Birmingham City Council

Perry Barr District

Places in Perry Barr Constituency

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Perry Barr District Map

District Services - Who we are and what we do

Perry Barr District is made up of four wards: Lozells and East Handsworth, Handsworth Wood, Oscott and Perry Barr.

Welcome from the Local Executive Member (Councillor Mahmood Hussain) and Service Head (Steve Salt).

Perry Barr is an incredibly diverse district in terms of people, cultures, religions, housing, industry and commerce, leisure opportunities and recreational spaces.

Councillors and officers will work together with the local community to identify local priorities and develop a District Delivery Plan. It will be the responsibility of the District Committee to ensure that the Delivery Plan is turned into actions that result in improvements to the lives of the people in Perry Barr.

Cllr. Mahmood Hussain and Steve Salt, Service Head
Cllr Mahmood Hussain and Service Head, Steve Salt

Contact the District Team:

Perry Barr District Office
PO Box 16409
B2 2BX
Tel: 0121 464 9809


Contact your District Councillors and MP

Perry Barr District Savings Proposals 2014/15 and 2015/16

As part of the savings that Birmingham City Council has to make, each District Committee has reviewed their service provision to identify future service savings for 2014/15 and 15/16.

The following attachments give an outline of the overall District Services position and the Perry Barr District proposals.

Public Consultation

Consultation period 17th January – 28th February

Wednesday 22nd January - Oscott Ward Committee, 610 Youth Centre, Kingstanding Road, Kingstanding, B44 9SH.

Thursday 23rd January - Perry Barr Ward Committee, Witton Community Centre, Deykin Avenue, Witton, B6 7BU.

Thursday 30th January - Perry Barr District Committee, Council House, Birmingham. (Briefing paper to be presented)

Wednesday 5th February, 7.00pm - St Augustine’s School, Avenue Road, Handsworth, B21 8ED. (Public meeting hosted by West Handsworth Neighbourhood Forum)

Wednesday 26th February - Handsworth Wood Ward Committee, 7pm - Cherry Orchard Primary School, Cherry Orchard Road, B20 2LB.

Please send any comments back via e-mail to or post to Perry Barr District Office, PO Box 16409, Birmingham B2 2BX.

Perry Barr District Priorities 2013/14

Environmental Issues Communication and Engagement Young People Highways Issues
Improve refuse collection services Make information on council services more available and accessible Protect youth facilities Improve road safety
Reduce the amount of littering and fly-tipping Introduce district newsletter Increase the range of activities available for young people Tackle parking issues
Improve street cleaning services - Help clubs, voluntary and community groups -
Increase enforcement activity - - -

How to get involved and have your say:

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

District Convention

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A summary of the feedback from the District Convention will appear here shortly.

Funding Opportunties:

Community Chest

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 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 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.

For further information please contact Ken Brown, District Ward Support Officer on 0121 675 2349.

Community First

The Community First Programme is a national programme which runs over four years until 2015. 27 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 CDF website.

There may be a number of other funding opportunities available, such as Big Lottery Funding for example. For more information please contact Ken Brown, District Ward Support Officer on 0121 675 2349.

District Facilities

Community & Play

Handsworth Playcentre - Currently closed pending refurbishment works.


Handsworth Library
Kingstanding Library
Tower Hill Library
Perry Common Library

Customer Service Centre (formerly Neighbourhood Office)

Handsworth Customer Service Centre

Sport & Leisure Centres

Alexander Stadium
Beeches Pool & Fitness Centre
Gymnastics & Martial Arts Centre (GMAC)
Great Barr Leisure Centre
Handsworth Leisure Centre
Laurel Road Sports Centre

Youth Service

Youth Groups in Birmingham West Area

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. Please visit the our Your Views page.

Related Links


Perry Barr District Ward Support Officers
Lozells & East Handsworth Ward - Statistics
Handsworth Wood Ward - Statistics
Oscott Ward - Statistics
Perry Barr Ward - Statistics
Parks and Open Spaces by District and Ward
Housing Services
Waste and Recycling