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Edgbaston End Of 6 Update

End of 6 Community Update Edgbaston 9th July 2024 

Priority Response:  


This week, our officers have been actively assisting colleagues with outstanding priority logs and priority investigation logs. By addressing these priority issues promptly, we aim to reduce overall demand and ensure that our community receives swift and effective responses. Our team is dedicated to providing timely assistance to those in need and maintaining a high level of service. 




Our officers have been diligently investigating numerous crime reports throughout the week. Each case has been carefully reviewed, with significant progress made in several investigations. Many crime reports have been resolved, ensuring that the investigative process is both thorough and expeditious. We are committed to delivering justice and maintaining public safety by bringing offenders to account and providing closure to victims. 




Edgbaston officers have conducted extensive patrols within the constituency to prevent and deter criminal activities. Noteworthy patrol areas include the Waterworks Estate, where increased visibility has been aimed at discouraging potential offenders. Additionally, we have prioritised patrols along the Hagley Road corridor and surrounding streets, focusing on tackling vehicle crime. Our proactive approach in these hotspot areas aims to reduce incidents and enhance community safety. 





PCSOs have recently conducted one Community Speedwatch patrol on Portland Road in response to community concerns about speeding in these areas. These patrols are instrumental in addressing and mitigating speeding issues, enhancing road safety for both residents and pedestrians. By involving the community in these initiatives, we not only raise awareness about the dangers of speeding but also foster a sense of shared responsibility in maintaining safe neighbourhood streets. We encourage residents to continue highlighting any additional areas where speeding is a concern, as this collective effort is vital for our ongoing commitment to improving community safety. 




Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) have successfully conducted joint patrols with Streetwatch volunteers this set from the Wheeleys Road Strretwatch. These patrols have enhanced community presence and visibility, effectively deterring potential criminal activity and antisocial behaviour. The engagement between PCSOs and Streetwatch volunteers has strengthened community-police relations, built trust, and encouraged community involvement in maintaining safety. Additionally, the combined knowledge and resources of PCSOs and volunteers have enabled more effective identification and resolution of local issues. This partnership has not only boosted public confidence but also empowered residents to take an active role in safeguarding their neighbourhoods. 

Officers have also discussed Operation SNAP which has been set up for some time to deal with dangerous driving etc. Further details about this operation will be coming soon. 


Niall Close Residents Meeting: 

Residents of Niall Close recently came together for a meeting to discuss important community concerns. This gathering was organised in collaboration with Principle Property Management and the Police to address and resolve issues affecting the grove. 

We are pleased to highlight the key benefits of working closely with our community and partners: 

  • Improved Communication: The meeting provided an open forum for residents, property management, and law enforcement to share their thoughts and concerns, ensuring everyone's voice is heard. 

  • Enhanced Trust: By working together, we are building trust and cooperation among residents and with authorities, creating a stronger, more cohesive community. 

  • Effective Problem-Solving: Combining the expertise and resources of property management and the police allows us to develop more comprehensive and effective solutions to our issues. 

  • Increased Safety: Through proactive engagement, we can identify and address potential safety concerns, enhancing overall community security. 

  • Stronger Community Bonds: This collaboration encourages all residents to take an active role in our community’s well-being, fostering a sense of ownership and solidarity. 

  • By joining forces, the residents of Niall Close, Principle Property Management, and the Police are committed to overcoming the challenges faced by the grove. Together, we are working towards a safer and more harmonious environment for everyone. Thank you for your continued support and participation in making our community better. 


    Partnership Walk Around Stirling Road & The Waterworks Estate 

    We recently conducted a partnership walk around Stirling Road and the Waterworks Estate with a member of Birmingham City Council to address concerns raised by members of the public regarding issues in the area. The meeting was very positive, and the council representative has taken away several ideas on how to improve the area. 


    Residents had the opportunity to directly voice their concerns and suggestions to a council representative, ensuring that their issues are heard at the highest level. The walk allowed for the identification of specific problems and the development of targeted solutions, tailored to the unique needs of our community. This partnership strengthens the relationship between the community and Birmingham City Council, fostering trust and collaboration. The council representative left with actionable ideas, demonstrating a commitment to taking steps towards improving Stirling Road and the Waterworks Estate. By participating in these walks, residents are empowered to take an active role in the upkeep and enhancement of their neighbourhood. 





    The Edgbaston Neighbourhood team has relocated to their new station in Quinton. We understand that this is some distance from Edgbaston, but please be assured that our officers will continue to patrol and maintain a strong presence in the Edgbaston area, ensuring your safety and addressing any concerns. 




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