Keeping you safe in the District

Mike Best

Since April the Street Operations Team have been working additional hours to support the return of our hospitality venues with outdoor seating areas, as well as our parklets and Summer in The Square seating area.

The Security team have been working up until 11pm Thursdays and Friday plus 11am to 11pm Saturday and Sunday. The additional presence of the team was warmly welcomed by our hospitality venues as they started to re-establish themselves. Other than a handful of issues the additional hours went smoothly.

Anti-social behaviour reports are still very low in the district even though the footfall has increased. The team continue to work closely with local partners to ensure we don’t see a spike in ASB, as businesses and the public return to the district.

The On-Street Support Working Group continues to meet on a weekly basis and has created questionnaires for service users and navigator providers, to more accurately assess locations of on-street provision verses need and services offered. Findings will be used for further discussions with support groups in order to adapt services to best meet needs.

In July Colmore BID will be launching the Ask for Angela vulnerability project in the District. This project aims to brief licensed venues of the risks associated with unwanted sexual harassment of women. Participating venues will receive a briefing and resource packs, including posters and details on how to train staff. If you’re interested in participating in the project, please email our Ambassador Nicole.

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