Our Business Crime Reduction Partnership has launched

This is something we have been working extremely hard to implement as part of our ongoing efforts to make Stratford a safer place. It’s been a long journey to this point and we are excited to announce that the partnership is now LIVE!
15 September 2021

What is the Business Crime Reduction Partnership?

This is a joint partnership and one of the key initiatives supporting our Safer Stratford pillar. Police data tells us that there are pockets of crime happening across Stratford, which in turn can have a negative impact on consumer and business confidence. As a result, we wanted to introduce an initiative that makes it easier for businesses to report crime, work collaboratively with the police and ultimately make Stratford a desirable destination for consumers and businesses alike. Our members now have access to a secure and GDPR compliant intelligence platform, that enables businesses to share and report intel. It’s easy to use and extremely effective.

 

How do BID members get involved?

To become an active member within the scheme, you can contact our BCRP Manager – Alessandra Valencic. Having worked at the Safer Business Network (SBN) for many years now, Alessandra is passionate about reducing crime rates and acting on behalf of local communities. She is responsible for coordinating several award winning BCRPs across some of London’s most challenging Boroughs so it’s an absolute privilege to have her on board and working with us. Don’t hesitate to reach out to her directly for more information and join the movement – Alessandra.valencic@sbn.cjsm.net. Or visit the SBN website www.saferbusiness.org.uk

 

What do we want to achieve and when will we share results?

The positive outcomes from this initiative are endless but it is reliant on businesses coming together and actively taking part. Here are some of the benefits for businesses that want to work with us to build a more confident community:

  • Bespoke training delivered by SBN to upskill staff when dealing with incidents and increase confidence in staff reporting crime.
  • Increased number of reports to the police related to business crime so that specific offender case files can start to form.
  • A multi-agency approach means that we can start to tackle other issues such as drug taking and people sleeping rough.

 

Lunchtime launch event 7th October.

To celebrate this partnership, we will be inviting our BID members to a live launch event that will take place on Thursday 7th October at the restaurant of Stratford East. There will be an opportunity for you to hear more from the key people involved in the initiative and ask questions.

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