A follow up community stakeholder meeting was held on 6 September 2012 to feedback on the activities that had taken place since the last meeting on 2 August, and to try to finalise plans to be presented to the Planning Department.

What has happened?

Main Amendments to Plans

The plans will now be submitted to planning. A target date of October has been set, dependant on being able to present option two regarding vehicle access to the car park.


Former Bowling Green Held In Trust


Umbrella Group

There has been a good response to the request at both the community stakeholder meetings for local people to come forward if they would like to be in an Umbrella Steering Group for the new building, particularly to look at the future programming. The first meeting will be called in the next few weeks

Project Officers Group

It was agreed that a community stakeholder representative should also attend the Council's Project Officers Group. Nominations were put forward.

Building Refurbishment Timescale

Dependant on successful heritage lottery funding building works are now due to start in Summer 2013 and it will be a 12-month build with a prospective opening in September 2014.

Another full community stakeholder meeting will be held in October.

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Please contact Karen Cheney at Selly Oak District Office if you would like any further information or clarification.