It has to be a yes – Shona McQuillan

Stirchley resident Shona McQuillan on why the HLF decision for Stirchley Baths – due very soon – just has to be a yes…

Hands Up

“I love the regeneration idea for Stirchley Baths. Making use of a beautiful, richly historic existing building rather than plundering cash into carbon-copy new-build is vital – and is something that should be happening more and more.

The plans won’t wipe out what’s there already, rather they will make the most of Stirchley’s unique traits and personality.

The community hub can factor in the whole spectrum of potential trade and cultural activity. Its community spaces will bring members of the community together when they might not normally be encouraged to do so.

The regeneration of Stirchley Baths could have a pivotal role in the rebirth of the area and support of such diverse activity. The time to sow the seeds of the renaissance is now.”

The decision from HLF is expected very soon. Please tell us why it *has* to be a ‘yes’ by:

  • Leaving a comment here on the website
  • Sending an email to
  • Tweeting us a message @stirchleybaths
  • Leaving a comment on our Facebook page


One comment

  1. I am a registered children’s nurse, qualified adult education tutor and licensed facilitator to deliver parenting programmes, for Positive Parenting I currently work on a freelance basis from home with parents and carers. I would like eventually, to deliver parenting sessions from a venue and the new community development at Stirchley Baths, I feel, would be ideal. The Government currently have parenting vouchers available to those living in 3 piloted areas within the UK: Middlesborough, High Peak Derbys and Camden. This scheme started in 2012 as a direct response to the 2011 riots and was proposed to be evaluated after 2 years, with the hope if successful, to continue it UK wide.
    Therefore I would like to register my interest in Stirchley Baths, as a venue for delivering parenting programmes, if this is possible. Thanking you in anticipation of a reply.
    Kind regards

    Tina Williams

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