Business Crime Reduction Partnership
The BID provides a range of services which are aimed at reducing the impact of crime on member businesses and tackling perceptions of crime within the city.
Digital Radio System
We run a digital radio system for the city centre, allowing businesses to communicate and share information about incidents of crime, anti-social behaviour and potential offenders. This system currently has over 180 users and radios are offered at a discounted rate to members of the BID.
We provide a secure online information sharing system to enable businesses to report incidents and also view the latest intelligence and exclusion notices at a time to suit them. For the city’s retailers there is also an information sharing meeting held monthly.
Exclusion Notice Schemes
Businesses in the city can sign up to our Exclusion Notice Scheme which bans offenders from member businesses under a ‘banned from one, banned from all’ principle which sends out a strong zero tolerance message. There are separate schemes for the day and night time economies and currently over 200 businesses are signed up.
Best Bar None
Best Bar None is a national scheme which we operate in the city which accredits safe and well run licensed premises. This is a hallmark for safety and can also help businesses identify new practices which will improve safety and due diligence in their operation.