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Have YOUR say on local policing - in person or online!
Updated Wednesday 19th June
Members of the local community were invited to attend the latest Selly Oak police and community tasking meeting which took place at 7pm on Wednesday 19th June.
The tasking meeting enabled residents to speak with their local officers and ask questions about policing in the Selly Oak area.
The meeting was facilitated by Selly Park South Neighbourhood Forum at Christ Church Selly Park and we wish to express our grateful thanks to Christ Church for kindly hosting the meeting.
Those who could not attend the meeting in person could get involved by viewing the meeting LIVE on line. It was streamed in its entirety on Youtube.
To watch the video recording of the meeting click here
Online viewers were able to ask questions by sending messages on TWITTER to @bhamsouthpolice
using the hashtag #askwmp
or on FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/brumpolice
Representatives from West Midlands Police were accompanied by Birmingham City Council staff from the anti-social behaviour team and environmental services team.
Ahead of the above event, on Monday evening 10th June, we teamed up with Birmingham South police to co-host a LIVE web chat.
The web chat saw the three most senior police officers in the area answering your questions.
Chief Superintendent Emma Barnett and Superintendents Jo Smallwood and Andy Shipman answered your questions about policing across the south of Birmingham. The Command Team invited members of the local community to ask questions about how officers police the area, and were also keen to hear any concerns or queries local people wisge to share.
To read the questions and answers in the web chat simply click PLAY in the grey box below.
Dogpool Lane Bridge - Work continues following re-opening
Updated Thursday 6th June
Since the opening of the new bridge to traffic on Monday 20th May work on completing the project has continued.
The inner and the outer walls of the bridge have been treated with anti-graffiti coating. A road lighting column has been re-sited and the Toucan crossing for pedestrians, wheelchair users and cyclists has been switched on and is fully operational.
The concrete abutments of the temporary bridge have been removed, new gabions have been put in their place to reinforce the river banks, the direct route of the cycle path has been restored and the ground between the cycle path and the river bank has been landscaped and seeded with grass.
The construction compound has been largely cleared and landscaping and reseeding with grass is well advanced. A riverside picnic table has been put in place.
There is still further work to carry out.
The clearing of the construction compound site and restoration of the land has to be completed. A number of the coping blocks on the bridge parapets were found to be chipped when they were being put into place and these will be replaced with new ones.
The 'ahead only' road markings will be painted onto the westbound lane. A review of the cyclepath and footway markings has also been requested.
Image above: The upstream side of the new bridge with river bank landscaping and new picnic table.
Image above: The Toucan crossing with landscaping work going on in the background.
Image above: A closer view of the landscaping of the construction compound site
FOR FULL DETAILS OF THE PROJECT AND A PHOTOGRAPHIC RECORD OF THE VARIOUS STAGES OF THE PROJECT AND ALL OF THE ENTRIES OF THE DOGPOOL BRIDGE SITE MANAGER'S BLOG PLEASE SEE THE FEATURES PAGE OF THIS WEBSITE.
Local Hero Award nominated by you...
Published Thursday 6th June
Birmingham City Council's 'Local Hero' Award recognises the work of council staff who provide excellent customer care. If you have benefitted from such a service we would love to hear from you.
The nominated member of staff could work in any department of the council. They may be a helpful telephone adviser, a friendly librarian, a conscientious park keeper, a favourite carer, a hospitable housing officer or a star teacher.
The nominee may have 'saved the day' by helping you out of a difficult situation, given a consistently high standard of service over a long period of time or just put a smile on your face and made your day.
We would love to hear your stories!
For further details please click here
Changes in the National Health Service
Published Thursday 30th May
People are being invited to attend a local NHS Listens event from 5pm to 8pm on Wednesday 12th June at the Clarendon Suites, 2 Stirling Road, Hagley Road, Edgbaston B16 9SB.
Everyone is welcome to come along, come and hear about the changes that are happening within the NHS, ask questions and make comments. Patients, the general public, carers and community groups are welcome to attend.
For full details please click here.
Crime prevention message
Published Tuesday 28th May
This is a crime prevention message from Birmingham South Police. We have recently had several thefts from garages and sheds with property stolen. Residents are reminded to secure all doors and windows to sheds and garages and to remain vigilant. We have increased patrols to identify and arrest the susupected offenders.
If you see anyone acting suspiciously please call the police on 101.
Victim Support and Antisocial Behaviour
Updated Friday 24th May
New in our LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES on this Home Page is information and a link to the Victim Support organisation and the Birmingham Residents Antisocial behaviour Victim Empowerment project (BRAVE).
Victim Support is the independent charity providing advice and support for victims and witnesses of crime in England and Wales. BRAVE, part of Victim Support, helps people living in Birmingham who experience persistent antisocial behaviour.
ADDITIONALLY: The needs and interests of the victims of crime and anti-social behaviour will be officially recognised in the Birmingham Victims' Charter.
Ensuring all victims receive a high quality service from key agencies in a timely, adequate and meaningful manner is at the heart of the charter, was set for approval by the city council's Cabinet on May 20.
Its development has been led by Victims' Champion Cllr Jess Phillips, with a series of roundtable discussions and focus group meetings held with relevant organisations and victims of crime last year along with an online survey for the wider public to offer their thoughts.
As a basis, the council has taken the Ministry of Justice's national code of practice for victims of crime and enhanced it by adding value and improvement on a local level for victims in Birmingham.
For further details please click here
CP4SO - Community Partnership for Selly Oak - regeneration campaign
Updated Friday 26th April
CP4SO has been formed to protect Selly Oak from inappropriate and unsympathetic developments and promote the regeneration of Selly Oak for the benefit of the whole community.
Its central interest at the moment is the controversial changes in the plans for the regeneration of the Battery Park derelict indiustrial site which lies between Bristol Road and the A38 Selly Oak New Road.
Selly Park Neighbourhood Forum, along with other community groups across the whole of Selly Oak Ward, supports and has now affiliated with CP4SO.
To find out more about this issue and CP4SO please visit their website by clicking here
Domestic waste and recycling collections
Updated Tuesday 18th June
NEXT DOMESTIC WASTE COLLECTION - TUESDAY 25th JUNE:
Please put out waste in tied black bags on Monday evening ready for collection early Tuesday morning.
RECYCLING COLLECTION - TUESDAY 25th June:
Green boxes for cans and plastic and glass bottles and containers. Blue boxes for paper and cardboard.
RECYCLING COLLECTION - TUESDAY 2nd JULY:
Recyclable green garden waste. Please use City Council clear bags or green bags for recyclable garden PLANT waste. Please note that soil or rubble will NOT be collected. If you are uprooting clumps of grass, dead plants etc, please shake the soil off the roots before putting the plants in the green bags.
TETRA PAK CARTONS:
Each year 55,000 tonnes of orange juice, soup and milk cartons are thrown away, which is equal to 2.3kg per person.
Residents in Birmingham, instead of throwing the milk and juice cartons away can now recycle them. Working with ACE (Alliance for Carton Recycling) there are now facilities to collect Tetra Pak cartons at the Household Recycling Centres. The City Council are not currently able to take them via doorstep green box collections.
For more information about Tetra Pak and how they are recycled go to www.tetrapakrecycling.co.uk
For more information on what you can recycle and where please go to the City Council's A-Z of Recycling by clicking here.