Feedback from Welcome to Selly Oak Day – 3rd October

On Wednesday 3rd October staff and officers from West Midlands Police, West Midlands Fire Service, University of Birmingham, Guild of Students and Birmingham City Council again took to the streets of Selly Oak to meet and greet students.

Starting outside the Main Library on campus agencies were able to issue advice and answer questions about housing, crime, fire safety, as well as issue a number of practical safety items and sign people up to Immobilise and Selly Watch.

In the evening the day’s events moved onto Luton, Rookery, St Edwards, Alton, Harrow, Teignmouth, Croydon and Selly Hill Roads.  This is part of a wider effort to speak to every household in Selly Oak over the course of October to help welcome new and returning students back to the area.

Yesterday there were Community Wardens from the Guild of Students, officers from Birmingham City Council, West Midlands Fire Service and West Midlands Police visiting homes to answer questions on the doorstep and pick up any items of concern.

As a result hundreds of households were spoken to and a number of referrals identified to help resolve issues in the home and on the street.  These referrals have now gone to the Guild of Students, Police, Fire Service, Council, Bournbrook Community Safety Project and local letting agents to resolve and cover everything from home security to fire safety.

The multi-agency team will be back out in the area on Thursday 11th October, more details to follow.

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