Published on 26/01/21

Safe and Sound Update January

Bleed Kit Train a Trainer Session

Lynne Baird runs ‘The Daniel Baird Foundation’, in memory of her son who was fatally stabbed while out with friends in Birmingham on 8 July 2017. At the time of this tragic incident there was no first aid or Bleed Control Kit available, and Daniel died shortly after arriving at hospital due to catastrophic bleeding.

Our Street Operations Manager, John-Jo Von Johnson, along with West Midlands Police (WMP) and The Daniel Baird Foundation, have arranged to deliver ‘Bleed Kit Train a Trainer’ sessions to a number of different organisations, including other City Centre BIDs and WMP staff.

We will be delivering similar sessions to other security teams and businesses in the District starting with venues in Colmore BID that have been allocated the Bleed Kits.

Street Operations Update

The security team continue to patrol the District. The security team are still working closely with City Centre partners such as West Midlands Police and Trident’s outreach team.

The BID team have seen a dramatic drop in certain ASB reports such as rough sleeping. This can be attributed to the lockdown and work and support Trident are delivering. Unfortunately, there is a key group of individuals who continue to cause anti-social behaviour such as drug taking and begging. Colmore Security have identified a pattern of times and locations of the individuals causing the ASB (mornings, lunchtimes and evening).  The team have had some success stories such as, arrests for serious offences like burglary, robbery, assaults and drug dealing, to name a few.

Homelessness Update

Through this winter and lockdown, Birmingham City Council and partners are as committed as ever to provide services which prevent and relieve homelessness and rough sleeping. Street outreach will continue through the multi-agency partnership, to ensure that anyone rough sleeping is identified, offered accommodation, support and the implementation of a support plan.

Sifa-Fireside remains open from the hours of 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday in order to support homeless individuals; over 25’s; both male and female.

Colmore Security Network

Weekly Safe and Sound newsletters continue to be circulated. The newsletters are helping to provide publicity content for Colmore BID website, Colmore Lite, Bitesize and targeted mailers. Each newsletter provides the latest scams, cyber security and fraud updates, as well as feature articles.

Colmore Licensing Network (CLN)

General Licensing/hospitality sector information and support messaging is still predominantly being provided via Colmore BID

Colmore Vulnerability Project Updates

A mapping exercise is underway to better identify groups engaged in street feeding. Food Justice Network have launched a social media survey, and have identified that there are 41 groups that come into the City Centre.

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