Tag: West Midlands Police

Rough Sleepers Task Force launched in city centre

By on 12/07/2017 in Bulletin, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council and West Midlands Police have today (12 July) launched a Rough Sleepers Task Force to bring key organisations together to address city centre rough sleeping. The task force will tackle the increasing numbers of people genuinely sleeping rough in the city and the increasing numbers of people begging and involved in criminal […]

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Week of action to tackle CSE

By on 17/02/2017 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Commuters and young people in Birmingham will be encouraged to get to know the signs of grooming and child sexual exploitation (CSE) during a week of action. Next week, officers from Birmingham City Council, along with regional CSE leads, will be out and about at New Street station raising awareness of this horrific, hidden crime […]

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Road Safety Strategy launched at partnership showcase event

The new Road Safety Strategy for Birmingham has been launched at an event showcasing the resources available to the agencies and groups working together to tackle road safety across the city. The event, which took place at West Midlands Fire Service’s headquarters, saw members of the Birmingham Road Safety Partnership come together to talk about […]

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Market enforcement officers start their Bull Ring beat

By on 07/09/2016 in Bulletin, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Shoppers and traders have welcomed the introduction of new market enforcement officers, who will tackle crime and anti-social behaviour around Birmingham’s Bull Ring Markets. The Open, Rag and Indoor markets and surrounding areas are now patrolled market enforcement officers, employed by Birmingham City Council’s Markets Service, to keep staff and shoppers safe. Five market enforcement […]

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Kids Court brings speeding motorists to justice

 “You could have killed one of us” It’s back to school for speeding offenders, as children take hard-hitting message to drivers breaking 20mph speed limit School children from Ward End Primary spent a day asking speeding drivers to account for their actions, after they were caught breaking a 20mph speed limit outside the school. Over […]

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“We’re watching you” – warning to dodgy taxi drivers

By on 12/05/2016 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Cabbies and private hire drivers who operate illegally in Birmingham are being warned they will be caught and face prosecution. New signs have been installed across the city centre reminding drivers against breaking the law and touting for on-street business – a specific offence known in the trade as ’plying.’ The 100 reflective signs have […]

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Traders warned of new law banning ‘lethal highs’

By on 22/01/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Officers from Birmingham City Council’s Trading Standards team and West Midlands Police took part in a joint operation to warn traders across the city about an upcoming ban on ‘legal highs’ Letters were given to 14 retailers selling new psychoactive substances (NPS), warning them of their potentially lethal consequences, as part of a day of action […]

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Christmas partygoers: Be safe, book your taxi home

By on 04/12/2015 in News with 0 Comments

A new public safety campaign, urging revellers to be safe and pre-book their taxis, has been launched by Birmingham City Council as the Christmas party season begins. Adverts are being broadcast on Capital FM, Free Radio and displayed on trains in and out of Birmingham stations until 3 January 2016, to remind people to check […]

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Birmingham’s best nightlife rewarded

By on 03/12/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham’s best nightlife was rewarded at this year’s Best Bar None Awards, which took place at the International Convention Centre last night (2 December 2015). Thirteen awards were handed out to venues across the city which champion best practice in the licensing and entertainment trade. Le Truc, an independent French bistro in Ladywell Walk, Southside, […]

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Speed cameras set to return in digital pilot scheme

By on 02/12/2015 in Cllr Shah, News with 0 Comments

New digital average speed cameras will be coming to Birmingham and Solihull in the new year

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