Thursday, 13 December 2018

USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON




Below are some useful number you may need over the festive season



 USEFUL PHONE NUMBERS.

 

Housing repairs                                 0121 216 3300

Gas emergency                                  0800 111 999

Seven Trent Emergency                   0800 783 4444

Child  Line                                           0800 1111 

Drug Helpline ( Frank)                      0800 77 66 00   

NHS Direct  ( advice)                         1111

Crime Stoppers                                  0800 555 111

Police non urgent                              101    

OLD OSCOTT COMMUNITY CENTRE FACE AGE UK RESTRUCTURING





Sadly it would appear changes are afoot at the Age UK Old Oscott Community  Centre. It is to be confirmed but it appears Age UK may be restructuring and ceasing their activities at the Centre.
I have been informed they intend to still rent the building to those groups wishing to pay them rent.
Councillor Barbara Dring and I would like to offer our support to any of these groups who need representing.
It is hoped may of the groups using the Centre will carry on under their own steam.
 There are still more details needed.

CHRISTMAS BIN COLLECTION TIME TABLE


PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING.


The Christmas and New Year holidays bring changes to many routine services and events, including when to put the rubbish out.

Birmingham City Council has confirmed the dates of its Christmas 2018 bin collections.

It says there will be no collections of refuse or recycling in Birmingham on Christmas Day (Tuesday, December 25) or Boxing Day (Wednesday, December 26).

Below you will find the dates when you need to put the bins out instead.

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Usual collection day - next collection

Tuesday, December 25 - recycling (blue lid) - Saturday, December 29, 2018

Tuesday, December 25 - household waste (grey lid) - Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Wednesday, December 26 - recycling (blue lid) - Saturday, January 5. 2019

Wednesday, December 26 - household waste (grey lid) - Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Holford Drive, Perry Barr, B42 2TU WASTE CENTRE
OPENING TIMES

April to end of October

Mon to Fri: 8am to 8pm

Saturday: 8am to 6pm

Sunday: 8am to 6pm

November to end of March

Mon to Fri: 8am to 6pm

Saturday: 8am to 4.30pm

Sunday: 8am to 4.30pm

Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

MARY VALE ELDERLY PROJECT RESIDENTS LOOK FORWARD TO THEIR CHRISTMAS DO




It was nice to be able to pop in again to meet residents at the Maryvale Elderly Residents project to see if I could help them with any issues. They are certainly looking forward to their Christmas do. The volunteers and helpers there do a great job

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

ELIM LIFE CHURCH FOOD BANK NEW LOCATION KETTLEHOUSE ROAD



I am sad to have to say that I popped into the Elim Church Foodbank today at its new location in Kettlehouse Road ( Emanual Church Building) Elim Life Church Community Hub.
I am sad because in 2018 there should be no need for food banks and those in power should be ashamed there is.
The Volunteers from both the Elim Life Church Warren road and some helpers from Nottingham were doing a great job.
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As this location is fairly new I have made a note of its opening time which is on a Tuesday 11am to 2am. ( it will be closed from December 18th to January 15th.
If you need to go there will be refreshments but there will be a brief assessments of your needs. The organisers will give you the details.
For more details who can use the food bank and times when donations are received either pop in or use the internet http://www.elimlifechurch.co.uk/foodbank/

DONT FORGET THE ELDERLY AT THIS TIME OF YEAR.





Try and have a chat to an elderly resident, friend , Neighbour or relative< at this time of year especially if they live alone.

They may need a bit of company , help,  or even a bit of shopping done for the Christmas holidays ,which you could pick up for them?

If you are an elderly resident living in Oscott their are a number of elderly groups in the area looking for new members. For details give me a ring on 303 2039  ( messages) and leave your contact details.

Thursday, 6 December 2018

JANAUARY OSCOTT COUNCILLORS Advice SURGERY CANCELLED.



Due to the holiday period the Oscott Councillors advice surgery at the 610 Community Centre in January has been cancelled.
If you need our help you can leave a message on 303 2039 or email us and we will try and help if we can.

Friday, 30 November 2018

BOTTLE BANKS REMOVED




The underground bottle banks which were located near the Kingstanding Library have recently been removed.
The banks were closed due to age related problems. Sadly this resulted in some individuals being unable to resist dumping rubbish at the location rather than simply taking it to the reccling centre just minutes away.

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

O.R.A, O.E.R.G AND N.P.I, DROP IS SESSIONS



BOB WILD CHAIR ORA



If you would like to know more about the Oscott Residents Association, The Oscott Elderly Residents group or the Oscott Neighbourhood Police Initiative, they hold informal pop in sessions at the 610 Community Centre, Kingstanding road. These are held on the first Saturday of the month at 10am.

PERRY BARR M.P OSCOTT SURGERY 1ST DECEMBER





Khalid Mahmood M.P for Perry Barr hold an Oscott Ward surgery on the first Saturday of each month, where you can discuss issues with him. His next meeting is surgery is on Saturday December 1st.
The venue is the 610 Community Centre Kingstanding Road and the time is 10.30am.

If you cannot make this time he has an office number where you can reach his team during the week. 356 8268.

OSCOTT WARD COUNCILLORS SURGERY DECEMBER 5TH.






The next Oscott Councillors surgery will take place on December Wednesday 5th at 7pm.
The location will be the 610 Community Centre, Kingstanding Road.

If you are unable to attend you can leave a message for use 303 2039 but please leave your full details and we will try and help if we can.

Saturday, 24 November 2018

TRYING TO KEEP THE QUESLETT NATURE RESERVE SAFE.




Part of what members of the Friends of the Queslett Nature Reserve Environment group do is carry out occasional unofficial patrols on the reserve.

Members report any ASB or vandalism (without  putting themselves at any risk) however sadly the reserve is a big place and we cannot be everywhere.

If you would like to get involved please let me know.

To report any issues you come across in the reserve, please use the Police none emergency number
 101 unless it is an emergency, email the Council or inform the Council by ringing 303 1111.

The Police do when possible patrol the reserve but they need more eyes and ears to keep it safe.

Together we can help look after the reserve and its wild life.