A few updates

Message from BCC – Garden waste subscriptions re-open

Anyone looking for a convenient way to recycle their garden waste can now subscribe to the city council’s paid-for service as it re-opens to new customers following the easing of coronavirus restrictions.

Residents wanting to now sign up can do so at the reduced rate of £30, which will cover the remainder of the 2020 collection season (a fortnightly service which ends in late November/early December). However due to the way in which the council’s contact centre is working remotely, only online bookings will be possible.

An alternative to the garden waste subscriptions and the HRCs is the city council’s bulky waste service, through which up to 20 bags of waste will be taken for a fee.

To subscribe to the garden waste service, visit:  www.birmingham.gov.uk/gardenwaste and for bulky waste collection, visit: www.birmingham.gov.uk/bulkywaste. To book a slot to visit one of our HRCs, visit: www.birmingham.gov.uk/hrc

Stirchley High Street Footfall Survey

We are told by the High Street Task Force that we will be expected to conduct another footfall survey as we did back in March. If you took part in the earlier survey I am keen to hear your thoughts on how social distancing can be achieved and how we can improve on the March experience. If anyone would be willing to consider taking part in the next survey please do get in touch.

Hazelwell Park BMX Track

As you may be aware BCC contractors leveled parts of the BMX Track at the top of Hazelwell Park. Normally we would invite all parties to our monthly meeting but of course this is not yet possible.

Cllr Mary Locke has arranged a meeting with BCC officers to which the Forum has been invited. Do you have any thoughts or comments you would wish us to put forward?

Planning Applications

Traditionally this is a quiet time of year but this is not an ordinary year! If any further information comes our way we will send out another Newsletter and put details on our website.

If you know of anyone who would wish to receive these newsletters please ask them to contact me on stirchley.forumb30@gmail.com to be added to the mailing list

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