Blackpool BID (Business Improvement District) has a simple mission to work on behalf of its Members to make the Town Centre a better place to do business.
Our core aims are Safer/Cleaner/Greener and to help achieve our aims we have increased our staff to include:
- full time Street Wardens
- full time CCTV Operators
- full time and part time cleaners
Blackpool BID facilitates and co-ordinates Blackpool & Fylde Pubwatch which has some 180 members. By working alongside licensees, police, trading standards and other agencies. Pubwatch has helped manage a safer drinking environment by excluding individuals who commit anti-social behaviour or violent crime against staff or customers.
Pubwatch utilises a dedicated radio link system similar to the Shopwatch scheme to 60 members.
Initiatives have included conflict management training, and the installation and training of defibrillators in a variety of Pubwatch member premises.
This scheme forms a major part of our Safer Campaign and has over 80 retail members in the town centre linked together by a radio system to assist in the prevention and detection of retail crime.
Members work closely with BID staff and we have successfully implemented on average 20 civil exclusion orders and Crasbo orders on an annual basis.