SAFER TOWN

 

 

 

 

Hammersmith BID is dedicated to managing the safety and security of their levy payers business operating environment by investing in additional policing for the BID area and implementing a number of significant security projects, making Hammersmith a UK leader in private / public sector partnership town centre security management.

We are committed to supporting the business community by reducing crime, anti-social behaviour and enhancing business resilience by establishing a safer environment in which to work, visit and invest in.

All of our latest BID member and community security updates and articles can be accessed here: SAFER TOWN NEWS

KEY PROPOSALS

• Reducing crime in the BID area by funding two additional police officers dedicated to improving safety and addressing business crime that impacts retailers, leisure and office sectors as well as the evening economy

• Providing a dedicated CCTV operator to monitor the BID area and a SafetyNet town link radio system.

• Monitoring our bespoke crime stats provided by LBHF and actioning priority crime and emerging trends.

• Managing incidents and patterns of anti-social behaviour via the BID ambassador, BID police, Safer Neighbourhood team and LBHF.

• Supporting business continuity and addressing the threat of terrorism through regular awareness training and projects.

 

• Managing and chairing PubWatch and ShopWatch groups through our multi-partnered BID-CRP.

• Supporting our retail and leisure sectors combat crime through the sharing of intelligence and offender images via the premier software platform 'DISC Litoralis'.

• Hosting regular crime prevention and community safety events.

• Offering free bike marking, burglary prevention and safety advice throughout the year.

• Representing the needs of local businesses at MOPAC level, LBHF emergency planning and ward panels and the safer neighbourhood board

SECURITY PROJECTS

Significant control measures in the form of security projects that have been designed to reduce risk have now been implemented across the Hammersmith BID area, they include:

A comprehensive Security Risk Analysis (SRA) programme across the BID geographical footprint.
• The Hammersmith Security Group
• An early warning terror alert - direct to smartphone.
• Major emergency contingency planning and support.
• Business continuity plans.
• The SafetyNet radio network.

PUBWATCH & SHOPWATCH

 

The widely recognised and nationally established BCRP (Business Crime Reduction Partnership) model plays a significant role within the BIDs security risk management of the Hammersmith retail and leisure sector. Our innovative approach embraces trusted methods of best practice to combat crime and reduce anti-social behaviour through committed partnerships (police, local authority, businesses and the BID) working together to form the UKs first BID-CRP.

For more information on the Hammersmith BID-CRP, click here. To sign up for either Shopwatch or Pubwatch, email g.brockie@hammersmithlondon.co.uk

CCTV NETWORK & SAFETYNET RADIO SYSTEM

 

We are significantly improving all safety aspects within our SaferTown model by investing in an additional CCTV officer dedicated solely to the Hammersmith town centre area. With access to over 40 cameras in the immediate town centre alone and supported by extensive coverage in the surrounding areas, our BID funded operator is the eyes and ears of the Hammersmith SafetyNet radio community. CCTV assists businesses to manage risks effectively through the sharing of information over the airwaves and by working in partnership with the local police to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour. Together, they make the town centre a safer environment in which to work, visit, socialise and invest in.

COUNTER TERRORISM

 

The BID works in partnership with the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Protect Team to ensure that businesses are provided with the most up-to-date and relevent counter terrorism advice.

We are committed to sponsoring and promoting regular Project Argus and Project Griffin events as well as facilitating bespoke table top exercises designed in partnership with the Met Police specifically for our business community.

For further information, please email g.brockie@hammersmithlondon.co.uk or call 0203 362 4626.

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