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FixMyStreet
Bags still left, 22nd June 

22 Jun 18

Recently reported dumped black bags.


FixMyStreet
Household items dumped, 21st June 

21 Jun 18

A pile of household items and a green bag have been dumped outside Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 17 Willoughby Grove, Selly Oak Report on FixMyStreet…


Local news
Home-schooled students invited to Longbridge college information evening 

18 Jun 18

Longbridge based Bournville College is inviting home educated students and their parents to an information evening tomorrow (Tuesday 19th June).


FixMyStreet
Rubbish left, 18th June 

18 Jun 18

Bags of rubbish left dumped Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 9 Willoughby Grove, Selly Oak Report on FixMyStreet…


News
Loaf collaborate with Lap-fai Lee for far-eastern flavour themed pop-up Team Rice. 

14 Jun 18

The 12 th July will see Loaf Bakery and Cookery School host #TeamRice where city famous chef Lap-fai Lee will cook up an absolute storm with a mouth-watering menu, in the suburbs of Stirchley.


FixMyStreet
Black bags, 14th June 

14 Jun 18

This has been reported twice and still nothing done.


Local news
Pair of ‘prolific’ local burglars arrested after Northfield break-ins 

13 Jun 18

After burglaries at a house and a pub in Northfield, two ‘prolific’ local burglars found themselves in handcuffs on Monday afternoon (11th June) – despite their best efforts to fight off arresting officers.


Blog feature
Bournville College Visit the 2018 Final Show 

13 Jun 18

The Final Show continues to attract attention and todays visitors included staff and students from Bournville College .


Local news
#PositiveSWBrum Northfield student dances his way to fulfilling his dreams 

13 Jun 18

A Northfield student is fulfilling his dreams as a dancer after being inspired by his time at a local college.


Blog food
#TEAMRICE 

12 Jun 18

Come to Stirchley for another of Lap-fai Lee’s incredible pop-ups in Loaf Bakery Cookery School.


FixMyStreet
Vagrant living on the street, 12th June 

12 Jun 18

Beggar living on the street.


Event
Live in Stirchley, 15 Jun 2018 

10 Jun 18

15 Jun 2018 – Rock Pop at The British Oak…


Blog comment
Sweet like chocolate 

9 Jun 18

Friend of the blog Shirley Jackson, who’s a Birmingham exile now living in Shire Oak and a great friend of the blog has raised an interesting question here relating to Cadburys and the Bournville factory in the media over the years I’m hoping …


Local news
Honour for Bournville Carillon maestro 

9 Jun 18

Well done to Trevor Workman, who regularly plays the Bournville Carillon, on his Medal of the Order of the British Empire: ‘For services to the British Carillon Society and the community in Bournville, West Midlands.


Blog food
The best things in life are… 

6 Jun 18

Celebrate a football-themed Father’s Day at Cadbury World.


Local news
Woman’s bag stolen whilst placing flowers on grave 

6 Jun 18

A lady who was visiting her mother’s grave at the Lodge Hill Cemetery on Sunday (3rd June), had her bag cruelly stolen from her car.


Rugby
Call for inquiry into Birmingham city council planning department after catalogue of errors 

6 Jun 18

MP writes to council chief executive over Bournville phone mast and Stirchley Lidl blunders…


Local news
‘Hundreds’ of dead fish floating in Bournville yachting pool 

5 Jun 18

A reader reported finding ‘hundreds’ of dead fish floating on the surface of the yachting pool in Valley Parkway, off Bournville Lane as she walked her dogs yesterday (Monday 4th June).


FixMyStreet
Dumped rubbish, 5th June 

5 Jun 18

A pile of green bags and some wood have been dumped by tree.


Rugby
Birmingham retail park sold for £94m 

5 Jun 18

Joint venture acquires new shopping park in Selly Oak which is due to open later this year…


Business
M&G Real Estate announces joint venture to acquire £94m Birmingham regeneration project 

5 Jun 18

M&G Real Estate, a leading global real estate investor, has acquired Selly Oak Retail Park, a major regeneration project in south west Birmingham.


Local news
Police investigate following three reports of sexual assaults on buses in Birmingham 

4 Jun 18

West Midlands Police are investigating following three separate reports of sexual assaults on board buses in Birmingham in the past two weeks.


Event
The Henry Newman Band, 5 Jun 2018 

3 Jun 18

5 Jun 2018 – Jazz at Bournville Working Mens Social Club…


FixMyStreet
Bad pothole, 3rd June 

3 Jun 18

Bad pothole filled with loose large stones Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 170 Weoley Castle Road, Selly Oak Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Bags dumped, 2nd June 

2 Jun 18

Several bags of garden waste dumped Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 80 Jervoise Road, Selly Oak Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Car been dumped, 1st June 

1 Jun 18

Car been dumped with no tax or mot on hunts road stirchley Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 46 Hunts Road, Bournville Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Possible tresspassing, 31st May 

31 May 18

Old plastic barrier hung over fence.


FixMyStreet
Fly tipping at location, 31st May 

31 May 18

Large amount of furniture dumped at location Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 123 Hubert Road, Selly Oak Report on FixMyStreet…


Blog music
Preview: NSR Presents Door2Door Festival 

30 May 18

The New Street Records team round off a successful year with the return of Door2Door Festival, bringing music right into the heart of Selly Oak The post Preview: NSR Presents Door2Door Festival appeared first on Redbrick .


Local news
Stirchley schoolgirl to appear on Britain’s Got Talent 2018 LIVE finals tonight 

30 May 18

A Stirchley schoolgirl is set to appear on the live finals of Britain’s Got Talent 2018 tonight, with AcroCadabra: a troupe of magical acrobatic dancers.


Rugby
Soaked homes and sodden furniture lines the streets – we visit the areas worst hit by shock floods 

29 May 18

Harborne, Selly Oak, Kings Heath and Stirchley were badly hit in Birmingham…


Rugby
Watch: Astonishing scenes as flash floods devastate Birmingham roads 

28 May 18

Footage from across the city – including Kings Heath, Erdington, Stirchley, Edgbaston and many more areas – reveals extent of flooding…


Rugby
Dramatic photos show the severe flooding in Birmingham 

28 May 18

Shocking scenes in Harborne, Kings Heath, Quinton, Stirchley, Sutton Coldfield, Wolverhampton and beyond…


Rugby
Flash flooding in Harborne, Selly Oak and Stirchley 

27 May 18

Water levels are so high, the rain is starting to seep into shops…


Blog politics
Record Rainfall In Edgbaston 

27 May 18

Birmingham Updates is reporting that Edgbaston has recorded 60mm of rain in an hour according to the Environment Agency.


FixMyStreet
Flooding, 27th May 

27 May 18

End of Gibbins Rd.


FixMyStreet
Chapter 8 barrier, 27th May 

27 May 18

Barrier guarding nothing not part of nearby works Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 4 Bournbrook Road, Selly Oak Report on FixMyStreet…


Local news
School advises caution and offers reassurance following reported incident by pupil 

26 May 18

Dame Elizabeth Cadbury School in Bournville, yesterday (25th May) released a statement on their school website of caution and reassurance following a reported incident involving one of their pupils whilst walking home from school.


Rugby
Why this secret Birmingham boutique is no ordinary charity shop 

26 May 18

St Marys Hospice Bournville Boutique is a hidden gem for designer wear…


Rugby
Council blunder leads to rejected phone mast in Birmingham being approved 

25 May 18

The council got its dates wrong over the 57ft phone mast in Bournville, Birmingham…


Rugby
‘Myself and my friends all carry rape alarms’ Birmingham students reveal terror of crimewave in Selly Oak 

24 May 18

BirminghamLive visited Hubert Road to chat to students about their fears over crime…


FixMyStreet
Burned motorbike, 22nd May 

22 May 18

Burned (probably stolen) motorbike on the middle of the path.


Blog feature
Friday Photo: The Selly Oak Stump 

18 May 18

In today’s Friday photo this overgrown flowerbed hides a secret.


FixMyStreet
Adjust traffic lights, 18th May 

18 May 18

Adjust the traffic lights at the junction of Bournbrook Road and Bristol Rd to take into account the current roadworks there – and the last time I checked the nearby Aston Webb Boulevard/Selly Oak bypass still hadn’t been added to the various…


Blog comment
Housing 31: reform taxation, build community housing, use surplus public land 

18 May 18

Will Cllr Ward, lauded for recent political manoeuvring , continue John Clancy’s good housing initiatives? A Bournville reader has drawn attention to a Guardian article which says falling house prices are not disastrous, ever-rising house prices …


Rugby
City gunman who blasted man at point-blank range refused sentence cut 

18 May 18

Judges refuse to slash Selly Oak gunman’s jail term – branding him a ‘danger to society…


FixMyStreet
Street light permanently on, 16th May 

16 May 18

Street light at end of small close opposite number 258 has been on permanently for over a month now.


Rugby
Water supplies cut in Birmingham after pipe bursts 

16 May 18

Severn Trent says some homes in Selly Oak will experience low pressure or no water supply at all…


FixMyStreet
Dumped rush bush, 15th May 

15 May 18

This has been there nearly 3 weeks! Reported twice and still nothing done! Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 2 Willoughby Grove, Selly Oak Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Broken post, 14th May 

14 May 18

Broken post along hazelwell park on hazelwell road needs to be fixed Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 45 Hazelwell Road, Bournville Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Broken wooden post, 14th May 

14 May 18

Broken wodden ballord to park land.


Local news
Selly Oak nursery school celebrates fourth consecutive ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rating 

14 May 18

From Selly Oak Nursery School: A LEADING Birmingham school is celebrating a quadruple achievement after receiving an ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted grading for the fourth time in a row.


Rugby
This is the list of Birmingham roads having 20mph speed limits introduced 

11 May 18

Work currently going on in Edgbaston, Harborne, Selly Oak and Bournville areas…


Rugby
Things to do with the kids in Kings Heath 

10 May 18

From Kings Heath and Highbury Parks to Cadbury World, there’s loads to do with your family here…


Local news
Bournville College students take over Kings Norton Farmers’ Market 

9 May 18

A group of students from Bournville College are set to take over the popular Kings Norton Farmer’s Market – for one event only! BTEC Level 3 Diploma business students from the Longbridge based college will run the market on Saturday 12th May as …


Rugby
Bikers use bolt cutters to steal motorcycle in broad daylight Selly Oak theft 

9 May 18

The robbery has devastated owner William Brook, who was due to sell the vehicle and buy a car to help disabled girlfriend Ella…


News
Gun fired in Billesley Hungry Horse pub car park in targeted attack 

9 May 18

Brick was thrown threw restaurant window just 30 minutes earlier…


Local news
Police appeal after firearm discharged in Billesley following earlier incident in Rednal 

8 May 18

West Midlands Police are appealing for information after a firearm was discharged in the Billesley Hungry Horse pub car park on Brook Lane just before 10pm on Friday 4 May.


Local news
Police appeal for information after a man was shot at in a pub car park 

8 May 18

West Midlands Police are appealing for information after a firearm was discharged in the Billesley Hungry Horse pub car park on Brook Lane just before 10 pm on Friday 4 May.


Blog politics
Andrew Mitchell MP visits Cadbury’s chocolate factory to support its “Be Treatwise®” campaign 

8 May 18

Andrew Mitchell MP has visited the Cadbury’s Chocolate Factory (Mondelez) in Minworth to support its Be treatwise® campaign.