Project:

Safety and Enhancement

Project: | Safety and Enhancement

Safety and Enhancement – Public Realm (28%)

SAFETY

Helping people feel safe and secure is crucial for any area. The BID has therefore prioritised safety and security.

  •  Business Crime Reduction Partnership (BCRP)

Poole BID works alongside Business Crime Reduction Partnership (BCRP), a partnership-based approach to preventing crime and disorder.  Under this scheme is Database and Intranet for Safer Communities (DISC) system, Community Safety Accredited Scheme (CSAS) and Android Radios for Pub Watch and Shop Watch

Poole BID has funded and will implement the DISC system App and Administrator Management. DISC is an online information sharing system that will help businesses to self-manage low level crime and ASB and enable joined up working with our local police.

Over 100 BIDs currently use DISC to share vital information about local crime and ASB, the offenders responsible and essential current awareness as well as to manage exclusion schemes.

  • Community Safety Accredited Scheme (CSAS)

The BID co-funds six (CSAS) officers for Poole town centre for low level crime and antisocial behaviour.

Their presence in town centres has been proven to lower levels of anti-social behaviour and increase public confidence, with Poole BID continuing to build strong relationships with Dorset Police and other stakeholders including businesses and BCP Council.

  • Android Radios

Poole BID partners with JPS Communications who manage the roll out of new Android Telo device Radios from 1st September 2022, available to all retail and hospitality businesses in the Poole BID levy area at a cost of £200 + VAT per annum.

The new radios will cover a larger area and will now be able to include the Disc App.

  • The cost of the new radios will be £200 + VAT per annum (£16pm), paid directly to JPS Communications. Existing subscribers will be contacted by JPS Communications in due course to discuss details of the switchover.
  • The Telo device is essentially a mobile phone using a Push-To-Talk App which operates as a two-way radio.
  • If you don’t currently subscribe and wish to take advantage of this offer, please contact JPS Communications on 01202 677297 or Email

 

ENHANCEMENT

We aim to enhance our environment and the experience of visiting Poole town generating direct benefits to our businesses.

Enhancing the appearance of the town remains a key priority. We will continue to provide additional amenities over and above BCP Council’s statutory services.

We will invest or influence where necessary on the following initiatives to improve the overall appearance of the town and Quay:

  • Street dressing
    Street furniture maintenance and replacement
  • Deep cleans
  • Weeding
  • Paint benches, railings, bollards, and Poole Quay Shambles

Enhancing the visitor experience

To encourage visitors to explore all areas of the town and Quay helping to spread footfall and dwell time, we will continue to invest in hanging baskets, planters and flowerbeds.

Investment:
£370,000 over 5 years (2021-2026)

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