Latest Business Crime Reduction Partnership launched in Walthamstow Town Centre
Safer Business Network are proud to announce the launch of yet another new crime reduction partnership, as part of a pilot series of ‘Community BCRP’s’ coordinated by the Met Police Business Crime Hub targeting areas of London with the highest rates of violent crime.
Bringing together the Police, Waltham Forest Council, local businesses and other key stakeholders, the partnership’s key objectives are to improve public safety and to reduce incidents of violence across Walthamstow Town Centre.
Currently 50 businesses in the High Street business zone, covering an area between Hoe Street, up to and including St James’ Street, have been invited to join the pilot scheme.
Cllr Ahsan Khan, Cabinet Member for Community Safety at Waltham Forest Council, said: “A safe, welcoming town centre free of crime and anti-social behaviour is good for business.
“That’s why groups like the Business Crime Reduction Partnership are so important for all of us.
“Not only does it reassure the public that someone is watching out for them, but it creates a hostile environment for those that make life unpleasant for everyone else.”
The BCRP will also support the Council’s anti-social behaviour strategy to combat public nuisance alcohol drinking, aggressive begging, group disturbances and behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.
Inspector Matt Turner, Partnership and Prevention Team, Metropolitan Police said: “Safer Business Network have a track record of delivering successful BCRPs in London and I’m excited to be working with them on this project.
“The scheme will adapt tried and tested BCRP practices to help tackle violence within businesses and the wider community.”
John Walker, Chief Executive of Crate UK based in St James Street, said: “I have been helping entrepreneurs grow small businesses into bigger ones throughout my career, and one of the most effective ways to do this is to build a network where they can exchange ideas and learn from each other.
“Businesses thrive in a safe environment; I wanted us to get involved in Business Crime Reduction Partnership so we can work together to continue to build a great place for businesses to develop and grow.”
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