Community Trigger
Wednesday 17 December 2014

First Night Campaign Launched for Fourth Year Running

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A campaign to support refuges in Birmingham has received a huge response with generous donations received to help victims of domestic abuse and violence, who may leave their homes at Christmas.

Monday 15 December 2014

Publication of a Domestic Homicide Review – December 2014

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A domestic homicide review has today (15th December 2014) been published following the death of mother-of-three Natasha Trevis in Birmingham on 7 August 2012. At the time of her murder, the 22-year-old’s children were all under the age of five. Junior Oakes, the father of the three children, subsequently pleaded guilty to the offence and

Wednesday 03 December 2014

Police use new powers to close property ending anti-social behaviour hell

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Two Birmingham brothers, aged 44 and 46, have been banned from their own home in what is believed to be the first use of tough new powers in the UK to tackle anti-social behaviour. The house on Newcombe Road, Handsworth Wood was closed last week following on-going complaints from neighbours.

Thursday 27 November 2014

West Midlands Police praised in new ‘at-a-glance’ performance reports

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West Midlands Police has been praised by the national police watchdog for cutting crime, tracing offenders and reducing anti-social behaviour − and all for just 55p per person per day! New police performance reports by Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMIC) applaud the force for its efforts to prevent crime, including rigorous management of offenders,

Tuesday 18 November 2014

Probation and partner agencies targeting alcohol dependency to make communities safer

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Alcohol Awareness Week 17th- 23rd November 2014 Over a third of offenders receiving treatment for alcohol dependence in Staffordshire & the West Midlands have been become abstinent, thanks to treatment organised by probation services and partner agencies. Meanwhile, screening of service users suggests that possible alcohol dependence fell from over 90% at the start of

Tuesday 18 November 2014

Police front office counters set to close across the West Midlands

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Twenty seven front counters across the West Midlands are set to close over the next 12 months in response to reduced demand for this service, saving £3 million while protecting frontline policing. Ten front office counters will remain open, nine from 8am to 10pm and one for 24 hours a day.* Solihull front officeThe change

Thursday 13 November 2014

First Night

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This week sees the start of Birmingham’s annual ‘First Night’ campaign which seeks, over the Christmas and New Year period, to raise awareness about domestic abuse and domestic violence and collect donations to support those women and families who have had to leave their homes and seek refuge in the city. For many people, Christmas

Thursday 25 September 2014

Anti-Social Behaviour injunction success against four intimidating youths

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Birmingham County Court granted four Anti-Social Behaviour Injunctions against unruly youths in the Northfield area of the city who it is alleged have been responsible for causing nuisance and annoyance amongst local residents. Joshua Pettit (21), Jack Young (18), Thoresson O’Rourke (18) and Steven Dugmore (18) were all handed two year Anti-Social Behaviour Injunctions which

Friday 12 September 2014

Council tenant evicted after years of drug abuse

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Birmingham County Court has today (12 Sept 14) granted an outright Possession Order evicting Ramone Das (21) from his council owned property on Simons Drive, Quinton. Mr Das, was previously issued with an Anti-Social Behaviour Injunction on 28th February 2014, after he failed to appear at Birmingham County Court. He was alleged to have been

Monday 08 September 2014

The Ripple Effect

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THE RIPPLE EFFECT – a powerful road safety video, made in Birmingham by local people, for local people, but with a message that’s impactive and relevant no matter where you live… The Ripple Effect is a powerful new video about the consequences of road crashes is set to drive home vital safety messages to new

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