Low turnout in Tyburn for Police and Crime Commissioner election: almost half of votes came by post

Almost half (47%) of the votes cast in Tyburn for the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner election were postal votes.

Polling stations closed at 10pm on Thursday 21st August..

Tyburn had a total of 1,311 votes cast, 616 of which were postal votes.

The eight polling stations in Tyburn were open for 15 hours each, and received a total of 695 votes.

Early estimates suggest that the voter turnout in Tyburn was below 8% of the electorate. That’s lower than the official turnout for Birmingham, which was 10.26%.

The official count for the votes across the West Midlands takes place on Friday 22nd August.

Maths success, but ‘turbulence in results’ and a GCSE dip for Kingsbury School

Top Kingsbury School  students: Head Girl Nelly Maina achieved 12 GCSEs at Grade A* or Grade A. She is going on to study A-levels. Abudurrahman Mulla achieved 10A*/A’s; he, too is destined for higher achievements, says the School.

Top Kingsbury School students: Head Girl Nelly Maina achieved 12 GCSEs at Grade A* or Grade A. She is going on to study A-levels.
Abudurrahman Mulla achieved 10A*/A’s; he, too is destined for higher achievements, says the School.

Kingsbury School are not yet releasing full details of their GCSE results, but have issued a statement explaining that the school has “experienced turbulence in results within our headline figures and a drop alongside many other schools nationally and locally.”
Last year 44% of their students achieved 5 A*-C grades including English and maths. This was down from 50% the previous year.
Details are expected to be released at a later date, but the indications are that the GCSE grades have fallen further.
However, there have been successes at Kingsbury School this year. The school achieved its best ever results in maths, with 57% of students achieving an A*-C in the subject.

Top results:

  • Head Girl Nelly Maina achieved 12 GCSEs at grade A* and grade A.
  • Abudurrahman Mulla secured 10A*/A’s
  • Yasamin Saidi 3 A*’s, 3A’s and 3 B’s
  • Raja Iqbal 7A*/A’s
  • Jayne Beale 7A*/A’s
  • Agnes Otu 6A*/A’s

Nervous moments......

Nervous moments……

...relief, and high fives of success

…relief, and high fives of success

CCTV quick-thinkers lead cops to suspect in Castle Vale

Quick-thinking CCTV operators led police to a wanted criminal yesterday in Castle Vale.
The CCTV team who operate a series of cameras noticed an unusually marked 4×4 vehicle with a driver and passenger parked in a street on the housing estate yesterday.
The camera operators recognised the passenger as someone with a known criminal record who was on the police wanted list.
The crew alerted the police and led them to the vehicle.
When the passenger made a run for it, the camera operators tracked him and kept in contact with the police by phone.
Police arrested the suspect shortly after he had tried to make a getaway.

Asda Minworth August bank holiday opening times

Asda Minworth will be open at the following times over the 2014 August bank holiday weekend.

Saturday 23rd August: closes at 10pm
Sunday 24th August: open 10am-4pm
Monday 25th August: open 8am -8pm
Tuesday 26th August: opens at 6am

Tag and curfew for Pype Hayes woman after racially aggravated assault

A 57 year-old Pype Hayes woman has been tagged and put on a curfew after she assaulted two female victims. One of the assaults was racially aggravated.

Birmingham magistrates this week found Maxine Maria Hill guilty of assaulting her victims on 14th May in Birmingham. She was put on a two-month curfew between the hours of 9pm and 6am.

She was also ordered to pay £50 in compensation to both of her victims, and was given a 12-month restraining order forbidding her to contact them by any means. 

Assault after four days of harassment

A Castle Vale man has been given a five-year restraining order after he harassed and assaulted a woman.

Thomas David Busby, aged 21, of Luce Close, pleaded guilty to assaulting his victim after he had harassed her for four days by constantly sending her text messages and visited her workplace and home.

Birmingham magistrates ordered him not to contact the woman by any means, and to keep away from her home and workplace.

He was ordered to pay a total of £330 in fines and costs.

Teen admits stealing jewellery

A Castle Vale teenager has pleaded guilty to stealing jewellery from a property in Erdington.

Dale Hitchman, aged 19, of Bovingdon Road pleaded guilty to entering a property in Ansell Road as a trespasser on 14th July, and stealing a quantity of jewellery.

He will be sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court next month.