The perennial problem of how to prevent unwanted visitors to Moseley now seems to have been resolved. The initial plan to make Moseley generally unattractive through banning fun and stopping businesses opening appears to have been largely unsuccessful. A simpler solution was needed.
The finest brains of Moseley have been working on a more imaginative deterrent for nearly two months. It has been felt that the banning of alcohol in the centre of Moseley may get rid of one or two street drinkers but it’s not really going to stop the majority of unwanted visitors. The elegant solution chosen by the great and good is a simple sign that tells people that we just don’t want them.
A spokesperson for the Moseley Forum announced at the unveiling ceremony “As I’m sure you are aware, sometimes you can’t walk through central without bumping into literally tens of people who simply don’t have a right to be here. They come here with their money and big ideas about buying things from shops and to be honest it’s irritating. But now, as they enter Moseley, they will be met by this beautiful sign that tells them exactly what we want them to do.”
It is thought that based on this succes, a series of signs in a variety of languages and braille will prevent a sudden influx of foreigners and the disabled.