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