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Update from your local police team

Alert message sent 17/10/2020 19:03:00

Information sent on behalf of West Mids Police


Good afternoon,
 
I hope that you are keeping safe and well.
 
Your local police team have been hard at work this week across Shard End, Kitts Green and Tile Cross.
 
The whole team are working on a project about groups of youths that cause problems in the Matchbox Estate area. As well as engaging with them directly we have been working with their parents and guardians to talk about how their behaviour affects the community. We’ve also been making referrals to different agencies that can help them to positively fulfil their full potential. We’ve discussed the situation with our youth engagement team and are looking at all the options we have to make improvements in the area.
 
Our PCSOs Georgina and Zoya have been working with Hillstone Primary School who, since the beginning of this term, have had a new Birmingham City Council car free streets scheme in place before and after school. The official restrictions mean between 8.15 and 8.45am and again between 3 and 3.30pm the signed roads around the school can only be used by pedestrians and pedal cycles. As this is a new scheme that everyone is getting used to we’ve been helping to educate motorists and local residents about the restrictions.
 
Responding to residents’ concerns about parking and road safety we’ve been working with Darlaston Builders Merchants to review the parking outside the premises and planning how we can work together to encourage safer and more courteous driver behaviour.
 
The Shard End StreetWatch team were out in force on Friday patrolling their local area and highlighting areas of concern to the PCSOs. The group also conduct patrols by themselves and regularly give us a valuable insight into what’s happening in the area which we’re very grateful for. If you would like to get involved in StreetWatch just reply to this message and I’ll give you some more details.
 
Domestic violence continues to be a priority area for us and the team have been part of the arrest of offenders locally to hold them to account and keep victims safe. We can all play a part in helping victims of domestic abuse – it’s a well-researched fact that it takes victims a long time to come forward and speak to the police themselves. If you have concerns about someone from what you see or hear don’t hesitate to get in touch with the police – on 999 if it’s an emergency situation or 101 or web chat on our website if the incident isn’t happening at the time. We will respond seriously to all concerns.
 
The team have also been conducting their regular neighbourhood patrols, gathering and developing intelligence about issues in the community, helping vulnerable residents, giving crime prevention advice and attending emergency calls in the area.
 
If you have any specific concerns that you’d like to raise or any information that you’d like to pass on just reply to this email and it will come straight through to me.
 
Have a safe week.
 
All the best,
 
Matt
 
Sgt Matthew Goldsmith
Shard End Neighbourhood Team
 
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Matthew Goldsmith (Police,Sgt,Birmingham East, Hodge Hill, Shard End)

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