Wednesday, 20 November 2019
Please think before you concrete over your garden or put down Artificial grass.
Nature needs a home, water needs to soak away and not just be able to run of somewhere else on lower ground near by to possibly cause flooding.
Try and keep that tree , bush or bit of grass. It may take a few minutes to tidy up but if everyone did the same it would help our world a lot
Some simple things can help our environment, wildlife, Biodiersity and climate. Councils and Governments cannot do every thing, people have to take responsibility to.
I enjoyed my visit to the Oscott Elderly residents group today. They were having there Pre Christmas get together ( their full get together is next month) and Mince pies were very evident. I was only sorry that they decided not to hold their usual Councillors Q and A session as I aways enjoy them.
Their Char Maureen and her band of helpers have once again done a good job today.
Tuesday, 19 November 2019
I was pleased to be able to call in and meet member of the Stretch and bend elderly club and their volunteers in the Age UK Community Centre today.
members were busy doing light exercises, having some light refreshments and a chat when I spoke to them.
The group who operate from the Old Oscott Community Centre on a Tuesday morning still have room for more members if you are interested pop in and see them.
I was really pleased to be out and about tonight with the Oscott Central Street Watch Team.
Despite it being cold and a long walk it was a worth while experience.
We covered a number of public right of ways and streets in the area and it was nice to be met with cheerful greetings.
The Street Watch does not take the place of the Police but helps them to keep in contact with residents. We pass on to the Police any concerns we see or hear about.
More volunteers are needed.
This is just another reminder to Oscott residents who have a concern about Bio Diversity, the Climate, wild life and the Environment.
I am no expert but am always intersted in your views. Please drop me a Email ( please include phone No) or leave me a message on 303 2039.
Thursday, 14 November 2019
Managed to find time to meet up with local Environment and Queslett Nature Reserve activists in the Queslett nature Reserve yesterday.
Their efforts monitor the wild life and reserve genraly is much to be welcomed.
AS the Chiar of the Friends of the Queslett Nature Reserve Environmental Group I know only to well the efforts these 2 brenda and John put in all year around and not just in the reserve.
Wednesday, 13 November 2019
As a local Councillor I ocasionally get asked to help with an employment related issue.
My advice is always make sure you are in a union as their hard working officers know far more about employment issues than I ever could. They will certainly battle for what you deserve.
Advice is just one of a number of benifits there are from being a member of a union. If you work for a living you should consider joining a union.
Their details can be found on the internet
Tuesday, 12 November 2019
I have been pleased with the reaction of the Council leadership to my requests for more Electic Charging Points in the City.
I have for example suggest a requirment for all new Planning developments which have plans for large cars parks to have them.
I have now been told policies looking into this will be considered next year.
If we want more environmental friendly ? electic cars there needs to be more electric power charging points.
THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO ATTENDED TODAYS ALL OSCOTT SCHOOLS PROBLEM PARKING AIR QULITY AND ROAD SAFETY WORKING PARTY
It was really good to be able to Chair the Oscott Problem Parking Road safety and Air quality meeting today.
Thank you to the school reps who came and to the Transport Engineers and road safety officer. And not forgetting Councillor Barbara Dring who can always be relied on to support the meeting and have her say.
There are no magic solutions, but a number of issues and concerns are being taken away for consideration.
All Oscott Schools have an open invite to the working party and can have their impute. Residents will be updated at the next Oscott Ward ( Chaired by Councillor Dring) committee when they too can give their views.
It is strongly recommended that all Oscott Schools complete their Travel to School Plans this year.
Finally thank you to the Great Barr Academy for their hospitality.
It is also good to see work has started on trying to relieve some of the parking issues in the area by encouaring buses to use the school grounds
Monday, 11 November 2019
If there are any group new or old in Oscott who would like my help trying to promote them please drop me an email with details.
I would like to hear from Volunteers trying to set up youth groups or elderly groups who would like me to advertise them on social media or who might simply want a bit of advice to to let me know what you are doing.
My Email Address is Keith.Linnecor@birmingham.gov.uk or you can leave your details on 303 2039 message service.