The Stirchley Neighbourhood Forum returns on Monday 11th September for its regular monthly meeting. As usual, the meeting will take place at Stirchley Community Church at 7.30pm.
At September’s meeting, Lee Hands representing Tricas Construction Ltd will be attending to discuss the building of the Stirchley Cooperative Development at the corner of Pershore Road and Hunts Road (next to the British Oak pub). Lee will be here to answer your questions and listen to any concerns.
There will also be a planning update and a chance for networking and to raise any community matters with fellow residents.
If you would like to familiarise yourself with the draft minutes from the last meeting (there is a break in August for summer), the July minutes are available here.
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 https://www.stirchley.coop/
It is that time of the month again. Here is the notice for the June Forum meeting which will be in person in Stirchley Community Church and online via Zoom.
The meeting will take place on Monday 13th June at 7.30pm. You can attend in person at Stirchley Community Church,Hazelwell Street, Stirchley or online using Zoom. To join the Zoom meeting, click here.
Any other business The next Stirchley Forum meeting will be on Monday 11th July 2022.
Councillor Mary Locke has sent her apologies for not being present at the meeting. She has requested if there are any questions, please email her, or the Forum (who will pass on the message). She has provided the following updates from previous meetings.
Enterprise still issues re parking I believe they have secured parking opposite near Balti Hut this will cause issues for flats above shops and businesses
Wickes and parking this has been resolved
Lyndworth cricket club: it appears part of Seven Capital called Seven Homes are pursuing this. Earlier letters went to residents of Lyndworth road in regards to compulsory purchase. It appears two are interested others not. The club have to find new play area in city that is bring pursue with Sport England.
Aldi site is progressing well
Cooperative housing development also will be progressing soon also
Jubilee Events: The events I attended here during Jubilee bank holiday were excellent Ascension church, Pitleasow close, stirchleycircle22 afternoon tea was excellent thank you to all who organised and the hard work involved
Councillor advice surgeries will begin again on first Friday of month at Stirchley baths 10:30 -12 noon. Plus Third Saturday of month at Ascension Church on Pineapple Grove from 10:30-11:30
Mobile recycling centre 17th June Pineapple Road, opposite Ascension church Pineapple Grove 7am until 12 noon
Mary’s councillor-led ward meeting is on 6th July at Stirchley baths 7pm
There is an interesting article talking about the Stirchley Cooperative Development that was approved for planning in late January. It includes quotes from Stirchley residents and Steve McCabe, MP for Birmingham Selly Oak (which covers Stirchley).
“Approved by Birmingham City Council on 21 January, the £6.6m development will include 39 flats and three retail units in Stirchley. It will also feature a new community space including a pedestrian walkway, seating, a community garden, cycle parking and a closed panel timber frame building.”