Notice of next Stirchley ward meeting

The next Stirchley ward meeting will be on 21st November 7pm at Stirchley Baths Community Hub on Bournville Lane (B30 2JT). Please note, this is not the Forum meeting, which takes place on the usual second Monday of the month, but an additional meeting organised by the Council.

An agenda will be released nearer the time.

If you would like more information, or to receive the agenda, please contact Kay Thomas, Community Governance Manager for Birmingham City Council on

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.

Stirchley Co-operative Development breaks ground

An innovative, eco-friendly, affordable residential and retail premises will be coming to Stirchley next year, with the Stirchley Co-operative Development (SCD) breaking ground on their Pershore Road site.

SCD is a group of local people in housing and worker co-operatives who are developing land on Pershore Road (next to the British Oak) to house local businesses along with 39 apartments where residents will be charged affordable rent. Loaf bakery and cookery school, Birmingham Bike Foundry, and Artefact will all move into the building once it is completed, which is expected to be autumn 2024.

Members of the SCD were joined by Selly Oak MP Steve McCabe, Stirchley councillor Mary Locke, members of the Forum Committee, and a host of other guests to mark the breaking ground.

For more information on the Stirchley Co-operative Development, including registering your interest in joining the coop, visit