Friday, March 22, 2013

Bins and snow update

Just a brief update on where we are with bin collections in Acocks Green. The crews have cleared all black sacks due for collection. There may be some dry recyclate (plastics and paper) out there, but that is mostly on rounds further towards Kings Heath. There are some outstanding patches of green waste bags that need to be collected and those should be done on Monday, weather permitting.
I'll post any more information as I get it.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Acocks Green Police News

Latest news from the police in Acocks Green on recent crime.

We had ten thefts from motor vehicles, down nine month on month and down two year on year. Two were thefts from insecure vehicles, one was the theft of a spare wheel from underneath a van parked on Sainsburys' car park, five were thefts of number plates and one was a case of petrol siphoning.

There were two robberies - the same as last month and this time last year. One was the theft of a mobile phone from a teenager on Alexander Road and the other was robbery from a cigarette delivery van outside a shop on Shirley Road. We also had two cases of theft from the person, one of which was a distraction theft in a pub in Acocks Green. Please be aware that there seems to be a small spate of this sort of non-violent theft across the constituency as it has been reported at more than one meeting. There was also the theft of a mobile phone by a cycling thief on Fox Hollies Park. Please be careful - don't have your mobiles on display and be aware of who is around you.

Last month saw eight burglaries - two down on the previous month, but three up on the same month last year. These were across the ward, including Sorrell Drive, Mayfield Road, Broomhall Crescent, Woodberry Road and Victoria Road. A couple of these were down to insecure front doors and two saw cases of 'lock snapping', where a specialist tool is used to allow the lock to be forced open. Three of the burglaries took place at night, but five happened in the daytime - so do remember to keep doors and windows secure.