Police Tasking Meeting – February 2015

Thank you to Jane Edwards for attending and preparing the following notes:


ATTENDEES Sgt. Karen Hunn, PCSO Julie Jeffries, Cllr Barry Henley,10 members of the public APPOLOGIES*Natalie Potter, BCC Housing Officer has now been replaced by Alison Nichols who hopes to attend future meetings.

ITEMS OF INTEREST. Sgt Hun reported the crime figures for the last month and generally, in most crime areas, they had remained the same or gone down. The main exception was Burglary which had risen from 5 to 18. An arrest had been made and the person was allegedly responsible for a large number of these offences. Burglary has dropped since their arrest. Tower blocks are still an area of concern and BCC are discussing better ways to make them more secure.

Priorities for last period were:-

Tower Blocks- There had been increased reporting by residents and Police Patrols had also increased. This is an ongoing issue

Speeding- This had not been done as the speed gun had been to be re calibrated and still had a problem! Police had done a check on the main Alcester Rd on December 19th. They stopped 210 cars but none were speeding.

Issues raised by the public.

1.The issue of unsecured/damaged BCC garages in blocks being used by gangs of youngsters. 2. Off road/quad bikes on open land causing a nuisance 3. Black bags and rubbish dumping 4. Minor anti- social incidents. 5. Faulty street lights (These all relate to the Druids Heath Estate.)

Councillor Henley/ Sgt Karen Hunn following these up.

Priorities for next month were agreed as:-

Speeding. (Camera out on Feb 3rd!)

Off road bikes and Quads

Tower Blocks Patrols

Next meeting. Monday 2nd March 7-8pm at Monyhull Church, St Francis Drive.