Stirchley Ward quarterly meeting

Councillor Mary Locke’s quarterly ward meeting is due to take place on 8th February, online.

A packed agenda includes information on retrofitting and a route to net zero, presented by Tonia Clark, principal officer at Route to Zero Carbon. There will also be an update on Pineapple Station from Hayley Bradbury from Transport for West Midlands and Phil Edwards, Assistant Director Transport & Connectivity for Birmingham City Council. The last guest speaker will be Rachel West from the Council, who will provide an update on the projects within the ward that were successful in getting Community Infrastructure Levy funding. Finally Councillor Locke will provide a Ward Plan update and there will be a chance for any other business at the end of the meeting.

The meeting will take place on Wednesday 8th February at 6.30pm on Microsoft Teams via this link.

If you require more information, please contact Kay Thomas, community governance manager, via email on

Community Infrastructure Levy small grants open for applications

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge which is levied by local authorities on new developments within a ward.  The levy available differs from ward to ward based on the type and size of development(s).

The Be Bold Local Element CIL Small Grants Fund is aimed at supporting ward-based community groups and organisations who are well-established in their local communities and have a deep understanding of local priorities.

Stirchley ward has a total of £20,000 available, where interested community groups can apply for a maximum of £2,000. Proposed activities must be linked to the priorities identified in the Stirchley Ward Plan 2018 – 2022.

Small, local, grassroots organisations with an annual turnover of less than £50,000 will be eligible to apply for the fund to carry out activities in Stirchley. The proposer should have a group bank account or be able to identify a sponsor organisation to hold the funds of behalf of the group. Applications can include items such as activities, staffing, volunteer costs and equipment which will support your group or organisation.

To apply: complete this short application form and email it to

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 19th October 2022. Decisions will be communicated week commencing 5th December 2022.

Councillor’s Stirchley Ward meeting


1. Welcome & Introductions from the Chair

2. Details on the proposed Aldi Store, Pershore Road - Your opportunity to hear about the proposals and ask questions about the draft plans

3. Briefing on Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Funding

4. Ward Action Plan

5. Local Issues/Updates

Councillor Mary Locke will be hosting her quarterly Stirchley Ward meeting this Wednesday 28th September at Stirchley Baths from 7pm.

On the agenda will be an update on the Aldi development on Hazelwell Street, near the British Oak pub. The development also includes the triangle of land opposite the development and pub, on the island. This is due to be public realm space.

There will also be an update on Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) funding. CIL is a charge levied by local authorities on new developments within a ward.  The levy available differs from ward to ward based on the type and size of developments.

There will be a chance to discuss the Ward Action Plan and further updates on local matters.

All are welcome to attend the meeting, but if you require any more information please contact Kay Thomas, Community Governance Manager, Birmingham City Council on