Monday, 25 September 2017

MY NEXT COUNCILLORS ADVICE SURGERY


My next Councillors surgery is tomorrow (26th) ay 9.35am at the 610 Community Centre.

Sunday, 24 September 2017

NEXT SALVAGE COLLECTION DATES FOR OSCOTT



Wheelie bins due to be emptied on either 27th or the 28th this week.
However due to the catching up of our rubbish collection due to the industrial action I would recommend bins be put out before hand.
The latest information is to allow for collections missed as part of the industrial action to be caught up with collections for the time being will be every other week.

If your bin is missed please ring 303 2039 and leave me a message (leave your full contact details)

I am continuing to urge all parties involved to negotiate a resolution
I also  ccontinuing to urge our  MP who represents Oscott, to carry on urging the Government to reduce their awful cuts to the Birmingham City Councils funding. They have the funds to give out to other parts of the UK, it is time they did the same for Birmingham

KEEPING AN EYE ON THE STATE OF THE BUS SHELTERS IN OSCOTT


Councillor Barbara Dring and I will be out and about again this week checking on the cleanliness of some of the bus shelter in the Oscott area.
These shelter are checked for damage and are cleaned fairly regularly by contractors but we like to monitor them from time to time.
If you have an issue with a bus shelter in the Oscott area please let me know by ringing 303 2039 and leaving me a message (include your contact details please)

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

THE OSCOTT GROT SPOT LITTER PICK VOLUNTEERS NEED NEW MEMBERS


The Friends of the Queslett Nature Reserve Grot spot team ( who carry out litter picks in various spots in the Oscott Ward) are looking for volunteers.

Grot Spot clean up organisorS can supply litter picker picks, bags and so on.
If you would like more information or would like to volunteers to help clear up small grot spots in the Oscott ward from time to time either E.Mail Brenda  <brendafoqnr@yahoo.ca> or my self for more details.
WE welcome Oscott residents who would like to help out in the Oscott area.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

THE OSCOTT TEAM OUT AND ABOUT


                                                                                 
As many Oscott residents are aware Both Councillor Dring and I live in the hart of the Oscott ward and know the area very well.
WE have got hundreds of all sorts of jobs carried out on behalf of the Oscott residents and we are so pleased we unlike some do not have to drive into the to try and get to know it.

Barbara and I often do walk about checking things out. Pot holes litter,and many other issues.
To us it is because we line in the area and is not just a stepping stone up the greasy path to the top in politics. We
care about Oscott and its residents.

Times are hard Tory cuts in our Councils funding ( which trickle down to Oscott) but we keep on going on your behalf
We cannot resolve all the issues we hear about and tell our friends neighbours and residents as much, but we do what we can to help.

If you or a neighbour have an issue you think we can help you with let us know and we will try and help if we can. We like you are Oscott residents.

THE DISPAERAING TREES MYSTERY HAS BEEN SOLVED



About 5 years ago a number of cherry trees were donates by trees for life to the Aldridge Recreation Ground.
The friends of Queslett Nature Reserve arranged to have them planted on the Shady Lane boundary of the recreation ground, where there was a gap. A number of residents and our MP helped us to plant these trees in suitable locations.

Recent however these trees mysteriously disappeared leaving just the holes.
Along With Councillor Barbara Dring I have been investigating their disappearance.

I have now found out they were removed by the Council due to lower bark damaged caused either by squirrels or more likely some varieties of dogs which are prone to noring tree bark.

The Council are now looking into having replacement trees donated by Tree loving charities put back with a little more protection, perhaps next year.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

ANOTHER GROT SPOT LITTER PICKED



I was pleased to join up with the FQNR Grot spot litter picking volunteers today.
There was a session carried out in the Darleydale Avenue / Oscott School Lane area today and several bags of litter was collected.
Well done to Brenda for orgainsing the event.

COUNCILLOR BARBARA DRING AND I HAVE BEEN OUT CHECKING THE EMTYING OF BINS IN OSCOTT



Have been out and about with Councillor Barbara Dring checking that wheelie bins are being emptied in the Oscott area as agreed.
WE did not spot any major issues. Bins will also be emptied tomorrow.
If you have any issues please leave us a message on 303 2039 ( with your full contact details.

Saturday, 2 September 2017

OSCOTT BINS DUE TO BE EMPTIED WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY


Its very disappointing news that the waste collection strike is back on I had hoped there could have been a resolution to the dispute.
However we are where we are and Oscott is now due to have a bin collection on Wednesday and on Thursday so residents please leave your bins out (near the edge of your property.
Given the circumstances there may be hic ups so please be patient.

Should your bins be missed please let Councillor Barbara Dring and myself by leaving a message on 0121 303 2039 (messages) leaving your full contact details.

or Email me Keith.Linnecor@Birmingham.gov.uk.
or Councillor Barbara Dring <barbara.dring@birmingham.gov.uk>


We will do what we can to try and help.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

OSCOTT TO RECIEVE FUNDING TO EASE GRASS VERGE DAMAGE AND PARKING PROBLEMS



As Local residents as well as Oscott Councillors living in Oscott , both Councillor Barbara Dring and I are only to aware many residents have issues with parking on grass verges.

Over the last few years for example we have helped a number of residents who have requested No Parking on the grass verge signs obtain one.
We have also managed in suitable spots like the Aldridge Road near the College, Bandywood Road near Kingsland Road school and near the Shady Lane junction with Kings Road, had double curbing introduced.

Parking on Grass verges is not an easy matter to deal with and can be expensive to sort out. However given the state of some of the grass verges in the area and the way some road junctions pavement areas for that matter are parked on we want to try and do something to ease the problem

However thanks partly to our constant requests the Transportation department have been given 1 Million pound to spend to help deal with the issue across Birmingham over the last few years and Oscott like all the other wards in the city will be given a small (considering the problem) pot of money to try and ease the problem. We are not pretending like some there is an easy way of dealing with the problem and we would like to hear from Oscott residents their views. We would like to know which roads possible other than you own are of concern.

You can let us know by leaving a message on 0121 303 2039 ( please leave your contact details)
or you can email me. Keith.Linnecor@Birmingham.gov.uk.

We cannot make any promises but every suggestion will be considered.



Also See April 10th post