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Safer Edmonton is award winning

Updated: Mar 1

We are delighted to announce our work in Safer Edmonton has been recognised in the Ashdown Phillips Dare Devil Partners Award - January 2022

“It is a great feeling when someone notices your hard work. I am very pleased and happy for getting nominated again by the Shopping Centre’s management team and to win the Dare Devil Partners Award in January by Ashdown Phillips & Partners.” – Balazs Csandi – BCRP Project Manager

Following recent public disorder at Edmonton Green, Police in Enfield and Enfield introduced a weeklong operation, Operation Argo, aimed to reduce disorder and antisocial behaviour in the area. This included a Section 35 dispersal notice.

To support the local policing team BCRP Project Manager Balazs Csanadi joined the police patrols, notified the BCRP members so they were aware of this positive action taken in response to business concerns and informed the police officers of potential groups gatherings. We also stayed on site to ensure that all businesses and the shopping centre were kept updated on the happenings.

“The incident in Edmonton Green saw approximately 200 pupils (that in the main were bystanders and not offenders) engaging in anti-social behaviour which caused operational issues for many of our retailers. Post event, Balazs has been on site, attending patrols whilst working with the local police and engagement groups to not just gather information to pass over to retailers via updates but also to ensure the concerns of our business and retailers are kept in the forefront and they are considered in the longer-term policing plans. Balazs has visited and updated not just the retailers that are members of the partnership but also those who have had concerns, want an update or who now want to join after he has so diligently.

He has also acted as a conduit between the management team and the community partners to assure information is being shared. Not only has Balazs spent some of his own time working with our security team, showing the team how they can update and share information on the secure platform but also extended this courtesy to multiple retailers.

We have received some wonderful feedback from our retailers about how he has been visible and available and has really ensured they have been kept updated and involved in the follow up of events. “ – Rebecca Bird Ashdown Philips

Well done Balazs

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