Tuesday, 6 June 2017

DONT FOGET 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