Monthly Archives: July 2013

Working together to keep our parks safe

ParkwatchPark Watch, a new initiative to help keep our parks free from crime and anti-social behaviour, is being launched at Shard End Police Station on Monday 5 August.

All residents are welcome to attend.  Please click on the flyer above for details.


Thieves target local cycling enterprise

I was appalled to hear that Gear Up, a fantastic social enterprise based just up the road on Bromford Drive, has been targeted by thieves who stole eleven mountain bikes from their premises last week.

The stolen cycles are specialised hard rock bikes in black and white or black and orange, with front suspension and fluid brakes.  Some black and green python mountain bikes were also taken.

I’d be grateful if you could keep a look out for the bikes and if you have any suspicions, please let the police know.  Gear Up do a great job working with young people across our area and deserve our support.  You can find out more about the good work they do by visiting their website here.

Shard End Ward Meeting – 29 July

The next meeting of the Shard End Ward Committee will be held on Monday 29 July, at the Shard, All Saints Square, B34 7AG.

Items to be discussed include the upkeep of All Saints Square, illegal parking on the verges and an update on the work that residents of Brownfield Road have been doing to address this issue.  We’ll also be getting reports on the review of traffic calming in Cole Hall Lane and our regular update from the local policing team.

You can download a copy of the agenda and other papers by visiting the Council’s Democracy in Birmingham website.

All residents are welcome.  Hope to see you there!

Join Shard End’s Summer Reading Challenge!

SE Library


Shard End Library’s Summer Reading Challenge 2013 starts on 20 July – one of a range of exciting activities taking place at our local library over the school holidays!

Youngsters who successfully complete the six book challenge will receive a medal and certificate, as well as collecting stickers and other freebies along the way.  Find out more about the challenge and the other activities by downloading the leaflet here.

Meet the Airport Team

Shard End Ward sits right under the flight path of Birmingham Airport, which occasionally raises issues and questions from local residents.

The Airport’s Community Outreach Team hold regular drop-in sessions for people living close by who want to discuss any matters or concerns relating to the operation of the airport.  You can see the list of dates, times and venues by clicking here.

Alice’s extraordinary adventures…in Shard End