Stirchley Christmas lights Friday 6th December 2013
Some of the photos taken linkStirchley Illuminations
by Jo Skelt poet laureate:
Calling the reindeer to Stirchley Lights 2013
by CBSO_SOVoca Choir
Stirchley Neighbourhood Forum
by Peter Walker Link
wins after 10 year battle The store is hoped to be completed by 2015.
An outline of whats proposed submitted by Tesco link
Competition for under 13s:
Calling all bookworms and budding writers aged 13 and under! details Daisy, 100, opens new bridge
A plaque on the new Dogpool Lane bridge was officially unveiled by 100-year-old local resident
Daisy Glenn details
Stirchley Engineer,John Baines "sold name tag machines across the globe" By Mike Lockley 13 Sep 2013 full story
Disgraced former Birmingham policeman loses appeal over convictions for Stirchley pub fight. By BEN HURST Staff Reporter, 17, May, 2013
A DISGRACED former cop who tried to bite a peacemaker during a pub fight has lost an appeal against his assault convictions.
Ex-Birmingham Pc Paul Norris was sacked by West Midlands Police after he was found guilty of attacking the landlord of the British Oak pub in Stirchley.
He was said to have pushed licensee Tony Madden before launching a “barrage” of punches.
Norris then spat at and tried to bite customer Daniel Wood, who attempted to restrain him as police were called.
The 42-year-old, of Middleton Hall Road, Kings Norton, was convicted by magistrates of two charges of assault and one of disorderly behaviour in January last year.
He was fired soon after.
Now he has lost an appeal over those verdicts at Warwick Crown Court.
Norris – who received a conditional discharge for battery in 2005 after attacking a man in a toilet following an inter-force hockey match – was also ordered to pay the £2,800 costs of the appeal hearing.
Dismissing his application, Judge Richard Griffith-Jones said the public should not foot the bill as Norris had “lost completely”.
The former officer had claimed there was insufficient evidence to convict him following the pub fracas, which happened in August, 2011.
He also alleged the prosecution at his trial had failed to prove that he had not acted in self-defence.
Sarah Allen, defending, said: “He lost his job as a result of this offence.
“He was dismissed in February last year. He is working part-time for a pest control company.”
She said the incident had begun as self-defence but went beyond that.
But the judge responded: “This was not a case of self-defence.”
And he added: “There’s no reason he should not pay the prosecution costs.
“Why should the public pay when he, with his eyes open, has gone into this and lost completely?
Noor Chaudhry from Stirchley tells her style secrets
Art SOAK Art Soak will take place on 23rd and 24th March A variety of exhibitions, drop-in workshops, musical performances and theatre in places you’d never expect. All for free!Art SOAK Full Programme
The Big Dig at Hazelwell Park: "Was a very productive and positive day. Planted a range of edible plants including a Sea Buckthorn hedge, a Medlar tree, Hazel trees, and planted edibles to scramble through our new dead hedges. Our very own local tree surgeons and woodland workers joined us with their chainsaws to coppice some Hazel and finish off the hedgelay. Many thanks to Jan the park ranger, and all those who joined in and mucked it".
Hedge laying in Hazelwell Park An NVQ with GAP
(Green Academies Project) funded by the National Trust, photos
by Mick Jones 28/03/13 link
Stirchley Tesco set
to open in 2015
Story by Steve Bradley link
Birmingham wheeled bins
Councillor Timothy Huxtable
speaking about wheely bins at the council House
YOUR help is needed!
The future of the Hazelwell Park Fun Day is under threat Can you please fill in the online questionnaire,LINK
Tesco plan Stirchley store opening by 2015 By Dave Harte February 21, 2013link
by Pete Evans February 2013
On February 7th Birmingham Trees for Life, the Friends of Stirchley Park and Simon Cooper from BCC got together with some local children to plant 5 saplings in Stirchley Park. These 5 Hawthorn trees will grow to about 20 feet and are not only a welcome asset to our local park but will act as a screen for the residents of Bond Street. Spring time will bring some welcome colour to the park with red and white blossoms. Many thanks to everyone involved.