On Saturday 18th September Stirchley Baths and Stirchley Library will be open for Heritage Open Day. Come along and take a look – or offer to help out on the day. As a bonus this year the Church of the Ascension on Pineapple Grove will be open on Sunday afternoon (19th) and there will be tea on the Green. The Dads Lane Estate is nearly 100 years old, as is the original St Hugh’s Church. The ‘new’ church is almost 50 years old!
Stirchley History Group have been given a Ten Acres and Stirchley Cooperative Society confectionery order form (probably from the 1950s). If you know how to make the following cakes please do get in touch; Feathers, Cherry Wine, Boston Tart or a Pixie Pudding The Heritage Open Days theme is Edible England so it would be great to have something to show visitors and recipes to share!
We have been informed this evening that the former District Office has now been advertised for rent as D1 Community Centre use at a rent of at least £25,000pa for a term of 3 or 5 years full details are here.
Sub-post office for Stirchley
Is anyone interested in opening a sub-post office in Stirchley? As the High Street has now lost it’s last bank this could be a good opportunity. You can lodge your interest here https://runapostoffice.co.uk/ The post office at Dogpool has been closed since March and we understand that there are plans afoot to redevelop that corner and the former telephone exchange.
There have been two recent planning applications that relate to the High Street
2020/03996/PA is proposing work that would result in a 6 bedroom House of Multiple Occupation at 1511 Pershore Road.
2020/04099/PA is proposing to turn a current HMO & supermarket storage space into flats. It is Hazelwell House, Hazelwell Road. People living in Warren Road should take a look.