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Rugby
Police hunt gang after brutal five-on-one attack on teenager in Perry Barr 

17 Nov 17

Police officers have released clear CCTV images of three suspects in relation to the unprovoked attack…


Blog politics
CHECKING OUT THE KINGSTANDING POST OFFICE CHANGES PROPOSALS 

17 Nov 17

The Oscott Labour Team and Local Residents Councillor Barbara Dring and I have been out checking that the Post Office proposals ref the Kingstanding Circle consultations are being advertised and that the new location ( the old HSB bank building) in …


Blog politics
LOOKING AFTER THE QUESLETT NATURE RESERVE 

15 Nov 17

As the Chair and Founder of the Friends Of the Queslett nature Reserve Environmental Group I try and pop into the reserve at least a couple of times a week time permitting.


Blog politics
GREEN HOLM ROAD SCHOOL NEAR BY JUNCTION TO GET YELLOW LINES AT LAST 

15 Nov 17

Following representations from the Oscott Labour Team and the Oscott Schools Road Safety and parking Working Party (which I chair).


Blog politics
THE LONG TERM FUTURE OF THE KINGSTANDING SHOPPING PRECINT NEEDS TO BE CONSIDERED 

15 Nov 17

Following the Oscott Labour Teams concerns about the Kingstanding Shopping area and precinct ,both last year and this the City Councilhave now done a survey of Kingstanding Circle, as well as all the other Local Centres in the City.


Blog politics
FUTHER KINGSTANDING CIRCLE UPDATE 

14 Nov 17

Following my further requests for more information the Post Office have confirmed that services such as car tax and passport check and send would still be available at Kingstanding Post Office.


Blog politics
KING STANDING POST OFFICE IS LIKEY TO MOVE TO KETTLEHOUSE ROAD 

14 Nov 17

Over the last few weeks I have been asked by a number of residents what is going to happen to the Post Office currently located in the Kingstanding Shopping prescient.


Blog politics
HOW GOVRNMENT CUTS WILL EFFECT KINGSLAND SCHOOL 

13 Nov 17

Kingsland Primary School (NC) -£84.7k Total loss by 2020 -£291 Per-pupil loss -2 Teachers lost…


Blog politics
HOW GOVERNMENT CUTS WILL EFFECT THE GREAT BARR JUNIOR SCHOOL 

13 Nov 17

How Government cuts will effect Great Barr Junior and infant School Great Barr Primary School -£43.4k Total loss by 2020 The estimated reduction in the school’s annual budget by 2020 in real terms.


Blog politics
OUT AND ABOUT AGAIN CHECKING ON GRIT BINS IN OSCOTT 

12 Nov 17

Now the weather is getting colder I have been out and about in Oscott again this week checking that grit bins have enough grit in them.


Blog politics
THE BIRKENSHAW TO BIRDBROOK ROAD RIGHT OF WAY GETS A CLEAN UP. 

11 Nov 17

Councillor Barbara Dring and I have managed to come to an agreement with a Voluntary group who give the Birdbrook to Birkenshaw Road public Right of way.


Blog politics
THE KINGSTANDING SHOPPING PRECINCT NEEDS HELP 

11 Nov 17

The governments Austerity measures and policies are really effecting Oscott residents.


Blog politics
POLICE CARRY OUR SPEED WATCH OPERATION IN OSCOTT 

11 Nov 17

I would like to thank the Oscott Police Team for their Speed Watch operation in the Oscott Ward today.


Blog politics
YOUR OSCOTT TEAM ARE INTERESTED IN THE VIEWS OF OUR OLDER RESIDENTS 

11 Nov 17

Both Councillor Barbara Dring and I visit elderly residents in the Oscott area when we can to find out what concerns they have.


Blog politics
NEW TREES TO BE PLANTED IN THE ALDRIDGE ROAD RECREATION GROUND 

10 Nov 17

British Trees For Life will be Planting a number of new trees (10) in the Aldridge Road Recreation Ground on Thursday 30th November.


Blog politics
HAWTHORN SHOP KEEPERS ARE BATTLING AGAINS SHOP LIFTERS 

9 Nov 17

As a member of the Hawthorn Road Traders association committee I have been pleased to see how well their Shop Watch initiative seem to be operating in some sections of the Hawthorn Road.


Rugby
Police hunt driver after OAP knocked down in crash in College Road, Handsworth Wood 

7 Nov 17

Motorist left the scene before officers arrived…


FixMyStreet
Green traffic light, 4th November 

4 Nov 17

Green traffic light not working Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): A453, Perry Barr Report on FixMyStreet…


Blog politics
WEAR YOUR POPPY WITH PRIDE AND SADNESS 

3 Nov 17

Wear your Poppy with pride and sadness They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.


Blog politics
THE OSCOTT ELDERLY RESIDENTS HAD A NICE SOCIAL 

2 Nov 17

It was nice to be asked to be quiz master at the Oscott Elderly residents group today as part of their pre -Christmas season fun afternoon Along with quizzes there were raffles and chance to have a chat and a lovely buffet.


Rugby
Perry Barr apartments scheme scuppered over noisy restaurant next door 

2 Nov 17

Planners told residents would have to close windows at all times to muffle the sound of live music…


Business
Perry Barr apartments scheme scuppered over noisy restaurant next door 

2 Nov 17

Planners told residents would have to close windows at all times to muffle the sound of live music…


Blog politics
DONT THROW LIFE RINGS IN THE QUESLETT RESERVE LAKE 

1 Nov 17

It was good to be able to spend an hour or 2 in the Queslett Nature Reserve doing a little light pruning, checking for ASB and meeting some of the reserves users.


Rugby
Jermain Defoe ‘inspired’ by brave Moin Younis named Teenage Child of Courage at Pride of Britain awards 

31 Oct 17

Moin Younis, from Handsworth Wood, is the only youngster in the world to suffer from a rare, agonising and life-limiting skin condition.


Blog politics
REMEMBER REMEMBER ON THE 5TH OF NOVEMBER 

30 Oct 17

Please remember remember ON the 5th of November.


Blog politics
EXTRA BAGS PUT OUR WITH BINS WILL NO LONGER BE COLLECTED FROM NOVE 6TH 

30 Oct 17

FOR INFORMATION Now the crews have caught up with waste missed during the recent dispute :any side waste (bags to side of bin) will now only be collected until 6th November.


Blog politics
OVER A THOUSAND TREES IN OSCOTT TO BE PRUNED OVER THE NEXT YEAR 

26 Oct 17

At todays Oscott Ward Committee Chaired by Councillor Barbara Dring, Amey Highways reported that following my campaign they had carried out an extensive tree survey in Oscott an that over one thousand trees were to be pruned over the next year.


Blog politics
FLY TIPPED RUBBISH REMOVED FROM RODLINGTON AVENUE 

26 Oct 17

I was pleased to be able to ( with the support of Councillor Barbara Dring get some fly tipped rubbish removed from near the entrance to a rear access way in Rodlington Avenue ( see picture and post last Friday) This was on a one off basis and …


Rugby
Air ambulance scrambled as man dies in Perry Barr 

26 Oct 17

The patient was unconscious and in cardiac arrest on Church Road…


Rugby
Why Sparkhill is the independent capital of Britain 

26 Oct 17

Perry Barr is one of the least independent areas in Britain, with just 27% of shops independently ru…


Blog politics
OUT AND ABOUT AGAIN IN OSCOTT WITH BARBARA 

25 Oct 17

It was good to be out and about again with Councillor Barbara Dring meeting our fellow Oscott Residents today.


Local news
Hunt for attacker who shot cat with an air gun in Perry Barr 

25 Oct 17

A cat is recovering after being shot in Perry Barr.


Local news
Mother of murdered Birmingham man Isaiah Young-Sam launches fresh appeal to find his killer 

25 Oct 17

The mother of a man murdered in Birmingham has made a fresh appeal to find her son’s killer more than a decade after his death.


Blog politics
HARE AND HOUNDS NEW DEVELOPEMENT PROPOSALS DISPLAYED 

24 Oct 17

I was pleased today to be able to pop into the 610 Community Centre today to see the new plans for the development of the Old Hare and Hounds PublicHouse which was burnt down last year.


News
Lozells riot murder mother ‘begs’ for information 

24 Oct 17

Isaiah Young-Sam was stabbed to death in 2005 during a three-day riot in Lozells, Birmingham.


Rugby
Bullets wedged into poor cat’s body after Perry Barr rifle shooting 

24 Oct 17

Coco is now recovering at her home in Wensleydale Road…


Blog politics
OSCOTT RESSIDENTS PLEASE LET ME KNOW YOU VIEWS ON THE NEW BOUNDARY CHANGES 

23 Oct 17

As Oscott residents may be aware following the Governments decision to reduce the Amount of democratically elected representatives (MP’s) from 650 to 600 their Boundary Committee has come up with recommendations to put the Oscott Ward into what would…


Blog politics
CYCLISTS NEED TO BE SEEN AT NIGHT 

21 Oct 17

While out and about last night I noticed a number of bike riders of all ages riding their bikes with no helmets or reflective clothing and despite the early dark nights with no lighting on their bikes.


Blog politics
THE LATEST ON THE OSCOTT CAMPAIGN FOR MORE TREE PRUNING AND A SENSIBLE TREE REPLAEMENT PRORAM 

21 Oct 17

As part of my campaign to try and get Amey Highways to look again at their tree pruning program and to start replacing some of the huge numbers of old over grown trees in the Oscott Ward Councillor Barbara Dring and I have visited a number of roads.


News
Taxi driver jailed after asking juror where he lived during nephew’s gun gang trial 

20 Oct 17

A taxi driver, Abdul Ghafar, aged 47, from Perry Barr, has been jailed for nine months after quizzing a juror who was sitting on the trial of his gang-member nephew on gun charges.


Blog politics
DOG OWNER PLEASE NOTE 

20 Oct 17

FOR YOUR INFORMATION NEW DOG CONTROL MEASURES INTRODUCE TOUGHER FINES New dog control Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) come into effect across Birmingham today (20 October 2017), with increased fines for dog owners who fail to control or pick …


Blog politics
FLOODING ISSUES NEED TO BE DEALT WITH 

20 Oct 17

During one of our regular Councillor Barbara Dring and I noticed how many ponding ( flooding) issues there are in the area at the moment.


Local news
Come Home for Christmas 

20 Oct 17

We’re keen to welcome more people back into our faith and need your help to do that.


Blog politics
MORE GRAFFITTI PAINTED ON LOCAL PUB WALL 

19 Oct 17

Sadly there has been more offensive graffiti painted on the Kingtanding Public House Walls.


Blog politics
OUT WITH THE FQNR LITTER PICKER SUAD IN OLD OSCOTT LANE 

19 Oct 17

I was pleased to be out and about again despite the rain to do a mini litter pick with the dedicated Friends Of the Queslett Reserve Environmental Group.


Blog politics
OSCOTT FLY TIPPING BACK ON THE INCREASE 

19 Oct 17

I There seems to be another Speight of Fly Tipping going on in Oscott.


Blog politics
5 STAR AWRD FOR BENNIES DINNER 

19 Oct 17

When out and about with Councillor Barbara Dring we were pleased to see Bennie’s dinner Kingstanding Road have received a 5 star notification for food hygiene and safety.


Blog politics
REPLACEMENT TREES FOR THE ALDRIDGE ROAD RECREATION GROUND 

18 Oct 17

I was pleased to hear that Birmingham Trees for Life are donating and arranging to have planted 10 new standard trees.


Event
Steve Marks and Kellie, 21 Oct 2017 

18 Oct 17

21 Oct 2017 – Rock Pop at Old Oscott Working Mens Club…


Event
John Holt Tribute Band, 20 Oct 2017 

18 Oct 17

20 Oct 2017 – Rock Pop at Old Oscott Working Mens Club…


Rugby
Royal snub for Sutton Coldfield as Perry Barr joins Erdington – boundary changes explained 

18 Oct 17

Sutton Coldfield will not be given the Royal prefix as the Boundary Commission for England rewrites the electoral map ahead of the next General Election…


Rugby
Bloxwich part of Great Barr? New boundary plans explained 

18 Oct 17

Under new boundary proposals Walsall will join Great Barr in a new constituency called Walsall and Oscott, which will be served by one MP…


Blog politics
THE FQNR ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP IN ACTION AGAIN 

18 Oct 17

I It was nice to be out and about with some of our most active friends of the Queslett Nature Reserve members doing a path leaf clean up and litter pick followed by a patrol of the reserve.


Blog politics
GEORGE KNOWN AS DEREK READE R.I.P 

16 Oct 17

It was with great sadness that I learnt of the death today of Derek Reade.


Blog politics
GETTING JAPANESE KNOT WEED INTHE QUESLETT NATURE RESERVE DEALT WITH 

13 Oct 17

I was pleased to see when out and about in the Queslett Nature Reserve this week some of the Japanese Knot weed I have reported in the reserve has been dealt with This introduced plant is a notable plant which can do harm to the environment.


Blog politics
THANKS TO THOSE WHO ATTENDED THE OSCOTT PARKING AND ROAD SAFETY AROUND SCHOOLS MEETING 

11 Oct 17

I would like to thank all those Oscott Schools who took the time to send a representative to the all “Oscott Schools Parking and Road safety meeting.


Rugby
Revealed: Khalid Mahmood’s life saved by Siôn Simon in incredible act of kindness 

10 Oct 17

Euro MP donated kidney to Perry Barr MP to stop his friend dying…


Rugby
Police station to be new Muslim centre as group raises £820k 

10 Oct 17

Great Barr Muslim Foundation will now speed up plans to transform Perry Barr police station…


Blog politics
NEW LIGHTING FOR FORGERS WALK TUNNEL 

10 Oct 17

REF NEW STREET LIGHT FOR FORGERS WALK TUNNEL Councillor Barbara Dring and I have now arranged with the Housing Department to have a second street light installed near the run up to the Forgers Walk tunnel at the end of your road.


Local news
FIREWORKS AND MUSIC AT HISTORIC SITE 

9 Oct 17

Youth groups looking for a Bonfire Night to remember are invited to join FUSE, a new event.