SITE MOST RECENTLY UPDATED on FRIDAY 28th APRIL 2017.
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For latest update on the construction of the Selly Park South Flood Risk Management Scheme please click HERE.
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The LOCAL FLOOD RISK information section, which has been recently updated and expanded, is towards the bottom of this Home Page. For quick access please click HERE
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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: Sections - News and information; What's On;
Local flood risk information (for quick access please click HERE); 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 - One of the most important local events of recent years has been the rebuilding of Dogpool Lane Bridge over the River Rea in 2012 - 2013. A detailed illustrated report of the entire project can be found on this page.
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.
News and Information
Work is underway on the Environment Agency's £2.4 million flood risk management scheme in Selly Park South
To read the press release on this issued by the Environment Agency on 7th December please click HERE.
To view a larger version of this image please click HERE.
Please note that completion of the project is now likely to be by the end of Summer 2017.
PROGRESS REPORT Friday 28th April - Work ongoing during the LAST week of APRIL and the FIRST week of MAY:
Image below: Work is complete on diverting the channel of the River Rea just upstream from Dogpool Bridge. The channel has been moved a short distance to the east to allow access for heavy machinery to construct the flood defence wall on the western side of the river.
Steel sheets are now being pile-driven into the ground and will be faced with brickwork and topped with a concrete cap to form the wall, very much like Dogpool Bridge.
Image below: The eastern bund (flood defence embankment) is being constructed parallel with the rear of Ashbrook Road, then curving westwards to run parallel with Moor Green Lane as far as the bridge. The impermeable clay core of the bund is laid on top of a clay foundation and packed down by a rolling machine.
Sloping flanks are then constructed on either side and the structure covered with topsoil and grassed over.
For PREVIOUS PROGRESS REPORTS on the construction phase please see the FEATURES page of this website.For BACKGROUND INFORMATION on flooding in Selly Park South and the planning and consultation process for the flood risk management scheme and the associated St Andrews Healthcare Phase 2 development please see relevant articles on the LOCAL NEWS page.
To read about LOCAL FLOOD RISK in Selly Park South please refer to the relevant section lower down this HOME PAGE.
Compiled for you by Birmingham City Council.
Welcome to Birmingham Bulletin with the latest news, information, events and competitions from Birmingham City Council. To read the latest edition dated 12th April 2017 please click HERE
Free local I.T. Club
Offering support with:
Registering with the Government Job website. Housing applications. CVs. Job applications. Learn My Way (learning how to use the Internet).
For further details please click here.
Domestic waste and recycling
WHERE HAVE THE STREET BOTTLE AND PAPER BANKS GONE? INFORMATION FROM BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL:
With wheelie bins now in place across the City we cater for recycling of paper/cardboard/bottles. In addition, we can provide additional recycling bin if required. At Household Recycling Centre sites facilities for recycling are also available including clothes recycling, bottle banks etc.
The decision to remove bottle/paper banks has been made to ensure streets of Birmingham are cleaner as the banks attracted fly tipping. Moving forward, we will be looking to maximise efficiency and effectiveness of the current street cleansing resource.
Please note that where households have been supplied with wheelie bins these MUST be used and that waste put out in plastic sacks is no longer acceptable.
DOMESTIC WASTE COLLECTIONS WEDNESDAY 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st MAY:
Please put out GREY LID wheelie bins on edge of the footway on Tuesday evenings ready for collection early Wednesday morning. For details of what can be put in your wheelie bin please click here.
RECYCLING COLLECTIONS WEDNESDAY 10th and 24th MAY.
GREEN WASTE COLLECTIONS for subscribers: WEDNESDAY 3rd, 17th and 31st MAY.
Garden waste collection - ordering for 2017 service:
Residents wishing to have their garden waste collected in a clean and convenient way can now sign up to Birmingham City Council’s 2017 service and have a wheelie bin supplied.
The annual subscription charge is £40 for 20 fortnightly collections from early March to early December. Only households whose properties have been assessed as unsuitable for wheelie bins will be eligible for an alternative sack collection (clear sacks for 2017).
To order please click HERE
Alternatively you can take your green recycling to the household recycling centre at Lifford Lane Kings Norton.
Summer opening hours at the City's Lifford Lane Household Recycling Centre April to October:
Weekday opening hours 8am-8pm.
Weekend opening hours 8am-6.00pm.
For further information please click HERE
Compiled for you by Birmingham City Council.
Welcome to Birmingham Bulletin with the latest news, information, events and competitions from Birmingham City Council. To read the latest edition dated 12th April 2017 please click HERE. (This is the most recent copy that we have received).
What's On at the mac
For listings of EVENTS at the mac (the Midlands Arts Centre) Cannon Hill Park, updated 13th April, please click HERE
To see the APRIL TO SEPTEMBER 2017 BROCHURE for the mac, please click HERE
For SUMMER SOIREES at the mac, please click HERE
Arts Forum Selly Oak
Selly Oak Constituency Art Forum brings together creative people and organisations who work or live in the area to continue to strengthen our local arts scene.
Follow the Forum on Twitter at ArtsForumSellyO To sign in to Twitter or to sign up please click HERE.
Stirchley Baths News and What's Onthe mac
Stirchley Baths News and What's On - April Edition - Keeping you up to date with what's happening at Stirchley Baths, the community hub at the heart of Stirchley.
For full details please click here
Selly Manor - Tudor history in the heart of Bournville Village Trust
We offer a range of talks and tours at Selly Manor, including an hour-long guided tour which examines the history of the buildings and their beautiful period.
For further information please click here.
Christ Church Luncheon Club
The Lunch Club is open to local community members of all faiths and we meet on
Wednesdays, 11.30am to 2pm during the school term times. Cost: £4.00 per week.
We provide a two-course hot meal and opportunities to make friends, chat and
celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and other festivals. Light exercises are led by a
qualified physiotherapist. Transport to and from Christ Church can be arranged
using the Ring and Ride service.
For further information: E-mail email@example.com OR visit the
website www.christ-church-selly-park.org.uk OR phone 0121 471 2379 OR simply call in on any Wednesday morning and speak with us! Christ Church Selly Park, 953 Pershore Road
Birmingham B29 7PS.
Holders Lane and Pebble Mill Fields - News and Activities
CONSERVATION WORK: Takes place on te first Sunday afternoon of each month, meeting at Holders Lane Car Park at 2pm. New volunteers are alawys most welcome.
An opportunity to help protect and improve the green gem of the Fields in our urban environment and to meet new people.
For background information about the Fields please click HERE.
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.
Next up is the OPEN MEETING which will be be held at 7.30pm on Tuesday 16th May 2017 at Christ Church, 953 Pershore Road, Selly Park B29 7PS.
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 and City Councillors' Advice Centre
Steve McCabe, MP for Birmingham Selly Oak parliamentary constituency, and the City Councillors for Selly Oak Ward hold their monthly advice centre 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). The MP and Councillors are in attendance from 10.30am to 12 noon and no appointment is required - residents are seen
in order of arrival.
Future dates can be checked by clicking HERE.
Selly Oak Police Community Meetings
Details of the next meeting will be published here when they are known.
For more information about Selly Oak Neighbourhood Police please see the LOCAL LINKS PAGE of this website.
Christ Church Lunch Club, Toddler Group and Friday Coffee Mornings
During school term time - activities for the WHOLE community! LUNCH CLUB is each Wednesday. TODDLER GROUP is each Monday and Thursday.
COFFEE MORNING is each Friday. For further details please see or LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES section below.
Links to other websites
This important section now has its own page. To see it please go to the LOCAL LINKS page.
Local flood risk information
Click here for the latest Birmingham weather forecast from the BBC Weather Centre.
Residents living in some parts of Selly Park South are at risk of flooding.
The last serious flood occurred in September 2008 and prompted the Neighbourhood Forum to set up the Selly Park South Flood Action Group and in conjuction with the Environment Agency and Birmingham City Council to establish a Flood Action Plan for the neighbourhood.
The Flood Action Group is staffed by local residents who are volunteers who have been trained by Emergency Planning Officers from the City Council and by Flood Risk Management Officers of the Environment Agency.
In the event of a Flood Alert our volunteers act as first responders to the threat, backed up by the City Council and the Environment Agency and if necessary the Emergency Services.
In the event of flooding properties are at risk in the following roads:
All of Cecil Road
All of Fashoda Road
Hobson Road between Fashoda Road and Cecil Road
Kitchener Road between Fashoda Road and the river
Dogpool Lane from the river bridge to Manilla Road
Moor Green Lane adjacent to river bridge
RESIDENTS WHO LIVE IN THE FLOOD RISK ZONE ARE URGED TO SIGN UP WITH THE ENVIRONMENT AGENCY FOR THE FLOOD WARNINGS DIRECT SERVICE. If the level of the River Rea starts to rise dangerously you will receive a call to your landline or mobile to warn you to be prepared IF YOU ARE SIGNED UP TO THE SCHEME. Please use the following link to the Environment Agency for details.
Click here to access the flooding pages of the Environment Agency’s website where you can check if your home is in a flood risk location, register for the FWD service if it is, check flood warnings in force at any time, learn about how to prepare against flooding and obtain advice on what to do in the event of a flood.
RESIDENTS LIVING IN THE FLOOD RISK ZONE NEED TO BE FAMILIAR WITH THE FLOOD ACTION PLAN. Please click HERE to access a copy of the plan and to print it so that it is easily available in the event of a Flood Alert.
FOR IMMEDIATE FLOOD WARNING INFORMATION call the Environment Agency Floodline number on 0345 988 1188. When you are asked if you know the quick dial number for your area to hear flood warning information enter 308112.
FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AGENCY THREE DAY FLOOD RISK FORECAST please click HERE.
TO SEE THE CURRENT AND RECENT LEVEL OF THE RIVER REA AT CALTHORPE PARK, please click HERE.
This information is provided from the automatic reiver level gauge at Calthorpe. Please be aware that this gauge is downstream from the confluence of the Rea and Bourn Brook and so will not entirely relect the river level in Selly Park South. However it serves as a broad indicator of how the river is behaving.
The Selly Park river gauge whilst fully active will not be shown on Live River Levels for some time until suffient data has accumulated to allow full calibration.
TO ACCESS ENVIRONMENT AGENCY FLOOD RISK MAPS use the following link, go to Section, click on Go to risk of Flooding from Rivers and the Sea map and enter your B29 postcode
or if you are a visitor enter B29 7QQ which is located by Dogpool Bridge. Please click here.
WHAT IS BEING DONE TO IMPROVE THE SITUATION? To read about the River Rea Partnership please click here.
TO CONTACT SELLY PARK SOUTH FLOOD ACTION GROUP: Please email or write to us via the CONTACT US page of this website.
TO ACCESS THE NATIONAL FLOOD FORUM DIRECTORY OF FLOOD DEFENCE PRODUCTS ('The Blue Pages') please click here.
To find out about accessible and affordable PROPERTY INSURANCE through the FLOOD-RE scheme please click here.
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