LOCAL campaigning group ‘Communities Against the Cuts‘ have held the first meeting of their alternative Ward Committee outside the local Co-op supermarket in Stirchley.
The ‘committee’ was convened as a protest against the fact that the ‘real’ ward committee has not met since 13th March this year. The group have previously accused local councillors of being secretive and holding committee meetings in private.
The group reported that local citizens expressed concerns about the plans for the redevelopment of Stirchley Baths and the plans for a new Tesco store in Stirchley.
The group said: “the need to hold regular ward committees and build them into vibrant community meetings that link residents to their elected representatives is a clear priority”.
Meanwhile the Stirchley Urban Resource Network have published the minutes of their recent ‘Stirchley Summit’. In a wide-ranging discussion it was hoped that Stirchley “would become a destination of choice rather than a place to pass through”.