Priorities from last meeting.All Out day Friday 8th August.

There is an All Out Day scheduled for Friday 8th August.
Volunteers are required to take part in a Community Speedwatch which will cover identified speeding hotspots across Kings Norton 3 Estates. Participants will meet at Kings Norton Police Station at 10:00am Environmental Health will have a stall to set up on The Fold where they will be delivering leaflets and free dog waste bags. They will also be visiting and reminding local shopkeepers and food outlets of their obligations around keeping the areas outside their premises clean.

Officers frrom Kings Norton Neighbourhood Team have identified and will be working with 8 New young people involved in ASB and low level crime on Kings Norton Ward.
They will be invited to attend the Police Station with their respective parents/guardians and sign up to (ABC) – Acceptable Behaviour Contracts.
The contracts will include exclusion areas, non associaton and curfews.

Great News Stories

As a result of a joint Police and Trading Standards Operation, Kasda Supermarket on Hawkesley Square has had its alcohol licence revoked for a 3 months period.
This is due to a breach of their licensing agreement. This was the only retail outlet selling alcohol at this location, since the closure of Zanzibar Off Licence.
As a direct result of this, there has been a marked reduction in calls to Hawkesley Square for alcolhol related ASB.
Residents are elated at the difference this has made to their shopping experience and feel they have regained their shopping centre.

Prompt response from PCSO ANDY VINCENT, Kings Norton Neighbourhood Team, lead to the arrest and charge of two males on suspicion of robbery, on 23rd June.
The offenders stole a pair of expensive headphones from a student on his way home from college.
Local knowledge led PCSO Vincent to conduct an area search along the canal towpath.
The offenders were spotted ad when challenged by PCSO Vincent, they threw the headphones into the canal in an attempt to disperse of the evidence. PCSO Vincent gave chase and both were caught and arrested. The next day the OSU used this incident as a training excercise and carried out a search of the canal.

Mini Motor Bikes.

The Summer months attract ASB around Mini Motors, officers from Kings Norton NHT are proactively conducting foot and cycle patrols within the identified hotspot areas.
Since the last Tasking Meeting two further mini motor bikes have been seized, making 3 in total in the last month.
In addition section 59 notices have been served on young people suspected on being involved in Mini Motor ASB/Offences.
A off road bike has also been recently seized off Green Lane.

Dangerous dogs seized.
On June 23rd after a number of reports of an organised dog fight on Shannon Road by the multi storey blocks. Officers attended and two dogs were seized; a Bull Mastiff and a Rottweiler.
Another dog was also seized on Kings Norton Green recently following reports that an elderly lady had been bitten. It was ascertained that the dog had been injured, which is why it lashed out,
The dog was collected by the dog warden.

Safe Haven
The Safe Haven Team will be working with a large number of young people over the Summer Holidays. They will be involved in Conservation work and litter picking round the estate.

Road Closures
A reminder that the Queensway Tunnels in Birmingham City Centre will be closed to all motorists between Friday 18th July – Monday 1st September 2014.

In addition Cartland Road in Kings Heath will be closed between Monday 21st July – Tuesday 9th September 2014. (Cartland Road is the link between Vicarage Rd Kings Heath and Pershore Road, Stirchley).

Date of next Tasking Meeting is Thursday 17th August 2014.


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