A campaign highlighting partnership work to make the Bournemouth Town Centre a safe place to live, work and visit, has been launched. The Town Team Campaign will promote ongoing joint work by Dorset Police, Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole (BCP) Council and partners to help deal with and prevent crime and anti-social behaviour (ASB).
The Bournemouth Town Centre BID will also take part in the initiative. The campaign recognises that incidents of anti-social behaviour and serious crime, including knife violence, are of great concern. It aims to offer reassurance to the business community, residents, and visitors that Dorset Police, BCP Council and its partners are consistently prioritising keeping the town centre safe. BID surveys with levy payers and visitors have consistently shown safety to be the number one concern.
Paul Kinvig, Chief Operating Officer of Bournemouth Town Centre BID said: “The only way all of us who live, work, visit and love the town centre can deal with the issues we face, is by working closely together and using our individual skills, resources, and focus in partnership.
“That means police, local authorities, businesses, and the public coming together to help drive down anti-social behaviour in all its forms. The Town Team principle allows us the opportunity to do just that.”
He added that the new dedicated Crime Reduction Partnership (CRP) for the business community will also work closely with the Town Team to ensure the ongoing concerns of levy payers are addressed and dealt with.