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Local Events / Re: Stirchley Christmas Bash
« Last post by breakaleg on December 12, 2017, 11:00:04 AM »
Dear all,
Due to the inclement weather we had decided to move the Christmas Bash from Stirchley Park and into Stirchley Community Church which as you know is just across the road from the park.
If you could pass this information on to anyone you know I would appreciate it, the time remains the same.
I would like to thank Pastor Gary Cadge and Paula Aubrey for the help with making this late change possible.
Kind Regards.
Pete
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Stirchley Neighbourhood Forum / Tonights meeting caneled
« Last post by breakaleg on December 11, 2017, 07:04:47 AM »
Dear All,
Due to the adverse Weather conditions I have decided to cancel tonight's Stirchley Neighbourhood Forum meeting (Monday 11th December)
I would like to thank everyone who comes along every month and supports the neighbourhood forum and I look forward to seeing you at the next Meeting on Monday 8th January 2018.

We still intend to run the Stirchley Christmas bash on Saturday 16th December in Stirchley Park between 2pm and 4pm (weather permitting)
I would like to wish everyone a very happy Christmas.
Pete
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Stirchley Neighbourhood Forum / Re: Notes Minutes of the last meeting
« Last post by Mick Jones on December 06, 2017, 12:13:12 PM »
Stirchley Neighbourhood Forum
Minutes of the meeting held on 9th October 2017
, Stirchley Community Church
Present:   29: Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Members of the Forum’s management committee, Councillor Huxtable, Councillor Locke and Councillor Sealey
Apologies:   4
Peter Walker took the chair and welcomed everyone to the meeting. The minutes of the meeting held on 11th September 2017 were circulated and agreed as a true record.
Matters arising    
There were no matters arising.
Policing update      
Hazelwell Estate: Sgt Holder updated residents on developments following the recent spate of overnight burglaries on the Hazelwell estate: 7 individuals aged under 18 have been charged. Sgt Holder is seeking a criminal behaviour order (CBO) for all 7 that would last until they are 18, as well as positive engagement aimed at younger siblings. Some residents were disappointed that a CBO was being proposed rather than a custodial sentence; Sgt Holder explained it was up to the courts to decide on a sentence, and that CBOs were an additional measure that needed to be in place before a conviction. There are still reports of break-ins on the Estate but Sgt Holder believes these are being carried out by different offenders. Police have asked for a CCTV camera to be installed on the tree at the bottom of the Fordrough; footage from this could be used to prosecute fly tippers, although this is an issue for Environmental Health and not the police.
Fordhouse Lane Bridge: a local resident reported the crash barriers were down.
Distraction burglaries: West Midlands Now has sent out an alert; Sgt Holder advised people to check IDs of any callers.
Car crime: the theft of Ford Fiestas remains a problem. A local resident reported a car being broken into on Newlands Rd; Sgt Holder added work vans had been the target of a break-in at Selco. 
Planning update      
Sandra Cooper, Forum Planning Officer, updated the meeting on current planning issues.
Former Limes Rest Home, Cartland Rd: the owners have informed adjoining properties that they intend to demolish their section of terrace and develop the site. SC explained the redevelopment of the former vicarage site set a precedent for such a scheme.
1547 Pershore Rd: an application for a hot food takeaway was refused as it would have created a row of 5 takeaways and resulted in more than 10% of units in Stirchley district centre being hot food takeaways. SC commented that the Forum had opposed many such applications, without success, and would save the planning refusal comments to use in future objections.
Arvin Meritor site: permission has been granted for a slightly different scheme to that presented to the Forum. A Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) payment of £603,743.89 will be made in instalments: 5% is due to BCC for administration, 15% is to be spent in the local neighbourhood on infrastructure and other improvements and the remaining 80% can be spent anywhere in Birmingham. SC questioned whether the CIL payment would be used for improvements to the Fordhouse Lane junction initially proposed by Asda. In response to a question about the local/city split, Cllr Huxtable explained this was decided by BCC and that he had advocated a higher local share. SC asked for guidance from councillors as to what the CIL could be spent on, to enable local people to contribute positively to a consultation process, rather than waiting to see what BCC imposed. Cllr Huxtable explained the scope of the CIL was left deliberately vague, to enable it to be adapted to different neighbourhoods. Cllrs Huxtable and Locke suggested feeding initial ideas to Doug Lee and James Betjeman at BCC Planning and Regeneration.     
SC raised her concerns about unfair favouritism towards local businesses and a failure to report planning issues to BCC Planning enforcement; SC proposed this issue was discussed at a meeting after the AGM. 
Stirchley Halloween Bash
Following the success of last year’s Halloween event, the Forum is organising another with the Friends of Stirchley Park on 29th October. PW called for volunteers to help set up from 11am onwards. 
Stirchley Christmas Bash
This will be held on Saturday 16th December in Stirchley Park.
AGM
Next month’s meeting is the AGM; a minimum of 40 people are required to attend to ensure our funding for next year. The Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Cllr Anne Underwood, will be the guest speaker.
AOB
Printigo: a resident commended the redevelopment of the former Kwiksave by a local business. As Venture Bikes is also planning to relocate to the unit, concerns were raised about the viability of the small parade of shops following the loss of 2 businesses.
Tesco: there are rumours the site has been sold but it was not possible to confirm any details. 
Former antique shop, corner of Mary Vale Rd: thanks to Cllr Locke, Stirchley History Group has been offered part of the signage and hopefully some of the stained glass from the building. SHG now needs to find a suitable storage space. 
Hazelwell Fordrough: a local resident sought an update on the lopping of trees at the bottom of the Fordrough. Cllr Huxtable is meeting with the BCC tree officer and hopes to have news by next month’s meeting. 
Upcoming events
Stirchley History Group: 12th October, 6.30 pm in Stirchley Baths
Date of the next meeting
Monday 13th November, 7.30 pm in Stirchley Community Church

Disclaimer notice on behalf of the Stirchley Neighbourhood Forum Management Committee
1. The Management Committee does not normally have prior knowledge of items which will be raised as Any Other Business, but the Management Committee will help facilitate such items where it does have prior knowledge and which are in the interests of Stirchley.
2. The Forum is not aligned to any political party or one group and hence will hold a neutral stance in all political items which are raised at the meetings; the Forum may take a stance (positive/negative) on planning applications discussed at the meeting or on changes to community/neighbourhood services which affect the Forum area
3. The Forum’s Management Committee will not allow a person or organisation to use the Forum’s meeting as a means to any political end.
4. All residents and businesses within the Forum’s area have the right to attend and speak at the meeting.  Business owners, not resident within the forum area, have a right to attend and speak at SNF meetings, but they cannot make up quorum.
5. The Forum or its Management Committee will not be held responsible for leaflets or other media which is handed out by third parties either at or following the Forum’s meeting.  The views of any such leaflets or other communication are those of the distributor/publisher and not necessarily those of the Neighbourhood Forum.
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Local Events / Re: Stirchley Christmas Bash
« Last post by Mick Jones on December 05, 2017, 03:38:36 PM »
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Local Events / Stirchley Christmas Bash
« Last post by breakaleg on December 05, 2017, 02:49:31 PM »
Dear All,
Once again Stirchley Neighbourhood Forum along with the Friends Of Stirchley Park are organising a Christmas Bash in Stirchley park.
Saturday 16th December 2017 in Stirchley Park (rear of Stirchley co-op and Farmfoods) from 2pm until 4pm.
Bring the children to see Father Christmas (first 100 will receive a present) all free.
Free mince pies tea, coffee and hot chocolate
So come to the park in the dark and support this local event.
Pete
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Stirchley Neighbourhood Forum / Re: Are Tesco still coming to Stirchley?
« Last post by Jon Price on November 23, 2017, 08:31:11 AM »
Let’s hope it includes the triangle of land in front of the church. In previous proposal this envelope was being landscaped. But will the same happen under this developer? Probably will have a number of ‘affordable dwellings on this patch. ‘Affordable’? Only if you are on some inordinately high salary! Seven Capital don’t do cheap. Just hope the ‘caring,sharing’ store are happy with the current development. My boycott of the store continues at a pace. JP
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Stirchley Neighbourhood Forum / Re: Are Tesco still coming to Stirchley?
« Last post by atomicjam on November 22, 2017, 05:15:22 PM »
This would suggest Seven Capital have bought all the Tesco land (excluding the bit already purchased by Printigo):

https://sevencapital.com/sevencapital-acquires-key-stirchley-site/

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Stirchley Neighbourhood Forum / Re: Are Tesco still coming to Stirchley?
« Last post by villan on November 19, 2017, 10:12:26 PM »
Today Birmingham Post: Tesco the supermarket giant announced earlier this year it was abandoning its plans to build on the nine-acre plot on the corner of Hazelwell Lane and Pershore Road, in Stirchley it has now been acquired by property developer Seven Capital, to build a new mixed-use complex, comprising residential and retail units. Samuel Clark, development director at Seven Capital, said: "This site has languished for some time and given its location between Bournville, Selly Park, Moseley and Kings Heath, the investment by Seven Capital will play a critical role, catalysing further gentrification of this important Birmingham suburb."
http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/business/commercial-property/developer-buys-site-planned-tesco-13906391?ptnr_rid=151370&icid=EM_BirminghamPost_Nletter

After all this time they are proposing something similar to the Co-op/Helical bid all those years ago...a proposal that was thrown out by the planners in favour of a supermarket... you couldnt make it up could you  ;) 
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Stirchley Neighbourhood Forum / Re: Are Tesco still coming to Stirchley?
« Last post by Kwacky on November 16, 2017, 11:18:13 AM »
That sounds promising.  Let's see what the plans propose. 

Parking is one of my main concerns.  I noticed on Saturday that cars were parked all along Hunts Road on both sides, which forced cars into the centre of the road.  The bend by the park is bad enough as it is without parking there. 

Hopefully they'll make the Hazelwell Lane on to Hunts Road pedestrian access only, so cars have to use Pershore Road to access the new properties.

I wonder if Seven Capital will do any vanity projects to help spruce up the area?

Does anyone know what's happening with the triangle of land next to the Church, opposite the British Oak and the old Kwik Save site? 
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Stirchley Neighbourhood Forum / Re: Are Tesco still coming to Stirchley?
« Last post by Mick Jones on November 16, 2017, 09:51:12 AM »
Today Birmingham Post: Tesco the supermarket giant announced earlier this year it was abandoning its plans to build on the nine-acre plot on the corner of Hazelwell Lane and Pershore Road, in Stirchley it has now been acquired by property developer Seven Capital, to build a new mixed-use complex, comprising residential and retail units. Samuel Clark, development director at Seven Capital, said: "This site has languished for some time and given its location between Bournville, Selly Park, Moseley and Kings Heath, the investment by Seven Capital will play a critical role, catalysing further gentrification of this important Birmingham suburb."
http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/business/commercial-property/developer-buys-site-planned-tesco-13906391?ptnr_rid=151370&icid=EM_BirminghamPost_Nletter
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