Dear Residents and Partners
To help the council and community work better together wards are being asked to draw up a ward plan setting out their priorities, what does the community think should happen in the area and how should we go about achieving those aims. This was discussed at this week’s ward forum meeting but the councillors would like to hear from as many people as possible so I have attached a form to capture your thoughts or you can just email back any other ideas you might have.
CLICK THIS LINK – FILL OUT Ward Plan Ideas
Community Governance Manager Neighbourhood Development & Support Unit
Neighbourhoods DirectorateZone 2, Workplace 2011 Ground Floor ,Council House Extension Margaret StreetB3 3BU
Tel: 0121 675 5664
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Anti-social Behaviour – The new ASB Bill
The way we tackle ASB in Birmingham has recently changed. Anti-social behaviour powers were reformed in October 2014 meaning changes to the powers available to us to assist victims of anti-social behavoour . The new powers ensure that the victim is at the heart of the response to anti-social behaviour and that professionals have the flexibility needed to deal with the many different situations that ASB presents.
As well as new powers, the reform includes the introduction of a new measure called ‘The Community Trigger.’
What is the Community Trigger?
The Community Trigger gives victims the ability to hold statutory agencies to account for the way they have tackled ASB.
When can you use The Community Trigger?
The Community Trigger can only be used when the threshold has been met. The threshold is:
- If an individual has reported anti-social behaviour to the council, police and/or a registered provider (previously called registered social landlord) three timesabout seperate incidents in the last six months; or
- If five individuals in the local community have reported similar incidents of anti-social behaviour separately to the council, police/registered social landlord in the last six months, and they consider no action has been taken; or
- If an individual has reported one incident or a crime motivated by hate* in the last three months to the council/police or registered social landlord and no action has been taken.
Definition of hate crime:
*Hate crime is defined as any criminal offence committed against a person or property that is motivated by hostility towards someone based on their actual or perceived disability, race, religion, gender identity or sexual orientation, which is a factor in determining who is victimised. A victim does not have to be a member of a group and in fact, anyone could be a victim of hate crime.
Discover more about Anti-social Behaviour:
What is ASB? >
The new ASB Bill >
How Do I Report ASB >
Mediation Service >
BRAVE Evaluation >
Useful Links >
Public Space Protection Orders >
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Our next Brandwood Forum meeting is Wednesday 24th May 7- 8.30 at Monyhull Church.
It is our regular meeting during which residents can raise issues or concerns about the local Environment, Police & Community Safety Issues, Planning Applications and find out about local events .
One of our local Councillors should be in attendence so if you have any concerns to raise or praise then come along
Monday 27th June at 7pm
At BILLESLEY POLICE STATION
Yardley Wood Road, B13 0TB
An opportunity for the local community to discuss the anti-social use of off road bikes with the police and local councillors
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For the attention of Sgt 7643 Tanner.
Brandwood Forum are delighted to welcome West Midlands Police & Crime Commissioner David Jamieson to answer residents questions about Policing , Community Safety, the Police Plan and the role of the Commissioner .
It should be a lively meeting – all Brandwood Residents are warmly welcomed. Refreshments will be provided. 7- 8.30pm
Monyhull Church, St Francis Drive Birmingham, B30 3PS
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