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Rugby
Teenager stabbed repeatedly after being chased through Lozells – what we know so far 

22 Jun 18

The Lozells stabbing comes only two days after a man was stabbed in Kingstanding…


FixMyStreet
Bushes, trees branches, 21st June 

21 Jun 18

Was supposed to be collected 19th..


Rugby
Row breaks out at primary school after class photos set to clash with Eid celebrations 

7 Jun 18

Dorrington Academy, in Perry Barr, said they weren’t given a choice of date for the photographs…


Rugby
Controversial shopping centres changes in Perry Barr return after rejection 

5 Jun 18

They say it will help attract tenants, fill void units quicker and create more jobs…


News
Artist impressions of what the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Village could look like. 

5 Jun 18

The transformation of north-west Birmingham will be significantly accelerated thanks to the housing legacy from the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.


Rugby
This is how Perry Barr will look in just four years’ time 

4 Jun 18

Planning application for 1,000 homes at Perry Barr due to be submitted…


Blog politics
WEEK ENS STORMS CAUSE REAL PROBLEMS IN OSCOOT 

29 May 18

Sadly the storm at the weekend has caused a lost of damage and flooding across the city.


FixMyStreet
Tipping, 29th May 

29 May 18

Tipping bags of garden waste.


Rugby
Fasting with a family – Birmingham parents describe how they cope with Ramadan while looking after three children under ten 

27 May 18

Altaf Kazi, from Handsworth Wood, will be fasting through Ramadan and caring for three young children…


Blog politics
ALDI OLD HORN PLANNING APPEAL HAS BEEN DISMISSED 

23 May 18

Ref The ALDIPlanning appeal to the Government inspectorate regarding their proposed development at the Old Horns site next to the Queslett Nature Reserve, Adecision has been made and the appeal has been dismissed.


Blog politics
PLEASE DO NOT INTRODUCE NEW PLANTS TO THE QUESTLETT NATURE RESERVE WITHOUT SEEKING ADVISE 

23 May 18

The Councils Leisure Services department has a constant battle to rid the reserve of Japanese Knot weed The FQNR and the Birmingham City Council would ask residents not to donate and plant flowers and bushes in the Queslett Reserve.


Blog politics
OUT AND ABOUT IN THE QUESLETT NATURE RESERVE IN THE SUNSHINE 

21 May 18

I was pleased to be able to spend a bit of time doing some light pruning and litter picking in the Queslett Nature Reserve today I even managed to get a couple walking past to have a go at litter picking.


FixMyStreet
Blocking galley & parking on double yellow, 20th May 

20 May 18

Blocking galley so it’s hard to get your car out again I’m so sick of this and parking far to close to my car Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 72 Rocky Lane, Perry Barr Report on FixMyStreet …


News
Boy charged with murder following stabbing 

20 May 18

A BOY aged just 17 has been charged with murdering teenager Ozell Pemberton during a stabbing in Sutton Coldfield on Thursday (17 May).


Blog politics
GREAT BARR ACEDEMY PLANNING APPLICATION RE DROP OFF ZONE 

19 May 18

As I informed reader of this blog previously the Great Barr Academy are putting together a planning application for a drop of zone for parents and buses in their school grounds.


News
Police probe after man found stabbed in Lozells street 

18 May 18

Man found with knife wounds to his legs and arms in a Lozells street on Friday afternoon…


Blog politics
LOCAL OSCOTT GROUPS ELECT THEIR CHAIR PERSONS 

17 May 18

I was please to see at the AGM of the Oscott Residentsassociation Bob Wild has been elected to become Chair of the ORA.


Blog politics
DESFORD AVENUE FLY TIPPING MUST STOP. 

17 May 18

The Local Scout Group based at Desford Avenue spent many hours carrying out a clean up of their area only to find within day some shameful fly tippers once again dumped rubbish near the Scout Groups HQ.


Blog politics
DONT FLY TIP AT THE OLD UNDERGROUND BOTTLE BANK SITE 

17 May 18

As most residents are aware the underground bottle banks located at the junction of Old Oscott Hill and Oscott School Lane are no longer in use and have been capped.


Blog politics
OSCOTT GROUPS MEET TODAY 

16 May 18

I will attending a joint meeting of the Oscott Residents Association and the Oscott Elderly Residents Group today.


Rugby
Residents shocked to discover yellow water pouring out of their taps in Handsworth and Lozells 

15 May 18

A resident said he noticed yellow water coming out of his taps at around 2pm this afternoon…


Blog politics
PARKING NEAR THE GREAT BARR ACAEDEMY A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION AT LAST 

15 May 18

I have been pleased to see that a planning application has been presented to the Councils Planning department from the Great Barr Academy.


FixMyStreet
Uncollected bin, 12th May 

12 May 18

Full bin been left by collectors on friday, bin is overflowing attracting flies.


FixMyStreet
Flytipping, 11th May 

11 May 18

Tvs sofas and general rubbish Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 4-6 Hamstead Road, Lozells Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Light on during the day, 11th May 

11 May 18

Light on during the day Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 45 Farm Street, Lozells Report on FixMyStreet…


Rugby
Police confront group of men amid ‘train station disturbance’ in Perry Barr 

10 May 18

Photos from the scene show BTP and West Midlands Police officers speaking to a group of men…


Rugby
Free soft play zone launches at One Stop Shopping Centre 

8 May 18

This is one of three new launches at the Perry Barr shopping park…


FixMyStreet
Big pothole high street Aston opposite the swimming baths on the A34 in to Birmingham, 5th May 

5 May 18

The pothole has bust my driving side wheel tyre.


Rugby
These new stores have come to One Stop Shopping Centre – but this is what shoppers really want 

5 May 18

Costa, Food Warehouse and a new soft play zone launch at the Perry Barr shopping centre…


Blog politics
A BIG THANKS TO OSCOTT RESIDENTS 

4 May 18

I would like to thank my fellow Oscott residents who came out and voted for me and my excellent colleague Councillor Barbara Dring.


FixMyStreet
Dumped fridge, 1st May 

1 May 18

Outside 422 Walsall Road, dumped fridge on grass verge Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 428 Walsall Road, Perry Barr Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Furniture fly tipping, 1st May 

1 May 18

A load of furniture left outside 138 Walsall road on grass verge Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 138 Walsall Road, Perry Barr Report on FixMyStreet…


Rugby
What to expect at Costco rival Food Warehouse – and it’s not quite what you would think 

27 Apr 18

The new supermarket has opened at One Stop Shopping Centre in Perry Barr…


Blog politics
BIRMINGHAM PLANNING COMMITTEE SAY NO TO LOSS OF TREES IN OSCOTT SITE 

27 Apr 18

The Birmingham City Councils Planning Committee at a meeting yester day again made it clear they did not agree with the Aldi Planning application for the Old Horns site.


FixMyStreet
Pothole, 26th April 

26 Apr 18

Approaching Perry Barr offside pothole needs attention as priority Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 160 Grosvenor Road, Birmingham Report on FixMyStreet…


Rugby
Costa Coffee to open inside One Stop Shopping Centre in Perry Barr this week 

25 Apr 18

Costa Coffee will be situated directly next to Asda…


Blog politics
OSCOTT COUNCILLORS OUT AND ABOUT 

25 Apr 18

Councillor Barbara Dring and I are out and about in Oscott ( where we live ) all the time discussing with our fellow residents their concerns.


Blog politics
THE BATTLE AGAINST FLY TIPPING IN OSCOTT GOES ON 

25 Apr 18

Councillor Barbara Dring and I have started a new campaign against fly tipping in Oscott.


Blog politics
IF YOU STILL HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT TREES IN OSCOTT CONTACT PLEASE ME 

25 Apr 18

Following discussions with Amey Highways senior tree officer it has been agreed residents concerned about the way trees have been pruned near their homes will be visited by the officer to discuss their concerns.


Blog politics
MORE POT HOLES IN OSCOTT NEED TO BE REPAIRED 

25 Apr 18

Months of bad weather including the best have left many roads across the country with carriage was breaking up and forming pot holes.


FixMyStreet
Pile bags dumped on pavement., 20th April 

20 Apr 18

Again more piles of bags dumped on the pavement outside 104 Villa Rd, East Handsworth [ Pub ‘called HEAD’].


FixMyStreet
Black bags dumped, 16th April 

16 Apr 18

More black bags dumped overnight by bottle bank.


Rugby
Watch: Men scale fence and burgle house as elderly victim sleeps upstairs 

16 Apr 18

Four men broke into the house on Silvercroft Avenue in Handsworth Wood…


FixMyStreet
Fly tipping on grassed area, 14th April 

14 Apr 18

This rubbish is located just by the junction into hillside drive on Kingsdown Ave Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 25 Hillside Drive, Perry Barr Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Directions sign traffic post needs cleaning, 13th April 

13 Apr 18

A directions sign post (for West Bromwich) on the corner of Handsworth Wood road pointing towards Church Lane B20 needs a clean as there is green moss over it.


FixMyStreet
Graffti on a redidents Wall behind bus stop, 11th April 

11 Apr 18

Once again unpleasant graffti has been spay onto a residents wall behind no16 bus stop on Handsworth Wood Rd.


Blog politics
THE QUESLETT NATURE RESERVE A PLACE TO RELAX 

4 Apr 18

I managed to spend a little time in the Queslett Nature reserve before the down poor.


Blog politics
HAPPY EASTER 

1 Apr 18

Along with Councillor Barbara Dring I would like to wish all our fellow Oscott residents a Happy Easter.


FixMyStreet
5 losse paving slabs in shopping area on Lozells Rd, East Handsworth., 31st March 

31 Mar 18

4 loose, rasied, sunk paving slabs in busy shopping area need made safe, outside 109 – 1011 Lozells Rd, East Handsworth, the slabs as trip hazard, would be much appreciated if Birmingham City Council can repair, make safe.


FixMyStreet
3 loose paving slabs in shopping area Lozells Rd, East Handsworth., 31st March 

31 Mar 18

3 loose paving slabs, and hole in pavement outside 156 Lozells Rd, East Handsworth, [ 156 Lozells Nagtex Textiles shop] in busy shopping area, pedestrian safety issue, would be appreciated if Birmingham City Council can address please and repair…


Blog politics
TREE PRUNING IN OSCOTT 

28 Mar 18

I was pleased to see some catch up tree pruning has begun in Oscott there is still a lot to do however to catch up on weather delayed work.


FixMyStreet
Pile fly tipping left months on Lozell Rd, Handsworth B19., 28th March 

28 Mar 18

This pile of fly tipping picture provided shows what has been dumped that has been there for months been told, right by other shops/businesses nearby.


Blog politics
THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO CAME ALONG TO MY COUNCILLORS SURGERY 

28 Mar 18

Thank you to all those who came to my Councillors surgery yesterday.


News
Twins from Handsworth Wood sentenced 10 years after £450,000 charity tax scam 

27 Mar 18

Arfan and Imran Ali, aged 30, who set up bogus charities to steal more than £450,000 in Gift Aid repayments, have been jailed for nearly 10 years.


Blog politics
HELP LOOK AFTER THE QUESLETT NATURE RESERVE 

25 Mar 18

Now the light nights and hopefully better weather is approaching I hope residents start to enjoy the Queslett Nature Reserve for pleasant walks and so on.


Blog politics
MY NEXT COUNCILLOR SURGERY WILL BE ON 2TH MARCH 

24 Mar 18

My next Councillor’s surgery will take place on the 27th of March.


Blog politics
GROT SPOTS GIVEN A CLEAN 

23 Mar 18

Have been trying to get a number of grot spots cleaned up this week.


Blog politics
MEETING OSCOTT RESIDENTS 

22 Mar 18

Meeting our fellow Oscott residents is something Councillor Barbara Dring and I do every day because WE LIVE in Oscott and being a councillor hear is not just a job to us.


Rugby
Firefighters tackle restaurant fire on Lozells Road 

21 Mar 18

Shoppers and commuters have been told to avoid the area…


FixMyStreet
Settee, Fridges, bags, etc dumped on Lozells Rd., 20th March 

20 Mar 18

2 Fridges, Settee, carboardsm bags, wood dumped outside 235 – 237 Lozells Rd, East Handsworth, B19, please see pictures attached.