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Rugby
Police arrest kidnap suspects in Sparkbrook after ‘man forced into car’ 

25 Jul 17

Man believed to have been attacked and forced into a vehicle in George Street, Lozells…


Blog politics
COUNCILLORS SURGERY 

25 Jul 17

I have a Councillors Surgery today (Tue) at the 610 Community Centre Kingstanding Road, Time 9.30am.


Blog politics
MISSED WASTE COLLECTION UPDATE 

22 Jul 17

I am still being asked what the situation is regarding the strike action which is effecting the waste collection / emptying of wheelie bins.


Rugby
Race hate thug JAILED after spitting at and abusing Asian women drivers in Lozells 

21 Jul 17

Davion Kelly pleaded guilty to three counts of religiously aggravated assault at Birmingham Magistrates Court…


Blog politics
THE HARE AND HOUND PUB NEEDS TO BE PUT RIGHT OR RE DEVELOPED 

20 Jul 17

On behalf Of Oscott and Kingstanding Residents I have raised the condition of the former Hare and Hounds public house on the Kingstanding Road at this weeks Planning Committee.


Blog politics
YET MORE FLY TIPPING HAS HAD TO BE DEALT WITH 

20 Jul 17

Before After Sadly YET AGAIN 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.


Local news
Brazen robber snatches smartwatch from man in New Oscott Stores… 

19 Jul 17

VULNERABLE man had a smartwatch taken in a brazen robbery in Erdington.


FixMyStreet
The appalling litter and dumping around the foorpaths where the A4040 meets the A34 at perry Barr, 18th July 

18 Jul 17

I got off the no 11 bus at Perry Barr and walked down to One Stop shopping Centre.


Blog politics
THE M.P. FOR PERRY BARR CONTACT DETAILS 

18 Jul 17

I occasionaly receive requests for assistance or advice which would be better addressed by the MP for Perry Barr.


Local news
Girl rescued from TREE in Honiley Drive, Sutton Coldfield 

17 Jul 17

FIREFIGHTERS rescued a five-year-old girl in Sutton Coldfield after she got stuck up a TREE.


Blog politics
YOUTH CLUB FOR THE KIDS ON THE BANDYWOOD ESTATE 

17 Jul 17

Youngsters living on the Bandywood Estate aged 10 to 19 there is now a Youth club based at the Emanuel Church Kettle House Road.


Blog politics
THE BATTLE FOR A CROSSING ON DYAS ROAD HAS BEEN WON 

17 Jul 17

I would like to thank the Neighbourhood Police Initiative organiser Brian Brookes for all his help in organising petitions asking for this crossing which I presented to the Council last year along with other letters.


Blog politics
THE NEXT FQNR ACTIVITY SESSION 29TH JULY 

17 Jul 17

There will be an Friends of the Queslett Nature Reserve activity day on the 29th July at 11.30am There will be litter picking, some light pruningand some improvementwork is to be undertaken.


Blog politics
CUTS NEED TO BE CUT 

17 Jul 17

Birmingham is not the only large Council being hit by the Governments cuts to their funding from the Central Government but being the biggest council it has seen the biggest cuts –over £650 million from its annual budget since 2010.


Blog politics
MY NEXT COUNCILLORS SURGERY IS ON THE 25TH JULY 

17 Jul 17

My next Councillors surgery will be held at the 610 Community Centre on the 25th of July at the 610 Community Centre Kingstanding Road, The time will be 9.35am.


Blog politics
HOW TO CONTACT ME 

15 Jul 17

Please note I use Face Book and Twitter as an information outlet often rather than bombarding residents with leaflets.


Blog politics
KEEP OUT OF THE QUESLETT NATURE RESERVE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY 

15 Jul 17

It may bewarm during the summer holidays but never be tempted to cool down by entering the lake in the Queslett Nature Reserve.


Blog politics
COMING SOON KNIFE DROP IN AMNESTY FOR OSCOTT 

14 Jul 17

Following my request the Local Police team are to look at introducing a Drop in knife amnesty at one of their future Police activity events in the Oscott.


Sport
Heathens move up the table with hard-fought victory over Plymouth 

13 Jul 17

CRADLEY advanced to third place in the National League with a hard-fought 48-41 win over Plymouth at Perry Barr last night (Wednesday…


Blog politics
THE DESPUTE OVER THE WASTE COLLECTION NEEDS TO BE RESOLVED ASAP 

13 Jul 17

I would like to thank those resident who have contacted be regarding their wheelie bins or bags not being collected.


Blog politics
ALDI MAY APPEAL TO GOVERNMENT RE QUESLETT STORE PLANNING APPLICATION 

13 Jul 17

“ Clearly it is of some concern that Aldi appear not to wish to re look at the Plans they have put forward with a view to modifying them to ease the concerns of a lot of local residents.


Blog politics
PARKING STLL AN ISSUE NEAR PO SORTING OFFICE IN OSCOTT 

13 Jul 17

I have complained yet again to the Post Office Management Team regarding the lack of parking for their staff at the Kingstanding Road sorting office.


Local news
Volunteer wanted to live in glass box at Tesco New Oscott in… 

12 Jul 17

A VOLUNTEER is wanted to stay in a glass box for more than two days in a busy Sutton Coldfield supermarket all for a good cause.


Sport
Heathens ‘cannot afford any more slip-ups’, says Pottinger 

12 Jul 17

CRADLEY boss Will Pottinger knows his side cannot afford any more slip-ups when they host Plymouth at Perry Barr tonight (7.30pm).


Sport
Pottinger ’embarrassed’ in Cradley’s defeat to Birmingham 

11 Jul 17

CRADLEY boss Will Pottinger conceded his side were simply not good enough as they went down 57-31 to local rivals Birmingham at Perry Barr.


Local news
Three taken to hospital after ‘severe’ flat fire in Marsh Hill,… 

10 Jul 17

A ‘SEVERE’ blaze at an Erdington flat saw three people taken to hospital and was the second fire in the space of 24 hours in Erdington.


Rugby
Best chicken tikkas and other reasons Perry Barr is ideal home for Commonwealth Games 2022 

9 Jul 17

Commonwealth Games will get a warm welcome from the people of Perry Barr says the area’s MP…


FixMyStreet
More black bags dumped, 8th July 

8 Jul 17

Yet more black bags dumped next to bottle bank, Hamstead road, B19 1DG.


FixMyStreet
Black bags of rubbish, 6th July 

6 Jul 17

Again..


News
Brummies run riot over slow starting Cradley 

6 Jul 17

BIRMINGHAM Brummies secured local bragging rights on Wednesday night with an impressive 57/31 win over rivals Cradley at Perry Barr.


Blog politics
OSCOTT TREE CAMPAIGN THORNBRIDGE AVE TREES TO BE PRUNED 

6 Jul 17

Following the Oscott Tree campaign which I am leading (many thanks to Councillor Barbara Dring and Councillor Tristan Chatfield for their unstinting support) it has been announced that Thornbridge Avenue is now to have its trees pruned.


Rugby
New webcams help you beat the traffic at Birmingham tips 

6 Jul 17

How to check the traffic at Tyseley, Sutton Coldfield, Perry Barr, Castle Bromwich and Lifford Lane…


Rugby
Watch: Moment passer-by SAVES woman on bridge threatening to jump 

5 Jul 17

Crowd watching Perry Barr drama unfold cheers and applauds incredible act as police try to talk her down…


Blog politics
CATCH THE BUS WEEK 

4 Jul 17

I have been out and about again today trying to help promote the use of buses this week Today I was at the Mel Square with the Transport for West Midland Team and officers from the Safer Travel Team.


Rugby
Watch: Urgent TV appeal to find driver involved in crash which killed a grandfather in Perry Barr 

4 Jul 17

Paul Foster was killed instantly after a white transit van hit him following a collision with a car near Perry Barr Greyhound Stadium…


FixMyStreet
Numerous bags of rubbish & items dumped, 3rd July 

3 Jul 17

The usual dumping continues…


Blog politics
610 COMMUNITY CENTRE DETAILS 

3 Jul 17

610 Youth Community Centre Record details Manager Steve Joseph Youth centre 610 Youth Community Centre Phone number 0121 464 2268 Address 610 Kingstanding Road, Kingstanding, Birmingham B44 9SH FOR THE RECORD I HOLD MY SURGERY HERE 9.30AM ON THE 4TH…


Blog politics
OSCOTT WARD MEETING WITH TREES ON THE AGENDA JULY 5TH 

3 Jul 17

The next meeting of the Oscott Ward Committee will be on July 5th (Wednesday) at 7pm.


FixMyStreet
Dumped brown sofa, 2nd July 

2 Jul 17

A brown sofa has been dumped close to the junction with derrydown road and perry avenue Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 11 Derrydown Road, Perry Barr Report on FixMyStreet…


Rugby
Shots fired at Handsworth Wood Road house after ‘fight at a wedding’ 

1 Jul 17

Front door and window peppered with gunfire…


Blog politics
THE BATTLE FOR ROAD SAFETY AT THE ALDRIDGE ROAD THORNBRIDGE ROAD GREENHOLM ROAD STILL GOES ON 

1 Jul 17

OSCOTT RESIDENTS CAN HELP I am still waiting for the Local Police and the Birmingham City Councils Transportation department to come up with what I consider the correct information relating to the Aldridge Road /Thornbridge Road/ Greenholm Road …


Blog politics
NEVER BUY GOODS OR SERVICES AT THE DOOR AND AVOID SCAMS 

1 Jul 17

I am campaigning along with the Oscott Neighbourhood Police Initiative Brian Brookes NPI and Cold Calling Champion Brian Brookes to try and prevent unwanted sales respresentatives form conning peole and to warn against scans which are on the increase.


Blog politics
THE OSCOTT ELDERLY RESIDENTS HAVE A DAY OUT IN LIVERPOOL 

29 Jun 17

Along with Councillor Barbara Dring and despite the rain I had an enjoyable day out with members of the Oscott Elderly Residents Group at the Liverpool Docks yesterday.


Rugby
‘Little Girl Blue’ mum: I want to finish my life, knowing justice has been done 

28 Jun 17

Helen Bailey was murdered in 1975 in woods near to the M6 in Perry Barr.


Blog politics
THE FRIENDS OF THE QUESLETT NATURE RESERVE NEED MORE VOLUNTEERS 

27 Jun 17

Popped in the Queslett Nature reserve to do some litter picking today and to have a look at some of the work that needs doing by the Friends of the Queslett Nature Reserve.


FixMyStreet
Recycling bins not collected, 27th June 

27 Jun 17

Recycling bins not collected Friday.


FixMyStreet
More black bags of rubbish, 27th June 

27 Jun 17

More black bags in corner of open space next to Taj co butchers.


Rugby
Police still hunting gunman who blasted victim inside Lozells barber’s shop 

26 Jun 17

Man gunned down on busy Saturday afternoon…


Blog politics
THE ALDRIDGE ROAD ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN NEEDS YOUR INFORMATION 

26 Jun 17

With the support of Councillor Barbara Dring and other members of the Oscott Labour Team, I am still leading a campaign for better road safety at the Greenholm Road/ Thornbridge Avenue and Greenholm Road Junction.


Rugby
Man shot in back at Lozells barber’s shop, police hunt two gunmen 

25 Jun 17

Victim in serious condition after attack took place on Nursery Road at 3pm on Saturday…


Local news
Kings Norton school children enjoy visit to police firing range 

24 Jun 17

A group of school children from Kings Norton had a great time when they were invited to visit firearms police at a state of the art training facility in Perry Barr.


Blog comment
WMNEG, 29th June: project based at Uplands Leisure Gardens, Handsworth Wood 

23 Jun 17

  Open meeting   West Midlands New Economics Group FOE Warehouse, 54 Allison St, B5 5 TH ‘MISSION POSSIBLE’ Thursday 29 June, 5-7 pm   29 June  – The ‘Mission Possible’ project based at the Uplands Leisure Gardens in Handsworth Wood…


Rugby
Commonwealth Games 2022 could be good for Perry Barr – but locals need to be consulted 

21 Jun 17

Perry Barr councillor Jon Hunt says bid is a huge opportunity for jobs and homes but residents need to be consulted about transport and development plans…


FixMyStreet
Black bags of rubbish dumped overnight, 20th June 

20 Jun 17

Dumped overnight Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 96 Hamstead Road, Lozells Report on FixMyStreet…


Rugby
Shocking moment a car MOUNTS convertible in Perry Barr 

20 Jun 17

Recovery officers attended the scene to help lift a silver Toyota Auris off a red Peugeot 306…


FixMyStreet
Furniture dumped by Endwood court drive, 19th June 

19 Jun 17

Furniture – settee, mattress? or black seat, and other oddments, near the pavement, pushed against the bank, just up from the bus stop on Handsworth Wood Road.


Rugby
Man in court accused of hate crime after punching Muslim woman in the face 

17 Jun 17

The alleged hate crime happened last Sunday as the victim sat in her car at traffic lights in Lozells…


Rugby
Man arrested after ‘Muslim mum punched in face at Lozells traffic lights’ 

16 Jun 17

Victim was reportedly sat in her car with her two young children when she was targeted…


Rugby
Fly-tippers spark major rat problem at Princess Alice Retail Park in New Oscott 

15 Jun 17

Pest controllers called in to get rid of rodents…


Local news
Rat epidemic at Princess Alice Retail Park in Sutton Coldfield… 

14 Jun 17

ANGRY residents have called for action after reporting rats at a Sutton Coldfield retail park due to fly tipping.