The Safe and Sound Working Group delivers projects to keep those who work and visit the District safe and secure, day and night.
The most visible output of this group is the Street Operations Team. Consisting of four Security Officers and one Ambassador, the team work with various partners to assist those in need, tackle antisocial behaviour, and to 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.
Chaired by Mike Best from Turleys, 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 Claire J Smith.