Posts Tagged ‘Environmental wardens’

Rookery Rd Street Operation #RRAD in #Handsworth today with #WMPolice

Posted on 2nd February 2011 by

Today is the first time West Midlands Police, Handsworth Wood Neighbourhood Police Team in partnership with local agencies and residents have carried out an operation on Rookery Rd. Over the last few months agancies have received a high numbers of complaints from local residents on a range of issues e.g. speeding, litter. The operation started at 10 and will continue today until 3pm.

The aim of the operation is to provide a high visablity operation in the area to respond proactively to local issues and promoted partnership working.

Thorugh neighbourhood management the focus today has been on cleaning up the area of land at the top of Rookery Rd by Trafalgar Rd.

Fleet & Waste Management, local environmental wardens Deb Parsons & Arfan Khan and future jobs fund trainees got involved today in cleaning up the area.

Just to make sure everyone was doing there job for the local area local resident & street champion Sonia Hyman also got involved with the litter pick and walk down Rookery Rd to spot any other problem areas.

For more information on the progress of the day looking at the WM Police West & Central teams news page or follow them on twitter

Dumped in Handsworth

Posted on 13th November 2010 by

Dumped!

I have had a few complaints recently about Austin Rd and went up to check it out and found to empty areas of land and some car park space where people have just thown in litter and dumped some really quite large items…like the arm chair above.

Birmingham City Council offers free bulk waste collections for up to six items, 3 times a year for each household on 0121 303 1112 or book online through Birmingham City Council webiste.

So you do wonder why people just leave such big items? If you see items like this help us to keep the neighbourhood clean and report on the number as above.

This week Environmental Partnership at Be Birmingham issued the most recent Environmental Survey for Handsworth. The surveys are done to provide an indication of overall street cleanliness and help track progress for areas to reach the city target for litter of 3.50%. Despite all the work locally the survey data continues to show that litter cleanliness in Handsworth is way above the city target throughout 2010-1022 between 25-28%. This is very disappointing!

On the bright side next week we have three community litter picks & planting session planned as part of the local plan to get more people involved in looking after their neighbourhood. These activties will take place on:

Wednesday 17th Nov @ Handsworth Triangle, off Hamstead Rd with Groundwork, Welford School Primary School & Street Champions Team.

Friday 19th Nov @ St John Wall Secondary School, led by Environmental Wardens, Fleet & Waste Management, Groundwork & Street Champions Team.

Saturday 20th @ Community litter pick around Albert Rd led by Sonia Hyman and the Street Champions.

Watch this space for photos!