ASB meetings

The ASB meetings instigated by several of our visitor experience businesses within the city centre. They were experiencing ongoing ASB issues in and around their venues and needed a method, as a collective, to relay these problems to the local Neighbourhood Policing team.

With the help of the BID these meetings have grown to incorporate other key stakeholders from the retail and night time economy sectors to meet with partner agencies, much like the Watch meetings, to discuss Anti-Social Behaviour issues such as street drinking, begging, drug use, violence and disorder and skateboarding (to name a few), as we knew these were issues that affected businesses across multiple sectors.

Working closely with the Neighbourhood Policing team allows these issues to be relayed internally within the force to allow all officers that are patrolling within the city centre to know where hot spots are and increase patrols of these areas accordingly.