Birchfields' Residents  Activity BloG


Clear-up EVENT this Saturday 26th November in Haughton Road, B20 3LD  

10.30 to 12.30 -free cup of soup !,-birmingham-.aspx

Wednesday 9th November 2011, 10am in the  Livingstone Road Allotments Community Hut, entrance on Livingstone road, opposite the Broadway Dance school. Let us know if you want to stand for election.Come and learn more about our activities especially the new  Allotment Well Being project

NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICE meetings for the Birchfield area
Monday 21st November 2011
at 6:30pm at Holy Trinity School, Havelock Road.

Vote for Perry Hall Park to win £25,000 for Sports facilities- but before 18th November-click here  
    110 on Friday 18th, but Rectory Park, Sutton Coldfield,has 356

LATEST NEWS  received from Neighbourhood  Police Team-
A BLITZ on drugs in Lozells and East Handsworth is gathering pace
At 6.30am today (16/02/12) officers from the Lozells and East Handsworth neighbourhood policing team executed a warrant at a house on Alfred Road following a tip-off from the community.Following a fingertip search of the property, officers recovered approximately 200 wraps of suspected heroin, a large bag of suspected powdered heroin, approximately £3000 cash, and a firearm.A 40-year-old man who was in the property at the time was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply and firearms offences.Yesterday, the team also raided properties on Robert Road and Westminster Road recovering cash, drugs and associated drug dealing paraphernalia. Two men were arrested and were later released on police bail pending further enquires.Sergeant Lucy Bird who led the action, said: "As a result of our action, and with the communities support, we're seeing a domino effect on suspected drug dealing across the city. One raid is leading to another and another.  Local people who recognise the
harm drug dealing is having on their neighbourhood have been incredibly supportive.Having seen our tough stance, they are coming forward to offer additional information which we hope will lead to further raids in the very near future."Anyone with information on those responsible for drug crime in their neighbourhood should call police on 101. Alternatively, people who do not want to speak to officers directly should contact the independent charity.Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.  For those using drugs, information on support services in Birmingham is available by calling 0800 073 0817.Many ThanksLucy
Sergeant 20040 Lucy Bird

On 22/10/11 Lozells and East Handsworth Neighbourhood Team conducted a bus operation on Wellington Road in company with National Express Bus Inspectors to reduce crime, disorder and anti social behaviour on the bus networks in the area, and to provide reassurance to local residents.  In total over 60 persons were stop checked for failing to obtain a valid ticket and Fixed Penalty Notices were issued.  Most of those stopped were known to the police.  Two of the persons stopped were of interest to Immigration so details have been passed on.  One male was arrested during the operation for Possession of Offensive Weapon after a knuckleduster was recovered during a search.

More from our new Sargeant
With the clocks recently going back and the darker nights firmly upon us, officers in Lozells and East Handsworth would like to encourage local residents to think about their home security.
Statistics show that burglary offences traditionally rise during the winter months, with many people leaving their proprty insecure or failing to follow a few easy to apply crime prevention techniques.
To help secure your home during the winter months, please consider the following advice.
Consider purchasing a timer switch for your lights. These are inexpensive and ensure homes are not left in darkness to alert burglars to an empty property. - Always ensure that windows and doors are securely locked when ot in use. An opportunistic burglar only needs a few seconds to enter an insecure property and steal your belonging.
- Remember to cancel any milk or newspapers that you usually have delivered if going away for a few days. A burglar may notice these and be alerted to an empty home.Keep sheds, out houses and garages locked - your tools could be used to break into your home.
- Neighbourhood Watch is an effective way to keep your home and local community safe. You can find details of how to join or set up a scheme from the partnerships officer at your local station. Please call 0345 113 5000 for details.
Sergeant Lucy Bird, responsible for policing in Lozells and East Handsworth, said: "Figures have just been released to show that there have been 2,300 fewer victims of burglary so far this year compared to last. By following the helpful advice above, you can help us to further reduce this figure and ensure that your home remains as safe and secure as possible this winter."
For more crime prevention advice, daily police updates and interaction, please visit us on Twitter at
For further advice about keeping your home secure, please visit:

The Police tell us that they have now placed CCTV images of possible offenders on their
West Midlands Police website.

The link is as follows:

West Midlands Police has launched two hotline numbers for members of the public to contact them with information on the disorder which broke out in parts of Birmingham last night( Monday 8th August). Detectives will be manning a freephone number 0800 096 0095 and local rate 0207 158  0125 from 1.30pm on Tuesday August 9.
Chief Inspector Matt Markham, said:
“We’ve published CCTV images on our website of suspects we believe were involved in the disorder.
  “If anyone recognise anyone in the images, or has information relating to the disorder or offenders, then I’d encourage them to contact either hotline number immediately so we can bring offenders to justice.”
Detectives are also keen to hear from any members of the public who may have recorded footage of the disorder on CCTV cameras or mobile phones.

Tuesday 23rd August 2011 at 6:30pm at The Westerings Community Room
 (Grosvenor Road entrance @ Westminster Road)

Spread the Word! Lozells, Birchfield and Handsworth People’s Conference

PEOPLES CONFERENCE to discuss community issues in Handsworth, Saturday 9th July at City College, Soho Road, 10.30am to 2pm

SPORTS FACILITIES in the area, check this out

Community Police Meeting  held at St Clare's School, Robert Road on 25th May at 6:30pm

Lord Mayor opens new IT suite at WESTMINSTER School-

Planning Application to CLOSE access to WESTMINSTER Road from Wellington Road
Site: Westminster Road/Wellington Road, land at, Handsworth, Birmingham, B20Proposal:Erection of 11 new dwelling houses, new access road and associated landscapeand parking and stopping up of access between Wellington Road andWestminster RoadThe above application was accepted by the Council on 19/04/2011. We are interested in your comments onthe application reference 2011/02475/PA –preferably before 31 May 2011.

BRMB WALKATHON passes through Perry Barr May 8th
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                 watch slide show on UTube

Former Birmingham Lord Mayor dropped as Labour local election candidate by James Cartledge, Birmingham Post Mar 31 2011
 STREET ACTION DAY Wednesday 30th March, 10am-2pm meet corner Hutton Road with Westminster Road

  Still waiting for photographer Carl to return our tapes so that we can show you a few video clips, they have been requested many times...............

 Brag's Free Event has been great success

Yvonne Wager, our Council Support Officer (right) with Barbara Petris our chair sit spellbound by the young talent .

on the 10th March at the Banqueting suite on Birchfield Road for the  Celebration of 


It was your chance to celebrate Birchfield's talent and make new friends,were YOU there ?

A day in the life of
 is shown in this short video by Simon Baddeley,

who features in the current edition of the Birchfield Bugle


17th January 2011  The "NIBBLER" starts work on our LAST MAST Tower 

January 13th 2011, council rubbish bags still uncollected from Wellington Road. 4pm.
So much for BCC promise to clear all bags by end of weekend.   

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