Sue had a meeting with the local police Inspector during the morning. We have a very good relationship with them. We help out with some funding foe specialist equipment, cameras and things like a target-hardening scheme. This involves handing out door/window locks to vulnerable residents and gating schemes which cut off escape routes for ne'er-do-wells. They, the police that is, respond by paying attention to hotspots which we point out to them usually after calls from residents.
We have also been able to help on the Great Park. This was the worst car park in B'ham but since we cajoled the businesses into contributing towards security staff crime rates, particularly car crime, has dropped to almost zero. Cameras should follow but there is one business that does not want to know. No names but your car is at risk when you shop for groceries.
That evening Keith attended a board meeting of South West Birmingham Community Association of which he is a director. That led him into attend a meeting today at 4pm of the Community Support Board. At 7pm Keith is at at Holte School in Aston as part of the Special Education Needs review. With any luck he can get away by 9pm to meet up with some friends for a chinese meal. Hopefully without getting indigestion