EAGLE-EYED Broad street wardens are being praised for finding missing Walsall school girl Zoya Anwar.
The pair had seen the force’s appeal and spotted a girl matching her description near to the Paradise Forum shopping centre in Birmingham city centre just before 11pm last night (Wednesday 6 February).
Officers who had been ready to respond to sightings were immediately dispatched and soon confirmed the girl spotted by the wardens was Zoya.
Security staff and wardens had kept a close check on her until officers arrived.
The teen, who was reported missing on Friday (26 February) by teachers from her school, was then taken to the safety of Birmingham Central police station.
Specially trained officers continue to speak with Zoya to understand where she has been and what sparked her disappearance.
Detective Superintendent Jo Chilton led the hunt for Zoya. She said: “Officers are still speaking to Zoya about the circumstances surrounding her disappearance which remain unclear at this stage.
“I’d really like to thank everyone who helped in our search.
“The teenager had never been missing from home before and we had some grave concerns for her welfare.
“I would particularly like to thank the street wardens and security guards who spotted her last night and kept her safe until police officers arrived.
“We were overwhelmed by the way in which the media and local people got behind our campaign and I would like to extend my thanks to the public for helping us find Zoya safe and well.”
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Gas Street Basin
An opportunity has arisen for Broad Street Business Improvement District to transform Gas Street, regenerating it as a key route from Brindley Place to the Mailbox and also as a visitor attraction in its own right.
The project is in the early stages and architectural drawings of what could be done have been produced and initial talks with stakeholders have taken place.
We are seeking somebody to take the project forward. This will include:
- Identifying potential sources of funding;
- Consultation with stakeholders;
- Associated bid writing.
Descriptive examples of similar exercises that have been successfully completed.
Description of the process with an indication of time scales.
c. Proactive Approach
What added benefits and ideas would be brought to the process.
d. Fee structure
Itemised description of lump sum fees and expenses. This should include timing of payment/s and whether vat will be applicable.
Previous clients for similar schemes that can be approached.
Responses are required in writing by 8th of March 2013 and should be addressed to Mike Olley, please email:
Broad Street Business Improvement District do not undertake to appoint the lowest bidder, but will assess proposals on quality as well as price.
Tenders are to remain open for acceptance for a period of three months.
The BOBS (The Best of Broad Street Awards) 2013 honoured the best bars, nightclubs, hotels and restaurants along Birmingham’s Golden Mile.
The awards, now in their eighth year, culminated in a glittering presentation ceremony at the ICC in January where over 380 entertainers, businessmen and entrepreneurs rubbed shoulders.
Nichole Samuels, Marketing Manager of the Broad Street Business Improvement District, said: “Despite the blizzard this year’s BOBS was the biggest ever. The BOBS honours those unsung heroes who continually work hard to make Broad Street the great place that it is today. Congratulations to all our winners and we look forward to another year of prosperity”
Official Winner List:
|Title of Award
||Name of Winner
|Best Door Supervisor
||Tracy Cowen, Reflex
|Best Door Team
||Figure of Eight
||Mina Golkar, Branded Bull
|Best Pub Chef
||Dave Alebon, Brasshouse
||Didier Philipot, Edmunds
|Best House Team
|Exceeding Customer Expectations
|Best New Hotel
||Hampton by Hilton
|Best Front of House Team
|Best Live Music Pub
|Best Themed Venue
|Best Corporate Bar
|Best Cocktail / Mixology
|Best Club Night
|Best Independent Bar
|Best International Brand
|Best Student Night
|Best Club Promoter
|Most Innovative Venue
|Best Family Day Out
||Sea Life Centre, Birmingham
|Best Casual Dining
||Figure of Eight
|Best International Cuisine
|Best Fine Dining
|Best Arts and Entertainment Venue
|Best Overall Venue on Broad Street
|Best Night Out
||Slug & Lettuce
A static demonstration will take place on 26th January 2013, Centenary Square, Broad Street Birmingham. The demonstration will begin at 2pm until 6pm, with people gathering from 12pm.
It is advised that visitors avoid the area during these hours and to expect disruptions from 12-6pm.
The police are fully aware of this demonstration and are prepared for any disruption this may cause. Broad Street Wardens will be on call to assist visitors and any deal with any enquiries.
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