Oscott (ward)

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Oscott
West Midlands
Oscott
Oscott
 Oscott shown within the West Midlands
Population 24,073 (2001 Population Census)
   – density  37.5 per ha
OS grid reference SP100944
Metropolitan borough Birmingham
Metropolitan county West Midlands
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BIRMINGHAM
Postcode district B44
Dialling code 0121
Police West Midlands
Fire West Midlands
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament Birmingham Perry Barr
List of places
UK
England
West Midlands

Coordinates: 52°32′51″N 1°51′06″W / 52.5474°N 1.8517°W / 52.5474; -1.8517

Oscott is a ward in the northwest of Birmingham, England, within the formal district of 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.

History[edit]

The area is mainly a housing estate built in the 1930s and 1940s. Before this it was mainly rural farmland.

Population[edit]

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.

Local politics[edit]

The ward of Oscott is represented on Birmingham City Council by three Labour Party councillors: Tristan Chatfield, Barbara Dring and Keith Linnecor.[1]

The ward has adopted a Ward Support Officer.

Oscott Ward Local Action Plan[edit]

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.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oscott Ward
  2. ^ Oscott Ward Local Plan 2004/05

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