Getting to grips with shop theft
In the last few weeks Peter has assisted in recovering stolen goods to the value of £1,000 – including catching two shoplifters who had snatched seven expensive jackets from Debenhams.
As a voice for local businesses and services Peter now attends regular Police briefings at Hastings Police Station, sharing your concerns and any relevant intelligence so the Police understand the bigger business crime picture.
Please do speak with Peter if you are experiencing any problems.
Peter also routinely meets with Glenn Conway, the council’s town centre Waste and Recycling officer to discuss any issues within the BID, and this important networking has lead to some fantastic results lately. These include rapid response to removing hazardous substances and the relocation of nuisance bins.
Peter said – “The look and feel of our town is very important, so it’s essential I forge strong relationships with the right people to keep it clean, tidy and welcoming.”
The police have also been busy getting shoplifters into the courts recently, and have seen some notable successes with prolific local villains. You can read full details here.
If you want to be more actively involved with cutting down crime and anti-social behaviour in the town, please join the local Shopwatch or Barwatch schemes. These are run by the Business Crime Reduction Partnership, which is administered by the BID.
You can find out more here.