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

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.

Food Bank Collection

Councillor Mary Locke is organising a collection for the B30 Food Bank on Saturday 12th August.

Volunteers will be collecting donations of food from Bournville Lane and Lea House, Mary Vale, Charlotte, Clonmel, Elm Tree and Ash Tree roads from 1pm. If you live on one of those streets but won’t be in / able to answer the door, it will be fine to leave things outside your door and the team will collect.

Please ensure nothing contains alcohol and that donations are not over-sized. As much as the Food Bank appreciated the donations, they will not open packets so cannot break items down into smaller sets. Please also ensure that you do not donate anything that requires specialist equipment or is fresh/needs using urgently.

There is a list of what items are urgent or in lower stock at the B30 Food Bank on this page. But for ease, this is what B30 Foodbank have said they need most:

  • Rice
  • pasta sauce
  • tinned or packet soup
  • baked means
  • tinned spaghetti
  • jam and honey
  • instant coffee (not large jars)
  • ready made custard
  • chocolate and snack bars
  • gender-neutral shower gel
  • liquid / bars of soap
  • shampoo

For more information on the B30 Food Bank, visit their website.

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

Councillor Ward Forum meeting agenda

Councillor Mary Locke’s ward forum meeting agenda has been released. The meeting, which takes place on Tuesday 20th June, will include updates from Stuart Cross from Kier Highways and Councillor Majid Mahmood, Cabinet Member for the Environment to talk about his role and responsibilities.

The meeting takes place at 6.30pm at Stirchley Community Baths on the corner of Hazelwell Street and Bournville Lane. All those with an interest in Stirchley are welcome. Please note this is NOT a Neighbourhood Forum meeting, and the July meeting will take place as normal on Monday 10th July.