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

June – Planning, licensing, meetings and other things

Well, it’s June already. Not quite ‘sizzling June’ but give it time.


A planning application has come in for 1456 Pershore Road (opposite Stirchley School – used to be a newsagent) to turn from retail to hot food take away. Application no. 2020/01992/PA accessible on Planning Online.

The Forum policy is currently to oppose any such application, particularly as this is so near the school and the City Council has a policy of supporting healthy eating. Unfortunately the Planning Officer has given the impression that they will have no objection which seems a little strange. Please take a look and let us (and Planning) have your thoughts. Consultation ends 22nd June.


There has been a new application for an alcohol license for 1469 Pershore Road (near Stirchley School currently Stir Stores) which has planning permission for use as a cafe during standard retail trading hours. A recent planning application for late night opening was withdrawn in the face of objections from people living nearby. Maybe those of you who did such a good job in putting together objections to the Mary Vale Road licensing application would take a look and let us know your thoughts? Closing date for comments is 17th June.


Many of you will have noticed that building work has restarted on the site. We are told that, subject to any changes in government advice, the proposed opening date is 9th July. They have had over 1,000 applications for 80 jobs.

Meetings – virtual ward forum meeting

Karen Cheney has informed us that there will be a virtual Ward Forum meeting on 10th June (please note that this is the Council meeting not Neighbourhood Forum meeting). 

Items on the Agenda include;  

  • Birmingham Transport Plan
  • Update from Kier on Roads (taken over from Amey)
  • Covid-19 Response and Experience in Stirchley 
  • Bournville Lane – Lorries Update
  • Any Further Q&A

She says, ‘We are starting a trial of holding virtual ward forum meetings and Stirchley Ward is one of the wards within the pilot. The Stirchley virtual ward forum meeting will be held on June 10th 6.30pm- 8pm 

The virtual meetings  will be run on “Teams Live Events” and in order to join the Stirchley Ward Forum meeting you need to use the link below

Link for joining Virtual Stirchley Ward Forum Meeting

A few things to be aware of

  • Teams Live Events can be accessed by downloading the Teams app to your laptop, smartphone or tablet or you can join the meeting via a browser session
  • The public will be able to see and hear the Councillor and presenters but you will not actually be audible or visible.
  • You are able to write questions whilst viewing OR send any questions by e-mail to me prior to the date of the meeting.
  • This is new technology to us all and has been a steep learning curve so please be patient with us.
  • The meeting will be recorded.

Please feel free to pass on my e-mail to others in Stirchley who you think would like to attend and do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions.

Neighbourhood Forum Meeting

Monday 8th June should have been our June meeting.

We now have the facility to hold meetings using Google Meet. If you are interested in attending such a meeting please let us know and we will arrange a meeting and send you an invitation. This is very much in the nature of experiment but could be a bit of an adventure!

Likewise if anyone would like to take minutes it would be greatly appreciated!

I hope that you have found this of interest. Please contact us on if you wish to join a meeting on 8th or wish to contact us for any other reason.