Mobile Household Recycling returns to Pineapple

very colourful recycling van

The Mobile Household Recycling Centre will revisit Stirchley on Thursday 16th November from 7am until 12:30pm. It will be located on Pineapple Road, opposite the Church of Ascension (B30 2TL).

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.

Planning application for the old Constituency Office

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.

Stirchley Jobs Fair

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.

September’s Stirchley Forum meeting

The Stirchley Neighbourhood Forum returns on Monday 11th September for its regular monthly meeting. As usual, the meeting will take place at Stirchley Community Church at 7.30pm.

At September’s meeting, Lee Hands representing Tricas Construction Ltd will be attending to discuss the building of the Stirchley Cooperative Development at the corner of Pershore Road and Hunts Road (next to the British Oak pub). Lee will be here to answer your questions and listen to any concerns.

There will also be a planning update and a chance for networking and to raise any community matters with fellow residents.

If you would like to familiarise yourself with the draft minutes from the last meeting (there is a break in August for summer), the July minutes are available here.

Food Bank Collection

Councillor Mary Locke is organising a collection for the B30 Food Bank on Saturday 12th August.

Volunteers will be collecting donations of food from Bournville Lane and Lea House, Mary Vale, Charlotte, Clonmel, Elm Tree and Ash Tree roads from 1pm. If you live on one of those streets but won’t be in / able to answer the door, it will be fine to leave things outside your door and the team will collect.

Please ensure nothing contains alcohol and that donations are not over-sized. As much as the Food Bank appreciated the donations, they will not open packets so cannot break items down into smaller sets. Please also ensure that you do not donate anything that requires specialist equipment or is fresh/needs using urgently.

There is a list of what items are urgent or in lower stock at the B30 Food Bank on this page. But for ease, this is what B30 Foodbank have said they need most:

  • Rice
  • pasta sauce
  • tinned or packet soup
  • baked means
  • tinned spaghetti
  • jam and honey
  • instant coffee (not large jars)
  • ready made custard
  • chocolate and snack bars
  • gender-neutral shower gel
  • liquid / bars of soap
  • shampoo

For more information on the B30 Food Bank, visit their website.