Balsall Common Village Residents Association have confirmed their October committee meeting will now be held at 7.30pm on Tuesday 9th October 2012, a change to the original published date. The meeting – which is open to any Balsall Common resident who wishes to attend – will be held in the Committee Room at the rear of Balsall Common Village Hall on Station Road.
Residents from six streets in Balsall Common were evacuated amid fears of the discovery of an unexploded bomb, which turned out to be a terrifying old engine part. Residents were cleared from their homes in a 100 metre radius surrounding a location in Speedwell Drive after a resident unearthed the scary looking device whilst digging their garden.
Balsall Common crime statistics for October were reported to the Residents Association meeting earlier in November as follows:
• 8 burglaries of dwellings: Station Road, Ashley Way, Balsall Street (daytime), Temple Avenue, Frog Lane (daytime), Greenfield Ave (daytime), Meeting House Lane (daytime), Kenilworth Road (daytime).
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Police dogs were witnessed out in force in Balsall Common’s village centre today under the guidance of handlers carrying out spot checks on shoppers as they went about their business. The move, which shocked regular shoppers, included visits to a number of commercial premises including the One-Stop.
Balsall Common’s Police Shop in the main shopping area on Station Road may be put up for relocation as West Midlands Police Authority consider cost cutting options to meet their ever decreasing operating budget.
The spending review could see the shop uprooted and relocated to the Police occupied premises on Holly Lane, removing a central presence and putting a question mark over what to do with Parish Council funded CCTV equipment on the premises which has been instrumental in solving crimes in the village.
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