A number of residents have contacted me alarmed at the possibility of there being a significant cut in Police numbers in the Oscott area.
Sadly this has been on the cards for some time as a result in the governments planned cuts to the West Midland Police Forces funding.
I am afraid it is one of those things that public have been warned about before the elections and now in most areas we will see the changes taking place.
W have already seen the Kingstanding Police Station front doors having to remain shut to the public and now we hear even more cuts are to be made.
Locally I am still working closely with the Local Oscott Neighbourhood Police Initiative volunteers and some Neighbourhood Watch Groups but it is clear that residents will have to do more to protect their property and them selves. However by working together and with groups like those named above we can all help prevent crime.