Business Crime Reduction Partnership
The BID provides a range of services which are aimed at reducing the impact of crime on member businesses as part of its accredited Business Crime Reduction Partnership.
DIGITAL RADIO SYSTEM
The BID operates this scheme in the city centre. It provides a secure link for those BID members that sign up to it, to the police, CCTV cameras and the street ambassadors. It is a valuable tool for sharing information on incidents of crime, anti-social behaviour and potential offenders. There are currently over 150 radio users.
SECURE INFORMATION SHARING
The BID provides DISC, 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.
EXCLUSION NOTICE SCHEME
To ensure that people have an enjoyable experience when they come into the city both during the day and in the evening and don’t have to worry about safety or anti-social behaviour, the BID operates an Exclusion Notice scheme. This excludes those who offend in one establishment from visiting all other establishments in the city centre which sends out a strong zero tolerance message.
BEST BAR NONE
Best Bar None is a national scheme supported by the Home Office that is designed to promote the responsible and effective management and operation of licensed premises. Businesses can apply and are then required to complete an assessment based on essential, desired and bonus criteria. If they meet all the criteria, they are awarded Best Bar None status.
The BID have run the scheme in Nottingham city centre for the past six years. This year 69 businesses secured an accreditation and a record number achieved the highest ‘gold’ standard. It is one of the most successful schemes in the country.
2017 is the eighth consecutive year Nottingham has secured the Purple Flag accreditation which indicates that Nottingham city centre is a great, safe and vibrant place for a night out. The BID leads on securing this accreditation, working in partnership with organisations such as the Police.