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Police: Kings Heath Neighbourhood Tasking Meeting - September 2008

Pasted below are the notes of the Kings Heath Police Neighbourhood Tasking Meeting of 24 September  2008. 

NB Date/Time/Place of next meeting: Wednesday 29th October 2008 @ 7pm Brandwood Centre, 157, Allens Croft Road, Kings Heath


Kings Heath:

New Priorities:

1. Anti social behaviour of small children allowed out after dark in Kings Road, Kings Heath

2. Litter and recycling boxes not being collected / emptied in Kings Road / Partons Road area

3. Speeding on Alcester Road South between Howard Road and Wheelers Lane

Previous Priorities:

1. Lack of black bin liners in Linley Grove This has been passed to the Council Lifford Lane Depot and hopefully now resolved.

2. Allen's Croft Road/Dawberry Fields Road, new play area development. Unsafe for children at the moment. ASB in an evening. Skate area flooded recently with the bad weather A meeting is to take place between police, youth services, landscape architects and environmental wardens. Police are carrying out extra patrols in the area. A number of local teenagers have recently signed up to acceptable behaviour contracts agreeing not to throw stones or cause grafitti. Three children have been given bail conditions not to go to the park following an incident. PCSO Stor is arranging for talks at Allens Croft and Stirchley Schools from the Fire Service.

3. Livingstone Road/St Patricks Close, ASB, underage drinking and smoking, most evenings from 7pm onwards Extra patrols have taken place and one arrest made for a public order offence. The team will continue to pay attention.

4. Featherstone Road/Westminster Drive near to the Scope house inconsiderate parking in the day Officers have patrolled this area but no offences have been seen. The team will continue to pay attention

5. Harton Way, mattresses dumped outside a property This has been reported to the council and hopefully now removed.

6. Drug dealing in Linley Grove This is an ongoing operation no update as yet



New Priorities:

1. Parking on Dog Pool Lane, specifically an abandoned white van near the crossing and vehicles using the Highbury Public House.

2. Inconsiderate parking and litter in Newlands Road.

3. Fly Tipping at Ten Acres Works

Previous Priorities:

1.The Worthings onto FordhouseLane, cars often parked dangerously over the corners of the road and on the pavement.  

Officers have paid attention to this area but no offences have been seen. Vehicles are sometimes parked on the corner but are not obstructing the junction or the pavement.

2. Tree on corner of The Worthings needs cutting back

This has been reported to the council and hopefully now resolved.

3. Young people congregating outside Hazelwell PH / Vicarage Road

The police team are continuing to pay attention to this area. We will be taking part in a ‘bottlewatch’ scheme in the next few weeks. This involves working with local off licences to attempt to identify where alcohol is being bought which ends up being drunk in parks etc.  

4. Counterfeit currency being used at shops Vicarage Road

We have not had any significant increase in counterfeit currency in the Kings Heath / Stirchley area but will continue to alert shop keepers if a spate of this occurs.

5. Bournville Bridge, flooding during recent bad weather

The Councillors and Stirchley Forum are working together to attempt to deal with the problems suffered by many Stirchley residents during heavy rainfall. The River Rea has been cleared of debris which may cause blockages and lead to flooding and known blocked drains are being reported for urgent attention.  


Panel members present:

Chairman: Dave Jee (Hazelwell Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator)

Councillor Tim Huxtable (Bournville Ward)

Councillor Mark Hill (Brandwood Ward)

Councillor Mike Leddy (Brandwood Ward)

PCSO Sal Stor, PC Michelle Costello, PC Kate Smith


List of Members present from Partner Agencies

Royden Dawson (Environmental Warden, Birmingham City Council)

Karen Stevens (Ward Support Officer, Bournville Ward)

Tom Ambler ( Neighbourhood Tasking Development Manager)

Approx 40 members of public present


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