Friday, July 15, 2011

Survey on aggressive street drinking and begging in Moseley

I wonder if you could spend a few moments filling in a survey on the current state of aggressive street drinking and begging in Moseley shopping centre. The survey only takes about two minutes to fill in – see

To provide some background to this survey, if you regularly use Moseley shopping centre you may have noticed a sudden increase in aggressive street drinkers and beggars in the area since May.

Both Councillor Ernie Hendricks and myself have acted quickly to resolve this issue and worked closely with the local police. As a result, at the end of June, warning letters were issued to eleven individuals informing them that evidence was now being collected in preparation for the issuing of an Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO) against them. I would like to give special thanks to our Moseley and Kings Heath street wardens who quickly identified the problem individuals and are now collecting evidence of anti-social behaviour.

Since the issuing of these warning letters, I have noticed a drop in anti-social behaviour by the street drinkers. I would like to know if you too have seen this reduction and what other problems you may have noticed with anti-social behaviour in Moseley and Kings Heath.

There are also further proposals to reduce the street drinkers’ presence in St Mary’s Church, on which I would like your views.


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