Priorities from last meeting.
The Fire prevention team have completed their fire safety checks at Campion and Saffron House Sheltered Housing Scheme. They have provided updates to the staff and residents re their concerns.
Primrose Hill Farm
The management at Primrose Hill Farm have been advised and declined the offer of a meeting with local residents. They have denied that their staff/residents are responsible for any noise nuisance on site. They are also disputing that the parking issues in Meadowsweet Avenue and surrounding roads are from staff at Primrose Hill Farm. Officers on patrol will endeavour to continue the patrols at the location and deal with any vehicles found causing an obstruction by means of ticket enforcement measures.
All Out Day Friday 8th August 2014
The All Out Day on Friday 8th August was a success. A number of operations were conducted across the 3 Estates which included, Community Speed watch involving local residents, and a Police enforcement ANPR. Environmental Health had a stall at The Fold Shopping area. The officers provided dog waste bags and literature advising residents on the new dog legislation. Local Shopkeepers were visited and reminded of their responsibility around keeping the areas outside their premises clean. The dog warden also went on patrol with officers around the 3 estates providing education and dog waste bags to residents. In addition litter patrols were conducted across the area in partnership with Birmingham City Council staff. A number of visits were conducted to families involved with Anti-Social-Behaviour and warning letters sent out.
Officers from Kings Norton Neighbourhood Team have been engaged in Family Fun days at Wychall Family Centre and Pool Farm Childrens Centre. This involved crime prevention advice and engagement with the local community.
Safe Haven and Youth Workers from Hawkesley Youth Centre, have been working with approximately 80 young people during the summer holidays. The young people have been involved with conservation work, litter picks, and community speedwatch. They have also engaged in Police workshops around drugs, shoplifting, knife crime and assaults.
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Areas have been identified across the ward for targeted hotspot patrols. This means that local residents will see more high visibility patrols in these areas. Areas identified are the subject of repeat Anti-Social-Behaviour, mini motors and repeat calls for service. Officers will conduct hi visibility patrols within these areas throughout the shift for a minimum of 15 minute periods. Identified areas include The Fold and Hawkesley shopping areas, the Groves off Green Lane and Wychall Lane shops.
Another Mini Motor Bike has been seized. Officers are proactively patrolling areas where mini motor bikes have been identified as being a problem. Subsequently any mini motor bikes seized results in the families receiving a joint visit from their housing provider (BCC or relevant Housing Association) they are advised that this could have an adverse effect on their tenancies. Privately owned or rented properties are dealt with by the Community Safety Partnership Team.
Since the last Tasking meeting a further 3 suspected dangerous dogs have been seized under the new legislation. The dogs were reported to be out of control across the Ward.
During the two week gun amnesty 131 weapons have been handed in and in excess of 1000 rounds of ammunition. This is in the lead up to the change in a gun legislation which will result in any person being found in possession of a weapon being liable to a sentence of up to life imprisonment.
Again many thanks to PC Levy for the information.
The date of the next Tasking meeting is Thursday 18th September and is Held at Hawksley Community Centre, 51 Edgewood Road, Kings Norton B38 9RN.