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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.


FixMyStreet
Pile of bags,boxs dumped Villa Rd on pavement., 20th March 

20 Mar 18

Pile of bags, boxs, dumped on the pavement near phone booth, next to 119 Villa Rd, Post Office and Pakeeka Supermaket, East Handsworth, as pictures show.


Blog politics
MEASURES TO STOP PARKING TO CLOSE TO DYAS ROAD CROSSING 

19 Mar 18

I am pleased to hear that the Transportation department will now be drawing up plans to help prevent parking on or near the new Zebera crossing on the Dyas Road near the crossing later tis year.


Blog politics
PARKING AND ROAD SAFETY AROUND SCHOOLS IN OSCOTT 

18 Mar 18

I would really like to thank those Oscott schools who took the effort to come along to the Oscott Schools Parking and Road safety working party working party last week All schools the Schools in Oscott were invited to send a representative along to …


Blog politics
SOME OSCOTT RESIDENTS SHOULD CHECK THEIR POLLING STATION DETAILS 

17 Mar 18

Oscott residents should be aware that due to the Governments Boundary commission changing electoral wards across Birmingham including OSCOTT this year a number of residents may find the polling station they may have voted at has changed.


Rugby
Dozens of motorists snared in targeted Sutton Coldfield traffic operation 

14 Mar 18

A joint operation carried out at the Beggars Bush in New Oscott lead to 26 motorists being prosecuted…


Blog politics
THE ATTACK ON THE 610 COMMUNTY CENTRE WAS A DISCRACE 

13 Mar 18

As many Oscott Residents will know there was a break in at the 610 Community Centre recently where not only theft took place but also wanton vandalism.


Blog politics
SOME OSCOTT RESIDENTS MAY HAVE TO USE A DIFFERENT POLLING STATION 

13 Mar 18

Some Oscott residents may find their polling stations have changed when they go out to vote.


Rugby
Work can begin on Commonwealth Games athletes village after mayor awards grant 

10 Mar 18

West Midlands council bosses approve grant to kick start the redevelopment of Perry Barr…


Blog comment
£20 million pledge for Commonwealth Games Village 

10 Mar 18

WMCA agree to make funding available ahead of 2022.


Blog politics
GETTING POT HOLES DEALT WITH 

7 Mar 18

Given the particularlyfreezing weather we have had recently it has been inevitable more pot holes should appear on our streets.


Rugby
Why beauty spot is being dug up to protect homes in Great Barr 

6 Mar 18

Parts of Sandwell Valley Country Park will be churned up as phase two of the Perry Barr and Witton Flood Scheme begins…


Business
Europa Capital and Sovereign Centros complete new lettings at One Stop shopping centre, Perry Barr 

5 Mar 18

Europa Capital, in partnership with Sovereign Centros, has completed a letting to The Food Warehouse at One Stop Shopping Centre in Perry Barr, Birmingham.


Blog politics
OSCOTT’S BOUNDARY HAS CHANGED AND YOU WILL BE ASKED TO VOTE FOR 2 COUNCILLORS THIS TIME 

5 Mar 18

When out and about on the street I am still finding some Oscott residents who do not realise the changes the Governents Boundary Commision have made to ward boundaries accross Birmingham including Oscott.


Blog politics
CAT LITTER DISPOSAL 

5 Mar 18

Just a reminder I would like to confirm that the BCC Waste department will take away cat litter as long as it is securely bagged and in a reasonable amount as part of a collection in the wheelie bin ( black bag) (not wet which would make it heavy for…


Blog politics
CHECKING ON GRIT BIN LEVELS DESPITE THE SNOW. 

2 Mar 18

I have been out and about again despite the snow checking that the grit bins in Oscott have grit in them.


Blog politics
HOW TO CONTACT ME WITH A CONCERN 

2 Mar 18

I would just like to remind Oscott residents using this blog both Councillor Barbara Dring and I are on Face Book and Twitter.


Blog politics
DONT WALK ON THE FROZEN QUESLETT NATURE RESERVE LAKE 

1 Mar 18

Don’t try and walk on (or let your dog run) on the Queslett nature Reserve Lane.


Rugby
How Muslim charity plans to transform Perry Barr police station 

1 Mar 18

Great Barr Muslim Foundation needs council approval to renovate the Walsall Road site into a community centre and place of worship…


Blog politics
OSCOTT TREE PRUNING UPDATE 

27 Feb 18

As local Oscott residents our selvesCouncillor Barbara Dring and Iunderstand only to well many of our constituents and neighbours are concerned about the need to have the trees in their road pruned.


Blog politics
PERRY BARR MP OSCOTT SURGERY DETAILS 

27 Feb 18

The M.


Blog politics
DONT FORGET THE ELDERLY IN OSCOTT 

27 Feb 18

Especially during this very cold weather check with any elderly neighbours of friends to see if they are ok and have their heating on.


Blog politics
STILL CHECKING ON GRIT BINS IN OSCOTT 

26 Feb 18

Out and about again as part of the Oscott Labour Team ( a few snow flakes about)) checking on the level in grit bins in the Oscott area.


Blog politics
ALDI QUESLETT SITE UPDATE 

22 Feb 18

Subject: Planning Inspectorate APP/P4605/W/17/3182279: Old Horns Crescent, B43 Sadly ALDI who are a large powerful company have decided to appeal the Councils decision to the Governments inspectorate, without agreeing any compromise.


Rugby
Homes targeted in Perry Barr after three burglaries in one night 

22 Feb 18

Raids took place at properties in Bayswater Road…


Rugby
Police bust cannabis farm in leafy Handsworth Wood 

22 Feb 18

Around 100 plants were found in a property in Cornwall Road…


Rugby
Revealed: This is when new £1m gym will muscle into Perry Barr 

21 Feb 18

The Gym will be situated next to Nike in One Stop Shopping Centre…


Rugby
Councillor on patrol: “We want Handsworth Wood to be a no-go area for criminals” 

21 Feb 18

Cllr Narinder Kooner wants to make her Ward a ‘no-go’ area for criminals with more visible patrols…


Blog politics
GOVERNMENT PLANNING HEARING ALDI QUESLETT VENUE AND DATE ANNOUNCED 

20 Feb 18

Subject: Planning Inspectorate APP/P4605/W/17/3182279: Old Horns Crescent, B43 7HA PINS have confirmed that the appeal will be a hearing, to start at 10:00 on Tuesday 1 st May 2018 (and continue on 2 nd May if necessary).


Rugby
The remarkable story of ‘chip shop Queen of Brum’ who turns 100 

20 Feb 18

Newtown, Nechells and Lozells chip shop stalwart Artemis Pili has celebrated becoming a centenarian this week…


Rugby
Sutton Coldfield school first in Birmingham to receive prestigious sporting award 

16 Feb 18

New Oscott Primary School is the first in Birmingham to be handed the Youth Sport Trusts platinum award…


Blog politics
KINGSTANDING POLICE STATION TO CLOSE 

16 Feb 18

I have learnt today that the Kingstanding Police Station may be closing altogether.


Rugby
Thousands of new homes are at risk and the Government needs to act 

14 Feb 18

The Commonwealth Games Village at Perry Barr among projects hanging in the balance…


Blog comment
Thousands of new homes are at risk and the Government needs to act 

14 Feb 18

The Commonwealth Games Village at Perry Barr among projects hanging in the balance…


Rugby
Post Office branch returns to Handsworth Wood a decade after closure 

14 Feb 18

Community gets their branch back after major cull in 2008…


Business
Post Office branch returns to Handsworth Wood a decade after closure 

14 Feb 18

Community gets their branch back after major cull in 2008…


Blog politics
KINGSTANDING POST OFFICE UPDATE 

13 Feb 18

Councillor Barbara Dring and I checking out the proposed new Kingstanding Post Office location To day I have received the following from a senior Post Office representativethis morning…


News
2022 Commonwealth Games Village in Perry Barr to provide housing legacy for Birmingham 

13 Feb 18

Approximately 1,000 new homes will be built in the Village Located at Perry Barr, just off the A453 Aldridge Road The Village will act as a catalyst for a significant housing growth programme that will deliver up to 3,000 new homes in the area The …


Rugby
Homes and transport bonanza for Perry Barr thanks to Commonwealth Games 

13 Feb 18

First look at where athletes from around the world will live during sports jamboree…


News
Homes and transport bonanza for Perry Barr thanks to Commonwealth Games 

13 Feb 18

First look at where athletes from around the world will live during sports jamboree…


Local news
Funeral Arrangements for Fr David Condron 

10 Feb 18

Reception of the Body and Mass: Tuesday 20th February at 7pm St Francis of Assisi, Southam Street, Kineton, CV33 0LL Funeral Mass: Wednesday 21st February at 12 noon St Peter Apostle Dormer Place, Leamington Spa CV32 5AA Followed by refreshments in …


Blog politics
DOG MESS LEFT ON PAVEMENTS AND OPEN SPACES IN OSCOTT NEEDS TO BE STOPPED 

10 Feb 18

Dog mess on our pavements and open spaces like the Glenmead Field can be so unpleasant.