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Street Action Day Success In Handsworth

Posted on 26th April 2010 by

Last Saturday following concerns raised by local residents and Wilkes Green Residents Association we held a mini street action day. These days are very useful in engaging with local residents to discuss local issues and start to take action.

The photos taken at the start of the day highlight some of the issues that local residents would like changed:

  • Litter
  • Dumped rubbish
  • Street drinking and anti social behaviour

The day was organised by Tracey Thorne, Neighbourhood Manager for Handsworth and supported by West Midlands Police, Fleet & Waste Management and Birmingham Youth Service.

Brendan Duffy from Fleet & Waste Management was able to arrange for his team to come and give the avenue a cleaning blitz. Residents were delighted with how clean it looked after. It was wonderful seeing so many kids and residents getting involved with the litter picking.

West Midlands Police also spent time listening to residents  issues and are committed to helping people feel safer.

A big thank you for all the agencies that came out and made it a success and to local residents for their support

Useful contacts:

Any residents with bulk items should call 0121 303 1112 to arrange free collection.

Residents that are concerned about street drinking should contact Handsworth Wood Neighbourhood Police Team on 0845 113 5000 ext 7812 6555

Regent Rd alleyways in need of some TLC

Posted on 24th March 2010 by

On Monday following various issues raised by local resident members of the Handsworth Safe, Clean & Green Group which included Deb Parsons (Environmental Warden), Tracey Thorne (Neighbourhood Manager), Michael Wood (Midland Heart) and two PCSOs from East Handsworth Team went on a walkabout to take a look at some of the sites of Rookery Rd.

We visited two alleyways off Rookery Rd and found a lot of dumped rubbish, overgrown shrubs & weeds as well as evidence of street drinking. These alleyways have not been cleaned for sometime and were desperately in need of a clearance. Some of them back on to shops which is a concern when they are selling food as build of this kind of rubbish and overgrown shrubs will be perfect place for rats.

Clean up of alleyways is the responsibility of local residents Birmingham City Council offer fortnightly green waste collection and FREE bulk waste collection 0121 303 1112.

We really need local residents support to keep areas like this clean if you see someone dumping call 0121 303 1112

To report dangerous trees call 0121 464 8728

We have a team of Future Job Fund Trainees now working in Handsworth who have on this occasion been able to help clean this area up and will removal all the waste. This is fantastic service but please help us to help you use the services above.

Future dumping and littering could lead to enforcement action being taken 

Regent Rd, Handsworth