Thursday, 28 September 2017
The next meeting of the Oscott Schools Parking near schools and Road safety meeting takes place on the 11th of October.At the Great Barr Academy Aldridge Road Great Barr (by invitation)
All the School in the Oscott area have again been invited to send a representative to this meeting where issues of concern regarding parking near schools and road safety are discussed.
Also invited are senior Local Police Officers, Fire brigade representatives and also officers from the Birmingham City Council who deal with road safety issues.
As chair and with the help of our Council organiser PB Act District Director Mr De Costa of these meetings (and who works so hard to do so despite a lack of resources) I do not pretend there are any easy solutions to the problems being discussed, but every school can meet with other Oscott schools to discuss how they deal with road safety issues near their school and learn from others what they do.
The Police, Council Officers and Fire brigade, offer their advice and listen to the concerns of the various Oscott schools and by all working together in this way we try and resolve some of the issues.
There is no magic wand and we still face the continued cuts in funding but just sometimes good practice and an opportunity to learn from others can help.
The Police who like the Council have faced awful cuts in their numbers can also meet with a number of schools at one time which helps save their stretched man power and ensures they hear the issues faced by local schools, together in one place.
I would urge all parents to remind the school that their children go to in Oscott, to send someone to the meeting. (Local residents living near one of the schools could also remind the school?) Details have been supplied to all the various schools.
Member of the public are given an update on these meeting at Oscott Ward Residents Committees Chaired by Councillor Barbara Dring. Residents are also encouraged at these ward meetings to discuss their concerns which are passed back to the Schools Parking and Road safety Committee.
(Next Oscott Ward Residents Committee 26 October 7Ppm at the 610 Community Centre. (All Oscott residents are welcome)
Reminder. I do not deal with case work via Social media.
If you have a concern you would like me to look into please email me. Keith.Linnecor@birmingham.gov.uk, leave me a Telephone message on 0121 303 2039 or write to me care of the Birmingham Council House B1 1BB
PLEASE ALWAYS LEAVE YOUR FULL CONTACT DETAILS
I cannot resolve all the concerns I hear about but I am willing to try and help if I can
Wednesday, 27 September 2017
Councillor Barbara Dring and I had another great day out helping the Oscott Elderly Residents group during their wonderful trip to Bourton on the Water.
Maureen Byrn the Chair and organiser of the group as usual created a lovely atmosphere during the trip. The trip and the meal which followed was appreciated by all.
It was also nice to see by coincidence another group from Oscott ( the Mary Vale club) there to.
Monday, 25 September 2017
Sunday, 24 September 2017
Wheelie bins due to be emptied on either 27th or the 28th this week.
However due to the catching up of our rubbish collection due to the industrial action I would recommend bins be put out before hand.
The latest information is to allow for collections missed as part of the industrial action to be caught up with collections for the time being will be every other week.
If your bin is missed please ring 303 2039 and leave me a message (leave your full contact details)
I am continuing to urge all parties involved to negotiate a resolution
I also ccontinuing to urge our MP who represents Oscott, to carry on urging the Government to reduce their awful cuts to the Birmingham City Councils funding. They have the funds to give out to other parts of the UK, it is time they did the same for Birmingham
Councillor Barbara Dring and I will be out and about again this week checking on the cleanliness of some of the bus shelter in the Oscott area.
These shelter are checked for damage and are cleaned fairly regularly by contractors but we like to monitor them from time to time.
If you have an issue with a bus shelter in the Oscott area please let me know by ringing 303 2039 and leaving me a message (include your contact details please)
Please note although some not well bus stops are being removed from locations across the city (I have objected to this) non are being removed in the Oscott Ward.
Tuesday, 12 September 2017
The Friends of the Queslett Nature Reserve Grot spot team ( who carry out litter picks in various spots in the Oscott Ward) are looking for volunteers.
Grot Spot clean up organisorS can supply litter picker picks, bags and so on.
If you would like more information or would like to volunteers to help clear up small grot spots in the Oscott ward from time to time either E.Mail Brenda <firstname.lastname@example.org> or my self for more details.
WE welcome Oscott residents who would like to help out in the Oscott area.
Thursday, 7 September 2017
WE have got hundreds of all sorts of jobs carried out on behalf of the Oscott residents and we are so pleased we unlike some do not have to drive into the to try and get to know it.
Barbara and I often do walk about checking things out. Pot holes litter,and many other issues.
To us it is because we line in the area and is not just a stepping stone up the greasy path to the top in politics. We
Times are hard Tory cuts in our Councils funding ( which trickle down to Oscott) but we keep on going on your behalf
We cannot resolve all the issues we hear about and tell our friends neighbours and residents as much, but we do what we can to help.
If you or a neighbour have an issue you think we can help you with let us know and we will try and help if we can. We like you are Oscott residents.
About 5 years ago a number of cherry trees were donates by trees for life to the Aldridge Recreation Ground.
The friends of Queslett Nature Reserve arranged to have them planted on the Shady Lane boundary of the recreation ground, where there was a gap. A number of residents and our MP helped us to plant these trees in suitable locations.
Recent however these trees mysteriously disappeared leaving just the holes.
Along With Councillor Barbara Dring I have been investigating their disappearance.
I have now found out they were removed by the Council due to lower bark damaged caused either by squirrels or more likely some varieties of dogs which are prone to noring tree bark.
The Council are now looking into having replacement trees donated by Tree loving charities put back with a little more protection, perhaps next year.
Wednesday, 6 September 2017
I was pleased to join up with the FQNR Grot spot litter picking volunteers today.
There was a session carried out in the Darleydale Avenue / Oscott School Lane area today and several bags of litter was collected.
Well done to Brenda for orgainsing the event.
Have been out and about with Councillor Barbara Dring checking that wheelie bins are being emptied in the Oscott area as agreed.
WE did not spot any major issues. Bins will also be emptied tomorrow.
If you have any issues please leave us a message on 303 2039 ( with your full contact details.
Saturday, 2 September 2017
Its very disappointing news that the waste collection strike is back on I had hoped there could have been a resolution to the dispute.
However we are where we are and Oscott is now due to have a bin collection on Wednesday and on Thursday so residents please leave your bins out (near the edge of your property.
Given the circumstances there may be hic ups so please be patient.
Should your bins be missed please let Councillor Barbara Dring and myself by leaving a message on 0121 303 2039 (messages) leaving your full contact details.
or Email me Keith.Linnecor@Birmingham.gov.uk.
or Councillor Barbara Dring <email@example.com>
We will do what we can to try and help.