The Village Notice Board


The following report was received from the Policing Team.

1. DON’T leave your car ticking over & ‘warming up’! Opportunistic thieves will take advantage of the un-occupied vehicle. The police are patrolling from 5am during these winter months; if your car is seen ‘running and unoccupied’, the keys will be removed and taken to Rubery police station where you will be required to go to collect them.

2. Scammers – fraudulent telephone calls are on the increase again, from scammers claiming to be from HMRC and the Police. Report this to Action Fraud on 0330 123 2040 Monday to Fri 8am to 8pm. For all other scams call Citizens Advice Bureau for where to go, on 03444 111 444 or go on line to https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/scams/reporting-a-scam/ for other scammer reporting.  Residents can register with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) on 0345 070 0707 or call your telephone service provider and register for the call blocking service. There are also call blocking facilities on mobile phones and your service provider can also help.

3. West Mercia Police are currently undertaking a recruitment drive for Hagley and Rubery SNT to achieve more coverage. Organised Crime Groups (OCG’s) in the neighbouring West Midlands area represent the source of 99% of crime committed in our local area.  There is close collaboration between West Mercia and West Midland’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and officers looking at criminal ring operations.

4. Community speed watch are working with Cllr Colella to reduce speeding.

Joint neighbourhood watch co-ordinators Steve Colella and Roger Seabury