New scheme to help businesses against crime
Businesses in Bruce Grove, Tottenham, are set to benefit from a new scheme and dedicated app that will help support them against crime and help keep residents safer.
The Business Crime Reduction Partnership (BCRP) has been launched with the Tottenham Traders’ Partnership (TTP) and Haringey Council to reduce the impact of crime for 50 small businesses within Bruce Grove and result in an even more attractive place to live, work and visit.
The Safer Tottenham BCRP is a membership scheme delivered by the Safer Business Network (SBN), where businesses work with the police, council, and other invested stakeholders to reduce crime, violence, anti-social behaviour, and other crimes that potentially affect the profitability of local businesses.
SBN will gather the information on the crime, liaise with members of the public and the police, working with businesses to report crime via a dedicated app. They will also issue warnings and criminal behaviour orders against some of the most prolific, violent and organised criminals within the area, in partnership with the police.
Cllr Gideon Bull, Cabinet Member for Local Investment and Economic Growth, said:
“The Safer Tottenham BCRP will be an essential part of modern-day crime control, driving down low-level crime and ASB in the area, and helping police deliver their obligation to prevent and detect low-level crime at a time when they have substantially reduced community policing.
“With the app, this will make it far easier for local businesses to report crime, which will make a big difference in helping us reduce crime and disorder in Tottenham and Bruce Grove.”
Cllr Mark Blake, Cabinet Member for Communities, said:
“Small businesses play a vital role in our economy but are sometimes held back from reaching their full potential due to criminal and anti-social behaviour. I am pleased to see the creation of a BCRP in Tottenham to highlight solutions to this deeply concerning problem.
“In bringing together community partners, we can ensure that this complex challenge is tackled with the urgency and teamwork it demands to protect our local businesses and make our communities safer.”
Sergeant Rebecca Walker from the Met Police said:
“Haringey Police are excited to support this new initiative in the Bruce Grove area. Working together with local businesses increases our ability to discourage retail crime, prevent anti-social behaviour and to catch criminals.”
Tottenham Traders’ Partnership Vice-Chair Moaz Nanjuwany said:
“The key to the success of the scheme is talking to each other and sharing information via our smartphone app.”
Hannah Wadey, Chief Executive Officer for Safer Business Network, said:
“I am fully confident that by working together, we will have a positive impact in reducing business crime and supporting local trade in the coming months and years ahead.”
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