(Cotteridge Primary School falls within the Stirchley Ward boundaries)
Calling all residents of Breedon, Shirley and Heathcote Roads!
A small group of parents at Cotteridge Primary School have formed the ‘Safer Together School Streets’ group. They are currently working hard to help make the roads around the school safer for residents and children at the busy school drop off and pick up times. They hope this will also enable more green, active travel for school families.
The group will be putting in an expression of interest for the Birmingham City Council ‘School Streets’ scheme on 30th November. They hope this will enable them to discuss several solutions to make roads safer during morning drop off and afternoon pick up.
Please note these are NOT permanent road closures and are different to the Low Traffic Neighbourhood scheme where planters permanently block the road.
Safer Together School Streets group are currently seeking opinions of families at school, and are keen to involve the local residents (several of whom have completed the form linked below already).
If you live on or know anyone who lives on Breedon, Shirley or Heathcote roads please complete or forward them this link: https://forms.office.com/e/txqvi3nqw6. Perhaps help a neighbour to complete it if they don’t enjoy technology.
The deadline for this survey is: 1200 (Noon) on Tuesday 28th November
To get in contact with the group, email: Safertogetherschoolstreets@gmail.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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/
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.
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