road closure periods. Vehicles obstructing the works may be relocated to an adjacent, or nearby street by our chosen recovery agent, with no charge.
They 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 personnel on site or call the Public Liaison Officer Syed Shah on 07594 517206. Please also contact Syed Shah if your vehicle has been removed.
Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.
Birmingham City Council have received a planning application for change of use for the old Constituency Office on the high street.
The applicants, Grace Church Stirchley, have requested a change of use for 1459 Pershore Road, Stirchley, (B30 2JL) from offices (Use Class E) to meeting space for church (Use Class F2), erection of single storey side/rear extension, new landscaping and associated parking.
The application number associated with this development is 2023/06920/PA. Documents can be viewed on the Planning Portal here where you can also submit comments on the plans.
Comments should be sent to the Council, via the planning portal before 20 November 2023.
After the success of her last event, Councillor Mary Locke has organised another Jobs Fair for Wednesday 25th October from 10am – 2pm.
The previous event had over 100 people who were interested in local vacancies for jobs and employers from the NHS, police and a number of local businesses in the area were all in attendance. This event is already proving popular with employers and a number of organisations have signed up to attend.
The event will take place at Stirchley Baths and is open to anyone looking for work in the Stirchley, Bournville, Cotteridge, Selly Oak and wider Birmingham area.
From Sunday 2nd July, National Express West Midlands are making frequency changes to bus services as they introduce their early summer timetables. The following routes that serve Stirchley Ward will be affected by these changes:
11A | Birmingham Outer Circle: The Monday – Friday peak frequency will be reduced to every 9-10 minutes, off peak frequency will be reduced to every 10 minutes, and Saturday frequency will be reduced to every 11 minutes.
11C | Birmingham Outer Circle: The Monday – Friday peak frequency will be reduced to every 9-10 minutes, off peak frequency will be reduced to every 10 minutes, and Saturday frequency will be reduced to every 11 minutes.
45 | Birmingham – Longbridge: The Monday – Friday frequency will be reduced to every 15 minutes all day. There will be a permanent change to the 45, which will terminate at West Heath after 9pm and no longer serve Longbridge. The frequency will also be reduced to every 20 minutes, combined with the 47 service.
47 | Birmingham – Longbridge: The Monday – Friday frequency will be reduced to every 15 minutes all day. There will be a permanent frequency reduction to every 20 minutes, combined with the 45 service, to journeys after 9pm.