Mount Pleasant Community Day
On Friday 17th December we visited Mount Pleasant Avenue in Handsworth. The area had seen an increase in fly-tipping and anti-social behaviour, so we wanted to speak to customers directly to find out more about the issues and how we could support them.
Listening to your feedback
We were able to have a chat with our customers who explained that fly-tipping had become big problem and they felt that it was bringing the area down. They also expressed concerns about the primary school children who had to walk past the litter to get to school each day.
Cleaning up the area
Our Rangers cleared up the rubbish in the area with some help from Councillor Quinnen who got stuck in to give us a hand. The rangers advised customers about how to dispose of their waste correctly and how to report fly-tipping if it occurs again.
Our Estates team spoke to customers about ASB and supported them to resolve any individual issues that they raised on the day.
Working in partnership
We were joined by Handsworth Wood Neighbourhood Team who gave advice about crime prevention and spoke to the council’s residents about the issues in the area.
Support workers from Rookery Children’s centre also attended and advised families about the different services that they offer.
We’ll continue working in partnership with West Midlands Police and other local organisations to help improve our communities and make sure that they are places that our customers are proud to call home.
How do I report an issue?
If you're experiencing issues with fly-tipping or ASB you can report it to us here.