Friday, 27 February 2015

ENJYABLE VISIT TO SERVITE HOUSE

I had an enjoyable visit to Servite House yesterday. I always enjoy their Q and A sessions.
I would also like to thank the manager for helping to arrange my meeting with residents there.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

OSCOTT POLICE NEIGHBOURHOOD TASKING GROUP MEETINGS

At yesterdays Police Oscott Neighbourhood Tasking Group meeting (made up from local Community Leaders, Agencies such as the Fire brigade, Council officers a Councillor and led by the Local Police team) amongst other issues raised were.

Parking
Parking near schools
Speeding issues.
ASB
Litter/ fly tipping
No cold calling re unknown business reps and so on.
Alcohol restricted Zones ( which is being progressed again)
Issues related to the Queslett Nature Reserve
Crime generally in the area.
NW and NPI issues.

As you can see there is no shortage of issues to try and deal with at these meeting I would like to express my thanks to all involved for putting in the time.


If you have an issue which of community interest you would like  me to raise with the Police and other agencies at these meeting please email me.(these meetings are held monthly)
Keith.Linnecor@birmingham.gov.uk  and please do not forget to leave contact details.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

AGE UK HELPING THE ELDERLY AND OTHERS IN OSCOTT






Age uk to a great job in the Oscott community below is just some of the activities at their Oscott Community Centre. I pop in from time to time and can say there is always a good atmosphere there.

Oscott Community Centre

The community centre offers a variety of day activities, opportunities and events for older people and the local community.
The centre now forms part of our portfolio of Resource Centres. It is a practical and local facility for activities.

We already provide facilities for the following groups:
Community activities
  • Table Tennis
  • Tai Chi and exercise group
  • Extend exercise and social group
  • "Oscott Oldies" - Day Care
  • Young at Heart
  • Dog Training
  • Vellocette Motor Club
  • Karate Kids Club
We have refurbished the centre and it is being developed to enhance the facilities available in the area and to offer more opportunities for our members and older people in the community.

If you would like to hire one of our rooms please contact us using the details below.

Contact us

 

TEMPORY DIVERSION NEWS 997 ROUTE DOE BANK LANE




DIVERSION 997 SERVICE

Doe Bank Lane

2 DAYS ONLY
0930HRS – 1530HRS
Wednesday 25th & Thursday 26th February Doe bank Lane will be closed for carriageway patching work.
Diversion route
Collingwood Drive, Queslett Road, Queslett Road East, Queslett Island (use as turning circle), Reverse of above.

OSCOTT ELDERLY OR DISABLED RESIDENTS CAN GET HELP WITH WHEELIE BINS

Love them or hate them we in Oscott will soon be getting wheelie bins. (expected March with collections taking Place June on)

A number of elderly and disabled residents have contacted me recently, disturbed in some cases by scare mongers and their rumours)  regarding how they will deal with Wheelie bins when they have them.

The elderly, disabled or frail residents living in Oscott can get help and assistance when it comes to moving their Wheelie bins.
If they apply for assistance the Salvage crews will collect Wheelie bins form their storage point (in sight front of house) empty the bins and replace them at the storage point.

If you or an elderly resident or neighbour has a concern  please let me know and I will try and help.

To find out more either ring 303 112 for information or contact me via 303 2139

Note Old boxes or dustbins can be taken away by arrangement.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

BAG IT, DISPOSE OF IT

There appears to be an increase in dog fouling in the Oscott area at the moment.
I am certainly receiving more complains than usual at the moment.
Approaches to playing fields and on the corners of some roads seem to be the worse areas effected.

I am in regular touch with the Dog Warden service who often come out to do spot checks and deterrent operations. I have also contacted the street cleaning section regarding the offending areas (they will fine offenders they catch) and have also had some litter bins replaced. (bag and bin dog mess).

The vast majority of dog owners are responsible and dislike the idea of dog fouled streets and open spaces as much as anyone else. They do their bit to keep our area dog fouling free but I would ask others to do the same.
No one wants to trail dog mess into their homes and the safety of children who can catch all sorts of deceases from dog mess should be considered.

BAG IT DISPOSE OF IT

NO GUNS ARE ALLOWED IN THE QUESLETT NATURE RESERVE




I have been informed by local residents that gun shots have been heard coming from the Queslett Nature Reserve. This appears to have been happening occasionally in the early hours on weekends.
The use of guns or any weapons are strictly forbidden in the grounds of the Queslett Nature Reserve.
THIS IS A PUBLIC PLACE AND THERE IS ALWAYS A CHANCE OF INJURY.

I have passed on the concerns of residents to the Police and the parks department and I would strongly urge residents hearing gun shots from with the reserve to contact the Police and to give them any  times and so on.

Monday, 23 February 2015

MISSING LITTER BIN UPDATE

I am pleased to say I have had a number of vandalised or stolen litter bins replaced recently.
Including those missing in Delhurst Road, Hawthorn Road Meadthorpe Road and Dyas Road.
If you are aware of any missing litter bins in the oscott area please let me know.
Email Keith.Linnecor@birmingham.gov.uk

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

SHADY LANE GATES UPDATE


As you may recall from my 14th Jan post on this subject I said the 3 Oscott Councillors had found funding to help move metal gates in the rear access way behind Dunedin Road Kings Road near the Shady Lane Kings Road junction, further towards the road.
This we have now done and we expect it will help prevent a lot of fly tipping.

THE OSCOTT ELDERLY RESIDENTS GROUP AND THE OSCOTT RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION HOLD WELL ATTENDED AGM,S MEETINGS



I enjoyed attending the Oscott Residents Groups meeting and AGM's. today.
As ever it was interesting to hear what residents have to say rather than to be told what they are supposed to be saying.
It was also please to see the numbers of members present .

Well done to Maureen Byrne on being re elected as Chair of the Oscott Elderly Residents Group Maureen works hard organising meeting and trips as well as representing many of her members in various ways. Also congratulations to Nigel Quinn on being re elected as Chair of the Oscott Residents Association.

The Oscott Elderly resident group hold a social gathering every 3rd Wednesday in the months at 11.15am. The venue is the 610 Community Centre. They hold raffles have light refreshment's and from time to time go on trips or have light exercise sessions. When available Oscott councillors pop in to be grilled about what is happening in the city and locally.

The Oscott residents Association  lobby Councillors MPs the Police  and others organisations on behalf of local resident.

You can meet the Oscott Residents Association, the Oscott Elderly Residents group and the Neighbourhood Police Initiative on the first Saturday of each month at the 610 Community Centre at 10.30am. At these sessions it is an opportunity to let these groups Representatives know you concern during an informal chat over a cup of tea.

AGE UK LUNCH CLUB OSCOTT COMMUNITY CENTRE



I popped in to see residents in the Old Oscott Community Centre, Birdbrook Road yesterday at Age UK's lunch and laugh session.
A number of older residents were there having a laugh and a joke and getting ready for their lunch.
These lunch sessions are run by Age UK twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays 12.30 to 1.45am. There is a 2 course home made lunch available.
The Age UK staff and volunteers all do a great job to help and welcome users in the centre.
Why not get out of the house and meet new friends for further details contact Age UK 437 0033

655 BUS ROUTE UPDATE




Sadly the Service 655 bus route, which previously operated along Booths Lane, Bowman Road and Caddick Road, was withdrawn because of low use, buses grounding on the highway when rejoining Queslett Road and problems with buses passing parked vehicles around the estate.  This was a part of wider changes to the bus network in the area at that time. 

Since then there has been further housing built at Nether Hall Park which has changed the road network and as a result it looks problematic for buses to access the estate from the Queslett Road according to Centro and the bus companies.

However I have pointed out, with the new housing development in Booths Lane it is likely to increase demand. Following my continued requests Centro will therefore now have a detailed look at the bus network in this location later this year and work with the bus operators to ascertain whether there is a possibility of operating a sustainable service in the area which is more accessible for residents of the Booths Lane estate. 

Following this  more positive news I will continue to press for a bus service for the residents in this area even more.


Monday, 16 February 2015

BOOTHS LANE WORKING PARTY TO MEET WEDNESDAY 18TH FEB



I will be attending a meeting of the Booths Lane development working party (along with local community leaders and a representative of Taylor Wimpey) on Wednesday 18th February, if you have any concerns you would like me to bring up please email me Keith.Linnecor@birmingham.gov.uk

BUS LANE FINES

Any Oscott resident who feels he has not been correctly dealt with regarding bus lane camera fines can email me
Keith.Linnecor@birmingham.gov.uk with full details and I will ask that their case be looked into.