The route for the Great Birmingham Run takes place on Sunday 1st May includes some road closures in Stirchley.
Roads in Stirchley include Pershore Road, Hazelwell Street, Mary Vale Road and Bournville Lane. Roads will be closed to vehicles for a significant portion of the day whilst the course is set up, runners travel through the course and broken down. Buses will also be rerouted and emergency services will be aware of the road closures.
We have received a note from Councillor Mary Locke about upcoming works to some of trees along the River Rea route in Stirchley.
The next phase of River Rea improvement is due to start on Monday 14th March 2022. Work will take about two days.
Work will be coppicing and pollarding the mature crack willows, that are adjacent to the bridge from Hunts Road to Hazelwell Park. Willows are weak species and can fail as they reach maturity. They crack and fall into river as has happened near the footbridge and along cycle path and up to Dacer Close. Through to Canon Hill Park.
Coppicing will leave stump above ground level; the remaining stumps are left will regenerate shoots that provide a habitat for small animals and birds.
The aim of the scheme is to enhance the appearance safety of the River Rea corridor
The project will commence again in September/October 2022 after the bird nesting season
Photo by Elliott Brown, used under Creative Commons
The Mobile Household Recycling Centre (MHRC) will be visiting Stirchley again on Friday 11th March at the car park in Morrisons (at the back near the permanent recycling bins, towards the corner or Ribblesdale Rd and Bond St) from 7am until 12 noon.
The mobile van is a chance for residents of the ward (and neighbouring wards) to dispose of any items without having to take a trip to the tip – and can be accessed without the use of a car. The MHRC features three vehicles: a regular refuse collection vehicle for waste with no other use; a van for taking away items that can be reused by charities; and a wagon with multiple compartments for recycling by material type.
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.
You are invited to the next Stirchley Ward meeting that is taking place as an in-person meeting on Monday 7th March, at 7pm, at Stirchley Baths Community Hub, 2-4 Bournville Lane, B30 2JT.
Please note this is not a Neighbourhood Forum meeting, rather one organised by the Stirchley Councillor, Mary Locke. The Stirchley Neighbourhood Forum meeting will take place as normal on Monday 14th March, this is a council-led meeting and a chance to hear from the councillor as well as updates from council officers.
Welcome & Introductions from the Chair
Update on New Train Station from Liam Brooker, West Midlands Rail Executive
Great Birmingham Run Update from Garry Peal, Events Commissioning Manager
Commonwealth Games – Sarah Boundy, CWG Team will provide anoverview of the Get Set for the Games programme, how partners will be working together, engaging local residents and businesses around the venues and road events routes
Update on Dads Lane Community Centre from Steve Squires
Update on the Fruit & Nut Village from Rob Tilling
Have you seen Birmingham’s ‘Greenground Map’ featuring many of the green spaces around Stirchley?
The ‘Greenground Map’ is a design project by Helen Ilus in collaboration with Birmingham City Council and the Naturally Birmingham Project to map Birmingham’s green spaces into a creative network. The map includes parks, open spaces, nature reserves and woods – connected by waterways, canals and walking/cycling routes.