Travellers Wansbeck Grove Hawkesley
Approximately 10 Caravans set up camp at Wansbeck Grove, Hawkesley over a 2 week period. During this time they were closely monitored by officer from Kings Norton Neighbourhood Team working in partnership with a Traveller Liaison Officer from Bham City Council.
On the first day a 7 day notice was served, and then daily visits were conducted to the site. All registration numbers of the vehicles were recorded for intelligence purposes. The travellers stated they were one extended family. There have been no reported incidents, confrontations or animosity between the travellers and the local residents.
A meeting was held with the clearance team and the highways department to explore ways of blocking off the entrance to explore way to prevent the travellers returning. Unfortunately this is not possible due to the layout.
Breach of Anti Social Behaviour Injunction
Officers working in partnership with Birmingham City Council obtained an Anti Social Behaviour Order Injunction against a family in October 2013. The injunction was breached in February 2014. An adult female was arrested and put before the courts. She received a custodial sentence and was sent to a female prison in Derby.
A 3 year restraining order was issued at Birmingham magistrates Court to a female who subjected her neighbours to racist ASB, while under the influence of alcohol. The Courts also made an order which banned her from her current address and the street for 3 years. This effectively made her homeless for 3 years. The family have had to obtain alternative privately rented accommodation.
During the recent school holidays The Safe Haven Team engaged with approximately 45 young people. (10 of the group had been involved in the recent incidents of bus damage across the Ward). The group took part in conservation work at the rear of Little Hill Grove and Millenium Green.
The Group have already been booked up to carry out gardening tasks at Several Locations across the Ward over the Easter Holidays.
Crime Prevention Card Collection Con
Detectives in the West Midlands investigating more than 100 cases of ‘courier fraud’ have arrested four people in connection with the crimes. Officers from West Midlands Economic Crime Unit (ECU) forced entry to addressed in Perry Barr, Nechells, Aston, Kings Norton, Washwood Heath, Kitts Green and Wednesbury at 7am on Thursday 20th March.
The Number of courier fraud offences have risen dramatically in the West Midlands since the start of the year. Courier fraudsters commit their crimes by cold-calling victims and claiming to be police officers. They then convince the victim to hand their bank or credit card to a courier who visits their home to collect it. Latest figures show 114 reported cases in the West Midlands area in the last two months with elderly victims being specifically targeted.
Good News Stories
As a result of the recent helicopter operation across Kings Norton with the Police Helicopter, a drugs warrant has been executed and a Cannabis Factory discovered. The occupier has been arrested and a number of Cannabis plants have been seized and destroyed. The address was privately rented accommodation. The landlord has been informed and the tenant could be faced with eviction.
Additional Officers have been allocated to the 3 Estates in order to address ASB on identified areas in particular Hawkesley Square.
Date of next Kings Norton Police Meeting Thursday 20th March 2014 Hawkesley Community Centre 6.30pm