Thursday, 30 August 2018
Oscott residents as you may be aware the Birmingham Council is considering the idea of introducing parish councils.
Councillor Barbara Dring and I would know your views one way or another on the chance to pay more Council tax with the hope of improving local services by introducing a local parish council locally.
Please drop us an email with your views.
Or if you want to know more about the BCC consultation regarding local gogernment devolution please email
Sunday, 26 August 2018
Saturday, 25 August 2018
Tuesday, 21 August 2018
Once again some sad individuals with more time on their hands than common sense have been throwing safety rings into the Queslett Nature Reserve lake.
It is only a matter of time until someone suffers as a result of this anti social behaviour.
Luckily the Council do check that there is a ring on the post at the end of the lake every day. Put this service has to be paid for by the tax payer. If you see anyone throwing a life ring in the water please report them.
Please do not be tempted to retrieve these rings from the lake yourself.
I have been pleased to be able to get bushes which were hiding ASB activities near the corner of Sandy Lane and Booths lane cut back. The opening up of this site prevents those taking drugs from doing so in the bushes for example.
Unlike others both Councillor Barbara Dring and I are always out and about either singularly or together meeting our resident is Oscott.
We want to hear from you your concerns and thoughts about the Oscott area. With this in mind please let us know when yo next see us. We cannot promises to resolve all the issues we hear about especially in these times where the Government because of their failed Austerity Policies have cut so much from their funding to the Birmingham Council and the Police.
Councillor Barbara Dring and I have been out and about trying to organise some entries in the Bandywood Estate area to be cleaned up.
We are trying to get the Housing department to do their bit but residents must also do their by keeping bushes pruned back, gates locked and not dumping rubbish in the entries.
Wednesday, 8 August 2018
Had walk round Queslett Nature Reserve with other FQNR. It certainly needed the heavy rain we had today the lake is very low and when that happens the Algy starts to grow which can be dangerous to both humans and dogs.
Never go in the Queslett nature Reserve lake if is full of under water obstacles and is not treated.
The reserve is a pleasant place to go for a walk at this time of year but please take your litter home with you.
Wednesday, 1 August 2018
I have had an interesting chat with Re Use who are a company with a premises in Norris Way Way Sutton Coldfield (near the Councils waste tip).
They take in unwanted items such as beds, tables, Chairs, lawn mowers which are in a reasonable condition to be recycled to others.
If you intend get rid of anything you think someone else may be able to use why not give Re Use a ring them 329 2797 and ask them if they would like the items. Alternatively when taking items to the Norris Way waste tip drop in and ask them, if they do not want the items you are only yards from the tip anyway?
Never be tempted to fly tip if caught and prosecuted there could be a big fine or even imprisonment. It also cost us all a fortune in taxes to get rid of.