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Crime Down 7.7% in Acocks Green

by Roger Harmer on 25 January, 2016

Crime has fallen 7.7% in Acocks Green, when comparing the period April 2015 to this January with the same period a year ago. This fall represents 120 fewer crimes. In terms of some of the different types of crime the figures are: Criminal Damage: Down 12% (31 fewer crimes) Robbery: Down 7.1% (3 fewer crimes) […]

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Crime and Unemployment – July15 Update

by Roger Harmer on 25 July, 2015

Claimant unemployment fell 28 to 641 (4.9%) in Acocks Green ward last month. Long term (over a year) claimant numbers were static at 230 while the level of youth (18-24) claimants fell by 10 to 105. Across Birmingham as a whole, seasonally adjusted claimant unemployment fell by 445 to 29,404 (5.9%), while nationally it rose […]

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Crime falls in Acocks Green

by Roger Harmer on 24 June, 2015

Yesterday I attended the monthly Acocks Green police tasking meeting. As usual we were given un update on the crime figures at the start. The good news is that there has been a further slight fall in total recorded crime across Acocks Green ward so far this year. There have been 2 fewer crimes, which […]

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Crime and Jobs Update

by Roger Harmer on 22 April, 2015

With the General and Council elections in full swing here in Acocks Green, Hall Green and Tyseley, there have been updates on two of the issues that particularly important to people: Crime and jobs. The crime figures figures for Acocks Green ward show a year on year fall of 4.9% in the year to the […]

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Acocks Green Crime Update

by Roger Harmer on 18 March, 2015

This months Police Tasking meeting (17th March) saw an update on the local crime figures from our new Neighbourhood Police Sergeant, Trevor Orton. Year to date crime in Acocks Green is down just over 5% and the latest month shows that improving further with a month on month fall of 16%. The burglary figures are particularly […]

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Latest Neighbourhood Forum meetings

by Roger Harmer on 16 February, 2015

There were meetings of both the Neighbourhood Forums which cover Acocks Green last week. The Acocks Green Neighbourhood Forum (which covers the area to the north of the Warwick Road) met on Tuesday. Key issues discussed were: Claire Mullin, Parliamentary Outreach Worker gave a briefing of the work of the House of Commons. Murray Woodward, […]

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West Midlands Police have now confirmed that Acocks Green Police Station’s front counter will be closing – on 31st January. The counter is currently staffed by PCs and PCSO’s, who will return to local policing. This follows a review of the whole police force which will see 27 police stations closing their front counters, leaving […]

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The Fox Hollies Neighbourhood Forum held a public meeting last night. The major agenda items were: 1)     A presentation by Citysave, Birmingham’s largest Credit Union: Citysave was set up in 1987 and has 10,000 members, who own it. It lends between £500 and £10,000 (average loan size £870) at a typical rate of 3% per […]

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Acocks Green Crime Update

by Roger Harmer on 17 July, 2014

I attended the Acocks Green Tier 2 Tasking Meeting this morning, which was chaired by PC Ian Upston. Total Crime in Acocks Green has fallen by 1.5% year to date. Within this figure burglary fell 2.9%, vehicle crime fell 26.7%, criminal damage fell 3.7%, robbery fell 30.8% and business crime fell 14.2%. All encouraging news. […]

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Action on Quad Bikes in the Gospel Estate

by Roger Harmer on 2 July, 2014

The anti-social use of Quad Bikes has been a problem plaguing areas of Acocks Green, in particular the Gospel Estate, for some time. It causes significant distress and annoyance to a large number of local residents. A couple of weeks ago I met with PC Wallace and PCSO Coxhead for a discussion on how to […]

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