16th Dec, 2019

Steps taken to tackle anti-social behaviour in and around Rednal's Edgewood Road

Tristan Harris 3rd Feb, 2018 Updated: 4th Feb, 2018

REDNAL residents are being reassured that steps are being taken to address anti-social behaviour in and around Edgewood Road.

Coun Carole Griffiths told The Standard a public dispersal order which had the backing of the police had been put to Birmingham City Council for consideration.

The two-year order will give the police powers to disperse groups of youths when they congregate together.

The submission of the order follows complaints from residents about youths congregating, especially near the shops on Edgewood Road.

THE PSPO has been welcomed by both West Midlands Police and Birmingham City Council.

Insp Lee Trinder from Northfield Police said: “PSPOs are a fantastic way to let everyone know that anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated and action will be taken against those who behave in an unacceptable way.

“The PSPO will not only give us extra powers, but also send a clear message that the areas covered by these orders are not for anyone wanting to act in an anti-social manner.

“We will continue to work with our partners to deal with anti-social behaviour and identify the most appropriate way to deal with any breaches of the PSPOs.

“Birmingham has a number of PSPOs in place to help us tackle anti-social behaviour in all of its forms. It’s vitally important that we target the behaviour of people who may otherwise commit crime.

“Our ultimate aim is to change people’s behaviour and create a better place for law-abiding citizens.”

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