Bank Holiday event aims to bring community together.
The charity Orphans in Need, in con junction with Morrisons and West Midlands Police, are aiming to unite the Small Heath community after a recent increase in knife crime, which it is claimed has left local residents scared and divided.
A Community Funfair will be held in Morrison’s car park in the heart of Small Heath over the Bank Holiday weekend, 25th-27th February. A Morrison’s spokesman said, “Our corporate responsibility is to make a positive contribution to society. We want to encourage Small Heath community to integrate and celebrate this bank holiday together.”
This is the second year Orphans in Need has held this fair at Morrison’s . The success of last year’s event caught the attention of Birmingham City FlC’s Community Trust, and led them to become one of the event’s partners.
Small Heath was recently listed as the eleventh most dangerous place to live in Birmingham. Sergeant Benjamin Freckingham, from Small Heath & Highgate neighbourhood policing team, believes community events like this fair will help bring people together with hopes to get crime rates down.
He said, “This is an excellent event for a good cause that brings the people of Small Heath together and allows West Midlands Police an opportunity to engage positively with the community in a fun and friendly environment.”