Hall Green Constituency June News Letter
June has seen the constituency teams working hard dealing with the ease in government restrictions due to covid 19 and the reopening of businesses and shops. We have seen the tremendous efforts of people in the West Midlands, throughout the lock down we only had to enforce the Government regulations on a few occasions so far. We know the vast majority of people will continue to do their bit and follow guidance in this next stage. With the temperatures soaring we have worked hard with our communities whom in the whole have adhered to the government guidelines and resisted gathering in large numbers. We continue to urge people to follow the government advice on social distancing and report any breaches of the rules to us.
Black Lives Matter has been at the forefront of the media and has seen a vast number of protests across the world. West Midlands Police, and our colleagues around the country, stand alongside all those across the globe who are appalled and horrified by the way George Floyd lost his life. We are grateful to our residents across the constituency who have participated in peaceful protests.
As a constituency crime figures are showing a slight increase in total recorded crime with an increase of 2.05% compared to this time last year. Robbery retains its reduction of 8.45%, as does burglary showing a reduction of 18.97% and vehicle crime is down by 20.62%. The teams are all working hard to reduce crime and disorder across the constituency and make the residents feel safe.
There was a car-jacking on 22nd June in Highbury Park where a woman was returning to her black Land Rover Discovery Sport when she was approached by two Asian men. One of the men pushed her to the ground and grabbed her by the throat, demanding the car keys before fleeing in the car. Fortunately the woman was not seriously injured but was shaken by the incident. If you have any information relating to this incident we urge you to contact us via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, call 101 anytime or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting crime reference 20BE/144169F/20.
A traveller encampment appeared at the end of last week at Calthorpe Park, Balsall Heath. The constituency worked closely with the council and the travellers were issued an eviction notice and have since moved off the site.
A number of drugs warrants have been executed across the constituency this month with over fifty thousand pounds being recovered at an address in Moseley and drugs being recovered at an addresses in Balsall Heath and Springfield ward. The Springfield team also encountered a male on Stratford Road Sparkhill who was drug dealing. Following a foot chase the male was arrested and found in possession of a quantity of drugs. If you have any information that you wish to share with the teams please either email, call 101, visit live chat or call crime stoppers anonymously.
The teams have arrested a number of individuals this month wanted for offences ranging from domestic abuse, drug offences and theft related matters. We continue to prioritise outstanding offenders in order to protect victims and bring offenders to justice.
If you have any concerns or wish to discuss anything within your community please do not hesitate to contact your local Neighbourhood teams details as below:-
Thank you for your support and stay safe.
PS Michelle Cassidy 20074
Hall Green Constituency Coordinator