Oscott (ward)

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Oscott
Ward
Oscott is located in West Midlands county
Oscott
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Oscott shown within the West Midlands
Population24,615 (2011 Ward)[1]
• Density33.4 per ha
OS grid referenceSP100944
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBIRMINGHAM
Postcode districtB44
Dialling code0121
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52°32′51″N 1°51′06″W / 52.5474°N 1.8517°W / 52.5474; -1.8517Coordinates: 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, 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.[2] Chatfield's term expires in 2022[3], while Dring and Linnecor were recently re-elected in May 2018.[4]

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.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birmingham Ward population 2011". Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  2. ^ Oscott Ward
  3. ^ Council, Birmingham City. "Councillor Tristan Chatfield | Weoley & Selly Oak Ward | Labour Party | Birmingham City Council". www.birmingham.gov.uk. Retrieved 2018-05-05.
  4. ^ Shergill, Becky. "Local government election results May 2018". www.birmingham.gov.uk. Retrieved 2018-05-05.
  5. ^ Oscott Ward Local Plan 2004/05

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