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NEIGHBOURHOOD FORUM

Events Calendar

Friday 27 January 2023

Mobile recycling - Dobbs Mill Close B29 7NQ

Bring your household rubbish and recycling to this facility on Friday

Accepting: paper, glass, plastic, claothes, wood, cardboard and larger household items

Not accepting: building materials, white goods or hazardous materials

Open 7:00 am to 12:00 noon

Monday 30 January 2023 6.30 pm

Ward forum meeting - safer streets

All residents invited. This meeting with councillors will focus on safer streets and updating the ward plan.

Please take this opportunity to meet with councillors Karen McCarthy and Brigid Jones to discuss traffic issues on the Pershore Road, the Five Streets and the Little Roads off the Pershore Road - particularly relevant with the Dogpool Lane construction work closures

6.30 pm, Monday 30 Jan, Christchurch Pershore Road B29 7PS

​​Next Forum Open Meetings

Futue open meetings of the Selly Park South Neighbourhood Forum have been scheduled as follows:

Next scheduled meeting: 12th July 2023 at Chrtistchurch Pershore Road

Look out for meetings in April/May (to be announced) and community events around the King's coronation on 8 May.

Forum Aims and Objectives

The main objective of the Forum is to enhance and maintain the quality of the area in which we live, by:

  • Discussing and influencing issues affecting the local community

  • Raising awareness

  • Informing the public of social developments

  • Undertaking research for public benefit

  • Advancing education and doing other such things that encourage people to show an interest in the area and to bring together residents and others on a regular basis in order to address community issues of common interest and concern.

  • Promoting the active involvement of residents in decision making.

 

The Neighbourhood Forum Management Committee

At the Forum open meeting held on 20 September 2022 a new committee was elected. The committe met on 15 November 2022 and elected a chair, secretary and treasurer. Following these elections the comittee is now as follows:


Chair: Jennie Price
Secretary: Matthew Brockington
Treasurer: Clare Lewis
Committee members:

Jen Antonio

Lydia Handy

Malcolm Hancox

Max Thomas

Bobbie Frere (co-opted)

Alistair McCarrick

Derren Cresswell

The Forum’s background

The Forum came into existence at the start of 2006 following a decision by the officers and members of its predecessor, Selly Park Central Residents’ Association, to join the neighbourhood forums structure in Birmingham. Neighbourhood forums are community groups run by and for local people. There are more than 70 neighbourhood forums based throughout the City. Many forums, including ours, are affiliated to the Birmingham Association of Neighbourhood Forums (BANF). Each forum has a written constitution and copies of our constitution are available to residents on request.

Area covered, membership and finance

The area covered by our Forum extends from Priory Avenue in the north to Dogpool Lane in the south and from the western side of Pershore Road to the River Rea in the east, a total of over 700 households. Membership to residents is free and open to all people aged 16 and over who live within the neighbourhood. Free membership is possible thanks to an annual grant provided by Birmingham City Council. Our Forum also seeks funding for special projects through a range of discretionary grants.

 


 

The work of the Forum

Birmingham City Council has devolved much decision-making, many budgets and some services to local level. Neighbourhood forums and the local knowledge they represent can make a big difference by ensuring that the districts' and wards’ spending and priorities reflect the needs of local people. The Council’s local meetings are held regularly and are open to all members of the public. Our Forum Management Committee always ensures that we are represented at these meetings. Equally we always invite our local councillors to our open meetings. We are in regular contact with the councillors and officers of the City Council and thus provide a direct link between the community and the City administration. We also have direct links with other public agencies such as West Midlands Police and also with neighbouring community associations.

As a response to the flooding of part of Selly Park South in 2008 the Forum formed Selly Park South Flood Action Group as a satellite organisation. The Group operates the Selly Park South Flood Action Plan, has some 13 voluteers to assist residents in a flood situation and works closeley with Birmingham City Council and the Environment Agency in managing the flood threat in the neighbourhood. The Group Coordinator is John Clayton

To get in touch with the Forum or the Flood Action Group please refer to the CONTACT US page of this website.

Our public open meetings

Our open meetings are held quarterly, generally around October, February, May and July (AGM). This year (2023) the first meeting of the year will be held in January, with further meetings scheduled for May and July (see the top of this page and the post on the home page for more details).

 

At the AGM members of the Management Committee and officers are appointed. Our meetings are held at Christ Church, 953 Pershore Road, B29 7PS.

We are very grateful to the Church for the use of the building. Please note however that we are independent of the Church and also politically neutral.
 




FOR FURTHER DETAILS ABOUT THE FORUM, its work, its achievement and what being a member of the Management Committee involves please click here.

Your forum's meetings

All public meetings are currently held online following Government guidance and for the safety of our community members. We will resume meetings at Christ Church as soon as it is safe and appropriate to do so. In the meantime, do get in touch if you have any questions.

Next Open Forum Meeting

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Community Funding Policy

Do you have an idea for a project which would enhance our community? Do you need financial support to make it happen?  We might be able to help. Read our community funding policy here

Minutes from last open forum

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Minutes from last management committee

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