BCRP (Business Crime Reduction Partnership)
2018 saw a great start to the BCRP, with Debenhams hosting the Shopwatch AGM and Intelligence Meeting on Wednesday 10th January.
This is a new format allowing more time to discuss repeat offenders, the work being done by partners and businesses, and how we can all reduce crime and anti-social behaviour effectively.
Nominations for Committee members were strong this year. Andy Tolhurst of Cash Generator remains as chair, with Pat Horwill of Gifts and Giggles agreeing to be vice-chair.
The new Operations Manager of Priory Meadow, Nick Gillam was also voted on, as was Damien Green from Tesco Express. Other nominations who unfortunately were not available to be formally recognised are Co-op St Leonards, Marks and Spencer, Debenhams and South East Trains.
Wednesday 14th March 2018
Wednesday 13th June 2018
Wednesday 12th September 2018
Wednesday 14th November 2018
The regular Monthly Barwatch meeting was held on Tuesday 16th January at Pissarros – thank you so much to the wonderful staff who went out of their way to look after everyone.
A good attendance, with most reporting a pretty quiet (incident -wise) Christmas and New Year. Thank you to Nat Turner from The Palace, who has taken up the role of Secretary on the committee.
The next meeting will be on Tuesday 27th February at The Pump House in the Old Town. So thank you to Jo and the team for volunteering the venue.