Scrutinising the Police?

Acocks Green Neighbourhood Forum

West Midlands Police and Crime Panel have been in touch with the Neighbourhood Forum, asking us to share the news on this important role for any local people who might be interested:

Two Independent Members Sought to Scrutinise the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner

The Panel is looking for two committed and energetic people who live or work in the West Midlands

  • Who have a genuine interest in policing, community safety and services for victims;
  • Can be an independent voice alongside elected councillors, to provide constructive challenge to the Police and Crime Commissioner; and
  • Are willing to listen to the views of all sections of our local communities.WMP-CP_Logo_RGB

Councillor Darren Cooper (Panel Chair and Leader of Sandwell Council) said:

“We really value the independent co-optees on the Panel. They bring a different perspective to the councillors on the Panel and often ask great questions of the Police and Crime…

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Information sharing

B26 Community

Meeting dates

Sheldon Residents Association               committee meeting.                                                                                                                        Sheldon Residents Association have for some time held their meetings at the King George V pub, however, the last meeting there had to be change due to business changes taking place at the pub. They will now hold future meetings at 568 Barrows Lane B26 3BE, the Home of the Chairman Mr Howard Selwyn.

Howard SRA 1

The February meeting of Sheldon Residents Association will be on the 18th February at 7.30pm at the new address. There is plenty of room…

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A celebration for the life of Peter Jones

B26 Community

Peter Blood

On a cold but bright February Friday afternoon, a packed Yardley Crematorium arrived to the music of a Queen song, ‘Those Were The Days Of Our Lives’, to celebrate the life of a great Sheldonian, Peter Howell Jones. Peter’s friends, work colleagues and people who he had helped in his community work in and around Sheldon were also there to show the respect they had for him. I duly noted that two Sheldon Councillors, Councillor Paul Tilsley and Councillor Sue Anderson were there to pay their respect.

Peter had a very varied life, he worked in the manufacturing industry until the late 90’s and then after being made redundant worked for the blood transfusion unit, he was affectionately known as Peter Blood. He lived in Sheldon all of his life, however, he was very passionate about his Welsh back-ground and supported the Wales rugby team, especially when they played England.

Mr Richard Honeysett who conducted the service started by…

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A New Community Orchard in Acocks Green

Acocks Green Neighbourhood Forum

Thanks to the Urban Orchard Project, Acocks Green is the lucky recipient of the planting of a new orchard which will benefit local people for years to come with fresh and healthy fruit. This is another enhancement to the wonderful historic Fox Hollies Park. It is already a haven for wildlife with the brook running through it and the Round Pool, popular with fishermen.

20131119_110135 Round Pool Fox Hollies Park

It is a varied and rich natural landscape and thanks to the recently formed Friends of Fox Hollies Park, 2015 saw a variety of litter picks and family activities and real improvements to this once neglected park. You can contact them and follow them via their Facebook pageFHP

If you live nearby why not come along and invite your friends and neighbours next Sunday and be part of the improvement to this lovely park, for now and well into the future!

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