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ALL THE SCHOOLS IN OSCOTT HAVE ISSUES WITH NEAR BY ROAD SAFETY 

26 May 17

If your child goes to a school in Oscott, ask that School to get involved with the meetings I have helped set up to look at, problem parking and road safety issues around all Oscott Schools.


FixMyStreet
Loitering dope smokers, 25th May 

25 May 17

Groups of men loitering outside shops, openly smoking marijuana Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 36 Markford Walk, Lozells Report on FixMyStreet…


Blog politics
OUT AND ABOUT AGAIN WITH THE OSCOTT GROT SPOT LITTER PICKERS 

24 May 17

It was good to be out and about again with some of the FQNR grot Spot litter pickers.


Blog politics
YET ANOTHER ACCIDENT ON THE ALDRIDGE ROAD NEAR THORNBRIDGE AVENUE 

24 May 17

There has been yet another accident at the Aldridge Road/ Thornbrige Avenue and Greenholm Road Junction This time an 11 year old child has been injured.


Blog politics
MAKING SURE OUR NEW TREES IN OSCOTT ARE LOOKED AFTER 

22 May 17

Checking out a recently planted tree near Forgers Walk of Bowman Road.


Rugby
General election 2017: Who’s standing in Perry Barr? 

18 May 17

What can we expect in Birmingham Perry Barr in the general election…


Blog politics
FLY TIPPED RUBBISH REMOVED AT LAST 

18 May 17

before the rubbish was moved After the rubbish was removed I am pleased to say that I have ( with the support of some local Resident and the Oscot Labour Team managed to get the rubbish including the dangerous gas container moved for the access way …


Rugby
Perry Barr flood management project wins ICE Award 

18 May 17

Scheme to protect homes in north Birmingham among the winners at last night’s 2017 West Midlands Awards…


Business
Perry Barr flood management project wins ICE Award 

18 May 17

Scheme to protect homes in north Birmingham among the winners at last night’s 2017 West Midlands Awards…


Blog politics
THE OSCOTT RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION AND THE OSCOTT ELDERLY RESIDENTS GROUP HELD THE AGM’S TODAY 

17 May 17

NIGEL QUIN AND SUE FOWLER ANNOUNCED THEIR ENGAGEMENT AT TODAY’S MEETING CONGRATULATIONS TO THEM BOTH They both met as a result of attending the groups meetings over the years A well attended AGM of the Oscott Residents Association and the Oscott …


Blog politics
FLY TIPPING TIPPING IN OSCOTT MUST BE STOPPED 

17 May 17

Sadly there continues to be fly tipping hot spots in the Oscott Ward despite the fact rubbish can be taken to the Local Holford Drive Salvage department just minutes down the Road off the Aldridge Road.


FixMyStreet
8 tyres flytipped at the curbside, 17th May 

17 May 17

8 old tyres flytipped at curbside Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 4 Maybank Place, Perry Barr Report on FixMyStreet…


Blog politics
GLENMEAN FIELD GET GRASS SECOND CUT. 

16 May 17

Went out to check on the second grass cut of the year of the grass on the Glenmead Playing Field site.


Rugby
This is what’s replacing McDonald’s at One Stop Perry Barr 

16 May 17

The unit has been empty for two years…


FixMyStreet
Fly tipping outside 14 Newark Way, 13th May 

13 May 17

There is fly tipping on the footpath outside 14 Newark Way.


FixMyStreet
Fly tipping on verge adjacent to parking area opposite 9 William Way, 13th May 

13 May 17

There is fly tipping on the verge adjacent to the parking area opposite 9 William Way Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): William Way, Lozells Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Flyposting for JD Gyms, 13th May 

13 May 17

There is flyposting for JD Gyms on Milton Street at its junction with A34 High Street.


Blog politics
AT THE NETWORK WEST MIDLAND EXHIBITION BUS TODAY 

13 May 17

I was good to be able to pop in and see the work being done by the officers on the Network West Midland Exhibition bus on display in the Birmingham High street.


FixMyStreet
Bags of rubbish ripped open, 13th May 

13 May 17

Ripped open dumped rubbish bags Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 92 Hamstead Road, Lozells Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Mattress & sofa, plus Black bag, 12th May 

12 May 17

Dumped between 12pm-6.30am Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 92 Hamstead Road, Lozells Report on FixMyStreet…


Local news
General Election 2017: Candidates revealed for Sutton Coldfield,… 

12 May 17

A LEADING political party will not be fielding a candidate in Sutton Coldfield, Erdington or Aldridge-Brownhills for the upcoming General Election.


Blog politics
THORNBRIDGE AVENUE CARRIAGE RESURFACED AT LAST 

10 May 17

The Oscott Labour Team have fought long and hard on behalf of local residents to get Thornbridge Avenue resurfaced.


Blog feature
Great oratory led people to convert to Catholicism 

10 May 17

Francis Martyn was born in Norwich in 1782.


Blog politics
THE MARY VALE PROJECT ELDERLY RESIDENTS GROUP IS DOING WELL 

9 May 17

Its always pleasing to pop into the Mary Vale ProjectElderly residents meeting to try and help anyone with a problem.


Blog politics
NEW LIGHT FOR FORGER WALK PATH 

9 May 17

I am very pleased to see the new lamppost I with the help of the Labour Team and the Oscott Residents Association campaigned for has been installed on the path the Forgers Walk tunnel off Bowman Road.


Blog politics
NEW ROOFS FOR BUNGALOWS IN BOWMAN ROAD 

9 May 17

It is good to see the Housing department are getting on with having new roofs fitted to bungalows in Bowman Road..


Rugby
Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after man stabbed during fight in Perry Barr 

8 May 17

A 23-year-old man was arrested at an address in Davey Road on Monday afternoon…


Rugby
Police swoop on Handsworth Wood street as man found with serious injuries 

8 May 17

Air ambulance scrambled to Rookery Road where man, aged in his 20s, was discovered…


FixMyStreet
Green traffic light not working, 6th May 

6 May 17

Green traffic light not working Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 229 New Town Row, Lozells Report on FixMyStreet…


Blog politics
MILNERS WALKER COURT BUS SHELTER REAL TIME BOARD SORTED OUT 

6 May 17

I was pleased this week to be able to get the real time information board located at the Milners Walker Court Oscott School Lane bus shelter sorted out.


Council
Hall Green and Perry Barr by-election results – May 2017 

5 May 17

The following are the results for the election of one councillor in the Hall Green and one councillor in Perry Barr wards on Thursday, 4 May 2017.


Blog politics
GLENMEAD FIELDS GRASS HAS BEEN CUT AT LAST 

3 May 17

I was pleased to see that after 2 weeks of badgering the Education department they have finally had a good half of the Glenmead playing fields grass cut and alsothe perimeter as well.


Blog politics
RESIDENTS PULL TOGETHER IN THE FACE OF VANDLISM TO LOCAL TREES. 

3 May 17

It was really pleasing to see local residents have pulled together to re plant vandalized trees on the Aldridge Recreation ground.


Blog politics
NEW SLOW DOWN SIGNS THANKS TO NPI VOLUNTEERS 

3 May 17

Working with the Neighbourhood Police Initiative I have helped them find a small amount of funding from which they have paid out for some SLOW down signs which have been legally put on lampposts where speedinghappens in some parts of the ward.


Blog politics
ELECTED MAYOR- THE BEST MAN FOR OSCOTT 

3 May 17

Tomorrow is make up your mind time when it comes to the election of the first ever Elected Mayor for the West Midlands.


Blog politics
COUNCILLOR BARBARA DRING LEADS OSCOTT COUNCILLORS IN FIGHT AGAINST FLY POSTERS 

3 May 17

Councillor Barbara Dring ( who is Chair of the Licensing Committee) with the full support of my self is leading a local campaign against the plague of fly posting.


Blog politics
TREE VANDALS NEED TO BE FOUND AND PROSECUTED 

3 May 17

A number of local residents have reacted with utter disgust at the wanton vandalism to trees planted recently in the Aldridge Recreation Ground.


Blog politics
WALK ABOUTS IN OSCOTT WARD IS THE NORM AND NOT JUST AT ELECTION TIME 

2 May 17

Living in the ward is a great advantage for Councillor Barbara Dring and I as we are able to do regular out and about walk abouts picking up issues and trying to deal with them.


Blog politics
DOUBLE CURBING INTRODUCED NEAR POTENTIAL ACCIDENT BLACK SPOT ON SHADY LANE 

2 May 17

Councillor Barbara Dring with my support has managed to get double curbing installed on Shady Lane near the Kings Road Junction.


Blog politics
DELAYS IN GETTING GRASS CUTTING DONE ON THE GLENMEAD FIELD NOT GOOD ENOUGH 

2 May 17

Sadly I have found that the Glenmead Road Playing field grass has still not been cut.


Local news
Careless cook sparks house fire in Lichfield Road, Sutton… 

2 May 17

A FIRE in a Sutton Coldfield house was sparked by a careless cook.


FixMyStreet
Business constantly dumping, 2nd May 

2 May 17

Business dumping rubbish debris from renovation work on adjacent building to shop.


Local news
Severe fire guts house in Springthorpe Road, Erdington 

1 May 17

A LARGE fire at a home in Erdington has severely damaged the property and destroyed a garage.


Local news
Anger as Lidl supermarket plans to ‘illegally’ extend opening… 

30 Apr 17

A SUPERMARKET in Sutton Coldfield has been slammed for plans to extend its opening hours.


Blog politics
BIRKENSHAW ROAD RIGHT OF WAY NEEDED A LITTER PICK AGAIN 

20 Apr 17

Sadly despite there being a litter bin at one entrance litter louts have been out again in the pedestrian right of way between Birdbrook Road and Birkenshaw Road.


Blog politics
IT IS A JOY TO LOOK AT A TOP CLASS GARDEN IN OSCOTT 

19 Apr 17

Its that Time of year again when keen gardeners get to work creating wonderful displays of flowers and eye catching arrangements in their garden.


Blog politics
OUT AND ABOUT IN OSCOTT AS USUAL 

19 Apr 17

As many of you may know I am regularly out and about in Oscott trying to deal with residents issues and checking up on what progress or not has been mad.


Rugby
Bomb squad sent to Perry Barr as passerby finds HAND GRENADE 

19 Apr 17

Discovery made on canal towpath…


FixMyStreet
Moses baskets & carseat dumped, 19th April 

19 Apr 17

3 moses baskets dumped on Monday, today a car seat has been added..


Blog politics
IF YOU ARE ON THE COUNCILS WAITING LIST HAVE YOU REREGISTERED 

15 Apr 17

If you are on the Councils Housing Waiting List- don’t forget to reregister on new system by 19th April see the BCC Web site for details.


Local news
Man taken to hospital after crash on Tamworth Road, Sutton… 

14 Apr 17

A DRIVER ended up in a field and had to be taken to hospital after a crash in Sutton Coldfield.


Blog politics
NEW FLATS OSCOTT SCHOOL LANE ALREADY BEING LET 

14 Apr 17

I met up with fellow Oscott Councillor Barbara Dring and Ashley from the Great Barr Observer yesterday to take a look again at the newly refurbished council properties 2 to 8 Oscott School Lane.


Blog politics
HAVING A LOOK AT THE QUESLETT NATURE RESERVE 

14 Apr 17

I went to the Queslett Nature Reserve againyesterday with Friends of Queslett Nature Reserve Environmental Group volunteers Brenda and John.


Blog feature
Friday Photo: former IMI gatehouse, Perry Barr. 

14 Apr 17

Today’s Friday photo is the newly grade II listed gatehouse to the former IMI factory on Wellhead Lane.


FixMyStreet
Large cardboard box filled with rubbish, 13th April 

13 Apr 17

Large cardboard box filled with various types of discarded stuff.


Blog politics
BIRKENSHAW ROAD PEDESTRIAN RIGHT OF WAY GETS A SPRING CLEAN 

12 Apr 17

I have been out checking the pedestrian right of way between Birkenshaw Road and Birdbrook Road has had its spring clean up.


Blog politics
OSCOTT SCOOL LANE FLATS NEARLY READY FOR USE. 

12 Apr 17

I have been taking a look at the newly refurbishes properties 2 to 8 Oscott School Lane.


Local news
Explore Learning in Birmingham Road, Sutton Coldfield evacuated… 

10 Apr 17

A SHOP in Sutton Coldfield had to close early after a fire on a roof.


Blog politics
HELP FOR MUD BATH GRASS VERGES ON THE WAY 

10 Apr 17

AS many Oscott residents will be aware the Oscott Labour Team have been trying to help our residents to protect their grass verges for some considerable time.


Blog politics
SORTING OUT A FEW ISSUES IN OSCOTT 

6 Apr 17

I spent a typical day in Oscott checking out case work to see if any progress is being made.