Blackburn BID consulted widely with businesses earlier in the year and one of their top priorities was safety and security in the town centre. The BID have pledged to work with a range of partners to continue the work we have already begun

As a result of the consultation process there is a demand for an increased security presence which includes providing a retail radio to every shop, a visible security presence in the town centre and access to retail crime initiatives such as Pubwatch and DISC.

IF YOU VOTE YES FOR A NEW TERM, WE WILL:

  • Continue to develop relationships with partners, including the BBAC (Blackburn Businesses Against Crime)
  • Create a zero-tolerance approach to begging in the town centre, encouraging visitors not to give directly to people on the street but to organised charities
  • Complete and promote the new joined up CCTV system covering the BID area
  • Provide support for the police by directing funding and resources where best utilised within the BID area
  • Deploy targeted security to tackle low level seasonal anti-social behaviour incidents and deter shoplifting
  • Promote the new Pubwatch radio service to support growing efforts to regenerate a night-time economy
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