Kings Norton Tasking Meeting
Hawkesley Community Centre Thursday 22nd January 2015 6.30pm
Updates from Last Meeting
Speed Visors Kings Norton Ward.
Senior Constituency Engineer (Highways) Mr Glenn Smith has provided the following locations –
1- Shannon Road near to Hawkesley School, Hawkesley.
2- Walkers Heath Road between Hillmeads Rd and Lazy Hill.
3) Meadowsweet Avenue, Hawkesley.
4) Longdales Road, Hawkesley.
5) The Fairway, Kings Norton.
6) Rednal Road, near to the junction of The Fairway.
7) Pershore Road South, opposite Kings Norton Primary School, Kings Norton Green.
The speed visors will be sited week commencing Monday 2nd February 2015. There are only 2 Speed Visors allocated to Kings Norton Ward. They will remain in-situ for approximately 2-3 months before being relocated.
In addition a road safety scheme is being implemented in Longdales Road near to Edgewood Road. This will include chevrons, slow signs, bend warnings and road markings.
New Dog Legislation
Birmingham City Council introduced new Dog Control Orders in March 2014. Owners who ignore the orders face being issued with an on the spot fixed penalty notice and a fine of £80.
1) The Fouling of Land by Dogs Order 2014
It will be an offence for a dog owner to fail to remove faeces forthwith from any land to which the public have access.
2) The Dogs on Leads Order 2014
It will be the responsibility of any person in charge of a dog to ensure that they are kept on a lead at all times on all public roads and adjoining footways. It will be an offence for a person in charge of a dog to fail to put that dog on a lead when directed to do so by an authorised officer.
3) The Dogs Exclusion Order 2014
It will be an offence for a person in charge of a dog to enter into or remain in any clearly demarcated children’s play area.
4) The Dogs (specified Maximum) Order 2014
It will be an offence for a person to have more in excess of four dogs on open land in Birmingham. (There will be an exception to assistance dogs).
FROSTY MORNINGS are upon us and residents may be tempted to defrost their cars by leaving keys in the ignition, with engines running on the driveway. However, vehicle thieves are aware of this and in the past have stolen cars from driveways. Please be aware that insurance companies are highly unlikely to pay out if vehicles are stolen in these circumstances.
We are urging motorists to use alternative methods of defrosting their vehicles by using De-Icers. Please remain with your vehicle at all times.
Sexual Offence Kings Norton
There was a serious sexual assault on 6th December 2014, at The Green, Kings Norton. The offender was identified and arrested by Officers from Kings Norton Neighbourhood Team 2 days later. The Offender has been charged with a number of offences and is currently on remand pending his court appearance.
On Thursday 22th January there was an indecent assault on a student in Popes Lane, Kings Norton. The investigation is on-going. Officers are conducting daily hi-visibility uniform reassurance around patrols around St Thomas Aquinas School.
Sandwell and Birmingham South local policing units ended 2014 on a high as both witnessed the lowest crime stats for over a decade. Chief Superintendent Todd and Ward were keen to recognise the milestone results.
Officers and staff are now working to ensure these figures are sustained throughout 2015, and are keen to heap praise on the vigilance of local communities, while also encouraging their continued support.
Chief Superintendent Christopher Todd from South Birmingham Police added: ‘It should be not be underestimated the significant role that our local communities have played in these reductions. If you’ve reported suspicious activity, shared one of our social media appeals, or simply double checked the security of your home then you are fundamental to this success.
During December 2014 Birmingham South LPU recorded 1,306 offences, against an average of 1,536.
Regeneration Project Manager Bali Paddock was invited to the Kings Norton Tasking Meeting. Unfortunately she was unable to attend. She has confirmed that she will providing updates at the Next Kings Norton Ward Committee Meeting. at Oddingley Hall, Thursday 5th February meeting commences at 7pm.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Kings Norton Charity Hamper Appeal. We delivered in excess of 50 hampers on Christmas Eve across Kings Norton Ward.
The date of the Next Tasking Meeting is –
THURSDAY 15TH FEB 2015 AT HAWKESLEY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Many thanks to PC Levy and the team for the information.