Welcome to Selly Oak District
The District of Selly Oak is located in South Birmingham, and is made up of four wards:
There are many theories on how Selly Oak received its name, they range from 'salt ley' or saltway through the meadow because of salt traffic from Droitwich to the North Sea: to 'Sele leah' or clearing with a hall on it or a clearing on a shelf of land. Others claim that it results from the Saxon word 'ley' meaning clearing in the forest, because of its position in the Forest of Arden.
Some later sources claim that the name refers to Sarah's oak (later Sally's oak) after a local witch who was either hanged from it or was buried under it with an oak stake through her heart, which later it was claimed grew into an oak tree.
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Selly Oak District Team
|Karen Cheney||Service Integration Head||0121 675 8519|
|Ann Barr||Senior Service Manager - Sport and Leisure||0121 464 9185|
|Sajid Khan||Senior Highways Engineer||0121 464 2780|
|Tracey Hewitt||Performance and Support Manager||0121 303 9389|
|Karen Stevens||Ward Support Officer||0121 303 8738|
|Austin Rodriguez||Safer Places Officer||0121 303 9744|
|Richard Green||Street Scene Officer||0121 303 9762|
How You Can Get Involved
If you live or work in Selly Oak, you can be involved in running local services. You can raise issues that concern you and contribute to decision making in a number of ways. You can:
- Attend Ward Committees, which provide a mechanism for members of the public to become involved in the decisions that affect their neighbourhood.
- Contact or meet your local Councillors for each of the Wards.
- Contact your Ward Support Officer (WSO), via the phone number or email address below.
- Send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call us on 0121 464 9072.
- All reports that have been to and agreed by committee can be found in our Democracy in Birmingham web pages.
Get in Touch
It's always nice to hear from you, so please send us any comments in the following ways:
- email: email@example.com
- call: 0121 464 9072
- visit: 1459 Pershore Road, Stirchley, Birmingham, B30 2JL
For 2013/14 all wards in the city receive a Community Chest allocation of £50,000. This allocation enables the wards to fund schemes which support wards 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 and Birmingham's Community Strategy 2026.
Generally, any properly constituted organisation may submit a project proposal. You should first talk with the District Ward Support Officer 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.
Your Ward Support Officer is Karen Stevens who can be contacted on 0121 303 8738 or my email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Community First programme is a national programme which runs over four years until 2015. In Birmingham, 27 Wards 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.
There may be a number of other funding opportunities available, such as Big Lottery Funding. Your District Ward Support Officer Karen Stevens can give you more information about this. Call 0121 303 8738 or email email@example.com.
Facilities in Selly Oak District
Community and Play
- Billesley Play Centre
- Coronation Road
- Masefield Community Centre
- Stirchley Community Centre