Covid-19 update from the Birmingham City Council

Rapid COVID-19 tests now available at home

The government has announced that everyone in England will be able to access free, regular, rapid coronavirus testing twice a week. You can order the tests online and it is an extremely quick and simple way to make sure you and keeping yourself and others safe:

Rapid testing survey

The University of Birmingham and Birmingham City Council have launched a survey to improve people’s experiences of rapid testing in Birmingham. The purpose of the survey is to explore the reasons why rapid tests were taken and general experiences.

The council would be grateful if you could take part:

Vaccinations for over 45s

People over 45 years of age can now book a Covid-19 vaccine. Book here:

COVID-19 Mobile Vaccination Van

Aberdeen Street COGOP Car Park (Winson Green) is holding a ‘pop up’ vaccination clinic at 10am-1pm on 17 April. If you are over 45, a carer, an eligible healthcare worker or have an underlying condition, please call 0121 551 3019 or email to book your appointment.

Celebrating Ramadan during COVID-19

For some Muslims the holy month of Ramadan begin last night and for others it will begin this evening.  Birmingham City Council has continued to work closely with Islamic leaders of the city to support the continuation of spiritual support of our Muslim citizens as well as keeping everyone safe during the pandemic. We ask everyone celebrating to observe Ramadan safely and within national COVID guidelines.

Wishing You a Blessed and COVID Safe Ramadan video: 

Please also find below short, animated messages on vaccination, test & trace and social distancing produced by the Bahu Trust in Urdu, Arabic, Bangla, and Sylheti:

As always, if you know anyone who lives or works in Birmingham who might be interested in becoming a Covid-19 Community Champion, simply direct them to where they can sign-up or find out more.

March update

There are a couple of items of information that were raised at our meeting on 8th March and a Licensing application that has been brought to our notice – see below.

See also information and joining instructions for Cllr Locke’s Ward Forum meeting which is tomorrow (17th) at 7pm.

Baby Aid Birmingham is based in Stirchley but covers the whole city. Further information can be found at 

PCSO Blackford very much hopes that he or a colleague will be able to attend Neighbourhood Forum meetings in the future. He has sent through the following information for contact;

For a crime at the time it is always 999, if not an emergency 101 or go on line web chat, this means that the matter you are reporting is recorded and gets a log number  and the team will then know about it. If you just want to contact the team the other way is the team e-mail address and it is


Date: 17 March 2021

Start Time: 7pm


  1. Welcome & Notice of Recording – Chair of the meeting to advise residents listening/participating in the online meeting that a recording will be available for future record.
  2. Covid Update – Dino Motti, Public Health, will provide the latest information and answer questions
  3. Green Champions Programme – Hamira Sultan, Public Health, will explain about the Programme
  4. Clean Air Zone Update – Peter Edwards & Gemma Callow will provide the latest information and answer questions
  5. Ward Plan
  6. Local/ Councillor Updates including Dementia Ward Update

Link to Join Meeting

Contact: Karen Cheney, Head of Service NDSU

Applications made under the Licensing Act 2003

Received between 01/03/2021 and 07/03/2021
Ward: Stirchley

Application ref: 118704
Type of application: Premises
Sub type of application: Variation
Trading name: Stirchley Tap House
Type of premises: Bar
Trading address: Unit 3R1, 29b Maryvale Road, Stirchley, Birmingham, B30 2DA
Licence application received on: 05/03/2021 Last day for comments: 02/04/2021

Licensable activity and trading times:
Recorded music
12:00 22:30 Sunday
12:00 23:00 Monday
12:00 23:00 Tuesday
12:00 23:00 Wednesday
12:00 23:00 Thursday
12:00 23:00 Friday
12:00 23:00 Saturday
Licensable activity and trading times:
Sale of alcohol by retail (both on & off the premises)
12:00 22:00 Sunday
12:00 23:00 Monday
12:00 23:00 Tuesday
12:00 23:00 Wednesday
12:00 23:00 Thursday
12:00 23:00 Friday
12:00 23:00 Saturday
Licensable activity and trading times:
Hours premises are open to the public
11:30 22:30 Sunday
11:30 23:30 Monday
11:30 23:30 Tuesday
11:30 23:30 Wednesday
11:30 23:30 Thursday
11:30 23:30 Friday
11:30 23:30 Saturday