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New PubWatch banning protocol produces positive results A new exclusion scheme introduced by Croydon licensees to raise safety standards in the town and deal head-on with persistent and serious offenders is starting to have positive results. The banning protocol was introduced last September by Croydon PubWatch members, in a concerted effort to tackle drink-fuelled crime and reduce drunk and disorderly behaviour. The scheme enables banning orders to be issued against anyone found behaving inappropriately in the town, effectively barring them from entering all member premises for a period of twelve months. Since the scheme was introduced, a total of five individuals have been banned from the town and some 47 warning letters issued to those found behaving inappropriately. The problems associated with excessive drinking and anti-social behaviour are well documented in the UK’s media. Here in Croydon, however, steady progress has been made towards improving the town’s night time environment, since local licensees first banded together in 2008 to form

the PubWatch forum. An operating arm of the Croydon Business Crime Reduction Partnership (CBCP), much of PubWatch’s success relies on effective intelligence-sharing, particularly regarding known offenders, between the town’s bars, clubs and pubs and the Police and Council licensing officers. In the event of a serious incident involving assault on customers or staff or drug dealing, a ban may be applied immediately. For lesser offences such as drunk and disorderly behaviour, the scheme operates on a three strikes principle. Written warnings are issued initially and a twelve months’ banning order put in place only if the offending persists. Commenting on the scheme, PubWatch Chairman and local licensee, Esther Sutton said: “Croydon at night is a vibrant, exciting environment with loads going on. It’s now safer than

ever before thanks to schemes like Pubwatch and our fantastic police licensing team. “Working collaboratively together is far more effective and produces much swifter and more positive results than anything one business is able to achieve on its own.

“Our banning scheme is having a real effect and sends out a very clear, strong message to everyone that Croydon takes public safety seriously. Irresponsible and criminal behaviour will simply not be tolerated.” For further information contact Shaun Webster on 020 8603 0055 or email shaun.webster@croydonbid.com

Croydon licensees savour success Putting the health, safety and wellbeing of customers and employees first has led to 32 Croydon licensees being recognised in a nationally-acclaimed awards scheme, designed to reduce alcohol-fuelled crime and disorder and promote responsible drinking. For the first time in the scheme’s eleven year history, every entrant succeeded in achieving Best Bar None status, underlining the major strides that are being made to achieve standards of excellence amongst the licensed trade in Croydon.

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Launched in 2002, Croydon’s Best Bar None scheme was the first of its type to be introduced in London as a means of recognising and rewarding the efforts of those who run responsibly managed premises. Since then, the scheme has gone from strength to strength and has also set the standard for similar schemes around the country, having been hailed by London’s Mayor as a model of good practice. Figures from the Metropolitan Police indicate that where the scheme has been implemented, levels of recorded crime in Croydon’s pubs and clubs have been reduced by between 18% 44%, a pattern that has been repeated in other parts of the country where the scheme operates.

Co-ordinated by Croydon Council, the 2013 Best Bar None Awards were sponsored by Croydon BID and the BID-funded Croydon Business Crime Reduction Partnership (CBCP). In order to prove they are worthy of accreditation, each pub, bar and club is subjected to rigorous inspection by the Council’s licensing team to ensure the business is trading within the letter of the law and has comprehensive procedures and practices in place to support staff and customers. Those that meet the high standards set, receive Best Bar None accreditation and are automatically entered into Croydon’s annual Best Bar None Awards which recognise the Best Pub, Best Late Night Venue, Best Community Pub and an overall winner,

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which this year was the Bad Apple bar in Park Street, Croydon. Commenting on the awards, Andrew Bauer, BID Chairman said: “These awards are a great scheme for the night time economy and Croydon’s reputation can only be enhanced by local premises successfully reaching and maintaining a standard of management which is nationally recognised. “All of the entrants to this year’s awards should be extremely proud of their achievements. Great strides are being made to ensure that those who use our venues have a great time in a safe and secure way.”

To find out more visit: www.destinationcroydon.com

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Photo: Croydon Guardian

United against crime Major inroads have been made into stamping out crime and disorderly behaviour in the town as a result of a five years’ long partnership between the Metropolitan Police and Croydon BID. In the last year alone, overall reported crime has fallen by 10% and significant strides have been made towards reducing street drinking and begging with over 30 arrests made, 770 alcohol seizures and 40 penalty notices issued.

environment that everyone can enjoy. In addition, through its intelligencesharing, Croydon Business Crime Reduction Partnership (CBCP), the BID works with local licensees, businesses, the Police, Croydon Council, British Transport Police and other key agencies, specifically to deter and stamp out crime and deal head-on with habitual offenders such as shoplifters and those responsible for disorderly behaviour.

Under the agreement, the BID finances five additional police officers in the Town Centre with a further five officers match-funded by the Met, making a total of ten extra officers dedicated to policing in the town.

“Perceptions of crime are frequently at odds with reality but when it comes to attracting more people and business into the town and safeguarding the interests of everyone who uses it, then driving down crime and the fear of crime are top of our agenda,” said Croydon BID chief executive, Matthew Sims.

The arrangement, which Croydon BID has just confirmed for a further year, reinforces the business community’s commitment towards preventing and tackling crime in the centre, in order to create a safe and comfortable

“Over the past year, a number of important initiatives have been introduced to tackle issues that are of concern to both businesses and the public and we’re delighted to see that they have been producing results and

These results underline the extent to which Croydon has once again benefited from the joint funding agreement between the Metropolitan Police and Croydon BID which has been in place since 2008.

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that 93% of people say they feel safe during the daytime,” he added. “There’s still a long way to go, however, and Croydon BID’s continued commitment to the joint funding arrangement with the Met is great news for all those working, living and doing business here as it sends out a very strong, positive message about our determination to maintain a safe and comfortable environment for all.” Caroline Trevithick, acting superintendent of Croydon Metropolitan Police said: “Working with the BID and through the Croydon Business Crime Reduction Partnership, we are achieving reductions in the offences which visitors and businesses in the Town Centre have told us matter to them and their sense of safety and security.

overall reported crime has fallen by

10%

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“Robbery has been reduced by 33%, which is 58 less offences, and it is the same for shoplifting, which has been reducing year on year since 2011. We will continue to champion the successful

partnerships operating within the Town Centre and drive down crime and antisocial behaviour to make Croydon a safe and secure place to work, rest and play”.

Town Centre crime the facts:

33%

reduction in

14%

reduction in

robbery

shoplifting

10%

reduction in theft of personal property

10%

reduction in overall reported crime

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All change Croydon! Plans for the £1bn redevelopment of Croydon Town Centre, led by Westfield and Hammerson as part of The Croydon Partnership, have ushered in a new wave of optimism. The £1bn scheme will bring 5,000 new permanent jobs, thousands of temporary construction employment opportunities, as well as 300 shops, 400 - 600 homes, new restaurants, a multi-screen cinema and a bowling alley. John Burton, Director of Development at Westfield, commented: “Delivering a new development which brings maximum benefits to the local community is an intrinsic part of our proposal to transform the Croydon retail town centre. The widespread support we have received for the scheme is founded on the recognition of the positive changes it will bring to the people of Croydon over the long term.” Following completion of a Section 106 agreement between Croydon Council and Westfield and Hammerson in February and the granting of final

planning consent for the scheme, Peter Cole, Chief Investment Officer of Hammerson, added: “This 106 agreement represents another significant milestone for the scheme, and brings our proposals closer to delivery. We are in active discussions with retailers and are progressing scheme designs. This is a major step towards restoring Croydon to its role as the leading south London retail and leisure destination, and our delivery of this £1 billion scheme.” Since the start of 2014, Croydon increasingly has been categorised by numerous commentators as a ‘hot topic’ and a place of great potential that is about to fulfil many of its promises and hopes. True or not, we are about to witness, as a collective, the most exciting period of development in Croydon for over 50 years and we should cherish the start of a brand new era for our ‘city’.

and general travel disruption or to the cleanliness and general appearance of the area with dust, dirt, scaffolding, cranes and hoardings, there undoubtedly will be a number of major challenges to overcome. However, the opening day of the new centre must remain ever at the forefront of our minds. What does this mean for Croydon BID? For the past seven years, we have been delivering up to date, innovative projects and services designed to reflect the priorities identified by businesses as being crucial to the town’s future prosperity and growth.

Amidst the excitement, every once in a while we need to step back and understand the impact that a development on such a scale as this will have in the short term.

We continue to focus on improving safety and the overall appearance and perceptions of the town by funding, amongst other things, additional policing, street cleansing, the ‘Check Out Croydon’ loyalty card, the Croydon Visitor Centre and a programme of family-friendly festivals and events that have succeeded in attracting thousands of additional visitors into the town.

Whether related to accessibility with road closures, delays, speed restrictions

Working with our partners including The Croydon Partnership, Croydon

Just five months after it was first launched, our Check Out Croydon discount card continues to gather pace.

Matthew Sims, Croydon BID chief executive

Council, Croydon Police and many others, our new challenge is to work with Town Centre businesses on finding solutions to the challenges that lie ahead. Croydon BID is in the final stages of developing a three year strategy that will support businesses through the development period and will allow us to adjust to the challenges quickly and pro-actively, delivering an even better service.

Well over 50 businesses are now reaping the benefits of their association with the scheme, introduced in October in a drive to boost Town Centre trade by rewarding customer loyalty. In excess of 4,000 cards have already been activated by shoppers, keen to take advantage of the wide range of discounts and exclusive offers available from a host of shops, bars, restaurants, hotels, clubs and service providers in Croydon Town Centre.

Now, to give the scheme an added boost, we are launching a ‘Get Activated’ competition in April, with a prize of £200 worth of vouchers up for grabs, to incentivise more people to activate their cards and begin taking advantage of the offers. “We estimate that shoppers have saved a combined total of £30,000 since the scheme was first introduced and we’re keen to ensure that as many people and businesses as possible continue to benefit from it,” said BID chief executive, Matthew Sims. “There are already lots of cards in circulation and we want to make sure that people make full use of them but before they are able to do so, they must ensure their card is activated by logging

onto the croydonbid.com website. “The feedback we’ve received from businesses participating in the scheme has been enormously positive so far with McDonalds Centrale, T M Lewin and BHS being among the top performers,” Mr Sims added. “We are in on-going discussions with many more businesses about how they might get involved with Check Out Croydon as well as those who have approached us directly about joining with the scheme.”

to promote the scheme and help customers easily identify those businesses associated it. A series of dedicated events is also being planned and other promotional channels explored.

Distinctive window stickers and point of sale material have been produced

To find out more visit: www.croydonbid.com.

Events show visitors enjoy a taste of Croydon

By all of us working collectively for a better, brighter Croydon, we can achieve great things together. The message is simple; the time to get on board is now.

For all the latest news, visit www.croydonbid.com.

Cronx Brewery owners: Mark Russell and Simon Dale

Conference and events organisers up and down the country were invited to enjoy a true taste of Croydon when they visited International Confex, the UK’s leading exhibition for the events industry, at London’s Olympia in March.

For the third successive year, Destination Croydon, the BID’s conference bureau service, flew the flag on behalf of the town’s growing hotel and conference sector, by promoting the advantages the town has to offer those looking to organise events close to the capital but without the cost. In a unique collaboration with Cronx Brewery, Croydon’s first commercial brewery in almost 60 years, visitors were also offered the chance to sample

some of the local beers that the microbrewery has been producing since it opened for business in August 2012. “We were delighted to be able to join forces with Cronx Brewery at the event,” said BID chief executive Matthew Sims. “Theirs is a new and exciting venture and their involvement at the show was a great way of underlining all the great things that Croydon has to offer as well as emphasising the many thrilling changes taking place in the town.

“Croydon’s unrivalled transport connections and the wide range of facilities available make it the perfect choice for anyone looking to organise an event where accessibility and cost-effectiveness are high on the agenda,” he added. “The huge levels of investment being made in our town, underline its significance as a major strategic location and a destination of choice.”

To find out more visit: www.destinationcroydon.com

About Croydon BID Our aim is to ensure that Croydon increasingly is regarded as one of the best places in the South East to visit, work, live and do business by delivering positive change and improvements to the Town Centre that enhance its competitive position. We represent the interests of around 600 businesses and our projects and services directly reflect their expressed, up-to-date priorities, namely: that the town should be made safer, cleaner, better promoted, more attractive and more accessible. We are funded through a mandatory 1% levy collected from all businesses in the area with a rateable value of £40,000 or more. As a result, since the BID was first formed in 2007, in excess of £9 million of extra investment has been made on improving the Town Centre.

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Time to get activated

All change Croydon! Plans for the £1bn redevelopment of Croydon Town Centre, led by Westfield and Hammerson as part of The Croydon Partnership, have ushered in a new wave of optimism. The £1bn scheme will bring 5,000 new permanent jobs, thousands of temporary construction employment opportunities, as well as 300 shops, 400 - 600 homes, new restaurants, a multi-screen cinema and a bowling alley. John Burton, Director of Development at Westfield, commented: “Delivering a new development which brings maximum benefits to the local community is an intrinsic part of our proposal to transform the Croydon retail town centre. The widespread support we have received for the scheme is founded on the recognition of the positive changes it will bring to the people of Croydon over the long term.” Following completion of a Section 106 agreement between Croydon Council and Westfield and Hammerson in February and the granting of final

planning consent for the scheme, Peter Cole, Chief Investment Officer of Hammerson, added: “This 106 agreement represents another significant milestone for the scheme, and brings our proposals closer to delivery. We are in active discussions with retailers and are progressing scheme designs. This is a major step towards restoring Croydon to its role as the leading south London retail and leisure destination, and our delivery of this £1 billion scheme.” Since the start of 2014, Croydon increasingly has been categorised by numerous commentators as a ‘hot topic’ and a place of great potential that is about to fulfil many of its promises and hopes. True or not, we are about to witness, as a collective, the most exciting period of development in Croydon for over 50 years and we should cherish the start of a brand new era for our ‘city’.

and general travel disruption or to the cleanliness and general appearance of the area with dust, dirt, scaffolding, cranes and hoardings, there undoubtedly will be a number of major challenges to overcome. However, the opening day of the new centre must remain ever at the forefront of our minds. What does this mean for Croydon BID? For the past seven years, we have been delivering up to date, innovative projects and services designed to reflect the priorities identified by businesses as being crucial to the town’s future prosperity and growth.

Amidst the excitement, every once in a while we need to step back and understand the impact that a development on such a scale as this will have in the short term.

We continue to focus on improving safety and the overall appearance and perceptions of the town by funding, amongst other things, additional policing, street cleansing, the ‘Check Out Croydon’ loyalty card, the Croydon Visitor Centre and a programme of family-friendly festivals and events that have succeeded in attracting thousands of additional visitors into the town.

Whether related to accessibility with road closures, delays, speed restrictions

Working with our partners including The Croydon Partnership, Croydon

Just five months after it was first launched, our Check Out Croydon discount card continues to gather pace.

Matthew Sims, Croydon BID chief executive

Council, Croydon Police and many others, our new challenge is to work with Town Centre businesses on finding solutions to the challenges that lie ahead. Croydon BID is in the final stages of developing a three year strategy that will support businesses through the development period and will allow us to adjust to the challenges quickly and pro-actively, delivering an even better service.

Well over 50 businesses are now reaping the benefits of their association with the scheme, introduced in October in a drive to boost Town Centre trade by rewarding customer loyalty. In excess of 4,000 cards have already been activated by shoppers, keen to take advantage of the wide range of discounts and exclusive offers available from a host of shops, bars, restaurants, hotels, clubs and service providers in Croydon Town Centre.

Now, to give the scheme an added boost, we are launching a ‘Get Activated’ competition in April, with a prize of £200 worth of vouchers up for grabs, to incentivise more people to activate their cards and begin taking advantage of the offers. “We estimate that shoppers have saved a combined total of £30,000 since the scheme was first introduced and we’re keen to ensure that as many people and businesses as possible continue to benefit from it,” said BID chief executive, Matthew Sims. “There are already lots of cards in circulation and we want to make sure that people make full use of them but before they are able to do so, they must ensure their card is activated by logging

onto the croydonbid.com website. “The feedback we’ve received from businesses participating in the scheme has been enormously positive so far with McDonalds Centrale, T M Lewin and BHS being among the top performers,” Mr Sims added. “We are in on-going discussions with many more businesses about how they might get involved with Check Out Croydon as well as those who have approached us directly about joining with the scheme.”

to promote the scheme and help customers easily identify those businesses associated it. A series of dedicated events is also being planned and other promotional channels explored.

Distinctive window stickers and point of sale material have been produced

To find out more visit: www.croydonbid.com.

Events show visitors enjoy a taste of Croydon

By all of us working collectively for a better, brighter Croydon, we can achieve great things together. The message is simple; the time to get on board is now.

For all the latest news, visit www.croydonbid.com.

Cronx Brewery owners: Mark Russell and Simon Dale

Conference and events organisers up and down the country were invited to enjoy a true taste of Croydon when they visited International Confex, the UK’s leading exhibition for the events industry, at London’s Olympia in March.

For the third successive year, Destination Croydon, the BID’s conference bureau service, flew the flag on behalf of the town’s growing hotel and conference sector, by promoting the advantages the town has to offer those looking to organise events close to the capital but without the cost. In a unique collaboration with Cronx Brewery, Croydon’s first commercial brewery in almost 60 years, visitors were also offered the chance to sample

some of the local beers that the microbrewery has been producing since it opened for business in August 2012. “We were delighted to be able to join forces with Cronx Brewery at the event,” said BID chief executive Matthew Sims. “Theirs is a new and exciting venture and their involvement at the show was a great way of underlining all the great things that Croydon has to offer as well as emphasising the many thrilling changes taking place in the town.

“Croydon’s unrivalled transport connections and the wide range of facilities available make it the perfect choice for anyone looking to organise an event where accessibility and cost-effectiveness are high on the agenda,” he added. “The huge levels of investment being made in our town, underline its significance as a major strategic location and a destination of choice.”

To find out more visit: www.destinationcroydon.com

About Croydon BID Our aim is to ensure that Croydon increasingly is regarded as one of the best places in the South East to visit, work, live and do business by delivering positive change and improvements to the Town Centre that enhance its competitive position. We represent the interests of around 600 businesses and our projects and services directly reflect their expressed, up-to-date priorities, namely: that the town should be made safer, cleaner, better promoted, more attractive and more accessible. We are funded through a mandatory 1% levy collected from all businesses in the area with a rateable value of £40,000 or more. As a result, since the BID was first formed in 2007, in excess of £9 million of extra investment has been made on improving the Town Centre.

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New PubWatch banning protocol produces positive results A new exclusion scheme introduced by Croydon licensees to raise safety standards in the town and deal head-on with persistent and serious offenders is starting to have positive results. The banning protocol was introduced last September by Croydon PubWatch members, in a concerted effort to tackle drink-fuelled crime and reduce drunk and disorderly behaviour. The scheme enables banning orders to be issued against anyone found behaving inappropriately in the town, effectively barring them from entering all member premises for a period of twelve months. Since the scheme was introduced, a total of five individuals have been banned from the town and some 47 warning letters issued to those found behaving inappropriately. The problems associated with excessive drinking and anti-social behaviour are well documented in the UK’s media. Here in Croydon, however, steady progress has been made towards improving the town’s night time environment, since local licensees first banded together in 2008 to form

the PubWatch forum. An operating arm of the Croydon Business Crime Reduction Partnership (CBCP), much of PubWatch’s success relies on effective intelligence-sharing, particularly regarding known offenders, between the town’s bars, clubs and pubs and the Police and Council licensing officers. In the event of a serious incident involving assault on customers or staff or drug dealing, a ban may be applied immediately. For lesser offences such as drunk and disorderly behaviour, the scheme operates on a three strikes principle. Written warnings are issued initially and a twelve months’ banning order put in place only if the offending persists. Commenting on the scheme, PubWatch Chairman and local licensee, Esther Sutton said: “Croydon at night is a vibrant, exciting environment with loads going on. It’s now safer than

ever before thanks to schemes like Pubwatch and our fantastic police licensing team. “Working collaboratively together is far more effective and produces much swifter and more positive results than anything one business is able to achieve on its own.

“Our banning scheme is having a real effect and sends out a very clear, strong message to everyone that Croydon takes public safety seriously. Irresponsible and criminal behaviour will simply not be tolerated.” For further information contact Shaun Webster on 020 8603 0055 or email shaun.webster@croydonbid.com

Croydon licensees savour success Putting the health, safety and wellbeing of customers and employees first has led to 32 Croydon licensees being recognised in a nationally-acclaimed awards scheme, designed to reduce alcohol-fuelled crime and disorder and promote responsible drinking. For the first time in the scheme’s eleven year history, every entrant succeeded in achieving Best Bar None status, underlining the major strides that are being made to achieve standards of excellence amongst the licensed trade in Croydon.

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Launched in 2002, Croydon’s Best Bar None scheme was the first of its type to be introduced in London as a means of recognising and rewarding the efforts of those who run responsibly managed premises. Since then, the scheme has gone from strength to strength and has also set the standard for similar schemes around the country, having been hailed by London’s Mayor as a model of good practice. Figures from the Metropolitan Police indicate that where the scheme has been implemented, levels of recorded crime in Croydon’s pubs and clubs have been reduced by between 18% 44%, a pattern that has been repeated in other parts of the country where the scheme operates.

Co-ordinated by Croydon Council, the 2013 Best Bar None Awards were sponsored by Croydon BID and the BID-funded Croydon Business Crime Reduction Partnership (CBCP). In order to prove they are worthy of accreditation, each pub, bar and club is subjected to rigorous inspection by the Council’s licensing team to ensure the business is trading within the letter of the law and has comprehensive procedures and practices in place to support staff and customers. Those that meet the high standards set, receive Best Bar None accreditation and are automatically entered into Croydon’s annual Best Bar None Awards which recognise the Best Pub, Best Late Night Venue, Best Community Pub and an overall winner,

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which this year was the Bad Apple bar in Park Street, Croydon. Commenting on the awards, Andrew Bauer, BID Chairman said: “These awards are a great scheme for the night time economy and Croydon’s reputation can only be enhanced by local premises successfully reaching and maintaining a standard of management which is nationally recognised. “All of the entrants to this year’s awards should be extremely proud of their achievements. Great strides are being made to ensure that those who use our venues have a great time in a safe and secure way.”

To find out more visit: www.destinationcroydon.com

www.croydonbid.com

Photo: Croydon Guardian

United against crime Major inroads have been made into stamping out crime and disorderly behaviour in the town as a result of a five years’ long partnership between the Metropolitan Police and Croydon BID. In the last year alone, overall reported crime has fallen by 10% and significant strides have been made towards reducing street drinking and begging with over 30 arrests made, 770 alcohol seizures and 40 penalty notices issued.

environment that everyone can enjoy. In addition, through its intelligencesharing, Croydon Business Crime Reduction Partnership (CBCP), the BID works with local licensees, businesses, the Police, Croydon Council, British Transport Police and other key agencies, specifically to deter and stamp out crime and deal head-on with habitual offenders such as shoplifters and those responsible for disorderly behaviour.

Under the agreement, the BID finances five additional police officers in the Town Centre with a further five officers match-funded by the Met, making a total of ten extra officers dedicated to policing in the town.

“Perceptions of crime are frequently at odds with reality but when it comes to attracting more people and business into the town and safeguarding the interests of everyone who uses it, then driving down crime and the fear of crime are top of our agenda,” said Croydon BID chief executive, Matthew Sims.

The arrangement, which Croydon BID has just confirmed for a further year, reinforces the business community’s commitment towards preventing and tackling crime in the centre, in order to create a safe and comfortable

“Over the past year, a number of important initiatives have been introduced to tackle issues that are of concern to both businesses and the public and we’re delighted to see that they have been producing results and

These results underline the extent to which Croydon has once again benefited from the joint funding agreement between the Metropolitan Police and Croydon BID which has been in place since 2008.

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that 93% of people say they feel safe during the daytime,” he added. “There’s still a long way to go, however, and Croydon BID’s continued commitment to the joint funding arrangement with the Met is great news for all those working, living and doing business here as it sends out a very strong, positive message about our determination to maintain a safe and comfortable environment for all.” Caroline Trevithick, acting superintendent of Croydon Metropolitan Police said: “Working with the BID and through the Croydon Business Crime Reduction Partnership, we are achieving reductions in the offences which visitors and businesses in the Town Centre have told us matter to them and their sense of safety and security.

overall reported crime has fallen by

10%

Tel: 020 8603 0050

“Robbery has been reduced by 33%, which is 58 less offences, and it is the same for shoplifting, which has been reducing year on year since 2011. We will continue to champion the successful

partnerships operating within the Town Centre and drive down crime and antisocial behaviour to make Croydon a safe and secure place to work, rest and play”.

Town Centre crime the facts:

33%

reduction in

14%

reduction in

robbery

shoplifting

10%

reduction in theft of personal property

10%

reduction in overall reported crime

Email: info@croydonbid.com

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