Eagle-eyed residents have spotted a sign that appeared overnight on the High Street to advise that the Pershore Road will be closed overnight from 16 – 17th May.
Do you want to help decide what the new train station should be called?
West Midlands Rail Exec (WMRE) are calling on residents to take part in a survey to decide the names of two of the new stations, one in Moseley and the other in Stirchley.
From the 11 – 25th May, the public can choose their preferred name for the station by visiting the WMRE website. For the new station in the Stirchley Ward, the choice is between three options: the previous name of the station that closed in 1941, Hazelwell; Pineapple Road, where the station will be located; or Stirchley, the council borough where most of the station resides.
Visit the WMRE website here to vote.
Birmingham City Council has announced the results of voting in the 2022 local elections. Stirchley ward has re-elected Councillor Mary Locke with 1,900 votes.
Congratulations Mary, we look forward to working with you.
Residents who have enjoyed free parking on the Wickes car park have been informed that the offer will no longer be available.
In a letter left on cars today, motorists have been advised that from 25th April 2022 a new scheme will be in place where the Wickes car park will be managed by G24, as they expect an upturn in sales due to the store being refitted. Motorists will be permitted to park for up to 90 minutes in store hours, according to the letter.
The letter states; “Dear Resident,From -Wickes Home Improvements.
We have allowed residents to park in the carpark over the years. As from next week (25/4/2022) we will unfortunately require the spaces to be vacant. We will have a carpark management agency in place called G24. This will be in place to allow customers to park (90 minutes maximum in store hours) as we see an uplift in sales due to the store being refitted and a reduction in spaces due to the delivery entrance extending.
“I hope you understand and support the request.
“Kind Regards, Management @ Wickes Stirchley.”
Ash Tree Road homeowner Vicky has started this petition to ask Wickes to reconsider the move (click here).
Thank you to Mick at Stirchley.co.uk for use of the photo
The April meeting for Stirchley Forum takes place on Monday 11th April, at 7.30pm. This meeting will be a hybrid one, meaning people are welcome to attend in person or online.
The in-person meeting takes place at Stirchley Community Church, Hazelwell Street, Stirchley – just opposite Bournville Lane / Stirchley Baths. For those wishing to join remotely, the meeting will also be hosted on Zoom via this link.
The agenda for the meeting is;
- Minutes of meeting 14th March 2022 (posted on website here)
- Matters Arising
- Police Update
- Planning issues
- Any other business
The next Stirchley Forum meeting will take place on Monday 9th May 2022. It is hoped this too will be a hybrid meeting, however this will depend on the Covid situation.