Last month, we reported that a record number of businesses were signing up to our online security app 'DISC' and with more businesses becoming engaged, it certainly is proving invaluable.
Since the middle of May, there have been two new CBO's put into place on reoccurring offenders, restricting their access to certain parts of Hereford City Centre. This is now being enforced by DISC users, as they are asked to log an incident on the system when they believe CBO conditions have been broken.
There has also been contact made with neighbouring cities to appeal for information on a wanted male who was believed to have relocated. Within two days of Hereford BID contacting a partner BID team, the individual was arrested and relocated back to West Mercia Police for sentencing.
Alone, with just these three offenders having restrictions, this will make a huge impact on the City Centre and in particular, businesses in their prohibited areas.
During the past few weeks, two new businesses have been added to the scheme and we are continue to engage with others following their enquiries.
If you would like to become part of this completely free scheme or need additional training/support, then please e-mail Hannah McCourt, Security Administrator on firstname.lastname@example.org