Safety and Security

1.

Introduction of an online Security Tool for Hereford: Facewatch. This allows the sharing of intelligence about known and new offenders and helps to reduce criminal behaviour

2.

Team Hereford – establishment of an operational weekly meeting chaired by HBID to bring together the Police, Balfour Beatty, CCTV, business owners and retailer managers, Vennture and Security Staff to understand and resolve issues on the ground

3.

Liaison with businesses who have experienced crime, including anti-social behaviour or shoplifting, to then help feed back to the Police in the identification of offenders and key hotspots

4.

Day Time Street Ambassadors: Jointly applied for (with Vennture) and granted, Police Crime Commissioner funding to set up a pilot team of branded Volunteers who will sign post and assist visitors and shoppers with help in several areas such as directions, assistance for the elderly, sign posting available help, tourist information and liaison with businesses in such areas as crime reporting and use of the Facewatch system

5.

A voice for businesses through involvement with the Integrated Community Management Scheme – bringing together HBID, Police, the Council, Vennture, BBLP, CCTV to name but a few. This group meets on a regular basis to drive through improvements and find long-lasting solutions

6.

Handy Person Team: Actively watching and reporting issues that they see on the streets

7.

Working alongside Vennture to bring Purple Flag accreditation to Hereford – this is the recognised UK standard for towns and cities who have a safe and vibrant night scene