Organisers of an event to celebrate the submission of a funding bid to redevelop Stirchley swimming baths have done a u-turn about holding a balloon release. Online protests have led to organanisers changing their plans and the balloons will now be ‘popped’ instead.
Local festivals and ‘fun’ days in and around Bournville have had their funding slashed leaving organisers surprised and turning to ‘crowd-funding’ to help keep their events afloat. The annual CoCoMAD event in Cotteridge Park and the Bournville Village Festival will receive no funds from the City Council this year.
A local Christian bookshop is to close after almost 15 years as a result of competition from Internet booksellers. St Andrew’s bookshop has been at the corner of Linden road and Mary Vale road since 1998 but its last day of trading will be Saturday 25th May.
A meeting to discuss plans to build a Tesco store in Stirchley has revealed that the store is likely to make an application for planning as early as April this year with the store opening by Christmas 2015.
BOURNVILLEVILLAGE.COM, along with eight other ‘hyperlocal’ news websites, will be hosting a live web chat with their local police inspector on Tuesday 5 February.
Birmingham City Council’s planning committee will meet this week to agree the redevelopment of the former Selly Oak Hospital site off Raddlebarn road. 650 new dwellings will be built providing homes for up to 1,650 people but a number of locally listed buildings will be demolished as part of the plan.
SERGEANT Isobel Knowles, Bournville’s local community police officer, has announced her retirement and has completed her final shift as part of Bournville’s Neighbourhood Police Team.
A ‘District Convention’ for Selly Oak took place on Saturday 1st December, bringing together local community groups, the City Council and other public and third sector organisations to discuss key issues, priorities and actions affecting Bournville and other wards that make up the district.
THE next Bournville Ward Neighbourhood Tasking Meeting will be on Thursday 29th November 2012 7pm at Rowheath Pavilion. Ahead of the meeting, Sergeant Isobel Knowles has sent us an update on policing issues for our area.
The next Ward Committee for Bournville is on 20 November 2012 at 6.30pm at Woodlands Park Hall, (Woodlands Park Road, Bournville, Birmingham, B30 1HA). The full agenda is reproduced below.