SAFETY & SECURITY
WE ALL WANT A CITY THAT IS NOT ONLY SAFER BUT FEELS SAFER FOR ALL THOSE WHO WORK, STUDY, VISIT AND SHOP THERE.
A SAFE & SECURE CITY
We all want a city that not only is safer but feels safer for all who work, study, visit and shop there. In December 2016, Gloucester BID task group cooperated with Gloucester City Safe in a pilot scheme to introduce City Wardens.
The pilot met with universal approbation. It is proposed that Gloucester BID will provide funding to support highly visible City Protection officers. Subject to match funding up to four City Protection Officers will operate in two teams of two, seven days a week and will patrol the whole BId area. They will be linked through radio and cell phones. BID members and BID voluntary members will be able to call for their assistance to incidents.
NUMBER OF BUSINESSES CURRENTLY INVOLVED
REDUCTION IN BUSINESS CRIME
CITY SAFE EXCLUSIONS
NUMBER OF PEOPLE GIVEN YELLOW CARD WARNINGS
OVER THE NEXT 5 YEARS
Work with City Safe, Gloucester City Council, the Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner to fund and deliver City Protection Officers.
Support efforts to implement legislation to improve safety and security in the BID area.
Look to extend the impact and support of City Safe.
Support enforcement of the collective exclusion scheme.
CITY SAFE SCHEME
Gloucester City Safe is a not for profit Business Crime Reduction Partnership and was set up with initial funding from the Police and Crime Commissioner.
The idea of the scheme is for local businesses involved in the day and night time economies in Gloucester to work together to reduce crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour which affects those businesses, their staff and customers.
The scheme started on 1st May 2014 and the membership has grown significantly as word has spread about the benefits of being part of City Safe. Gloucester BID will be looking to support and extend the benefits of the City Safe scheme.
Highlights of the month Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) A vulnerable male known to CPOs for previous ASB has been brought to their attention multiple times this month regarding altercations with groups of youths. CPOs have dealt with this male and protected him each time...
The BID funded City Protection Officers (CPOs) have a very visible presence in the City, have formed close links with the police and known trouble spots. They help with a huge number of anti-social incidents as well as more serious matters. The BID also funds and...
The Gloucester Business Improvement District (BID) have stepped in to fund the city’s taxi marshal scheme. Members of the BID board unanimously approved to grant £5000 to support taxi marshals in a meeting last month with Gloucester City Council contributing another...