In 2018 Birmingham City Council required each ward and their councillors to develop and adopt a “Ward Plan and Priorities”. Through local engagement and discussion with residents and local stakeholders, the ward plan should set out the priorities and issues which were relevant to that ward.
According to the council, these plans are due to be flexible documents, that can be reviewed, updated, and adapted (where necessary) on a regular basis. The plans span four years, the length of an electoral term for a Birmingham councillor.
The 2018 – 2022 Stirchley Ward Action Plan can be found here and aimed to see Stirchley feel inclusive, encourage volunteering, commit to a greener ward, support the revitalisation of the Dads Lane Community Centre, and ensure meaningful engagement with developers who own sites on the High Street.
The 2022 – 2026 Stirchley Ward Plan aims to: support businesses in the area; increase volunteering and community engagement; improve reporting of crime; maintain ‘Dementia Friendly Stirchley’ status; opportunities to improve mental health and wider health and wellbeing for residents of Stirchley; and continue Community Litter Picks and removal of graffiti.