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ELLISTON TO MEADTHORPE ROAD PUBLIC R.O.W REPORTED FOR CLEAN UP 

19 Jan 18

I have been out and about again reporting public right of ways which need cleaning up.


Rugby
Teenager was stabbed ‘minutes after being released by police following schoolgirl rape arrest’ 

19 Jan 18

The 19-year-old was victim of a targeted attack in Aldridge Road near Perry Barr Greyhound Stadium…


Blog politics
OUT AND ABOUT LITTER PICKING AGAIN 

18 Jan 18

It was great to be out and about again with some of the Friends of Queslett Nature Reserve Environmental Group Grot Spot Litter Picker.


Blog politics
OVER 50 ! WHY NOT GO ON A TRIP WITH THE SAINT MARKS COMMUNITY HUB 

18 Jan 18

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WHY NOT JOIN THE OSCOTT ELDERLY RESIDENTS GROUP 

18 Jan 18

After many year of attending their meetings The Oscott Elderly Residents Group) and entering their raffles I have finally won a prize.


FixMyStreet
Recycling not collected again, 18th January 

18 Jan 18

Second missed collection in a month.


FixMyStreet
Numerous rubbish bags, 18th January 

18 Jan 18

Numerous bags of rubbish just left by bottle bank Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 94 Hamstead Road, Lozells Report on FixMyStreet…


Blog politics
DOG FOULING ON OUR STREETS NEEDS TO BE STOPPED 

16 Jan 18

Both Councillor Barbara Dring and I have been campaigning for some time to remind dog owners of the need to take and bin their dogs mess.


Blog politics
TREES VANDALISED I THE ALDRIDGE RECREATION GROUND 

16 Jan 18

While out and about today meeting Oscott residents I have investigated yet more reports about vandalised trees in the Aldridge Recreation Ground.


Rugby
‘TRAPPED’ residents plea for help to get out of Sutton Coldfield road 

16 Jan 18

Residents living in Plants Close in New Oscott are appealing for new road markings to help them to get in and out of their road…


Local news
‘TRAPPED’ residents plea for help to get out of Sutton Coldfield road 

16 Jan 18

Residents living in Plants Close in New Oscott are appealing for new road markings to help them to get in and out of their road…


Blog politics
VISITING ELDERLY OR DISABLED OSCOTT RESIDENTS 

14 Jan 18

Meeting elderly and disabled residents is important.


Blog politics
M.P SURGERY 3rd FEBRUARY 

14 Jan 18

Just a reminder that the Perry Barr M.


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CHECKING OUT GRIT BIN LEVELS AGAIN 

12 Jan 18

Councillor Barbara Dring and I have been out and about again checking Grit bins to see if they have been topped up.


Blog politics
FQNR OSCOTT LITTER PICKERS BACK IN ACTION 

11 Jan 18

The Friends of the Queslett Nature Reserve Environmental Group were out again today in their role as volunteer Grot spot litter pickers.


Blog politics
WASTE COLLECTION IN OSCOTT TO REMAIN WEEKLY 

11 Jan 18

During question time at this weeks full Birmingham City Council meeting the Cabinet Member responsible for Waste Management admitted there had been some unacceptable delays in residents having their waste collected.


Blog politics
COFFEE ‘N’ CAKE AT THE CEDAR CHURCH EVERY WEDNESDAY 

11 Jan 18

I was a pleasure to pop into the Cedar Church yesterday and take a look at their “Coffee ‘N’ Cake Cedar Room with a brew facility.


Rugby
Police ‘concerned’ for young woman last seen in Perry Barr 

10 Jan 18

Mica Kray, aged 25, is described as white, of slim build and around 5ft 5in tall…


Blog
Away Again! (But I have an excuse) 

8 Jan 18

Yep – it went quiet again at the weekend but it was in a good cause.


Blog politics
GETTING OSCOTT GRIT BINS TOPPED UP THOUGH OUT THE WINTER PERIOD 

7 Jan 18

Through out the winter I have been reporting grit bins in Oscott which need topping up.


Rugby
Warning after valuables stolen from car at popular Sutton Coldfield supermarket 

5 Jan 18

Thieves struck in the car park of the Tesco New Oscott store in Princess Alice Drive…


Blog politics
BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL MISSED WHEELIE COLLECTION STATEMENT 

3 Jan 18

Birmingham City Council has today (03/01) released an updated statement on recent missed refuse collections in parts of Birmingham in recent weeks: “We are aware of ongoing issues with missed waste and recycling collections in parts of the city.


Blog politics
OSCOTT TREES WILL STILL BE PRUNED 

3 Jan 18

Sadly the high winds and heavy rain we are currently experiencing mean Amey Highways are having to divert their tree pruning staff away to the inevitable emergencies which are taking place.


Blog politics
HAPPY NEW YEAR 

1 Jan 18

I would like to wish everyone a Happy and peaceful New Year…


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Firefighters tackle huge blaze near One Stop Shopping Centre in Perry Barr 

28 Dec 17

Huge clouds of billowing smoke spotted in sky after fire broke out on Thursday afternoon…


Blog politics
MERRY CHRISTMAS 

24 Dec 17

May I wish every one a very Merry Christmas…


Rugby
Haunted police station where officers ‘refused to work on their own’ is SOLD for £730k 

22 Dec 17

The 1904 built station on Canterbury Road, Perry Barr, was put up for sale by West Midlands Police…


Business
Haunted police station where officers ‘refused to work on their own’ is SOLD for £730k 

22 Dec 17

The 1904 built station on Canterbury Road, Perry Barr, was put up for sale by West Midlands Police…


Rugby
Commonwealth Games has divided community – they need winning over 

22 Dec 17

Perry Barr will be key area for 2022 Games but many residents need to be convinced says local councillor…


News
Commonwealth Games has divided community – they need winning over 

22 Dec 17

Perry Barr will be key area for 2022 Games but many residents need to be convinced says local councillor…


FixMyStreet
Tyre on the pavement, 21st December 

21 Dec 17

A tyre is on the pavement outside no 46 Selborne road, Handsworth Wood Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 46 Selborne Road, Handsworth Report on FixMyStreet…


Blog politics
A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE QUESLETT NATURE RESERVE VOLUNTEERS 

21 Dec 17

As the Chair and Founder of the Friends of the Queslett Nature Reserve Environmental Group I would like to say a big thank you to all of those members who have supported us.


Blog politics
INFORMATION REGARDING THE BIRMINGHAM C.A.B 

21 Dec 17

Sadly there is no longer a C.


News
Commonwealth Games Federation selects Birmingham to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games 

21 Dec 17

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) today announced that it has selected our city as the host city partner of the XXII Commonwealth Games in 2022.


Rugby
What the Commonwealth Games means for Perry Barr in 2022 and beyond 

21 Dec 17

Perry Barr will become the focal point of the Games in Birmingham…


Blog politics
WELL DONE MUAREEN BYRNE FOR ORGANISING THE OERG XMAS DINNER SO WELL. 

20 Dec 17

I would just like to thank Maureen Byrne for organizing the Oscott Elderly Residents Group Xmas Dinner.


Blog politics
THE OSCOTT ELDERLY RESIDENTS GROUP PRE XMAS MEETING WENT WELL 

20 Dec 17

I was pleased to be asked to attend the Oscott Elderly Residents Group Pre Xmas dinner meeting.


Blog politics
NPI BRIAN HAS TAKEN A NASTY FALL ON THE ICE 

19 Dec 17

I was sorry to learn Brian Brooks who works so hard as part of the Oscott Neighbourhood Police initiative (N.


News
Bacon makes Brummies return for next season 

19 Dec 17

BIRMINGHAM favourite Tom Bacon has sealed a return to Perry Barr for next season.


Blog politics
KEEPING IN TOUCH WITH OSCOTT RESIDENTS ALL YEAR AROUND 

17 Dec 17

Councillor Barbara Dring and I as local residents as well as local councilors are always more than happy to listen to the concerns of our neighbours and constituents who live in Oscott.


Blog politics
OSCOTT RESIDENTS DON’T BE CONNED WEEKLY WHEELIE BIN COLLECTION TO BE CONTINUED 

16 Dec 17

Sadly there are some trying to con Oscott residents into thinking Wheelie bin collections are to stop and fortnightly collections will start next year.


FixMyStreet
10 bags of rubbish, 15th December 

15 Dec 17

More bags dumped, approx 10 bags, may be more by the end of today Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 94 Hamstead Road, Lozells Report on FixMyStreet…


Blog politics
TREE PUNING FOR THE OSCOTT WARD 

14 Dec 17

At the last Oscott Ward Committee meeting Chaired by Councillor Barbara Dring Amey Highways confirmed a number of roads in the Oscott ward will have their trees as a result of the Labour Teams campaign foe more tree pruning and replacement in Oscott.


Rugby
Residents slammed for ‘hammering’ grit bins for own driveways in Great Barr 

14 Dec 17

Perry Barr councillor Jon Hunt is calling on residents to be a bit more thoughtful…


Blog politics
WE NEED OUR GRIT BINS TOPPED UP 

14 Dec 17

As local Oscott residents our selves both Councillor Dring and I are only to aware of the icy state of some of our roads following the recent bad weather.


Blog politics
KINGSTAND POST OFFICE CONSULTATION TO TAKE PLACE JAN 3RD 

14 Dec 17

furtherto earlier communications from the Post Office Management regarding the proposal to move the Kingstanding Post Office from its current location to 7 Kettlehouse Road, Birmingham, B44 9JJ, to create a modern branch for customers, they have …


Blog politics
OSCOTT SCHOOLS OPENING LATEST 

12 Dec 17

Due to clearing weather it is best to listen to the local radio look onsocial mediaor contact your children’s school to find out whether they will be open tomorrow.


Blog politics
REMINDER TO OSCOTT RESIDENTS WHO DID NOT HAVE THEIR WHEELIE BINS COLLECTED THIS WEEK 

12 Dec 17

PLEASE SEE THE REMINDER BELOW The recovery plan to deal with missed bin collections during the recent adverse weather on December 11-12 has been announced.


Blog politics
OSCOTT SCHOOLS CLOSED TOMORROW DUE TO BAD WEATHER. 

10 Dec 17

Council run Oscott Schools will be closed tomorrow due to weather conditions.


Blog politics
KEEP PETS WARM IN COLD WEATHER 

10 Dec 17

In cold weather like this please make sure your pets have somewhere warm to be and have a dry warm bed.


Blog politics
OSCOTT CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR BIN COLLECTION ARANGEMENTS 

10 Dec 17

PLEASE NOT THE INFORMATION BELOW As has been the case for many years going back decades, the council’s crews, who work on all other Bank Holidays (including New Year’s Day), will not operate on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.


Blog politics
OSCOTT DUST BINS NOT TO BE COLLECTED TOMORROW 

10 Dec 17

Please note The following is a statement about the safety-related suspension of bin collections in Birmingham tomorrow (Monday 11 December 2017).


Blog politics
ELDERLY RESIDENTS SHOULD STAY IN AND STAY WARM 

10 Dec 17

With all this snow around I have been ringing some elderly Oscott residents to see if they are ok and to remind them to keep warm and stay in.


Blog politics
OUT ON OSCOTT GRIT BIN PATROL AGAIN 

6 Dec 17

I have been out and about again checking that the grit bins in Oscott have grit in them and that they have not been overturned.


Rugby
Mum’s carjacking fear as moped duo target THREE cars near Sutton Coldfield school 

6 Dec 17

Cars with children in were targeted in Markham Road by New Oscott Primary School and in Monmouth Drive by two men on a moped…


FixMyStreet
Bags of rubbish, 5th December 

5 Dec 17

8-10 Bags of rubbish dumped overnite Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 94 Hamstead Road, Lozells Report on FixMyStreet…


Blog politics
HELP JOIN THE BATTLE FOR A SAFER ALDRIDGE ROAD THORNBRIDGE AVENUE JUNCTION 

2 Dec 17

I am requesting anyone who may have been injured at the above site to contact me or Councillor Barbara Dring with details as I am trying to collate evidence of such injuries.


Blog politics
TREES PLANTED IN THE ALDRIDGE ROAD RECREATION GROUND. 

30 Nov 17

Along with sponsors Birmingham Trees for Life, the Friends of the Queslett Nature reserve and some very hard working children from the Great Barr Junior school I had the please to help plant some replacement trees in the Aldridge Recreation ground.


Blog politics
THE OSCOTT RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION, ELDERLY GROUP AND NPI ARE HOLDING A DROP IN SESSION ON SATURDAY 

30 Nov 17

The Oscott Neigbourhood Police Initiative (N.


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PERRY BARR M.P IS HOLDING HIS OSCOTT SURGERY ON SATURDAY 

30 Nov 17

Just a reminder that the Perry Barr M.