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Latest Birmingham Metropolitan police figures have revealed to us that in our local area more crime is happening than in inner city Birmingham. Figures released show that the amout of reported crimes in our local area reached a staggering 2255 reported number of crimes from september 2009 to August 2010, although it faced a 7% decrease from the previous year, which was a record number of 2430 reported crimes. Antisocial behavour was reported to reached 1393. In contrast to an inner city area such as Handsworth which would have been thought to have a higher crime rate that our local area, it has been proven that this is not the case. The area of Handsworth has had 1614 reported crimes this year which has shocked many in our community. A view of many local residents is that

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the credit crunch is a big factor in Birminghams high crime rates. Recently, members of the local community have been organising neighbourhood meetings in which they have been discussing the anti-social behaviour experienced in the area. Police have also been co-operating with local residents to combat this situation. We asked Kings Heath resident Nathan Smith, 18, what he thought on the matter of our high local crime statistics. “There is a small gang culture in our community which I guess may be the cause of our high crime rates. On quite a few occasions I have been in Kings Heath and on the High Street and felt intimidated by hooded teens in group. We need to act as a community to deal with and reduce the high crime rates in our local area as many residents are afraid to leave their houses”.

Local hoodies around the kings heath area

INSIDE TODAY New CCTV system to be installed on Moseley Village High Street Kings Heath widow to be compensated for lovers asbestos death Tributes for Kings heath teacher killed in road accident Petition against Kings Heath bingo hall conversion UB40’s anticipated return to Hare & Hounds

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KINGS HEATH & MOSELEY MAIL, Wednesday 24 November 2010

New CCTV system to be installed in Moseley

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New Italian Restaurant Grand Opening

Wednesday December 1st 2010

284, Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B124JD Tel - 01214895443

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By Ryan Graham Moseley Village High Street has been tipped to expecting a numerous amount of new CCTV cameras in a bid against crime and anti-social behaviour. Local business have come together to ask Birmingham City Council for the cameras as to make security tigher for local traders and residents. The cameras will be fitted on columns which will not be a sore sight to eyes. Birmingham City Council have stressed that the cameras will not be number plate recognition cameras.

View: Moseley Village High Street

Tribute Held For Teacher Killed In Cycling Accident By Ryan Graham

Tributes are being held for beloved Wheelers lane Technology Collge teacher, Colin Roberts, 53, who was recently tragically killed in a road collision with a van on a bike ride to Cromer, Norfolk, in which he was on his way to meet his family. Collegues and pupils of Wheelers lane Technology College , in

Kings Heath, Have Pictured: Colin Roberts, 53 paid respect to Colin Roberts, a maths It has been rumoured that donateacher at the school, whom many were fond of. “He was my favourite tions from the funeral which will be teacher by far, always there when I held sometime this month will be doneeded help and support�, was the nated to the motor neurone disease asview one ex pupil had towards the sociation and Parkinsons disease UK instead of being spent on flowers. loved teacher.

Petition To Stop Old Bingo Hall Conversion R e s i dents local the to Kings Heath High Street bing hall have expressed fears Pictured: Kings Heath High Street Bingo Hall that converting the old Gala By Ryan Graham bingo hall into a 700 guest conferA petition is in circulation in ence and baqueting suite will creorder to hinder the conversion of ate parking gridlocks and tight traffic Kings Heath High Streets old Gala jams for local residents. bingo hall. Javid Sattar, a developer, is

the man with the plan to turn the old abondoned Gala bingo hall into the 300 dinner and 400 guest spaced conference and baqueting suite. There has been rumours that Javid Sattar has abandoned the plan to convert the bingo hall we have heard from sources. Hopefully we will have a confirmed decision soon which will be availiable for our readers.

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