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Birmingham City Council

Northfield District

Who we are and what we do

Northfield District is made up
of four wards: Kings Norton, Longbridge, Northfield
and Weoley.
We operate a range of services which are detailed below:

Important Notices

West Heath Library Temporary Closure

Due to health and safety concerns, West Heath Library is temporarily closed for repairs. For further information regarding re-opening date, please call 0121 464 9812. Alternative library services are available at Northfield, Kings Norton, Frankley and Weoley Castle. Please ring either 0121 464 1664 or 0121 464 7676 to check about opening hours. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

New Sports and Leisure Centre Proposal

It has been proposed that a new sports and leisure centre should be built in Northfield District by April 2017. It would serve all residents in the district, including the wards of Kings Norton, Longbridge, Northfield and Weoley. Please let us know your views on the future provision of sports facilities in the Northfield District by completing our short online survey via the link below. CLOSING DATE: 15 AUGUST 2014.


The attachment below shows the notes from a questions and answers session at a recent consultation event.

Chamberlain Awards

Birmingham City Council's Chamberlain Awards recognise the achievements of our staff and we want you to have your say. Do you know a City Council worker who has exceeded your expectations, gone out of their way to help or simply brought a smile to your face? If so, then please nominate them by visiting www.chamberlainawards.co.uk/localhero

Oddingley Hall

18 Oddingley Road, Kings Norton, B31 3BS

All facilities are open for use and bookings can be made.
Oddingley hall is currently being operated by the City Council with support from local organisations. In the near future, a community organisation will operate the building and develop more community activities.

Facilities include a main hall, two meeting rooms, kitchen, reception, football changing rooms and car parking.

For further information, or to make a booking contact:
Tel: 0121 464 9812
E-mail: northfield@birmingham.gov.uk

Volunteering Opportunity

Kings Norton Library, in partnership with The Sweet Project, are looking for volunteers to help with a Heritage Project called ‘Working People’s Histories’. It focuses on the lives of families in the Primrose, Pool Farm and Hawkesley estates. The project aims to preserve and document changes which have taken place over the past 100 years in work, leisure, education, transport, expectations, health, values, beliefs and environment. Successive generations will share their experiences of living on the estates and examine the notion of a shared and collective heritage.

This opportunity will involve volunteers interviewing the participants and recording their stories, as well as the creation of photographic exhibitions and a booklet. The amount of time volunteered for the project is flexible and is suited to the individual. You will need to have good oral and written communication skills and be confident with IT, as well as having a friendly and sociable manner. Full training will be provided, including collecting and editing oral history stories and some web and social media work.

Get in touch by calling 0121 464 1532 or e-mail kings.norton.library@birmingham.gov.uk.

Proposed Draft Savings For Northfield District

The document attached below shows the proposed draft savings for Northfield District for the financial years 2014/15 and 2015/16. If you would like more information please e-mail northfield@birmingham.gov.uk

Northfield Citizens Advice Bureau

Northfield Citizens Advice Bureau is now based within Northfield Library, 77 Church Road, Northfield, Birmingham, B31 2LB.
Opening times: Wednesday and Thursday 9am - 4pm
They can be contacted by telephone on 08444 77 1010 (or 0300 330 0650 if you are using a mobile phone).

District Services

Welcome from Executive Member and Head of Northfield District

Contact the Housing Office - northfield.housing@birmingham.gov.uk

District events advert
Visit our new events website to find out
what's on in Northfield and across the city.

Contact the Neighbourhood Office

Contact the District Office

Contact your Local Councillors

Meeting rooms for hire

Visit our meeting room hire page to find out what facilities we have available at competitive rates.

How you can be involved

If you live or work in Northfield, we want you to be involved in running loal services . You can raise issues which concern you and contribute to decision making in a number of ways:

  • District Committee - The key decision making body for Northfield District and part of the Governance Framework for the City Council.
  • Ward Committees - Provide a mechanism for members of the public to become involved in the decisions that affect their neighbourhood.
  • Democracy in Birmingham - District and Ward Committee reports and decisions can be found here.
  • Soap Box - Your chance to speak for three minutes at either a District or Ward Committee and to meet your Councillor


Involve Young People's Group no longer exists. However, there is a newly formed Northfield District Youth Council, at the Factory Young People's Centre, Devon Way, Longbridge, B31 2TS.

Funding Opportunities

Community Chest

This years allocation enables the Wards to fund schemes which support Ward and neighbourhood working or contribute to extending community engagement, cohesion and empowerment.

Projects supported through this fund must also demonstrate that they support one or more of the outcomes in Birmingham’s Council Plan 2008 -2013, Birmingham’s Community Strategy 2026 as well as District and Ward Priorities.

Generally, any properly constituted organisation may submit a project proposal. You should first talk with Northfield District to find out about what outcomes and locally identified priorities the Ward or District Committee is likely to support and the money that it has available. For further information please contact Northfield District at northfield@birmingham.gov.uk or telephone 0121 464 9812.

Community First
The Community First Programme is a national programme which runs over four years until 2015. Twenty seven Wards in Birmingham have funding through Community First. The programme is independent of Birmingham City Council and is managed by a national organisation, appointed by the Government, called Community Development Foundation. Community First funding is distributed by a Community First Panel established in the Ward. A list of Community First Panels along with other information about this programme and how to access funding is available on the Community Development Foundation website.

Activities and Events

Visit our what's on guide for events in Birmingham.

Local Services

Sport and Leisure Facilities

Including Citizens Advice Bureau within Northfield Library (9.00-4.00 Wed/Thurs only)


Kings Norton Three Estates New Deal for Communities

Your Views

Please give us your views. We would like you to tell us what you think of our services. It’s always great for us to hear when things go right but crucially, it’s important for us to know if we get things wrong.

Arts Champions

Is your neighbourhood having an arts crisis? Do you need inspiration, support or a chance to take part? Birmingham City Council has teamed up with the city's flagship arts companies to bring the arts closer to you. The Arts Champions are inspiring, engaging and enthusing local communities by promoting the arts and supporting new intitiatives across the city.