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Police Tasking Issues / New Topic: Crime Updates, Charged
« Last post by Mick Jones on March 16, 2018, 05:02:26 PM »


Two Birmingham men have been charged with a string of vehicle crimes in the Stirchley area of Birmingham, which are believed to have taken place since the start of this month.


Ronnie Brookes, of Cranesbill Road in Weoley Castle, was charged with theft from a motor vehicle, aggravated vehicle taking, driving a car without insurance and driving while disqualified. The 29-year-old was also charged with criminal damage.


Scott Watts, aged 35, from Devon Road in Quinton, has been charged with theft from a motor vehicle and appeared at Birmingham Magistrates Court this morning (16 March) with Brookes

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Police Tasking Issues / Crime Updates, Stirchley
« Last post by Mick Jones on March 16, 2018, 09:21:57 AM »
Crime Updates
Over night there have been two burglaries one lock-snap in Ash brook Road in Stirchley at the rear of the address through a UPVC door and the other Burglary was in Overbury Close a window was smashed with a brick and entry gained to the address.

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Police Tasking Issues / Crime Update, Stirchley.
« Last post by Mick Jones on March 14, 2018, 03:53:54 PM »
Crime Update
On the 13/03/18 in Hazelwell Road in Stirchley there has been a Criminal Damage to motor vehicle the drivers side window has been smashed on a red transit van. I am sending this alert out to keep the residents of Stirchley updated following the problems that there has been in Stirchley area with vehicle crime.
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Police Tasking Issues / Crime Updates, Stirchley, Bournville, and Cotteridge.
« Last post by Mick Jones on March 08, 2018, 10:44:58 AM »
Crime Updates
Overnight there has been two theft from garden sheds one in Linden Road in Bournville and one in Holly Grove in Cotteridge. Also there has been six theft from motor vehicle in the Stirchley area in Hazelwell Street, Ash Tree Road, Hunts Road, Pershore Road Shirley Road and Breedon Road. Please do not leave anything of value on display and leave your vehicle in an area with good street lighting.   

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Stirchley Community group / Re: Stirchley in Bloom
« Last post by Kwacky on March 06, 2018, 06:32:05 PM »
Email sent to Nicola.

Thanks for this.
Stirchley Community group / Re: Stirchley in Bloom
« Last post by Chris on March 06, 2018, 12:54:41 PM »
Msg from 'Stirchley, The Way Forward' :- 

Due to the extraordinary bad weather we have extended the ordering period for plants and hanging baskets for ' Stirchley in Bloom' to Friday March 16th. Please let us know if you would like to purchase a discounted basket?
Police Tasking Issues / Crime Update, Stirchley
« Last post by Mick Jones on March 05, 2018, 02:29:35 PM »
Crime Update
On the 3rd of March a burglary has been reported in Pineapple Road in Stirchley. A garden shed has been broken into by damaging the lock items have then been stolen. With the recent bad weather it is easy to forget about garden sheds please make sure yours is locked and secure. Any problems please report them to the police.   
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Stirchley Neighbourhood Forum / Re: Notes Minutes of the last meeting
« Last post by Mick Jones on March 05, 2018, 09:39:05 AM »
Stirchley Neighbourhood Forum
Minutes of the meeting held on 13th Febraury 2018,
Stirchley Community Church
Present:   46: Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Members of the Forum’s management committee, Councillor Huxtable, Councillor Locke and Councillor Sealey
Apologies:   3
Peter Walker took the chair and welcomed everyone to the meeting. The minutes of the meeting held on 8th January 2018 were circulated and agreed as a true record.
Matters arising    
Bournville Lane clothes bank: this is on private land outside the barber shop. It was reported that the owner has requested its removal but has been unable to contact the company that supplied it.
Bournville Lane traffic safety: any improvements, such as the proposed pedestrian refuge, will probably have to wait until the next financial year.
Policing update      
Sgt Holder announced he is leaving Bournville; the new sergeant will be Sam Bowhill.
Drugs warrants: several successful warrants have been executed this month. Cash that has been seized will be passed onto the Active Citizens Fund.
Burglaries: the ringleader in the recent lock snapping burglaries has been jailed for 18 months; impending charges may see this sentence increased. Lock snapping burglaries remain an issue.
On the spot fines: Sgt Holder confirmed BCC employees do not issue these.   
Doorstep thefts: two itinerant males have been visiting elderly people in their homes on the pretence of a gas leak, then stealing from them. Sgt Holder reminded everyone to verify the IDs of any cold callers, and to keep an eye out for elderly neighbours. The males were described as white, one aged in his 50s, the other 20s/30s; both had Irish accents.
Pub break-ins: 4 men have been arrested.
Community Speedwatch: this initiative is being trialled across the West Midlands region; Bournville has been selected as a pilot project.
Twyning Rd: a local resident reported a van having its windows smashed, graffiti and petty vandalism. Sgt Holder advised residents to report all crimes to the police, so they could deploy resources appropriately. When questioned about arrests relating to graffiti, Sgt Holder explained it was a low priority.
ANPR: automatic number plate recognition will be extended to south Birmingham next year.
Pub scam: Sgt Holder will pass on details of a group of young men visiting local pubs and asking customers for cash to enter fake competitions.
PW thanked Sgt Holder for his work in Bournville and regular attendance at Forum meetings.     
Public Space Improvements      
Cat Watton, architect and public space campaigner, thanked PW for inviting her to the Forum to talk about improvements to the road network that would encourage cycling and walking. CW showed examples of initiatives from other cities, including a scheme in Walthamstow called Mini Holland that sought to reduce rat running along side streets by introducing bollards at key points. CW suggested the residential streets adjacent to the Pershore Rd could benefit from such a scheme. 
In response to the suggestion this would simply shift traffic from side streets onto main roads, CW agreed this was the immediate effect, but in time car use would decline as walking and cycling became safer. Traffic planners would also be more aware of actual traffic levels and deal with these more effectively.
Concerns were raised for both residents living on main roads, who would see traffic increase, and residents on side streets, who may see a reduction in routes out of the local area. CW explained any scheme was designed to minimise inconvenience to residents. Emergency services would also be consulted to maintain access. 
Cllr Huxtable raised the Home Zone concept, and the recent designation of Kings Heath as a Green Travel District. CW expressed her opposition to one-way streets, as these encourage speeding.   
The high costs of public transport were cited as a reason why car use remains so high in Birmingham. Cllr Huxtable countered with statistics about train use, which has doubled since the 1990s. 
Planning update      
Sandra Cooper, Forum Planning Officer, updated the meeting on current planning issues.
Former Tesco site: Seven Capital have tweeted that they are working on the scheme and are hoping to hold a consultation soon. The Forum have invited Seven Capital to attend a meeting.
Cllr Huxtable stated Seven Capital are in private pre-application discussions with BCC Planning. No details of these will be made public.
A local resident reported their unhappiness with the height of the site hoardings, which they feel are too tall.   
SC reassured the Forum that Seven Capital have a reputation for not land banking.
Stirchley in Bloom: Stirchley The Way Forward are hoping to enter the RHS Britain in Bloom competition this year. Anyone interested in getting involved is encouraged to get in touch.
Stirchley Library: SC asked how residents could show their appreciation to the librarians for keeping the library open throughout the winter despite having no heating. It was suggested more people using the library would show how much they valued the facility. 
Upcoming events
Stirchley Baths tunnel tour: spaces are still available on Saturday 18th February
Stirchley History Group: a history of Selly Manor, Stirchley Baths, Thursday 8th March
Researching house history: training event at Stirchley Baths, Saturday 10th March
Date of the next meeting
Monday 12th March, 7.30 pm in Stirchley Community Church
Disclaimer notice on behalf of the Stirchley Neighbourhood Forum Management Committee
1. The Management Committee does not normally have prior knowledge of items which will be raised as Any Other Business, but the Management Committee will help facilitate such items where it does have prior knowledge, and which are in the interests of Stirchley.
2. The Forum is not aligned to any political party or one group and hence will hold a neutral stance in all political items which are raised at the meetings; the Forum may take a stance (positive/negative) on planning applications discussed at the meeting or on changes to community/neighbourhood services which affect the Forum area
3. The Forum’s Management Committee will not allow a person or organisation to use the Forum’s meeting as a means to any political end.
4. All residents and businesses within the Forum’s area have the right to attend and speak at the meeting.  Business owners, not resident within the forum area, have a right to attend and speak at SNF meetings, but they cannot make up quorum.
5. The Forum or its Management Committee will not be held responsible for leaflets or other media which is handed out by third parties either at or following the Forum’s meeting.  The views of any such leaflets or other communication are those of the distributor/publisher and not necessarily those of the Neighbourhood Forum.
Police Tasking Issues / Crime Update Stirchley, Cotteridge and Bournville
« Last post by Mick Jones on March 02, 2018, 03:49:51 PM »
Crime Update
Over the last five days there have been SEVEN Theft From Motor Vehicles on the ward five in Stirchley the roads are Lea House Road, Regent Street,Alexandra Road and two in Bond Street also one in Middleton Hall Road Cotteridge and one in Bournville Lane Bournville. Please make sure your vehicles are locked and secure and that no valuables are left on display.   
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Stirchley Neighbourhood Forum / Crime Update Stirchley, Bournville.
« Last post by Mick Jones on February 27, 2018, 10:32:56 AM »
Crime Update
Today there has been reported one burglary in Cob Lane in Bournville break in through the lean-too smashing the glass to gain access to the latch and one attempted burglary in Lyndworth Road in Stirchley removed the plastic on the conservatory door and have then removed the barrel from the door no entry gained to the property. Please pass this message on to other residents in your area and if you see anything suspicious please report it to the police.

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