Stirchley at Heritage Open Day

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! 

Councillor Locke’s next advice surgery

Stirchley’s representative, Councillor Mary Locke, will hold her next advice surgery online, via Microsoft Teams, on Friday 18th September 2020, between 12.00 noon – 1.00pm.

To attend, please use the link to join the Advice Surgery on this date to discuss your issues or concerns with Mary, Stirchley’s local councillor.

Latest news

Former District Office for rent

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.

Planning

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.

Both applications can be seen on Birmingham City Council Planning Online.

Virtual Hazelwell Station presentation and Q&A

There will be an online public meeting on 22nd July from 6 – 7.30pm about the Hazelwell train station.

Join the meeting online at Teams, the link is here.

A few things to be aware of

  • Teams Live Events can be accessed by downloading the Teams app to your laptop, smartphone or tablet or you can join the meeting via a browser session
  • The public  will be able to see and hear the Councillor and presenters but you will not actually be audible or visible.
  • You are able to write Questions whilst viewing OR send any questions by e-mail to me karen.cheney@birmingham.gov.uk or Mary.Locke@birmingham.gov.uk   prior to the date of the meeting.
  • This is new technology to us all and has been a steep learning curve so please be patient with us.
  • The live virtual meeting will be recorded and then be accessible to the public.

Please feel free to pass on the e-mail to others in Stirchley who you think would like to attend and do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions.

Morrisons

We understand that Morrisons is on track for opening on 9th July. It is now possible to take a look through the side window, by the cafe, tables and chairs have now been delivered.

Leaflet – Stirchley together through COVID-19

By now all households in Stirchley Ward should have received a leaflet giving COVID-19 related information. It was very much a collaborative effort and we would welcome your feedback.

Stirchley Ward Forum meeting

We wanted to help advertise the upcoming Stirchley Ward Forum meeting. This is not the monthly neighbourhood forum, instead it’s a meeting run by Birmingham City Council and Councillor Mary Locke.

The meeting will take place on Wednesday 19th February at 7pm at The Grace Church, Dell Road B30 2HZ.

Residents are invited to come and meet our local councillor and join in discussions with the cabinet member for street scene & parks. There will also be an update on the ward plan.

A reminder again that this isn’t the our neighbourhood forum meeting (that’s Monday 10th February), but an additional meeting. Hopefully we’ll see you at both!