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Police Invite Local Communities To ‘Community Clean Up’ Weekend

December 6, 2012, 3:25 pm

Local neighbourhood officers and partner agencies are inviting the community to work with them to clean up the Clifton Road area in Balsall Heath and the Stratford Road area in Sparkbrook.

Officers will be joined by local partner agencies and residents in the heart of Balsall Heath and Sparkbrook for a weekend ‘community clean up on Saturday (8 December) and Sunday (9 December).

Over the weekend, local communities are invited to help clean up the area with the main focus being on Clifton Road, Balsall Heath and Stratford Road, Sparkbrook.

Both roads will be closed between 10am and 1pm on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday the meeting point will be outside St Pauls School on Clifton Road, and on Sunday the meeting place will be Sparkbrook Community against crime association.

Officers are also hoping that residents will sign up to join the growing Sparkbrook and Balsall Heath Street watch movement at the event.

There will also be a second community clean up event held on Tuesday 11 December until Thursday 13 December. Officers and the National Probation Service Community Payback team will be out in force to clean up between Edward Road and Court Road.

At the moment the area is overgrown and full of rubble and litter, the team will clear up the area making it safe for residents and local shops.

Sergeant Scott Taylor who is leading the project for the police said: “We are working together to clean up areas in Balsall Heath and Sparkbrook which are causing concern for residents. We get our best results when we work closely with the local residents and we are committed to building on the close working relationship we already have between the police, partner agencies and the community.

“This is the first of many activities due to take place as part of a long term community engagement plan called ‘Project Captivate’. We appreciate the support weve already received from the community and groups and really value their views on what matters most to our residents”.

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