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QUESLETT NATURE RESERVE A GREEN PLEASANT PLACE TO RELAX. 

8 Aug 18

Had walk round Queslett Nature Reserve with other FQNR.


Rugby
New off-licence in Lozells blocked due to street drinking blight 

7 Aug 18

It is now unlikely that the former City Bargains store will re-open even as a grocery store…


Rugby
Testing drugs before you take them – success for police trial at MADE festival in Perry Barr 

2 Aug 18

Police trialled the service at MADE festival in Perry Barr over the weekend…


Sport
Cradley Heathens through to National Trophy final after thrilling derby draw 

2 Aug 18

CRADLEY secured their passage into the National Trophy Final – but they were taken all the way by Birmingham in a 45-45 draw at Perry Barr.


Blog politics
RECYCLE DONT DUMP 

1 Aug 18

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).


Rugby
Three charged with Lozells murder as police hunt for victim’s family 

1 Aug 18

Kristof Zwolinski was found at a property on Hunters Road on Sunday…


News
Three men due in court over Lozells murder 

1 Aug 18

Kristof Zwolinksi, who was found at a house on Sunday, died from blunt force injuries.


Blog politics
DEALING WITH MORE FLY TIPPING IN OSCOTT 

31 Jul 18

I have been out and about today with Councillor Barbara Dring meeting Oscott residents and trying to sort out some fly tipping.


FixMyStreet
Large bags, 31st July 

31 Jul 18

Large bags of rubbish, unsure of contents as in grey bags.


Blog politics
PUBLIC CONSULTATION CONCERNING CITY CENTRE AIR QUALITY EVENTS 

31 Jul 18

Many oscott residents will know consideration is being given to introducing Air Quality changes to the Birmingham City Centre.


Blog politics
Andrew Mitchell MP welcomes New Oscott Primary School to the Houses of Parliament 

30 Jul 18

Andrew Mitchell MP has welcomed New Oscott Primary School to the Houses of Parliament and spoke to Year Six pupils about what goes on at Westminster before taking part in a quick-fire question and answer session.


Blog politics
THANKS YOU TO THE FIRST AIDER WHO TRIED TO HELP AT THE KINGSLAND ROAD ACCIDENT 

30 Jul 18

I have now met with a number of local residents who have been horrified by the accident involving a Police chasing a stolen car and innocent victims going about their business at the Wandsworth Road/ Kingsland Road Junction My thoughts go out to …


Blog politics
DEATH ON KINGSLAND ROAD FOLLOWING CAR CHASE 

30 Jul 18

A woman has died in a crash with a suspected stolen car being chased by police in Oscott West Midlands Police said officers had been involved in a “short pursuit” of the Audi A3 on Sunday night through Kingstanding.


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Two arrested after dying man found at hostel in Hunters Road, Lozells 

29 Jul 18

Resident ‘heard shouting’ late on Saturday night…


Blog politics
TAKE YOUR RUBBISH TO THE TIP. 

28 Jul 18

I took some household rubbish to the tip today.


Blog politics
OSCOTT COUNCILLORS SURGERY AUGUST 

27 Jul 18

There will be No Oscott Councillors surgery in August.


News
Birmingham celebrates four years to go until the 2022 Commonwealth Games 

27 Jul 18

Today (27/07) marks four years to go until the start of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.


FixMyStreet
Large carpet, 27th July 

27 Jul 18

Left here just after the weekly household refuse collection this morning Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 73a Hamstead Road, Lozells Report on FixMyStreet…


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

26 Jul 18

Councillor Barbara Dring and I Oscotts Labour Team have managed to get another pubic right of way cleared up this time it is the one fromBirkenshaw Road to Birdbrook Road.


Blog politics
TEMPLETON ROAD TO OLD OSCOTT HILL PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY GEYS A CLEAN UP 

26 Jul 18

Councillor Barbara Dring and I Oscotts Labour Team have managed to get another pubic right of way cleared up this time it is the one from Templeton Road to Old Oscott Hill.


Blog politics
A GREAT DAY OUT AT THE SEA SIDE FOR THE OSCOTT ELDERLY RESIDNTS GROUP 

25 Jul 18

It was great to be out and about with the Oscott Elderly Residents Group on their trip to Lytham and Saint Annes.


Rugby
‘Unthinkable’ that Perry Barr station won’t be for finished for Commonwealth Games – mayor 

24 Jul 18

I do think this is a bit of a non-story, he says…


Blog politics
THE NEXT OSCOTT NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICE TASKING MEETING 

23 Jul 18

The last of the current meetings of the Oscott Police Neighbourhood Tasking Group meetings is arrangedfor the 20/08/2018 at 18:30 hours at the Elim Church.


FixMyStreet
Water leaking up through the concrete pevement, 23rd July 

23 Jul 18

Outside no 1 Endwood Court Road, Handsworth Wood, water is coming up through the concrete of the pavement.


Blog politics
KEEP IN TOUCH WITH YOUR OSCOTT COUNCILLORS 

23 Jul 18

Oscott residents if you have any concerns you would like to let Councillor Barbara Dring or myself about please email us or leave a message on 303 2039 and we will try and help if we can.


Blog politics
OUT AND ABOUT IN OSCOTT DURING THE SUMMER 

22 Jul 18

Both Councillor Barbara ( Licensing) and myself (Planning ) are on the Council committees that run though out the ttraditional summer recess period ( unlike most B.


Blog politics
A GOOD TURN OUT FOR THE FQNR ACTIVITY SESSION 

21 Jul 18

It was really pleasing to see so many turn up to help during the Friends of Queslett Nature Reserve Environmental Group at its activity session.


Blog politics
FEIENDS OF QUESLETT NATURE RESERVE ACTIVITY DAY 

21 Jul 18

Just a reminder there will be a Friends of Queslett Nature Reserve environmental Group, activity day ( today July 21st) We will be litter picking and doing some light pruning and will meet at the Old Horns entrance at 11am.


Blog politics
IF THEY ARE THERE USE RECYCLING BANKS 

18 Jul 18

I was pleased to see ASDA Old Horns have replaced some of their paper banks with easier to use ones.


Blog politics
TROUBLE SHOOTING AT THE QUESLETT NATURE RESERVE 

18 Jul 18

I was pleased to meet up with some of the Local Parks Management Team on the Queslett Nature Reserve.


Blog politics
OSCOTTS LITTER BINS SHOULD BE USED CORRECTLY 

18 Jul 18

Litter bins are meant for litter which residents are carrying with them when walking on the street not for general household waste.


Blog politics
THE MARYVALE ELDERLY GROUP WAS WELL ATTENDED 

18 Jul 18

Popped into see residents at the Mary Vale Elderly group.


Rugby
Railway station upgrade in Perry Barr may not be finished in time for Commonwealth Games 

17 Jul 18

The project to transform the station is costing between 15m to 20m…


Rugby
MADE Festival to provide drug testing in attempt to prevent deaths in Perry Barr 

17 Jul 18

More than 10,000 people will attend MADE Festival this weekend…


FixMyStreet
Subway Stench, 16th July 

16 Jul 18

Can you please find the source of the appalling eye-watering stench emanating from the subway near Livingstone Rd below Birchfield Rd at Perry Barr.


Blog politics
THERE WILL BE A FRIENDS OF THE QUESLETT NATURE RESERVE ON THE 21ST JULY 

13 Jul 18

There will be another Friends of Queslett Nature Reserve environmental group ACTIVITY DAY on Saturday 21st July( weather permitting) the time will be 11.00 am and the meeting place THE OLD HORNS CRESCENT.


Blog feature
Rainbow Ramble – Excitement in Perry Barr! 

11 Jul 18

11am, Saturday 11th August The Rainbow Rambles’ summer walk will take us along the River Tame into green landscapes, on to the site of the next Commonwealth Games and then along the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal and finally back to Hamstead station …


News
Family ‘broken’ after dad attacked during Lozells burglary 

9 Jul 18

Disgusted daughter speaks of awful aftermath following incident in Lozells…


Rugby
Controversial housing plan in bid to save old social club 

2 Jul 18

Building houses on nearby allotments would help to save the Lea Hall Allotments and Institute in Handsworth Wood…


Rugby
How police tracked down bungling Tesco raiders in Handsworth Wood 

2 Jul 18

A large quantity of cash and cigarettes were recovered…


Rugby
Heartless hit-and-run biker mowed down six-year-old Mikaeel Miah in Burbury Park, Lozells 

30 Jun 18

The schoolboy was flipped in the air by a scrambler…


Rugby
Perry Barr Greyhound Stadium hit and run driver guilty of causing death by dangerous driving 

29 Jun 18

Jury found builder Malcolm Williams guilty of causing the death of Paul Foster by dangerous driving…


Rugby
Tesco Express raid in Aldridge sparks seven-mile police chase 

29 Jun 18

Police chased the getaway car from Walsall to Handsworth Wood…


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Alert after taxi driver ‘told schoolboy to get inside a car’ 

29 Jun 18

Incident happened outside a school in Handsworth Wood…


Blog politics
LOOKING AFTER THE QUESLETT NATURE RESERVE 

28 Jun 18

As Chair It was nice to meet up with Brenda the Friend of the Queslett Nature Reserve Environmental Groupsecretary and key activist.


Blog politics
LETS STOP FLY TIPPING 

28 Jun 18

Be warned!! Anyone found guilty of flytipping inOscott could have their vehicles seized and put to community use for the benefit of citizens or even crushed!!! Pleaselet your friends and neighbours know and spread the wordthatBirmingham is now …


Blog politics
WHY NOT SET UP A RESIDENTS GROUP IN OSCOTT 

28 Jun 18

Over the last 20 years I have helped set up a number of resident community groups in Oscott.


Rugby
Furious locals brand A34 flyover bulldoze plans as ‘bonkers idea’ in Perry Barr 

27 Jun 18

This is how readers have reacted on social media – and the majority are NOT happy…


Rugby
Driver fled fatal crash outside Perry Barr Greyhound Stadium to ‘delay breath test’, court heard 

27 Jun 18

Prosecution claims Malcolm Williams didn’t hand himself in until 13 hours after hitting Paul Foster because he wanted to ‘delay a breath test…


FixMyStreet
Dumped fridge freezer, 27th June 

27 Jun 18

Outside No.16 New Handsworth wood rd.


Rugby
Miracle escape as taxi crashes through care home bedroom 

27 Jun 18

Taxi ploughed into the front of Ashmill Care Home in Handsworth Wood…


Rugby
A34 Perry Barr flyover into Birmingham city centre to be bulldozed 

27 Jun 18

Proposal to pull down Birchfield flyover described as ‘utterly daft…


Blog politics
ITS HOT IN OSCOTT 

27 Jun 18

It looks like it is official we are going through a heat wave in Oscott with tempretures around the 30 degree mark.


Blog politics
PERRY BARR MP NEXT SURGERY ALSO OSCOTT COMMUNITY LEADERS DROP IN SESSION 

27 Jun 18

I have been asked to remind Oscott residents that Khalid Mahmood MP for Perry Barr will be holding his next Oscott MP’s Advice surgery on the 7th of June.


Blog politics
OUT AND ABOUT IN OSCOTT 

26 Jun 18

I have been out and about again as part of the Oscott Labour team meeting local residents and reporting issues like speeding vehicle’s Sundridge Road and fly tipped rubbish at the junction of Oscott School Lane and Old Oscott Hill.


Rugby
Hit and run driver ‘was speeding when he killed grandad outside Perry Barr Greyhound Stadium’ 

26 Jun 18

Police accident investigator says Malcolm Williams was speeding when he lost control of his van – killing bus driver Paul Foster…


Blog politics
NEXT OSCOTT WARD COUNCILLORS SURGERY JULY 4TH 

26 Jun 18

Councillor Barbara Dring and I operate a rotor system for attending our Councillor Surgery.


Blog politics
DO NOT SWIM IN THE QUESLETT NATURE RESERVE LAKE 

26 Jun 18

Do not be tempted in this hot weather to try and swim in the Queslett Nature Reserve lake.


Rugby
Grandfather died after being ‘flung 16 metres into the air’ by van outside Perry Barr Greyhound Stadium 

25 Jun 18

Court told driver of the van, Malcolm Williams didnt stop to check as he ‘didnt like blood…


Rugby
Birmingham’s chip shop queen Artemis Pili dies aged 100 

24 Jun 18

Artemis Pili ran fish and chip shops in Newton, Nechells and Lozells for many years…