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Crime and Security - Licensing and Safety

Crime & Security
WeAreWaterloo is focused on creating a safer and welcoming trading environment for businesses and customers to those businesses.

We know that crime has a negative impact on the area and accept we are located in the capital city but do not believe we can do nothing about crime.

We intend to identify and monitor crime and proactively report anti-social behaviour to the authorities.

The BID represents members at two quarterly Safer Neighbourhood meetings for Bishops and Cathedral wards and works closely with the Police and other local partners to identify priority issues for the area. 

We are also members of the Cross-Sector Safety and Security Communications (CSSC) Network.

WeAreWaterloo can advise and support businesses around their security - whether through business continuity resilience or the cyber-crime threat. In addition we recognise the importance of counter-terrorism and encourage all businesses to attend Project Griffin.

Project Griffin is the national counter terrorism awareness initiative for business produced by NaCTSO to protect our cities and communities from the threat of terrorism. The threat from terrorism is serious, but it is important to keep it in perspective.

Licencing and Safety
We actively promote Waterloo as an area that attracts visitors, whilst maintaining its individuality and unique character.

We work to improve the streetscape to provide a clean, safe and secure environment for visitors to enjoy all the cafes; bars; restaurants and nightlife that Waterloo has to offer. 

WeAreWaterloo businesses can join the Business Crime Reduction Partnership (BCRP). 

The BCRP allows businesses to link with others in the South Bank and Waterloo area, including Police and security teams, via a radio and intranet scheme. Find out more.

On behalf of the businesses that trade in Waterloo we convened the first Licensing Forum between the Police, the Councils and landlords of local pubs and bars. The Forum gives opportunities for licensed premises to meet to discuss any issues that they are facing and to work with the other stakeholders to try to resolve them. Get in touch to join the Forum.