BASBUBirmingham Anti-Social Behaviour Unit (UK)
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'We are going after more gangs and we are moving more and more into the private sector with the advent of the helpline,' said Alison Parsons, BASBU policy manager.
"They often dealt with them badly and BASBU had to pick up cases that had festered for five or ten years."
Female customers at one petrol station have driven off in disgust and even stopped using the station, according to BASBU officers.
The council's main work is via BASBU which has 35 staff and costs pounds 2 million a year to run.
Insp Steve Worker, of West Midlands Police, said: "Local police officers have been working together with partner agencies, such as BASBU and local residents which has resulted in a significant reduction inanti-social problems in the area.
Within 6 months of the development of the community safety programme, IASS was approached by Birmingham Anti-Social Behaviour Unit (BASBU) and other West Midlands agencies to develop a 'bespoke' certificate for ASB professionals.
HOW can Coun John Lines say "I would like some of those BASBU people to come and work for me in Housing" (Mail, December 16)?
"BASBU officers have worked in part-nershiwith the community, housing officers and police so that our citizens can go out in Moseley without the hassle of being harassed for money or excessive noise."
Now, however, the estate is a peaceful and pleasant place thanks to Basbu's six-month crackdown.
PC Sarah Rawson from Safer Birmingham's Anti-Social Behaviour Unit (BASBU) said the ASBOs have already made a "noticeable" difference.
Last month, the Mail revealed that l the Partnership's Anti-Social Behaviour Unit, or BASBU, was being broken up but, following the outcry, some investigators have been found jobs in other council departments such as housing.
Guest speakers included Supt Malcolm Coall, Sgt Sharon Naughton and Jagveen Bagary from Birmingham Anti-Social Behaviour Unit (BASBU), providing Birmingham Future members with up-to-date statistics showing that Birmingham is one of the safest cities in the UK.