Our BID Ambassadors are working tirelessly to make the area safer for visitors and the street population. They have been engaging with those sleeping on the streets, signposting them to get the help they need. In one case they even helped to repatriate one man and reconnect him with his family too. The ambassadors were also a key part of the Safer Streets project, identifying key locations for 11 new CCTV cameras – two of which were funded by the BID in partnership with MKCC. On top of this they also helped to tackle 900 issues in the last year alone.
What we achieved
Other ways we are making our city safe
The BID has funded an additional Thames Valley Police Officer to exclusively patrol the BID area and tackle anti-social behaviour.
2,000 hours of patrolling, police presence
94 verbal warnings issued to professional beggars
Tackling anti-social behaviour
Five Community Protection Notice breaches served.
Business Crime Partnership
The Business Crime Partnership (BCP) has been launched to bring businesses together so they can share information about potential offenders in a safe space.
50 members are currently signed up to BCP
100 banned or unwanted individuals currently on the system
Key driver of Barwatch in the area
Uses the DISC online management tool