Saturday, September 28, 2013
Friday, March 29, 2013
It is with great sadness the we members of the ORG's learn't of the passing of Aubrey Longe. Aubrey has been a true champion for the Oscott community for many years. He was the Chair of the Oscott Central Neighbourhood Forum. He was also a Bus Passenger Champion and a Considerate Contractor Lay Assessor. His walm, Charm and genrous nature will not be forgotten. We would like to express outr sympathy to all his loved ones at this time.
Monday, March 18, 2013
The next Oscott Elderly Residents group (Chair Maureen Byrne) coffee meeting will be held on Wednesday 20th march. Anyone over the age of 55 is welcome. There is tea and light refreshemnts a chance to have a chat, take part in a raffel, listen to guest speakers and so on. These meetings are held at the 610 Community Centre Kingstanding Road on the 3rd WEdnesday of the month at 11.15am.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Following the 3 AGM's held on the 9th March these were the results Nigel Quinn was elected Chair of the ORA Maureen Byrne was elected Chair of the OREG and George Hough was elected Chair of the ODG There were also discussions relating to- Wheelie bins (No finale decisions have been made in regards to many of the questions being asked however it was a worth while exchange of views. Dog Fouling initiatives are being planned to try and deal with this. Council trips, there are not that many these days and most are sponsored Green waste charging may lead to fly tipping. It was a shame the Great Barr Observer did not publish the meeting details and other issues. The Police were in attendence (Seargent Tomlinson) as was Councillor Keith Linnecor For copy of minutes please ring 675 2349
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The oscott resident groups have had a mixed reaction re this subject. many older resident simply do not want them. They believe they are hard to store and to handle because of things like steps and lack of space. Residents do not like the idea of having to pay £35 to have green waste moved either. However some resident think having wheelie bins will reduce street litter caused by split black bags and will help people to recyle.Many other local authorities have had wheelie bins for many years. The Government have given the Council money to introduce wheelie bins and to keep rubbish collections on a weekly basis. Councillor Keith Linnecor has for months been taking the views of residents and passing them on to those who are in charge and we would recommend you contact him with your views.
The Oscott Residents Groups will be meeting to hold their AGM's on Saturday 9th of March at 10.30am. The Venue will be the 610 Community Centre Kingstanding Road. The Oscott Residents Association The Oscott Disability Group & the Oscott Elderly Residents Group will be holding their AGM's. These groups are looking for new member and Committee members. There will also be an opportunity to ask your local Councillors Questions and find out what is happening in the area The Police and other community leaders have also be asked to attend. This is a good opportunity to ask Oscott Councillors about issues related to Oscott and to hear more about the Oscott Residents groups