Friday, 28 June 2019
If any Oscott residents would like to discus climate change, and the associated concerns re bio diversity / ecological/ wild life protection issues please email me I am more than happy discuss these issues with you.
Don't forget to include you full contact details
I cannot resolve all the issues I hear about but I am always willing to try and help if I can
Thursday, 27 June 2019
Its that time of year when they are predicting a heat wave. If they are correct please do not be tempted to swim in the Queslett Nature Reserve lake as it can be dangerous.
There are under water obstacles the water may be cold and the water has not been treated.
It is recommended that you also do not allow your dog to swim in the lake.
Another factor is that for some reason know only to them selves there are a small amount sad people who get some sort of thrill by throwing the safety ring placed near the lake for emergencies, into the lake. This may one day result in a very serious incident occurring.
The Council do replace these safety rings on a regular basis.
I hope users of the reserve can make the most of the good weather and use the reserve in a sensible way.
Wednesday, 26 June 2019
The next meeting of the ward Committee will take place at the 610 Community Centre Kingstanding Road at 1.30am.
On the agenda will be
a feed back regarding the All Oscott Schools Road safety and problem parking from the working party.
A Police Report and feeld back regarding the Ward development plan.
You 2 Oscott Councillors will be there to listen to your concerns
Saturday, 22 June 2019
The next Oscott Councillors Surgery will take place on July 3rd at 7pm at the 610 Community centre. Councillor BarbaraDring & I will be available to meet face to face with residents to discuss any issues they have. This venue has disabled access.
Both Barbara and I live in Oscott and care about where we live and work all year around for or residents. WE cannot resolve all the issues we hear about but we do try to.
Friday, 21 June 2019
Tuesday, 4 June 2019
Councils are being forced due to the Governments Austerity led cuts to sell off football pitches
new figures show that there were 710 fewer local-authority owned or operated football pitches in the financial year 2017/18 than there were in 2009/10 – before the Conservatives’ austerity project began.
No where is safe this is country wide.
The next Friends of the Queslett Nature Reserve Environmental Group Volunteer Activity workday day will take place 10:00am Friday 14th June 2019
Meeting at Old Horns Crescent entrance off the Queslett Road, B43 7HA.
Tools and hi-viz jackets will be provided. Please wear suitable clothing for the day and heavy duty footwear. Bring plenty of water to drink.
Children welcome, under strict adult supervision.
For further details contact: Secretary: Brenda on 07855 767652 or Chairman: Keith linnecor on 360 6486
Join the fun for: Exercise Health Wellbeing Companionship Community Satisfaction Teamwork Time in the reserve will help make it a better place and help the Environment.
Waste team have just informed me fly tipped rubbish near Bevis grove I reported is now being moved. the Oscott Team ( Cllr Barbara Dring) and I have been in action again.
Sadly we are regularly reporting fly tipped rubbish in Oscott ( less then half a mile from the Holford Drive Recycling Centre which receives the rubbish free of charge.
Saturday, 1 June 2019
Sadly with the summer now with us there seem to be more dog fouling going on in some parts of the Oscott ward.
While the vast majority of local dog owners are sensible and bag and take their dogs mess home there is still a stubborn few who do not realise their dogs mess is not only offensive to many but has the possibility of effecting children's eyesight.
Please pick up and take home your dogs mess especially from public open spaces where children play. Doggy bags can still be purchased from the pound shops and many retailers.
It could save you a hefty fine is you get some and use them.
As your Oscott Councillors Barbara Dring and I are doing what we can to support Oscott residents who want to create a Village Green status for the Glenmead Playing field site. If we can obtain this status for the field and there is no doubt this is not an easy thing to do we need the support of resident.
Creating a Village green would secure the fields future for generations to come and give the local community the say in what happens on it. Barbara (who is leading on this) and I are lobbying the Government.
We would like to see addressed and signed letter from residents telling is of their memories of using the field and of their support.
Please either write to either Councillor Barbara Dring or myself C/o The Birmingham City Council House