Oscott shown within the West Midlands
|Population||24,073 (2001 Population Census)|
|– density||37.5 per ha|
|OS grid reference|
|Metropolitan county||West Midlands|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||West Midlands|
|UK Parliament||Birmingham Perry Barr|
The Ward is centred on the area known as Old Oscott, originally just "Oscott", and should not be confused with nearby New Oscott. It includes the former Booths Farm sand quarry, Aldridge Road Recreation Ground, Witton Cemetery and Kingstanding Circle. The ward borders the Metropolitan Borough of Walsall and areas such as Perry Beeches and Queslett. Parts fall within Great Barr.
The nearest library serving the ward is Kingstanding Library.
The area is mainly a housing estate built in the 1930s and 1940s. Before this it was mainly rural farmland.
The 2001 Population Census recorded that there were 24,073 people living in the ward. 9.4% (2,273) of the ward's population consists of an ethnic minority which is low compared to the average percentage of 29.6% for that of Birmingham.
The ward has adopted a Ward Support Officer.
Oscott Ward Local Action Plan
The Oscott Ward Local Action Plan was a locally organised plan to improve the quality of living within the ward during 2004 and 2005. Through funding from the Neighbourhood Renewal Fund, problems raised by local residents such as vandalism, anti-social behaviour and the cleanliness of the area were tackled.
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