Thursday, 15 September 2016

Do come along and support us or join us.

A warm welcome awaits you at:

A Public Meeting
3pm, Sunday 18th September 2016
Ariel Scout Hut, Gibbins Road


1. Apologies...
2. Minute of the 2015 meeting
3. Matters Arising
4. Chairman's Report
5. Treasurer's Report
6. Lapal Canal update
7. Selly Oak Festival
8. Carols in the park
9. Fake Festival
10. Travellers
11. Elections for 2015/16
12. Any Other Business

We are always looking for interested people to join us on the Committee to represent the needs of the Park, and of its users, and to liaise with the Parks Department staff who look after the Park.

Sunday, 31 July 2016


The announcement of the Green Flag winners for 2016 was made recently.  And yes, we are in the list again.

As always, a big THANK YOU to Birmingham City Council and all their involved staff, to the maintenance teams from Quadron, and to the people of Selly Oak for valuing the Park and showing concern for its wellbeing.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Temporary Security

Birmingham City Council have now installed some temporary security measures on the Gibbins Rd frontage near the Scout Hut.

Pokemon in the Park!

There seem to be a lot of Pokemon around in Selly Oak Park many cluster near our fantastic nature trail features.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Please be watchful

The travellers who were in Selly Oak Park moved over to Selly Park Rec. They will be evicted from there on Friday and we are expecting them to start that move on Thursday night. We are worried they may retun to our park as new security measure are not yet in place. If any once see this please report to police imediately on 101 and e-mail chair @

Public Meeting / AGM

Friends of Selly Oak Park AGM 3pm Sunday 18th September. Scout hut, Gibbis Rd. All welcome. New committee member welcome. Help support and protect your local park.

Post Traveller Clear Up

Many thanks to staff at Birmingham City Council and park management staff from Quadron Services for the speedy clear up job in Selly Oak Park. They guys have endured 2 days of sweltering heat to return the park to something approaching normality. Please note that there is still a quantity of horse manure in the park this being a low priority item. Much of the bulky waste was fly tipping after garden clearances. More pictures can be found here: if you spot anything you recognise let the police know on 101!

Thanks also to Marian, Dave, Bob, Tom, Richard, Peter and Andrew who volunteered for our litter pick today. We recovered several bags of litter much of it left over from the main clear up operation.

Thanks to West Midlands Police for their attention during the occupation. Any incidents of anti-social behaviour should be reported to them on 101.

Concerned residents may like to know that the park gate is now securely locked again and that additional security is planned on the Gibbins Rd flank.