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A nice writeup about Stirchley Park
by @Stirchley_News about the row of sapling blossom trees planted yesterday. Writeup
The co op planning application
to turn the friends meeting house into student accommodation has been withdrawn details
A few photos taken at the BIG LUNCH
on Charlotte Road. Link

ACTION NEEDED
The travellers have again left the parkland by the side of Riverbrook Drive, and again BCC have been left to clear up the mess. photos


We need to stop this happening again, this low level fence needs repairing urgently

 



Stirchley Park receiving a donation of £50 from Kings Norton Farmers Market after repeatedly having plants stolen from the park details


Plans to change the Friends Meeting house into Student accommodation design and access / details
Election Results
Dave Harte bournvillevillage
Conservatives hold Bournville in local elections
 Councillor Rob Sealey has held on to his seat in Bournville as the Conservatives increased their majority in the 2014 local elections.
Stirchley and Brandwood
The tunnel running under the train-track dividing the Allens Croft/Brandwood and Stirchley areas is in need of some extra help from local community groups, residents and local businesses
details
£3.3m Stirchley Baths regeneration work commences By Graeme Brown-Bham Post full story
Stirchley Community Centre
will be closing its doors one final time on the 14th March to allow     the development of a new TESCO supermarket.

Everyone was welcome to pop in on the 6th March 2014 to their closing event, to help them celebrate and reflect on their achievements during its life. A few photos of the day link
and a poem by Sue Jackson link
Work begins on Stirchleybaths

Monday 24th February 2014
Preparation work started today to make the site safe for the refurbishment work to begin.
more details
More materials can now be
recycled at home
details

The Friends of Stirchley Park
following the successful bid to redevelop Stirchley Baths Stirchley Park will gain improvements to the park any Ideas that you may have are more than welcome. details


Cartland Road FloodAlleviation Scheme
Start date of the work: 
27th January 2014

Approximate end date of the work: 1st January 2015
updates on the forum
Christmas Lights in and around StirchleyLink

Stirchley lights Switch on
Friday 6th December 2013
Some of the photos taken link
Stirchley Illuminations

by Jo Skelt poet laureate:

Lapland oik
Calling the reindeer to Stirchley Lights 2013
by CBSO_SOVoca Choir


Stirchley Neighbourhood Forum
AGM 2013
by Peter Walker Link


Tesco supermarket
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

Stirchley Funday 2013
by Peter Walker write up  photos link


Stirchley Neighbourhood Forum
Feedback from the residents at the
July meeting
by Sandra Cooper   link
Stirchley Community Market
Celebrates it's third Birthday   more details

Investigation launched following Stirchley stabbing
Detectives are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the incident to call them on 101. details


SINK OR SWIM
Free balloonistic event
8th June 11am - 1pm
details

Update: fantastic day really good turnout photos


The Love Seat finds permanent home in Stirchley Park
official opening Saturday 8th June – 1.30pm details
Father will miss op because of legal curfew
Neo Raine, from Stirchley a schoolboy set to become Birmingham’s first Down’s syndrome heart transplant patient. full story

New Charity shop opens in Stirchley
Article By Zoe Chamberlain


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

By Birmingham Mail
26 Apr 2013
story



The plans for Stirchley Baths have been approved details


Highlights and film from Love Stirchley 2013
can now be seen online at http://stirchleyprospects.wordpress.com  


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
26/02/2013



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 February 21, 2013 link

Stirchley Park Tree planting
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.

Live Webchat with Local Police
Tuesday, 5th February 2013
We're linking in with Birmingham South police
to co-host a LIVE webchat
more details
Other websites involved in the Blog are list

Friends of Hazelwell park
Sunday 3rd February. 10am, Hedgelaying (Ranger event). Learn the ancient art of hedgelaying in our own park.


Birmingham wheeled bins -
your questions answered


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