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Locals are unhappy about the new plans for the Old Police Station

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INVASION ANGRY & CONFUSED: Hard to support the new plans for the area

By Maleka Hamilton THE BORDESLEY GREEN area will

experience many changes. Residents say they are outraged at the idea of the old Police Station being made into a males hostel for long-term homeless men. The council have ideas of setting up a male hostel in the Bordesly Green area. It will be located within a close proximatey of the South Birmingham

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Locals argue that the students could be potentially affected by the men living in this neighbouring building. Residence from the local community and surround

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ing areas, might feel that their presence resembles an invasion of unruly residents. The main fear for the community is that the general order will be disturbed, it could possibly disrupt a ‘now’ fairly peace ful environment and relaxed atmosphere and could potentially add to the original crime rate and then increase levels of anti-socal activity that was present before their arrival.

The locals claim that their area is a decent and respectable residency with hard-working and prodominantly working-class people that don’t want the Bordesley Green area to be affected by “vagrants”and “vagabonds” Its important to maintain a certain approach for people looking in

on their area. It has been taken into account that this area is socially deprived and does could do without any distractions whilst the communty tries to improve the local area. No doubt the area will be affected by all the chaos. However, not all the residents of Bordesley Green are against the idea and some elderly members of the local community have been reported saying “they feel it could be a positive thing for those that will take residency in the hostel itself.” Others dont think the change to the building will make that much of a lasting affect on the overall communtiy and all exsisting members will remain safe; providing the ‘hostel boys’ keep themselves to themselves and do their best to fit in with the environment and even wider society.

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