Monthly Archives: September 2011

Police cuts: 88 compulsory redundancies


West Midlands Police will make cuts of £25m during the next financial year by cutting down on staff and some central departments.
88 posts have been earmarked for compulsory redundancies.
390 other staff will be moved to other posts as the force tries to deal with cuts in funding.
79 vacant posts will not be filled.

Eleven more riot arrests in Birmingham


Police have made 11 more arrests in the early hours of this morning in cases relating to the Birmingham riots in August.
The number of people arrested by West Midlands Police for the riots now stands at 654.

St Johns Ambulance: Badgers club starts up for youngsters


Bucklands End St Johns Ambulance Brigade is starting up a section for children aged 5-10, called Badgers.
They will meet weekly at Hodge Hill United Reform Church on Coleshill Road from 6.30-8pm, starting this Thursday, 29th September.
Divisional Superintendent Greg Mckeown says: “The children will learn basic first aid skills as well as other subjects such as safety badger, hungry badger, healthy badger and many more.”
More information is available from Greg Mckeown on 0121 386 3830 or (mobile) 07920575855

TRA public meeting this Saturday


The TRA public meeting about the swimming pool, stadium and conservation area will be held at Spitfire House on Saturday from 10am-2pm. The public meeting will be followed by the TRA Annual General meeting.
Call the TRA on 0121 747 5932 for more information.

Birmingham Mail tribute to Callum


Click here for the tribute to Callum Henry in the Birmingham Mail

14 year old looter to be tried in Crown Court


The 14 year-old Castle Vale youth charged with looting from JD Sports during the Birmingham riots in August has been committed for trial at Crown Court by Birmingham magistrates. He has been placed on a curfew and banned from entering the city centre. His case will be heard in November.

Flowers and football kit for Callum


The tributes to Callum Henry by the side of Farnborough Road near Castle Pool


Family, school friends, footballing friends, and grieving residents have been leaving tributes to ten year-old Callum Henry at the site on Farnborough Road in Castle Vale where he was fatally hit by a car on Wednesday.
The tributes include flowers, pairs of football boots, football shirts, including a JKS shirt, an Aston Villa flag, and some toys. There are dozens of heart-rending messages of sympathy and condolences handwritten on cards amongst the flowers.

A police sign by the tributes asks for witnesses