Yet another industry leaves Stirchley
Our brave affiliates at the Birmingham Mail report that a cannabis factory on Dogpool Lane has been found. For some reason they think it notable that a “gas man” found it, but that’s just their quaint way.
More importantly they claim this occurred in Stirchley when as Eny Fule No Dogpool Lane is in Selly Park, B29-style. In other words, not here. Normally we’d let the slide and take the credit, just as we do when anything interesting happens in our annexed territory of Cotteridge, but in this case the facts must stand.
Cannabis cultivation is a proud Stirchilian industry. Not for nothing is this area known as the Gange Quarter of Birmingham. Our unique combination of neglected industrial units and a burgeoning student market make it a natural pursuit for local entrepreneurs.
But thanks to over-zealous enforcement of The Law by our otherwise exemplary police force over the last year this financial backbone of our economy appears to be moving north. Selly Park may not seem that far to you, but where will these brave horticulturalists go next? Balsall Heath?
One thing’s for certain, it probably won’t be Stirchley.
The three headed cerberus was not available for comment.