Tuesday, 25 July 2017

COUNCILLORS SURGERY



I have a Councillors Surgery today (Tue) at the 610 Community Centre Kingstanding Road, Time 9.30am.

If you cannot get there you can Email me Keith.Linnecor@Birmingham.gov.uk or leave a message on 303 2039.

Saturday, 22 July 2017

MISSED WASTE COLLECTION UPDATE





I am still being asked what the situation is regarding the strike action which is effecting the waste collection / emptying of wheelie bins. Below is the latest information I have
Further talks on refuse dispute week ending 21st July
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Talks took place this week between Council senior staff including the Interim Chief Executive Stella Manzie and Trades Unions including Unite who are currently taking disruptive industrial action.

Ms Manzie said: “In the talks both sides set out their issues. The Council restated the very fair and reasonable options it had given for refuse workers affected by reorganisation proposals.
There will be no job losses for those who wish to remain with the council and there are options ranging from alternatives at the same grade, to promotional opportunities to staying within the refuse service, or taking redundancy.

 “The Council is operating in difficult times. We are focused on providing reliable, effective refuse collection for citizens and we want to work with trades unions to do that. If that means taking difficult decisions the Council will do so, even where at times it means difficult industrial relations which we are actively trying to resolve
 

“We will be cleaning up rubbish over the weekend and next week.”

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Clearly the situation is clearly annoying to all concerned. If your bin has not been collected leave it out for collection at a later date. I am happy to pass on your concerns if it continues not to be collected.
 
I will also continue to urge all involved to keep talking and to try and resolve this dispute urgently

Thursday, 20 July 2017

THE HARE AND HOUND PUB NEEDS TO BE PUT RIGHT OR RE DEVELOPED



On behalf Of Oscott and Kingstanding Residents I have raised the condition of the former Hare and Hounds  public house on the Kingstanding Road at this weeks Planning Committee.

As you may recall a planning application calling for housing to be put on the site was turned down by the Planning Committee ( following a site meeting which I called for, where the issue could be discussed with residents.) Many residents were very unhappy with the proposal put forward, access being a major concern.

Sadly the building then court fire some time later leaving the building looking a real mess. This has gone on for far to long.

With the help of Oscott Councillor Barbara Dring I am pressing for the developers to be encouraged to come forward with new proposals or at least demolish or rectify the state of the building.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

YET MORE FLY TIPPING HAS HAD TO BE DEALT WITH


Before
                                                                        
After
Sadly YET AGAIN there continues to be fly tipping hot spots in the Oscott Ward despite the fact rubbish can be taken to the Local Holford Drive Salvage department just minutes down the Road off the Aldridge Road.

All fly tipping is a disgrace THERE IS NO EXCUSE even when there is an industrial dispute going on. Mattresses arm chairs and so on should never just be dumped.

 I have again had to get the  hot spot sorted out near the corner of Dyas Road and the Aldridge Road access way cleaned despite warning signs.

  Residents can help by reporting anyone dumping to the Council. Registration numbers and so on could be a help evidence should the Council decide to prosecute. We should all remember we are paying when other people dump rubbish

It should also be remembered that rear access ways are privately owned and are not the responsibility of the Council in most cases. Residents can help prevent fly tipping by ensuring their gates if they have them are locked.

 I will continue to press the Council to try and do more and will be working with a local resident group to help make residents more aware of the problems.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

THE M.P. FOR PERRY BARR CONTACT DETAILS

I occasionaly receive requests for assistance or advice which would be better addressed by the MP for Perry Barr.( National issues, issues concerning the DWP and NHS and so on)
 I often pass these on, but to help Oscott residents receive quicker responses from him these are his details.
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Khalid Mahmood M.P. for Perry Barr

Parliamentary

House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 8141
Fax: 020 7219 1745

Constituency

18 Heathfield Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, B19 1HB
Tel: 0121 356 8264; 0121 356 8268
Fax: 0121 356 8278

Web & Social media

He also holds a surgery in the Oscott Ward on the first Saturday in the month 10.30am at the 610 Community Centre.
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Please do not hesitate to contact me with issues relating to local matters and matters relating to the Council.

I am also interested in you general thoughts and concerns about the Oscott area.

 Although I cannot resolve all the issues I hear about I am always will to try and help if I can.


When contacting me please always leave your full contact details.
         

Monday, 17 July 2017

YOUTH CLUB FOR THE KIDS ON THE BANDYWOOD ESTATE



 Youngsters living on the Bandywood Estate aged 10 to 19 there is now a Youth club based at the Emanuel Church Kettle House Road.
The YMCA Triple A project.

They offer


Fun workshops
Quizzes and card games
Pool
Life Coaching
A chance to hold onto old friends and find new ones
a chance to raise your aspirations.

Why not give it a go.

They operate every Saturday 11.30am .to 2.30am

For more Info Ring 354 5614

THE BATTLE FOR A CROSSING ON DYAS ROAD HAS BEEN WON




I would like to thank the Neighbourhood Police Initiative organiser Brian Brookes for all his help in organising petitions asking for this crossing which I presented to the Council last year along with other letters from residents. I am also pleased despite the delay, the Coop supermarket near to where the Zebra crossing is to be located agreed to its installation. This has been a real battle but I have now been told this crossing will be installed over the next moth or so.

This is a busy stretch of the Road and my fellow Ward Councillors Barbara Dring. Tristan Chatfield and I have worked hard over the last year or so to help ensure this crossing would be installed.

It should help those using nearby bus stops on both sides of the road and to the local shops as well as hopefully reduce speeding in the road.

Clearly there are a number of other locations in the Oscott ward where Road safety improvement's of all sorts are needed and I will keep trying like I have at this location to get things done there to. Like at this location I will not be giving up.

THE NEXT FQNR ACTIVITY SESSION 29TH JULY



There will be an Friends of the Queslett Nature Reserve activity day on the 29th July at 11.30am
There will be litter picking, some light pruning and some improvement work is to be undertaken.


Please where study shoes and be prepared for the weather. ( we may have to cancel due to heavy rain?)
Children are welcome under the strict supervision of an adult.

We will be meeting at the Ashworth Road entrance. If you come by car please do not obstruct residents drives.
 Please keep an eye on the FQNR Face Book page for more details.

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We are are volunteers trying to improve the reserve


 

CUTS NEED TO BE CUT


Birmingham is not the only large Council being hit by the Governments cuts to their funding from the Central Government but being the biggest council it has seen the biggest cuts –over £650 million from its annual budget since 2010. With far more to come.

We rate payers may feel we pay a lot of tax but Birmingham only raises about eight per cent of its money locally through council tax, which compares with an average of 25% per cent. Sadly lower value properties generally in Birmingham and high deprivation leads to less council tax income. Inflation which is now rising steadily rising also does not help the situation.
You have to live within your budget but they must be fair.
Despite what some people who are sadly in denial in my view may think, this means the Government grant has a far more damaging effect in Birmingham than elsewhere. The cuts are affecting everything the council does or wants to do and it is the resident like those in Oscott who are feeling it and often do not understand why.

It is because being a densely populated cosmopolitan city with high levels of unemployment in some areas with a lot of child poverty there are complex problems which require much more action to deal with.

 Another major issue for example is there are more frail elderly people who, unable to afford private care, rely on council services.

While in a desperate attempt to ease the effects of cuts, what are considered lesser important ( to some) services like grass cutting in parks and so on are being reduced.

Birmingham has just about coped with these horrendous Government cuts in their funding and the awful Austerity policies the Government are so wrongly fond of. There must be a re think. The policy has long past its sell by date

We have seen in the case of Northern Island for example, money can be found. That being the case it should be shared with larger cities like Birmingham and devolved fairly down to all parts of them including Oscott.

 

MY NEXT COUNCILLORS SURGERY IS ON THE 25TH JULY



My next Councillors surgery will be held at the 610 Community Centre on the 25th of July at the 610 Community Centre Kingstanding Road, The time will be 9.35am.
If you would meet with me to discuss an issue or concern please pop in and see me. I am also interested in your views about the area.
The room I use is fully disabled friendly and the centre has a hearing loop system.
There is parking available at the rear.

Clearly I cannot resolve all the issues I hear about but I am always willing to try and help if I can.

Saturday, 15 July 2017

HOW TO CONTACT ME




Please note I use Face Book and Twitter as an information outlet often rather than bombarding residents with leaflets.(I DO NOT DEAL WITH CASES ON THESE MEDIUMS)

However if you have an enquiry or concern that you feel I should know about please contact me by either Email Keith.Linnecor@Birmingham.gov.uk , leave me a Phone message on 303 2039 or right to me care of the Birmingham City Council House B1 1BB
If you have one of my post free return card you can also send that to me.
Please note remember to let me have you full contact details.

KEEP OUT OF THE QUESLETT NATURE RESERVE LAKE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY



It may be warm during the summer holidays  but never be tempted to cool down by entering the lake in the Queslett Nature Reserve.

The lake may be dangerous to swimmers.
It may look cool and pretty but the water has not been treated, it is full of bacteria and there are hidden obstacles in it including broken glass, old trollies and logs

It is not even safe to paddle in or allow your dog to enter.

Please keep out of the lake for your own safety even if you are a good swimmer.

Friday, 14 July 2017

COMING SOON KNIFE DROP IN AMNESTY FOR OSCOTT



Following my recent request the Local Police team are to look at introducing a Drop in knife amnesty at one of their future Police activity events in the Oscott Ward.
Sadly given some isolated incidents in the vicinity I feel this could be a way of trying to reduce knife carrying in the area.
 In the mean time I would urge anyone considering carrying a knife to think again it is not worth the risk.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

THE DISPUTE OVER THE WASTE COLLECTION NEEDS TO BE RESOLVED ASAP



I would like to thank those resident who have contacted be regarding their wheelie bins or bags not being collected.

Like My fellow Councillors Babara Dring and Tristan Chatfield I have been notifying the department regarding bins not being collected due to the industrial action taking place. All this is clearly not good enough and very annoying

I have managed to help in a number of cases but sadly it is very hard going. I will keep passing on missed collections for residents who supply me with their full contact details.

 I will also naturally keep urging those involved on both sides of this complicated dispute, to get together around a table and continue to try and thrash out an end to the dispute as quickly as possible..

The advice I have been given is if your bin has not been collected leave it out for collection and it should be got to as soon as possible

ALDI MAY APPEAL TO GOVERNMENT RE QUESLETT STORE PLANNING APPLICATION



“ Clearly it is of some concern that Aldi appear not to wish to re look at the Plans they have put forward with a view to modifying them to ease the concerns of a lot of local residents.

They are now clearly attempting to by pass the Local Planning department and take their case to the Governments inspectorate un changed which I find disappointing.

Should they do this ANY decision will be in the hands of a City Council Government officer not the Birmingham City Council who remain opposed to the Plans put forward so far by Aldi

The Government officer should consult with Local Resident who have had a view but how effective this will be is anyone’s guess.

PARKING STLL AN ISSUE NEAR P.O SORTING OFFICE IN OSCOTT




I have complained yet again to the Post Office Management Team regarding the lack of parking for their staff at the Kingstanding Road sorting office.

Staff for some time have not been able to park on site which has led to some of them having to park all day out side residents homes and on the near by central reservation.

This situation is annoying for residents near by and potential dangerous when it comes to parking on the Central reservation.

I am calling on Post Office Chiefs to look again at this issue.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

OSCOTT TREE CAMPAIGN THORNBRIDGE AVE TREES TO BE PRUNED



Following the Oscott Tree campaign which I am leading (many thanks to Councillor Barbara Dring and Councillor Tristan Chatfield for their unstinting support) it has been announced that Thornbridge Avenue is now to have its trees pruned.

The battle goes on however we want to see the campaigns aims better tree pruning and a sensible tree replacement take place across the Oscott Ward.

Amey Highways have as a result been carrying out a comprehensive survey of all the trees in the ward. An update of this will happen in the later this year.

 Already a number of deceased trees have been spotted and they are being removed.

This is not a quick simplistic quick fit traditional approach and it is hoped that in time the whole ward will benefit.

There is also to be a scrutiny report on the issue of tree pruning.

The battle goes on.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

CATCH THE BUS WEEK


          

I have been out and about again today trying to help promote the use of buses this week
Today I was at the Mel Square with the Transport for West Midland Team and officers from the Safer Travel Team.

Tomorrow they will be in the High Street in Birmingham and at the Perry Barr One Stop shopping Centre on Thursday Afternoon.

Let the team know of any Public Transport issues.

Monday, 3 July 2017

610 COMMUNITY CENTRE DETAILS




610 Youth & Community Centre

Record details

Manager Steve Joseph
Youth centre
610 Youth & Community Centre
Phone number
0121 464 2268
Address
610 Kingstanding Road, Kingstanding, Birmingham B44 9SH

FOR THE RECORD I HOLD MY SURGERY HERE 9.30AM ON THE 4TH TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH. PLEASE RING FOR CONFORMATION

OSCOTT WARD MEETING WITH TREES ON THE AGENDA JULY 5TH




The next meeting of the Oscott Ward Committee will be on July 5th (Wednesday) at 7pm.
The venue will be the 610 Community Centre. Kingstanding Road.

Councillor Barbara Dring will be chairing the meeting with Councillor Tristan Chatfield  and myself in attendance.

On the agenda will be Police reports for the area and an opportunity as part of the Oscott TREE campaign for residents to inform an officer of their concerns about tree pruning or replacement. ( These concerns will be fed back to the relevant tree officers who are working on a full survey of the trees in Oscott. (a report of which is expected later in the year.)

All Oscott residents are welcome to these meetings.

Saturday, 1 July 2017

THE BATTLE FOR ROAD SAFETY AT THE ALDRIDGE ROAD THORNBRIDGE ROAD GREENHOLM ROAD STILL GOES ON



OSCOTT RESIDENTS CAN HELP


I am still waiting for the Local Police and the Birmingham City Councils Transportation department to come up with what I consider the correct information relating to the Aldridge Road /Thornbridge Road/ Greenholm Road junction.
The Local Police team has explained that finding this information does take time. Clearly with the cuts to their numbers due to the Governments cut s in funding to the West Midlands this does not help.

However I will continue to press for this information and with the help of Councillor Barbara Dring the campaign for this junctions safety to be improved will go on.

Residents can still help in a practical way my letting me know dates and so on when accidents involving any injury has taken place.

I have also asked the Great Barr Observer for their assistance in the matter.

I have helped get some improvements at this junction and near by like speed indicators. 
I have been unlike some been battling for some years now to try and get improvements and I wont give up. The continued accidents at this junction proves to me that I am correct to carry on and I hope residents can help.

The issues of speeding road lay out and in some cases the ways cars the way cars are parked near this junction need to be addressed.

 I am also lobbying our MP to get the Government to give more funding ( there is clearly money in their coffers as we have seen following the election) to help councils like Birmingham to improve Road safety.

NEVER BUY GOODS OR SERVICES AT THE DOOR AND AVOID SCAMS

I am campaigning along with the Oscott Neighbourhood Police Initiative
Brian Brookes NPI and Cold Calling Champion Brian Brookes











to try and prevent unwanted sales respresentatives form conning peole and to warn against scans which are on the increase.

The CAB also give advise and help make people aware of this matter.

If you you live in Oscott or any where else don't get conned. Never let any one into your house without  checking on their Id.






Thursday, 29 June 2017

THE OSCOTT ELDERLY RESIDENTS HAVE A DAY OUT IN LIVERPOOL







Along with Councillor Barbara Dring and despite the rain I had an enjoyable day out with members of the Oscott Elderly Residents Group at the Liverpool Docks yesterday.

It is always nice to meet with these members and help out where I can. It is really good to see elderly residents getting out and about meeting other residents and enjoying themselves.

Luckily the rain stopped and started and there were indoor things to enjoy like the Liverpool Nautical museum.

Maureen Byne the principle organizer and Chair of the OERG as usual did a great job.
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Tuesday, 27 June 2017

THE FRIENDS OF THE QUESLETT NATURE RESERVE NEED MORE VOLUNTEERS

                                                                    

Popped in the Queslett Nature reserve to do some litter picking today and to have a look at some of the work that needs doing by the Friends of the Queslett Nature Reserve.

It is always amazing to me how quickly trees and grass grows at this time of year despite there being hardly any rain recently.

A number of trees on the reserve need pruning and I have asked the Parks department to look at their very tight budget to see what they can do.

I also met with Andrew Bailey who is an organizer for the Harlequins orienteering group. They will be using the reserve next week for one of their organized events and Andrew has asked to become a member of the FQNR. We need more, if you can help please email me Keith.Linnecor@Birmingham.gov.uk

Monday, 26 June 2017

THE ALDRIDGE ROAD ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN NEEDS YOUR INFORMATION




With the support of Councillor Barbara Dring and other members of the Oscott Labour Team, I am still leading a campaign for better road safety at the Greenholm Road/ Thornbridge Avenue and Greenholm Road Junction.

While residents know there have been a number of accidents involving injuries at this junction the Authorities do not seem to be aware of this.

I have been informed by the Cabinet member for Road Safety that there have been not enough reports of minor injuries happening at this junction and that the Council relies on the Police for reports on the subject.

This is not correct and simply not good enough. it seem to me something has gone wrong and I am calling for this to be looked into.

This junction has had a number of injury accidents and in the past I have managed to get some road safety measures put in place but there needs to be more.

If you have information dates and time when an accident at this junction has resulted in the emergencies being called out and an injury being reported can you please Email with the information.
I will make sure this information is passed on urgently

My Email address is Keith.Linnecor@Birmingham.gov.uk

I am also hoping the Great Barr Observer will help pass on this request for information to a wider audience.

THIS CAMPAIGN WILL GO ON.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

DONT FORGET TO VOTE ON THURSDAY



As we all know it is election day on Thursday.
This country has a long history of fighting for the right for all our residents to vote please to not disregard that history and those brave people who battled for these rights.
 Who ever you decide to vote for please use you vote.

YOU VOTE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE WHETHER YOU ARE YOU OR OLD



Clearly I would urge you to Vote Labour for change

 To make a change from wasted years of Austerity
 To put our NHS first and to get waiting lists down
 To put  more Police on our Streets  
 To stop the attacks on  pensioner incomes 
 To stop the cuts in funding to our school funding
 To stop the unprecedented cuts in Central Government funding to Councils like Birmingham
 To stop the cuts to the Fire brigade.
 To end Zero our contracts and all the street that puts on so many workers
 To stop the house shortage
 To improve our environment.




Monday, 5 June 2017

ALDRIDGE ROAD RECREATION GROUND CLEAN UP BEGINS






On behalf of the Oscott team I have been out today ensuring the clean up following the departure of the Travellers who have been on the site has begun.

I am pleased to say having spoken to Glendale the work to clean up the site is underway.

Along with local residents on inspecting the site we found it was not as bad as some sites which have been used by Travellers. None of the rubbish left behind should have been it could all have been taken to the local salvage department.

Your 3 Oscott Councillors will try and ensure the Parks department secure this site better in the future but it will not be easy.

Once again I would like to thank all those who have been dealing with this issue and for the residents cooperation.

Sunday, 4 June 2017

TRAVELLERS ARE STARTING TO LEAVE THE ALDRIDGE ROAD RECREATION GROUND



Along with Councillor's Barbara Dring and Tristan Chatfield I will be pressing for the Aldridge Road Recreation Ground to be cleaned up ASAP following the Travellers leaving.

I have also asked for improved locks to be fitted to the gates of various open spaces in the Oscott area

I would like to thank the Authorities' for there action but unless the  Government come up with a raft of new legal measures, it is hard to see how these encroachments with all the problems they bring to local residents, can be stopped.

I would like to thank local residents for notifying the Police as quickly as they did about this problem.

GREAT BARR SCHOOLS CHILDREN MAY WISH TO CHANGE ROUTE TO SCHOOL

I have contacted the Great Barr Academy  and Junior school's suggesting they ask their parents advise their children to not use a route to school avoiding the Aldridge Recreation Ground.

They should not have to but it may be best for a day or so until the Traveller's leave.

Saturday, 3 June 2017

ALDRIDGE ROAD RECREATION GROUND UPDATE



I have been informed that between 5:50 and 6:10 pm today the Police  assisted Bailiffs who were instructed by the Birmingham City Council,  with serving eviction notices on the travellers. There were no issues with them acknowledging the notices.

BCC inform me that the eviction is most likely to take place on Tuesday morning should they not have moved on by that time.

 I would like to thank residents for their patience and the Police for keeping me informed.
I just wish the Law was stricter and things could happen quicker.

Councillor Barbara Dring and I will do what we can to ensure other sites in the area are as secure as possible.

NEXT THURSDAY



Why I am voting for Khalid Mahmood MP and the Labour Party next Thursday

I am worried about what will happen to the elderly
I am worried about how the NHS has been left under funded even though their staff do so much
I am worried about the reduction in the number of Police officers locally
I am worried about the need for more affordable housing
I am worried about the environment and the governments lack of interest.
I am worried about the proposed cuts in school funding
I am worried about the lack of investment in our infrastructure, roads and so on
I am worried about the cuts Central Government have made to Birmingham's funding.
I am worried about the government making things worse for those who are struggling.

Friday, 2 June 2017

ANY LITTER LEFT ON THE ALDRIDGE RECREATION MUST BE REMOVED WHEN THE TRAVELLERS LEAVE



I have called on the Councillor with responsibility for Waste to ensure that any rubbish left by the Travellers currently encamped on the Aldridge Recreation Ground, be removed as soon as they leave.

It is vital the rubbish that may be left is not left to fester. Many residents including hundreds of children use this site and schools will be open on Monday.

Councillor Dring and I will do what we can to see this is done.

TRAVELLER'S ON THE ALDRIDGE ROAD RECREATION GROUND



Sadly Traveller's have broken into the Aldridge Road Recreation Ground.
I have already been in touch with the Police and Parks department asking them to deal with the matter urgently.
I have been assured notices to leave will be given out today by bailiffs and the Police will be monitoring the situation.
I HAVE ALSO ASKED THEY KEEP AN EYE ON OTHER OPEN SPACES IN THE AREA.

Councillor Barbara Dring and myself will do what we can to get a speedy resolution to this problem

If you saw and damage being done on their entering please contact the Police on their 101 number.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

WE MUST STOP THE FLY TIPPING AND LITTERING IN OSCOTT

Putting up signs to remind people do not fly tip


Despite the fact there is an election taking place there is still lots of local isues to be dealt with.
Fly tipping is still a real problem in the Oscott area which needs dealing with for example.

Some people often, from outside the area, seem to think they can just come along a dump their rubbish anywhere. These people need to be and heavily fined.

Sadly some Oscott residents feel it is ok to dump rubbish in their own rear access ways and this is wrong to.

There is a salve department where rubbish will be taken in free of charge at Halford Drive ( off the Aldridge Road) just minutes from anywhere in Oscott which means there is no excuse for fly tipping.

I work closely with members of the Friends of the Queslett Nature Reserve to organise and carry out litter picks and removing small items of dumped rubbish in some of our grot spot areas like the Public Right of way between Birkenshaw Road and Birdbrook Road. I  would like to pay tribute to these volunteers for what they do. If you would like a volunteer please let me know.

I would also like to thank the Council crew who take on the task of removing some of the fly tipped rubbish that ends up on our streets

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

CAR SHARING NEEDS TO HAPPEN MORE



Its a long hard slog but I am trying to encourage the Birmingham Council and some Oscott Community Groups to promote car sharing. I have also asked Khalid Mahmood MP when he gets elected to put pressure on the Government to do more.

When you see the amount of traffic on the Aldridge Road Kingstanding road and the Queslett road for example you realize something needs to be done.
Sharing cars helps keep running costs down, eases conjestion and lowers health effecting pollution.

Sharing cars can also lead to new feiedships and improve what can be boring lonely journies.

Friday, 26 May 2017

ALL THE SCHOOLS IN OSCOTT HAVE ISSUES WITH NEAR BY ROAD SAFETY






If your child goes to a school in Oscott, ask that School to get involved with the meetings I have helped set up to look at, problem parking and road safety issues around all Oscott Schools.

 I have asked them all to get involved and I am pleased that some have taken up the offer already but not all of them.
 Most if not all schools in this area have major issues with parking and road safety near them and by working together and with other agencies there is a better chance of dealing with some of these problems
It is a tough set of problems but by discussing these issues collectively and with Council agencies, the Fire brigade and the Police some improvements may be found.

There are no magic solutions especially in these tough financial times when the Police and the Council have had massive cuts in their funding ( many local schools may also be facing cuts soon) from the Government, but we have to try.

 Each of the schools in Oscott have been asked to send a representative to these meetings  so please remind your school to get involved, after all it can do now harm


Feed back from these meeting is given as part of  Ward Residents meetings chaired by Councillor Barbara Dring


(See also post re Aldridge Road earlier today)

 

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

OUT AND ABOUT AGAIN WITH THE OSCOTT GROT SPOT LITTER PICKERS









It was good to be out and about again with some of the FQNR Grot Spot litter pickers,all of which live in the Oscott Ward we do this work as and when we can. Oscott residents wishing to volunteer and join us are welcome.






We had a go at a number of small "spots" and the Birkneshaw to Birdbrook Right of way.
Well done to our team members.