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.

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

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