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Introduction to this website

Whether you are a resident - current or prospective, a local business person, someone employed in the neighbourhood or a visitor from elsewhere, we hope you will find the website informative, useful and interesting.

This HOME PAGE: Latest News and information for Selly Park; the Birmingham Bulletin with with the latest news, information and events from Birmingham City Council; Birmingham Connected with latest travel and transport news, planning and strategy; About this website including technical and copyright information.

The LOCAL NEWS page carries an archive of previous significant local news stories which the site has published.

The FEATURES PAGE Two of the most important local developments of recent years have been the construction of the Selly Park South Flood Alleviation Scheme in 2017-18 and the rebuilding of Dogpool Lane Bridge over the River Rea in 2012 - 2013. Detailed illustrated reports of these projects can be found on the FEATURES PAGE along with a section on LOCAL FLOOD RISK.


The LOCAL INFO page: Sections - All about Selly Park (which includes a map of our neighbourhood); Information for newcomers; A concise history of our neighbourhood.

The LOCAL LINKS page: This page contains information about important local websites and links to them, for example Birmingham City Council, West Midlands Police, local churches, local schools, local health facilities, a variety of local organisations, etc.

The YOUR FORUM page: Sections - Aims and Objectives; The backgound of the Forum; Area covered; Membership and finance; The work of the Forum; Our public open meetings; Helping to make our neighbourhood look good; The Management Committee.

The CONTACT US page: To contact us by email or post.


 

Flood Risk in Selly Park South

The Selly Park South Flood Alleviation Scheme, officially opened in January 2018, has already shown its effectiveness in protecting the neighbourhood from flooding from the River Rea. However, flooding which occurred on 27th May 2018 shows that a number of locations in Lower Moor Green Lane, Dogpool Lane, Fashoda Road, Cecil Road and Kitchener Road remain vulnerable to surface water flooding, when the sheer volume and intensity of rainfall overwhelms the drainage system. This is also known as flash flooding. Please see the report on the LOCAL NEWS PAGE which explains this further.

Residents living in these vulnerable locations need to remain vigilant and prepared to defend their homes against flash flooding and are advised to KEEP INFORMED of weather forecasts via the broadcast media and online. The Environment Agency (EA) Floodline is a free key source of local information. Call 0345 988 1188. The Quickdial numbers for the River Rea valley are:
208007 – Flood Alert, low-lying land and roads between Longbridge and Nechells on the River Rea.
308112 – Flood Warning, River Rea at Stirchley and Selly Park including Cartland Road, Dogpool Lane, the Avenues and Sir Johns Road.
Listen to the whole recorded message carefully to be fully informed.

Residents in vulnerable locations can also register for Flood Warnings Direct, a free phone, text and email service provided by the EA. Again call 0345 988 1188 or please click HERE.

During flood events volunteers from the Selly Park South Flood Action Group (SPSFG) will try to assist residents as far as is possible. To find our more information about SPSFG please see the CONTACT US PAGE of the website.

Birmingham Bulletin

Welcome to Birmingham Bulletin (published fortnightly by Birmingham City Council) with the latest news, information and events. To read this latest edition dated 5th October 2018 please click HERE.

Birmingham Connected

Birmingham Connected brings you a wide range of information about latest local travel and transport news, plans and strategy. For details, please click HERE and then follow the READ OUR BULLETIN link. Includes information about the CLOSURE OF PARADISE CIRCUS TO ALL ROAD TRAFFIC from 3rd September 2018 to Summer 2019.


To contact BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL please click HERE.

West Midlands Police

Selly Park lies within the area covered by the Selly Oak Neighbourhood Police Team which is based at Bournville Police Station situated at the junction of Bournville Lane and Bristol Road.

To find out more details or to contact the Neighbourhood Police Team please click on the link below which will take you to the West Midlands Police Home Page. Then simply enter your postcode into the FIND YOUR LOCAL POLICE input box. PLEASE CLICK HERE.

To contact the Police by phone call 999 IN AN EMERGENCY or 101 FOR NON-EMERGENCIES - the extension number for Selly Oak Police is 8223291.

TO RECEIVE CRIME ALERTS WE STRONGLY ADVISE RESIDENTS TO SIGN UP TO THE WEST MIDLANDS POLICE WM NOW SERVICE. To sign up to this free service please click HERE.


Domestic waste and recycling

To report fly tipping, missed waste collections or any other problems please call 0121 303 1112 or click HERE.

COLLECTIONS SCHEDULE:

Collections are on WEDNESDAYS. Please make sure that your wheelie bins (or rubbish sacks/boxes for addresses which do not have wheelie bins) are put out on the footway on Tuesday evenings ready for collection from early Wednesday morning. Do not put them out any earlier than Tuesday evening please.

Weekly collections of general waste and alternating fortnightly collection of general recycling and green garden waste recycling. Please ensure that recycling and household rubbish is separated and placed into the correct bins.

On WEDNESDAY 24th OCTOBER - BLUE LID RECYCLING BINS containing paper, glass and plastic recycling will be collected.

On WEDNESDAY 31st OCTOBER - GREEN GARDEN RECYCLING BINS. For subscribers of this service. To subscribe please click HERE.

For a reminder of the rules regarding suitability of materials for recycling please click HERE.

Residents can also take waste and recycling to the BCC-Veolia Lifford Lane depot. Summer hours of opening from the start of April are as follows:
Monday to Friday 08:00 to 20:00
Saturday and Sunday 08:00 to 18:00. No vans after 16:00)
To view a webcam image in order to monitor the queue at the depot entrance please click HERE. The image can take a while to load so please be patient.

Neighbourhood Forum Meetings

FORUM OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS are normally held in October, February, May and July (AGM).

These meetings provide an opportunity to discuss local matters of interest or concern and to inform residents of developments affecting the local area.

The most recent meeting was the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING which was held on TUESDAY 17th JULY. It was attended by 29 local residents and 4 guests who included Mike Adams of the Environment Agency, Sgt Uddin (officer i.c. Selly Oak Neighbourhood Police Team) and Cllr Brigid Jones (Selly Oak Ward and Deputy Leader of the City Council).

The next meeting is the OPEN MEETING which will be held at 7.30pm on at Christ Church, 953 Pershore Road, Selly Park B29 7PS on TUESDAY 16th OCTOBER.

If you need to get in touch with the Forum between meetings then please use the CONTACT US page of this website.

Selly Oak MP's Constituency and Birmingham City Council Bournbrook and Selly Park Ward Councillors' Advice Desks

Steve McCabe, MP for Birmingham Selly Oak parliamentary constituency has his monthly advice desk for local residents at Christ Church, 953 Pershore Road, Selly Park B29 7PS on the first Saturday of each month except when the first Saturday falls on the 1st in which case the date will be the second Saturday (the 8th). Steve is in attendance from 10.30am to 12 noon and no appointment is required - residents are seen in private and in order of arrival.

Cllr Brigid Jones and Cllr Karen McCarthy, our local City Councillors, hold their advice desks at the samr time, dates and venue.

Future dates can be checked by clicking HERE.



About this website

Thanks: We wish to thank those people who have contributed content and advertising to the site. Our further thanks go to Christ Church, Selly Park, the Parish Church of our Neighbourhood, which so kindly provides the venue for our various meetings and also our postal address.

Links to pdf files: Many of the click-on links on our site are to pdf files. Your need Adobe Reader installed on your computer to read these files. If you don't have this you can obtain it free off charge from the Internet. Just enter Adobe Reader on a search engine such as Google. Please be aware that the pdf files may take a few seconds to load up once you have clicked on the links. In order to return to our website page once you have read the pdf, please press the BACK TO button on your browser. If you simply close the pdf file you will also close the website window.

Copyright: All of the content on this website unless otherwise stated is
Copyright © Selly Park South Neighbourhood Forum. All of the photographic images on this website unless otherwise stated are Copyright © John Clayton. For permission to use any of the content and/or images please send an email request via the CONTACT US page.

John Clayton - Communications Officer, Selly Park South Neighbourhood Forum.



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