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.

Cotteridge Primary School parents form ‘Safer Together School Streets’ group

(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: 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:

Mobile Recycling to return to Morrisons

very colourful recycling van

After an impressive 5.72 tonnes of waste was collected by the mobile household recycling vehicle in November, the vans will return to Stirchley just before Christmas.

On Wednesday 20th December from 7am – 12.30 midday, the vans will be parked at the back of Morrisons car park. This is a great chance to clear out all your unwanted items ahead of the festive period.

CAN BE RECYCLED: Recycle any household rubbish that cannot be reused; standard recycling materials that usually go in your recycling; garden waste; bigger items like toys or small household items. Batteries, lightbulbs, small electronics etc can be recycled.

NOT ACCEPTED: Building materials, white goods (like fridges), hazardous materials and larger items will not be accepted.

No commercial waste can legally be accepted at any of the MHRC’s and any such material will be turned away. Vans are accepted at the MHRC’s subject to a 10 item limitation and a legal declaration that the waste presented is not commercial in nature. As with the Bulky Waste Collection service 2 black bags equals 1 item.

Roadworks planned for Cartland Road service road

Roadworks starting
in your area soon
What’s happening, where and when?
What: Carriageway Repair Patches
Where: Cartland Road Service-road,
between Cartland Rd & Lyndworth Rd
(road closure points shown overleaf in Red & works area in Blue)
When: Monday 4
th December 2023
How long: 1 Day
This is approximate as the duration can be affected by many factors.
Please scan the QR Code within this leaflet for updates and schedule.
Traffic Management: Lane Closure & Stop/Go Boards
07:30hrs to 17:00hrs
Site Safety: When safe to do so we will maintain access to your
property, but you may experience some delay for safety reasons.
Please be patient with Traffic Management Staff.
If you would like this information in a different format, Braille, tape or
large print, please call
0121 303 6644
If you are hearing impaired, please call us via Typetalk on
18001 0121 303 6644

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.

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.