Birmingham Residents Patrol Streets to Tackle Rise in Crime

Residents in Handsworth Wood will start patrolling the streets in an attempt to help tackle crime in the area. Street Watch, a joint partnership between police and local communities, has been introduced after 215 crimes were recorded there throughout February. Though they have no powers to make arrests, volunteers receive special training from the police … More Birmingham Residents Patrol Streets to Tackle Rise in Crime

Residents in Birmingham Vent Anger over HMOs

Residents in Handsworth Wood have spoken out against the rise in shared houses in the area, labelling them a ‘blight on our neighbourhoods’. Fly-tipping from tenants in HMOs (houses in multiple occupation) continues to be an issue for residents who say ‘the beauty of Handsworth Wood is slowly being eroded’. HMOs are properties rented out … More Residents in Birmingham Vent Anger over HMOs