Kings Norton Ward Tasking Meeting is held monthly on a Thursday of every month at Hawkesley Community Centre at 6.30pm.
Staff Changes at Kings Norton Neighbourhood Team
Kings Norton NHT has a new Neighbourhood Inspector. PS James Tandy is the new Neighbourhood Sergeant. Inspector Kate Webb-Jones is the new Neighbourhood Inspector. PS James Tandy started on Wednesday 2nd February.
Priorities of the last meeting.
Dome Hawk Cameras Kings Norton.
As a result of concerns raised at the last Kings Norton NHT Tasking meeting an audit check has been made on the 5 Dome Hawk Cameras allocated to Kings Norton Ward. I can confirm that all cameras are in working order.
Current locations – Hawkesley Square, Hawkesley Park, Greaves Square and Kinlet Avenue.
Information has been received from the Highways Engineer. Unfortunately due to the current inclement weather conditions, there has been a delay in the installation of the speed visors allocated to Kings Norton Ward. It is hoped that the installation will commence in March.
Officers from Kings Norton NHT have conducted two drugs warrants on Kings Norton Ward since the last Tasking Meeting. On both occasions drugs were recovered. At one address a large quantity of both Class A and Class B drugs were recovered. A small amount of Class B was recovered from the second property.
Kings Norton NHT Officers working in partnership with Environmental Health Officers, conducted a scrap metal operation on Wednesday 4th February. A number of officers from neighbouring teams and the Traffic department were also involved. Areas around the 3 Estates in particular the Groves off Green Lane have been targeted by scrap metal dealers. Regeneration Manager Mrs Bali Paddock has been consulted. It has been agreed that signs will be put up on the void properties advising that the empty homes have been stripped of all copper/boilers ect. It is hoped that this will act as a deterrent to potential scrap metal thieves.
A joint operation has been arranged with the Dog Wardens and officers from Kings Norton NHT. The operation will be educational and enforcement. This will include distribution of dog waste bags, literature and advice to dog walkers. Offenders could be subject to an on the spot fixed penalty notice and a fine of £80.00. There will be exemptions for assistance dogs.
Travellers Tern Grove Hawkesley.
Travellers have set up camp on Tern Grove, Hawkesley. This location is within the clearance zone. Officers from Kings Norton NHT are proactively patrolling the area on a daily basis. Officers are engaging with the local residents and the travellers in an attempt to redice ASB at the location. A 7 day Common Law Notice WAS SERVED on Thursday 12th February. The travellers have confirmed their intentions of vacating the site by today (Sunday 22nd February).
Recorded Crimes January 2015.
- Burglary (BDH) 2015 – 12 , 2014 – 8 Difference 4
- Robbery 2015 – 12, 2014 – 10 Difference 8
- Crim damage 2015 – 24, 2014 – 47 Difference 23
- ASB 2015 – 4, 2014 – 5 Difference 1
The Safe Haven Team will be working with approximately 30-40 young people over the past week during half term. They have engaged in conservation work, working with the National Trust, a variety of sporting activities, they will also receive inputs around crime and ASB.
Date of the next Kings Norton Tasking meetings is Thursday 12th March 2015 6.00pm.
Direct dial Number for Kings Norton Neighbourhood Team is 0121-626-1727
Many thanks to PC Levy for the information provided.