Safer Colmore

We want everyone who works in or who visits Colmore Business District to feel safe and secure, day and night. We work towards this by providing a visible team presence within the District, partnering on projects and delivering services that help to create a thriving and welcoming environment for everyone.

As Colmore BID continues to promote the District as a premier UK destination for business, it is increasingly important to manage and monitor the on-street experience, so whether you are coming to work or visiting for the first time, the District makes a lasting, positive impression.

The most visible output of this group is the Community Operations Team. Consisting of five Community Officers, one Ambassador and a Street Cleaner, the team works with various partners to assist those in need, tackle antisocial behaviour, and act as our eyes and ears in terms of the maintenance and cleaning of the District.

Our close links with West Midlands Police and partner agencies have enabled us to provide a range of crime prevention and Counter-Terrorism advice in the past, and our revitalised Colmore Security Network is continuing to provide businesses with the information they need to stay resilient.

Our growing night-time economy is also a key area of focus. Our Colmore Licensing Network has been developed specifically to engage and support those businesses who trade into the evening. Whilst Colmore Business District is a relatively safe, low crime area of the city, we also run regular personal safety training sessions to help ensure that those who work in the District are as safe as they can be.

Safe and Sound is chaired by Kate Bailey from Squire Patton Boggs, the group is always keen to hear from people on how we can do more with our partners to keep the District safe. It is also currently recruiting for new members. If you would like to find out more, please contact John-Jo Von Johnson.

Defibrillator and Bleed Kit locations in the District

Follow the link below to view the locations of defibrillators and bleed kits within the District:

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Cyber Security

We are an Advisory Group member of the police-led Cyber Resilience Centre for the West Midlands.

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VAIWG (Violence, Abuse, Intimidation Against Women & Girls)

We are working to ensure everyone, but especially women and girls feel safer in the District.

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Counter Terrorism

We are committed to keeping everyone in the District as safe as possible from terrorist threats.

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Crime & Community Safety

Reducing crime and anti-social behaviour within the District are among our key priorities.

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Street Operations & Public Place Vulnerability

Our Community Operations team provide a visible and reassuring presence for vulnerable people.

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Personal Safety Awareness

We work with partners to provide personal safety awareness sessions to local residents and employees.


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Community Operations Team

The Colmore BID Community Operations team operates Monday-Friday and is dedicated to improving safety in the city’s Business District.

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Ambassador Programme

Our Ambassadors are the eyes and ears of the District, providing a meet and greet service, visible reassurance and visits to businesses.

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On-Street Cleaning

Colmore BID employs its own team of cleaners who work five days a week, covering the entirety of the District.


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Safer Licensing & Hospitality Network

The Colmore Safer Licensing and Hospitality Network is responsible for delivery of community safety initiatives associated with the BID’s hospitality sector.

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Building & Facilities Manager Networking Forum

This Colmore Building & Facilities Managers Networking Forum was created to facilitate better communication among the District’s various Building & Facilities Managers.


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Women’s Safety Forum

The Colmore Women’s Safety Forum aims to facilitate an inclusive and collective female business voice on matters affecting women’s empowerment across the District.

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Business Crime Reduction Partnership

The Colmore BCRP (Business Crime Reduction Partnership) is a partnership-led approach to reduce crime that affects businesses and visitors within the District.

Homeless Support

Our recommended service providers in support of the homeless can be found here.

Security News

Check out the latest security advice from our team and partners below.

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