VALEWATCH is a multi-agency partnership formed in 1997 to address anti-social behaviour (ASB), crime and disorder in Castle Vale at both strategic and operational levels.
Relaunched in November 2016, it initially comprised the Castle Vale Housing Action Trust and West Midlands Police but was expanded to include the local senior school, Castle Vale Community Housing Association (CVCHA).
The partnership recognises the detrimental effects that ASB and crime has on our community. To secure the holistic and sustainable regeneration of Castle Vale, problems arising need to be tackled within a wider Community Safety Strategy.
The partners of Valewatch will work together to tackle problems of anti-social behaviour, disorder and crime in Castle Vale. The partnership undertakes to pursue all reasonable remedies including support, prevention, intervention and enforcement to modify the behaviour of offenders and achieve a lasting effect.
The partnership aims to:
- Improve quality of life and feelings of safety and wellbeing for the community of Castle Vale.
- Support young people in Castle Vale and ensure their safety and wellbeing.
Reduce the social and economic cost of anti-social behaviour, disorder and crime in the community.
- Reduce and prevent the risk of crime and disorder and the impact of anti-social behaviour.
These intentions support the Safer Birmingham Partnership’s priorities that Birmingham will:
- Be a safe place in which to live, work and visit
- Feel a safe place in which to live, work and visit, and
- Be a place where young people choose not to engage in criminal and anti-social behaviour.
To find out more information about the Valewatch agreement, contact Marian Payne, Community Safety Co-Ordinator; T: 0121 748 8153E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetings take place monthly (last Friday) at 10.00 am at 11, High Street, Pionmeer Group Board Room. Dates for 2017 are 27 January, 24 February, 31 March, 28 April, 26 May, 30 June, 28 July, 25 August (tbc), 29 September, 24 November, 29 dec ember (tbc).