Minutes and meeting update

Photo by Todoran Bogdan, used under Creative Commons

Thanks to everyone who attended the meeting last week. There was a lively discussion about the draft Ward Plan and great to hear from a number of residents who attended the police tasking meeting in Cotteridge to raise concerns of Stirchley residents.

The minutes for March’s Stirchley Neighbourhood Forum are available here.

As you will notice from the minutes, there is a change to the next meeting. Usually the Forum is held on the second Monday of the month, but April has Easter Monday and May is filled with Bank Holiday Mondays due to May Day and the additional holiday for the Coronation. It has been decided to skip the April meeting but have one in May, but on a slightly different day. Therefore, the next meeting will be Monday 15th May, 7.30pm at Stirchley Community Church

Stirchley Forum agenda for March 2023

The next Stirchley Neighbourhood Forum will take place at 7.30pm on Monday 13th March 2023 in Stirchley Community Church on Hazelwell Street, Stirchley.

The Agenda for the meeting is as follows

The next Forum meeting will be slightly different due to the number of Bank Holidays in April and May. Because of this there will a slightly later-in-the-month meeting on Monday 24th April 2023 and no meeting in May. All back to normal in June!

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 kay.thomas@birmingham.gov.uk

January update

Firstly, Happy New Year from the Forum Committee.

Our January meeting in on Monday 9th January at 7.30pm, Stirchley Community Church. Minutes of December meeting are on the Forum website. Last year’s Annual Report is also on the website .

Following the Agenda (below) there is an update from Cllr Locke who unfortunately cannot attend the meeting.


for Stirchley Neighbourhood Forum meeting on Monday 9th January at Stirchley Community Church, Hazelwell Street, Stirchley

  • Apologies
  • Minutes of meeting 12th December 2022
  • Matters Arising
  • Police Update
  • Planning issues
  • Networking
  • Any other business

Next Forum meeting: Monday 13th February 2023

Update from Councillor Mary Locke

May I firstly wish all a very happy new year

My apologies for not being able to attend the January Stirchley Neighbourhood Forum. As I have another meeting which clashes.

Work is currently ongoing on Fordhouse Lane, by Severn Trent with pipe renewal. Temporary lights will be used along the road.

Also on Fordhouse Lane the land at rear of former Firework shop  The land near bus stop  has been sold. As yet no details re what will happen. The land has been cleared, and tarmacked and a metal cabin installed. Rumours say a Car lot.  Planning have not received any notice. Residents living on Pershore Road are rightly concerned as they need access.

There will be a foodbank collection in part of Stirchley on Saturday 28th January. At about 11 am.   Leaflets will be put out around the roads collecting from  Leahouse Road, Bournville Lane, Bond Street, Regent Street, and Oxford Street. 10 days before. 

The Mobile Household Recycling Centre will be on Beilby Road on Tuesday 31st January 7am until 12 noon. Leafleting will be done 7-10 days prior and also on social media.

Next Police Tasking meeting will be Saturday 28th January at Cotteridge Church 2pm.  All are welcome to attend. I am sorry to hear that Sergeant Howell is leaving this job and taking on another job within the force. I thank him for all his work and wish him well in his new career.

A drop in session is being held re Camp Hill Line in Stirchley on 1st February at Stirchley Baths 5-7 pm.

A week later on 8th February I am holding a Teams/zoom meeting if you would like to attend please email myself or Kay Thomas  kay.thomas@birmingham.gov.uk for invite and link.  On the agenda a short update on Camp Hill Line,  A briefing on retrofitting houses and also Ward Action Plan

As mentioned in Decembers forum work is planned for a jobs fair in March  details are being worked on and will be announced in due course.

If there are any queries or issues please contact office on 0121 303 2039 or email me mary.locke@birmingham.gov.uk or pass to Sandra and Rob who will contact me and I will be in touch.