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Click on the image for a poster.

[25.05.22] – We are once again grateful to Deirdre & Matt for organising another event. This will be on Monday 13th June 2022, 07:00 – 12:00, at Cannon Hill Park car park (Edgbaston Road) B5 7QU. Please see the leaflet here for what you may or may not bring, and a map here.

CRS 51st AGM – Wednesday 25th May

[23.05.22] Our 51st AGM is this week! Join us on Wednesday 25th May, 6.30 for 7.00 at Edgbaston High School for Girls On Westbourne Road. The AGM is for members, but you may join on the night – it is only £10 per household. There will be a presentation by the Police and Commonwealth Games Liaison people on the impact of the Games on Edgbaston residents and a talk by the head – Mrs Clare Macro. Refreshments will be provided at the end of the meeting and there will be a retiring collection for the Ukraine humanitarian appeal. To register, please email us, or use our Contact form.

[10.05.22] Our next Litter Pick is on Saturday 28th May 2022, from 10:30 – 12:30. Please email us if you wish to participate.

[09.05.22] The next PACT meeting is at 19:00 on Wednesday 18th May, 2022. The venue is the Hallmark Hotel, 225 Hagley Road, B16 9RY.

[01.05.22] The University of Birmingham are holding Games campus tours on Tuesday 17th May 2022. More information on our special page here.

[14.04.22] We have updated the times and places for the Games drop-in sessions on our special page here. You may download the latest CWG booklet here.

[03.04.22] We are grateful once again to Councillors Deirdre Alden and Matt Bennett for another mobile recycling event. This will be on Tuesday 12th April 2022, 07:00 – 12:00 at Ampton Road, B15 2UR, near the Wellington Road junction.

[27.03.22] Click on the image above to go to the Birmingham City Council web page for this event.

Central Courtyard with townhouses and people walking
Artists impession

[22.03.22] Due to lifting of Covid-19 restrictions, the University of Birmingham have scheduled their next Pritchatts Park Community Event to take place in-person. Details of the event are opposite.

If you have any questions or concerns, or if you are unable to join the event, but would like to discuss developments with the team, please get in touch via email at or by phone on 0121 414 9022.

The details of the event are as follows:
Date: Monday 4 April, Time: 18:00 – 20:00
Location: Pevsner Room, Edgbaston Park Hotel, 53 Edgbaston Park Road, B15 2RS

Please let the UoB team know if you plan to attend the event by emailing Olivia Barfi: They look forward to meeting residents in person.

[15.03.22] An update on the Get Set Drop-in sessions is on our Birmingham Commonwealth Games page here.

[14.03.22] Our next litter pick will be on Saturday, 26th March 2022 at 10:30. Please email us if you would like to participate.

[10.03.22] Please go here for the new Press Release from the Lapal Canal Trust about the start of the work to complete the restoration of the Dudley No. 2 Canal in Selly Oak.

[26.02.22] A special meeting for Edgbaston Ward will take place on Tuesday 8th March, 7.00 – 9.00pm at Edgbaston Community Centre, Woodview Drive (Hall 2). The meeting will be an opportunity for you to hear from applicants hoping to secure funding from the Celebrating Communities Fund (CCF) to help provide activities and a lasting legacy for local people in celebration of this summer’s Commonwealth Games. Residents will have the opportunity to vote for the project proposals they like. Document links: Poster, Agenda, Applications

[26.02.22] Please find here the press release from the Lapal Canal Trust, announcing the agreement with M & G Real Estate, Sainsbury’s, the Canal and River Trust and the Lapal Canal Trust, to construct a new turning area in Selly Oak.
This will enable canal boats to turn and enter and exit the soon to be restored Dudley no 2 Canal that used to link Selly Oak to Halesowen and the coal fields in Dudley.
Andy Street has kindly agreed to mark the start of work with breaking ground on Wednesday the 2nd of March at 11.30. A map of the site is here.

[31.01.22] We have launched a new page here to provide links to news about the 2022 Commonwealth Games (28th July to 8th August) and how residents may get involved.

[31.01.22] CRS Litter Pickers braved Storm Malik on Saturday 29th January to once again clean up many streets on the Estate – from St Georges to Edgbaston Old Church, Templefields Square and Church Road to St James Road. Although windy, the weather was bright and dry. A big thank you to Councillors Deirdre Alden and Matt Bennett for their support.

Save the Date: the next CRS next Litter Pick should be on Saturday 26th March – all are welcome!
(We know many members carry out their own personal litter picking, so another big thank you to them! It would be great for all do their bit and monitor the pavements outside of our homes.)

[22.01.22] Our Councillors Deirdre Alden and Matt Bennett have once again arranged for another mobile household recycling centre to be available on Richmond Hill Road between the hours of 07:00 and 12:00 on Wednesday 9th February 2022. Please download the leaflet here to see what items can and cannot be brought there.

[18.01.22] In the recent issue of the UoB Regional Buzz, the main story is that the University of Birmingham, Birmingham City Council (BCC) and the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) signed an historic Civic University Agreement on the 5th November 2021, as a Memorandum of Understanding in front of key regional stakeholders celebrating the Civic Launch of the Exchange.

The agreement will see the University of Birmingham work jointly with BCC and WMCA to enhance and develop their civic commitment and role in Birmingham, with wide-ranging collaborative programmes which will contribute towards the development of the city and wider region.

The agreement covers four related thematic areas, all of which contribute to the civic engagement: education and skills, public engagement, research and innovation, policy and public sector support.
Go here for the UoB web page.

CRS will be taking a keen interest in this agreement and its impact on residents!

7.00pm Thursday 20th January 2022 Strathallon Hotel, 225 Hagley Road

[05.01.22] Our next litter pick will be on Saturday, 29th January, 2022, 10.30 – 12.30. If you would like to participate, please email here.

[06.01.22] Due to current Covid rates, the in-person Pritchatts Park Community event, which was scheduled to take place on Monday 10 January, 18:00 – 20:00, has been re-scheduled and moved online.

The new details of the event are as follows:
Date: Monday 24 January Time: 18:00 – 20:00
Location: Online – Should you still wish to attend, please register here.

Local residents will receive a pack of information about the latest developments through their door over the next week. We welcome all discussion and questions in our meeting on the 24th January.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the change of plans and look forward to meeting with you at our online event on Monday 24 January. We hope to hold an in-person event on Monday 4 April, Covid-19 guidelines allowing.

If you have any questions or concerns in the meantime, or if you are unable to join us on the 24th but would like to discuss the developments with us, please do not hesitate to get in touch. You can contact us via email or by phone on 0121 414 9022.

Thank you, the EQUANS and University of Birmingham team look forward to speaking with you.

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