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.

Tuesday 19 July 2016

Litter Picking

The Friends of Selly Oak Park are going to have a litter picking session in the park at 10am on Wed 20th. If you'd like to help please gather at the park keepers lodge on Gibbins Rd. This will be to pick up small items of litter only. Clinical and bulk waste should be left for the experts.

Traveller update

All but one of the caravans had gone from the park by 1:30pm today and police were monitoring the remaining one. BCC and Quadron have started the clean up process. Please be aware that some of the waste represents a clinical health hazard. BCC are aware and are prioritising its removal. They think it will take 3 days to put the park back to something like its normal condition. The play area and outdoor gym have both been attended to.

BCC are proposing to increase the security of the park near the scout hut and at the main gate over the next few days.

The travellers have moved to Selly Park Recreation Ground near to St Mary's hospice. BCC and Police are aware of that and are taking steps to move them on again.

Wednesday 13 July 2016

Traveller Group in Selly Oak Park

Please be aware that their is currently a group of travellers in Selly Oak Park. Local councillors and the police have been made aware. Please report any illegal or threatenig behaviour to the police on 101 or if (as is unlikely) life is in danger call 999.