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The planning application is live on the Council’s website. We will be discussing it at the meeting on 15 November 2016 at 7.30pm at the Function Room in the Masons Arms. Please also send any comments to us on

Meeting of the Friends of Stansfeld

You are invited to a meeting of the Friends of Stansfeld on 15 November 2016 at 7.30pm in the Function Room at the Masons Arms. At this meeting we will discuss the planning application that the Oxford Trust has submitted to develop Stansfeld Park. The plans are available via the Council’s website. All welcome!

Oxford Trust planning application available

The Oxford Trust’s plans for the development of Stansfeld Park are now live on the Council’s website. Visit here to view the plans and to submit a comment.

Friends of Stansfeld Public Meeting July 2016

You are invited to our next public meeting to be held at 7.30pm on 6 July 2016. Everyone is welcome – members and non members – and there will be an opportunity to join the Friends. The meeting will include a short AGM, followed by updates on progress after the Oxford Trust open day.

Oxford Trust open day

The Oxford Trust is holding an open day on Wednesday 25 May 2016 from 4-8pm at the Stansfeld site. The open day will include details of their plans for the site and scale models.

Friends of Stansfeld join twitter!

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Successful bidder announced

The Oxford Trust has announced that, subject to contract, it is to be the new leaser of the Stansfeld Outdoor Education Centre (26 October 2015). The Oxford Trust is planning to include an innovation centre for start-up companies and entrepreneurs working in science and technology; an education centre providing hands-on science experiences for primary school-aged students and their families; and a managed woodland environment that will support the education centre and provide public access into this previously private location. More information.

Waiting for the results

On 4 September 2015, the three selected bidders, Oxford Co-Housing; the Oxford Trust (also known as Science Oxford); and an anonymous bidder, submitted their Stage 2 bids to Birmingham City Council. We expect to hear which bidder was successful during autumn 2015.

Public Meeting of The Friends, 7.30pm Monday 13th July, Quarry Village Hall

The Friends of Stansfeld was formed in June 2015 to represent the community in the sale of the Stansfeld Outdoor Centre. The aim of the Friends is that the woodland area is protected in perpetuity (and opened to the public if possible) and that the site provides educational facilities, especially a Forest School.

Join us for an update on progress and to agree a constitution for the Friends of Stansfeld. Members and non-members welcome – there will be an opportunity to join the Friends. If you have any queries, please email