Thursday, 24 December 2015

DON'T FORGET TO ADD YOUR ADDRESS TO EMAILS IF YOU SEND THEM TO ME

Just a reminder if you email me wishing my help with a problem or issues, please remember to let me have your address.

Thursday, 17 December 2015

FESTIVE GREETINGS TO OSCOTT RESIDENTS

I know from my case work 2015 has been a difficult and frustrating year for a number of Oscott residents.
Although the cuts in Council services expected next year due to lack of funding may make things equally troubling for some I will again do what I can to help although as ever I can make no promises.

all But lets try to be optimistic and I would like to take this opportunity to wish Oscott residents a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous and Peaceful New Year.

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

OSCOTT SOUP KITCHEN IS STILL NEEDED

A
s we enter the festive season I would like to thank the Seventh Day Adventist group volunteers for the work they do every Wednesday lunch time at the 610 Community Centre. During this time they operate a soup kitchen where a number of local residents can get a mug of free soup.

It is so easy to forget at this time of year the effects on poorer residents many of the Central Governments cuts are having surly they need to think again about their cuts and Austerity program..

WELL DONE MUAREEN BYRNE FOR PUTTING ON THE OSCOTT ELDERLY RESIDENTS FESTIVE TREET.

Along with my fellow Osott Ward Councillors, Barbara Dring, Tristan Chatfield and  I enjoyed a festive lunch today with the Oscott Elderly residents group. Following an entertaining meeting at the 610 Community Centre the OERG member went on to enjoy their festive meal at the Parson and Clark Public House.
It is amazing how much hard work Chair Maureen Byrne and her team of volunteers put in to ensure so many of Oscott more elderly resident get get out of their own homes to enjoy themselves in good company.

Before the main lunch 2 Chrismas hamper (made up from donate goods given by members of the group )were won by lucky members with the correct raffle tickets.


FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT THIS GROUP PLEASE RING 675 2349

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

OSCOTT DOG OWNERS PLEASE REMOVE YOUR DOGS MESS.

From the amount of post I am receiving it is clear dog fouling is still of great concern to many Oscott residents, especially mothers with young children.

I would appeal to dog owners please remove your dogs mess and ensure it is disposed of correctly and don't forget to take a bag out with you when you take your dog for a walk following your Christmas lunch for a bit of exercise.

OSCOTT SCHOOLS TO BE ASKED TO MEET TO DISCUSS PARKING PROBLEMS

Parking around schools in Oscott has been a real problem for a number of years.

The Police have been forced to be involved, dealing with countless complaints from residents complaining about inconsiderate and sometimes dangerous parking by some parents when they are picking up or dropping off the children at school.

The Council has in a number of places put in physical measures but like the Police Government cuts in their budget have made things much worse for them to do much more.

The Police now have fewer officers (and it will get worse) to deal with parking problems around schools. Past government cuts in their funding has began to really bite.

With this in mind I am calling a meeting with all the schools in Oscott, the Local Police and the Birmingham City Transport department to discuss the joint issues that effect all the Oscott schools.

All schools in the Oscott area are involved when it comes to parking problems around Oscott schools as there are always knock on effects. I will be asking schools for their concerns and to see how they have tried to deal with the issue.

I hope all schools in the Oscott area will take this issue seriously and work with me and other agencies to try and at least ease some of the problems.

I will also be asking that this subject be part of a future Oscott ward meeting in order for residents to come along and have their say.

Monday, 14 December 2015

DONT FORGET I AM ALSO ON TWITTER

This is just to remind Oscott residents I am also on Twitter.

My Twitter address is

Keith Linnecor(@KeithLinnecor)

Twitter

 
https://twitter.com/Keith.Linnecor (@KeithLinnecor)
Twitter


However I seldom use Facebook.

To let me know any concerns please either Tel 303 2039 Messages or Email me. Keith.Linnecor@birmingham.gov.uk
         

OSCOTT FAULTY STREET LIGHT PATROL

From Time to time I go out on patrol looking for faulty street lights. I have reported a number of them but cannot spot them all.
If you have a faulty street light in your road and would like me to report it please email me on Keith.Linnecor@birmingham.gov.uk

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

IMPROVEMENTS TO KINGSTANDING LIBRARY ON THE WAY

For many months now Councillors Barbara Dring, Tristan Chatfield and myself have fought to improve the Kingstanding library.
I am pleased to let you know the Council has been  successful in obtaining £250k of funding from The Wolfson Foundation to undertake improvements to five children’s library facilities in the city, and that these improvements are scheduled for the new year.

Kingstanding library is one of the libraries that will be included in the investment programme which will include

• Capital works to improve each of the 5 libraries including i.e. decoration, new floor coverings, shelving, lighting, signage and furniture. The specifics of what is required will vary from site to site.

• Technology including ipad and android devices, plasma screens, photography, DSLR cameras

• Activities including a local history project on what it is like to be living in Birmingham and attending school in 2015-16.

It is intended to undertake the improvement programme and refurbishment work for Kingstanding library from 15th Feb – 4th March and the library would need to be closed for this period. If you want to know any more details please let me know.

GREEN WASTE SERVICE SAVE £5 IF YOU SIGN UP IN DECEMBER



Sign up for 2016 garden waste service earlybird offer


Anyone wishing to have their garden waste collected in a clean and convenient way can subscribe to Birmingham City Council’s 2016 service from today (December 1).

The annual subscription charge is unchanged from this year at £35 for 20 fortnightly collections from February to November – with an earlybird discount of £5 for all orders made during December, reducing the cost to just £30.

Subscriptions can be made through the council’s website at www.birmingham.gov.uk/gardenwaste or by calling the contact centre on 0121 303 1112.

NB: Payment can only be made by debit/credit card and telephone lines may be busy during peak hours.

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Tuesday, 8 December 2015

THE OSCOTT LABOUR TEAM OUT AND ABOUT


The Oscott Labour team are often out and about looking into issues raised with us by Oscott residents.
If you have any issues when you see us please just let us know.
Alternatively you can contact me by Email Keith.Linnecor@birmingham.gov.uk or leave me a message on 303 2039



The Oscott labour Team is out and about all year around regardless of the weather.


Above photo. An election photo and ever since some of the team and others have been out and about
 If you would like to come out with us just email for further information.

Your Oscott Councillors Keith Linnecor, Barbara Dring and Tristan Chatfield are always interested in your views.

MARYVALE ELDERLY RESIDENTS GROUP CHRISTMAS DINNER GOES WELL.

At the request of the Maryvale helpers I popped along to the Beeches pub today (not for a drink) but to say along to the MaryVale Elderly Residents Group who were having their Christmas dinner there. Once again members of the group made me feel very welcome and some insisted on a kiss!
Its always good to see Oscotts s Elderly residents having a good day and certainly some of them were in good voice for the sing song.

AGE UK BIRDBROOK ROAD DOING A GOOD JOB

It was good to see when I popped in to see Age UK at their Birdbrook Road centre their elderly gusts enjoying a bit of relaxing exercise before tucking into their lunch.
The residents really do enjoy their Tuesday sessions and are well catered for my the Age UK helpers.
They also make you feel welcome.

Thursday, 3 December 2015

EDITH POPE HOUSE RESIDENTS GET THEIR DOUBLE YELLOW LINES AT LAST

At long last the entrance to Edith Pope House Booths Lane has had yellow double lines put across its entrance.
I have for a long time been battling with the residents of Edith Pope House to get these legally enforceable lines put down.
There has been a number of issues when residents relatives and tradesman have has trouble getting into and out of the complex car park due to cars obstructing it.

I am continuing the battle for more Double yellow lines for residents in other part of the Oscott Wa\rd.

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

MAINTANCE WORK ON PART OF BEECHES ROAD MAY CAUSE DELAYS DURING EVENINGS IN JANUARY



What’s Happening, Where and When?



What:              Carriageway Maintenance - Beeches Road

Where:            Aldridge Road To End Of Dual Cway at Chelmorton Road on west bound side only

When:             Expected start during week ending 15/1/16

How long:      Approx. 5 nights between the hours of 1900hrs to 0600hrs

(for updated start / finish dates see yellow signs at either end of the road)



Parking and Property Access



A road closure will be in place and access to properties will be restricted. Amey Highways must ask that vehicles are not parked on the road during the works. Vehicles obstructing Their works will be relocated to an adjacent street by Mansfield Recovery,with no charge. Please contact Mansfield direct on 0870 6003444, if your vehicle has been removed. Amey Highways understand that vehicle access may be essential for some medical / personal reasons.  If you need to get a vehicle to your property during these works please ask Their personnel on site or call 0121 303 6644.  Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times..



Traffic Information



Details of any bus diversions that are in place can be found at


Alternatively you can visit your local Travel Shop or call 0121 254 7272.



Works Information



The condition of the existing road has been assessed and Carriageway repairs will be taking place.

The opening description in this letter says where the works will be taking place as we do not always include the whole road length.  

Amey apologise for any inconvenience caused as a result of this necessary road maintenance and they will endeavour to complete the work with as little disruption as possible. Thank you for your patience whilst they work to improve your city’s streets.



This work has needed doing FOR SOME TIME as is the case of number of other local roads.
 Along with my ward Colleague's I will be urging Amey Highways to get on with this work as quickly as possible and also to ensure other roads in the area are assessed and maintained as soon as possible.

                                                 

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

CAN YOU HELP A CHILD

 Visit our new website adoptandfoster.co.uk


The Birmingham City Adoption and Fostering Service is the leading agency for Adoptions and Fostering in Birmingham.

As a service they have a number of children from all backgrounds in need of being Adopted or Fostering.

To Adopt or Foster is a major decision and there are dozens of questions that need to be considered but doing either is very worth while. There are so many children in need of love and care for so many reasons.
 To either Adopt or Foster needs a lot of thought however and with that in mind -
If you have any questions regarding fostering or adoption please ring 0121 303 75 75 or email
a&frecruit@birmingham.gov.uk


Alternatively you can write to

PO Box 16262
I Lancaster Circus
Birmingham
B2 2WX

Thank you for reading this.

Monday, 30 November 2015

QUESLETT ROAD JUNCTION ACCIDENT CAUSES DELAYS AGAIN

Although the creation of an extra lane leading from the Queslet Road to the Queslett Road slip road near the Nova Court Junction has helped the recent accident at the week end has show more needs to be done.
Every time there is an accident near this junction residents living in Booth Lane, Caddick Road and Bowman Road are trapped on that estate due to the fact that junction is the only exit.

Along with local residents as part of a working party I am working with Taylor Wimpey and the Transportation department to get the Booths Lane made into a through road again. There are still major problems however due to Taylor Wimpy and their Health and safety department.
The road is a private one currently  owned by the developer Taylor Wimpy.

I am also still calling for traffic lights to be placed at the Nova Court to Queslett Road junction.

TRISTAN CHATFIELD RE SELECTED TO FIGHT FOR OSCOTT

The Oscott Branch Labour Party re selected Councillor Tristan Chatfield to stand for the Labour Party at the Local Elections next year.
Tristan has done a great job since his election 3 and a half years ago fighting along side Councillor Barbara Dring and myself on behalf of Oscott residents.
Like Birmingham Oscott has had to deal with unprecedented cuts due to Centrals governments decision to cut so much from the funds they give to the BCC.
There has been nothing like it before and things will only get worse. This is the reason we need an effective Oscott Labour Team to help mitigated the worst of the effect's of these cuts.

Things will be tough and there can be no promises other than we the Oscott Councillors will do what we can to help residents.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

CHRISTMAS WASTE COLLECTION DETAILS



Christmas waste collections

Residents in OSCOTT are being reminded of this year’s Christmas waste collection arrangements with one month until festivities begin.
As is normally the case, the council’s crews, who work on all other Bank Holidays, will not operate on Christmas Day, Boxing Day (or any Bank Holidays staged when either of those two days are at the weekend).
This year that means there will be no collections of refuse or recycling of Friday 25th December and Monday 28th December.
Anyone due collections of general household waste on those two days are scheduled to next have a collection on Friday 1st January or Monday 4th January.
Anyone due recycling collections on Friday 25th December and Monday 28th December are therefore scheduled to next have a collection on Friday 8th January or Monday 11th January.

PLEASE LET YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS KNOW

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

MY EARLY BIRD COUNCILLORS SURGERY

I will be attending my early bird surgery today at 9.30am. The venue will be the 610 Community Centre, Kingstanding Road.
If you cannot make this surgery and have a Council issues you would like me yo look into please email me Keith.Linnecor@birmingham.gov.uk or telephone (messages) 303 2019.

COUNCILLOR JOHN CLANCY TO BECOME LEADER OF THE BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL


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After an interesting night Councillor John Clancy was narrowly elected as the Birmingham City Labour Councillors Group Leader. This should mean he becomes leader of the BCC at its next full meeting.
John beat off some excellent opposition to Win on the night.
John knows the Oscott area and my ward colleagues and I will be lobbying him on behalf of Oscott residents.
Sadly as most of us know due to the unprecedented cuts being made to the BCC funding by Central government, we are all about to find life much tougher.
 I know John will do what he can to mitigate the worst effect of these horrendous government cuts but he wont be able to create miracles.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

PERRY BARR MP SUPPORTS OSCOTT CAMPAIGN FOR BETTER TREE PRUNING.

Khalid Mahmood MP for Perry Barr has assured me he is still keeping the pressure on the government department responsible for tree pruning policy's, with regards to having what appear to be a very poor policy and set of standards changed.

Khalid fully understands the concerns of Oscott residents when it comes to the problems they have with old , over sized trees in their road. he is fully backing my campaign for more to be done about the problems conacted with trees in the Oscott area.

Problems such as the need for more  large tree replacement, falling branches, poor light and roots issues which all need to be addressed better.


As part of my campaign Councillor Tristan Chatfield is organising a further pubic meeting on the subject of trees in the new year. The meeting will be chaired by Councillor Barbara Dring.


All of your 3 Oscott Councillor are regularly out and about in the Oscott Ward discussing with t residents the problems they face due to trees not being pruned enough.
 Getting something done is not going to be easy but we will be giving it a go.

Monday, 16 November 2015

WELL DONE TO THE FRIENDS OF THE QUESLETT NATURE RESERVE.



Despite the rain and wind the Friends of the Queslett Nature Reserve were out and about (Saturday 14th) as part of an activity day, litter picking and pruning.
I would like to thank all those involved for their hard work despite the weather. There work is certainly making a difference.




Thursday, 12 November 2015

HAWTHORN/ KINGSTANDING ROAD TRAFFIC LIGHTS TO GET OVERHAUL BUT DELAYS MAY BE EXPECTED

Following an investigation at my request to the contractor Amey high ways  Signals Repair Team on 3rd November, I can confirm that temporary repair works are now complete.
However, Amey have been aware for some time that there is an ongoing problem with this set of lights. Therefore they have instructed their subcontractors to strip and replace a number of cables and reconfigure the controller.  Plans are in place to undertake this work within the next three months and It is anticipated that the work may take up to 4 weeks to complete.  Amey have indicated they would like to thank residents for their patience whilst they  undertake this essential work.
There have been so many problems with these traffic lights the work needs to be done ASAP.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

DONT LOSE YOUR VOTE

Who ever you vote for it is important you do.

 On this day 11th November we remember all those who fought for our right to vote.
 Those hero's who have been, killed or injured and those who cared so much about them.
We wear our Poppy with pride and should not forget their sacrifice to allow us to have the freedom of chose for  who we vote for.
By voting you can make a difference, It is the only way we can hope to change things.

Due to various rule changes many residents in the Oscott area have not registered to vote and will need to do so before the 23rd of November.

You can register to vote by phoning 0121 303 2731

Out and about reminding residents to register to vote






ANOTHER DAY ANOTHER GRIT BIN PATROL IN OSCOTT



I was joined on one of my my regular grit bin patrols today by my ward Colueage Councillor Tristan Chatfield as we made sure there was grit in the bins and they were free of litter.

It is important to ensure there is grit in these bins because if there was a sudden burst of icy weather we would need to be prepared for it.

If you are aware of any grit bins in the Oscott area which have for any reason have little or no grit in them please leave me a message on 303 2039

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

THE LABOUR PARTY IN BIRMINGHAM TO ELECT NEW LEADER

The Birmingham City Council Labour Councillors are to elect a new leader.

 The candidates are.

In no particular order.

Penny Holbrook.       Stockland Green Ward
John Clancy              Quinton Ward
Barry Henley             Brandwood Ward
Ian Ward                   Shardend Ward
Mike Leddy               Brandwood Ward

The winner will then have the opportunity to be elected as the Leader of the Birmingham City Council at the next full Council meeting. Other parties may put in their own nominations.

The Labour party working with others in arranging a meeting where the public may hear the above candidates answer questions.
 Details have not yet been finalised. I will report the date when known.
 This is meeting is expected to be live streamed in order that anyone with an interest can watch.

Also NewsInBrum @NewsinBrum
news@newsinbrum.com NEWS and POLITICS in Birmingham are arranging a meeting (to find out more contact them via Twitter)

I have already asked Oscott residents via Twitter AND WHEN OUT AND ABOUT if they have any questions for the candidates which I will pass on.
 If you are an Oscott resident and have a question please email me on. Keith.Linnecor@birmingham.gov.uk.

The Birmingham Labour Party Councillors Group will have the finale say in the election of their leader process but I would hope they would all welcome your interest and views.


HAWTHORN ROAD TRAFFIC LIGHTS ARE CAUSING PROBLEMS AGAIN

 
Yet again the traffic lights at the Hawthorn Road/ Kingstandingg Road. Dyas Road junction are causing problems. They appear to be sticking on red to often.
I have again called in engineers to inspect and rectify these lights.
They need a complete overhaul

Thursday, 5 November 2015

THE BEECHES GOLD CENTRE BEECHES ROAD A LITTLE GEM

As part of my council duties I have the privilege to be the section 33 visits (to Social service establishments) Perry Barr District champion.
In this role I carry out occasional visits and do a report of my observations.

One such visit I undertake is to the Beeches Gold Centre 174 Beeches Road Great Barr and while I will not divulge the contents of my report  I can say how well and active those who attend this centre appear.
Those who attend have multiple issues to face from dementia to learning difficulties. They all have smiles on their faces and get really involved in the many activities on offer at the centre.
 It is wonderful to meet them.

Some of these activities include at this centre include.

Sports, Football, bowling,snooker, badminton and more.
Games like dominoes and bingo are held.
There are visits to the cinema, day trips arranged and tea dances amongst other things,
Those who use the centre have the choice of which activities they do.
 There is a well stocked canteen where at little cost food and drink can be obtained
I nearly forgot Flower arranging, painting,sewing and so many other things are also carried out.

The Centres hard working, qualified,  caring staff help ensure the facility runs well and help ensure the users are cared for and help many of the users of the facility enjoy themselves.

For more details regarding the Beeches Gold Centre ring 464 3123

HELPING THE OSCOTT COMMUNITY GET RID OF THOSE LEAVES

If you are picking up leaves for your neighbours and local community in Oscott, working with the Oscott Residents Association, the Salvage department and my Ward Colleagues (Councillor's Barbara Dring and Tristan Chatfield) a free bag delivery and collection service can be set up for you.

If you email on Keith.Linnecor@birmingham.gov.uk I can give you more details.

Your Oscott ward Councillors will needless to say keep the pressure on to have our roads in Oscott cleared of leaves as often as possible in the normal way.

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

COUNCILLOR BARBARA DRING'S NEXT COUNCILLOR SURGERY.

Councillor Barbara Dring (Oscott) will be holding her next surgery tomorrow (Wed) at the 610 Community Centre.
The start time will be 7pm.
 Barbara Holds her surgeries on the first Wednesday of the month.

SANDY LANE / BOOTHS LANE HIDY HOLE CORNER CLEANED UP AND CLEARED.

A long last I have managed to get a Council department to cut back the tree and undergrowth at the corner of Booths Lane and Sandy Lane.
The work has nearly been completed, the trees and bushes have been well cut back and up lifted.
There is now much better visibility and those with anti social or criminal intent have no where to hide.
Younger children will now be able to play on the site more safely.
The site has also been cleaned up of drug material and litter.
The Police will be able to monitor the site easily when passing. Many thanks to all those involved in the clearance and clear up.

HELP LOOK AFTER THE QUESLETT NATURE RESERVE





Sadly however much residents care about our open spaces in Oscott there will always be those who do not.
The Friends of the Queslett Nature Reserve collectively and in many cases singly carry our small jobs ( recently some palisade fencing was repaired) on the reserve such as litter picking. All this helps make the site more welcoming and attractive as well as more desirable for wild life.

It is a shame however although it appears a sign of the times others carry out acts of petty vandalism on the site from cutting down trees , damaging fencing and yes allowing their dogs to foul the site without removing the dogs mess.( sometimes even leaving their dogs mess in bags tied to bushes!!)

The FQNR do what we can to improve the site new heavy litter bins have for example been requested and placed on the site but we would ask all to come along to the site enjoy the peace and quite, enjoy taking some exercise and importantly leave the wild life to also enjoy the site.

The FQNR also work with various agency,s the Police, the Local Landfill site officers and the Parks department in cooperation to help improve the reserve. 
We do however need more active volunteers to help look after the site.

For more details please email me Keith.Linnecor@birmingham.gov.uk

Thursday, 29 October 2015

IMPROVED AND NEW CYCLING PATHS AND LANES ARE NEED IN THE OSCOTT AREA



As some one trying to improve and create more cycling routes in Oscott and the North Birmingham area I was pleased to support in the Birmingham City Council Planning Committee, improved cycling paths on the common land between Perry Common Road and Witton Lodge Road. The new paths being laid down on this well known piece of land I am sure will be well used by cyclist from across the area.
In Oscott I am still trying to promote improved cycling lanes and joint use paths. I have for example asked for the Kingstanding Road and Kings Road to be considered for improved cycling management.
Booths Lane ( the new development will result in improved cycle paths in the long term)  and it is hoped something may be done in the Queslett Nature reserve to help cyclists use it in the future.

DUE TO CUTS IN POLICE FUNDING PARKING WILL GET WORSE AROUND OSCOTT SCHOOLS.

Sadly due to the amount of funding cuts made to the West Midland Police Force budget by the Central Government it looks highly likely there will be a drastic reduction in Police activity in the Oscott Ward. I am sure those left will as ever do their best for Oscott but there will be a difference to be seen.

I am particularly concerned about the issues of parking around schools in Oscott. The Great Barr School, the Perry Beeches Schools and Cardinale wiseman already have serious parking issues as do the all the local primary schools.
The Police with their current staffing levels do try to get around to these schools to deal with parking problems I have no doubt when there are less officers there will be even more problems.

Although I fully understand how vicious the Governments cuts have been to the West Midlands Police Service (as they have been to the Birmingham City Council) I have requested the Police Commisioner look again at the situation. I am also calling on other concerned parties to see what further measures can be taken to help ease the problems.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

TRAVELLERS ON SITE NEAR QUESLETT NATURE RESERVE.

Travellers ( 5 caravans) are currently occupying the old Concrete firm site on the Queslett Road next to the Queslett Nature Reserve. Residents and users of the reserve are concerned about this.

I have been in contact with the Police regarding this matter and also the Parks department who a dealing with the issues including informing the land owner.
 Gates have recently had new locks fitted and these will be checked regularly by the Parks department, members of the Friends of the Queslett Nature Reserve as well as concerned residents.
I would ask everyone to be vigilant.

There are times when Travellers go on a site for a sort time before  moving on without causing any issues we must hope this will be the case in this instance.

BOOTHS LANE WORKING PARTY MEETING AND UPDATE

I am currently trying to organise the next meeting of the Booths Lane development working party.
This is made up of the developer Taylor Wimpey ( a senior Director and his team), BCC  Planning Transport Engineers and Local Community Representatives. The date for the next meeting is due to be set for next month

The aim of the working party is try and iron out problems caused by the development on the Booths Lane site.
We have managed to help with issues like delivery details, the mud on the road and noise issues. We have also ensured walking access has been maintained from the Queslett Road side of the site to Sandy Lane.

However the big sticking point is as we all are aware the opening of the Booths Lane. I have been working closely with the Birmingham City Council who have been trying to sort out legal implications and progress has been made in that direction. However Taylor Wimpey are concerned about issues like the safety of road users and other health and safety concerns.
It must be remembered this development and the road within  it is PRIVATELY OWNED by Taylor Wimpy and although local residents representatives and myself may continually cajole them, they have the decision in their hands when to open up the road. Clearly this road needs to be re opened ASAP.

Taylor Wimpey have agreed to distribute an information leaflet regarding the up to date position on the development and road.

When the road is finished it will be handed to the BCC for adoption and it will become a part of the official road net work.

I would like to thank all those Community Representatives who have given their time to help the local community to try and resolve with Taylor Wimpey issues related to the Taylor Wimpey development. It is not an easy process.
 I also think there should be a big thank you to those who are effected by the current Booths Lane road closure for their patience in waiting for this matter to be sorted out.

If you have any concerns you wish me to pass on please email me. Keith.Linnecor@birmingham.gov.uk.Or leave a message on 303 2039

YOUR PUBLIC TRANSPORT MATTERS BIRMINGHAM EVENT NOVEMBER

There will be a YOUR PUBLIC TRANSPORT MATTERS event in Birmingham on the 7th of November. It will be held in CORPORATION  Street between 11am and 1am.

This is an easy venue to get to for many Oscott residents given how many buses from the Oscott area terminate at the near by Bull Street.

These events are targeted at those who use public transport and have either an interest in the subject or have a concern they would like to raise.

Free bus time tables and guide maps are on offer and information can be obtained from the Police about safety issues on our public Transport. (see something say something). Centro and bus company representatives are on hand to offer help and advice.
 Information and news about what is happening regarding Public Transport is also available.

This is one of a series of events which take place across the West Midlands. Councillors meeting with Local Transport users to hear their views is one of the most important roles we have on the TDC it is your views and concerns that should be heard and your should views should help shape Public Transport Policy.

These events are very popular and I have attended many across the West Midland in my role as a Transport Delivery Committee  member. If you live in Oscott and cannot make this event you may still let me know of any concerns by Emailing me on Keith.Linnecor@birmingham.gov.uk







Below YPTM events  held in Coventry, West bromwich, Wolverhampton and Solihull respectively




     


       









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Update the Birmingham YPTM see photo above Nov 2015

Thursday, 22 October 2015

A VISIT TO THE CLOSED QUESLETT LANDFILL SITE



Today as part of my commitment to the interest of the Oscott residents I represent I have an interesting tour of the Queslett Closed Landfill site.
Guided by senior officers and accompanied by Brenda the |Secretary of the Friends of the Queslett Nature Reserve  I had the opportunity of watching the very committed staff,  on the the site at work. The site is a large one and it is very well maintained and looked after.
In 30 years or when the gas has all been drained off,  it will be a welcomed open space in an area which is sadly steadily being built on.
The site Management team also have a healthy respect for the wild life which sometimes take shelter on the site. This clearly has a knock on effect for the Queslett Nature Reserve next door.




I was informed the is not dangerous to the public if they do not enter the site and a lot of continued work replacing or repairing a myriad of underground pipes is being done. In some areas near the Aldridge Road side, new pipes and vents  are being laid to help ensure local residents and schools are even safer than they all ready are.

The job of those working on the site is to ensure the safety of the site, creating wind breaks, checking for signs of vandalism, as well as working on pipes and other equipment.




I was as usual very impressed with the site and the staff working on it.