Ongoing measures to reduce shop theft and anti-social behaviour in Blackburn town centre have been commended with a prestigious award at a conference held by the National Association of Business Crime Partnerships (NABCP).
Blackburn Businesses Against Crime (BBAC) were nominated for promoting community safety after implementing various crime initiatives over the last year.
Chairman of Blackburn Businesses Against Crime, Ronnie O’Keefe said, “It always great to win this type of award because it shows that the dedication and commitment from all the partners in BBAC, pays off. This includes the great work of Lancashire Police and PCSO‘s, the security officers and shop staff who are committed to reducing shop crime in Blackburn town centre.
Now with the extra money from the BID to spend on crime reduction initiatives, we can build on this, to create a safer place for the shoppers of Blackburn.”
The Blackburn BID has funded additional security cameras and policing under a policy to make the town safer and more secure. All town centre businesses are offered free access to the BBAC DISC website to receive free support, information updates and advice.
Business Crime Partnerships from all over the country gathered at the Jury’s Inn Hotel in Milton Keynes on September 24th to attend the awards ceremony.