Business Safety & Security

How we keep Worcester safe

Worcester BID works hard to ensure that there is a welcoming presence for Worcester’s residents and visitors in the city centre, and to combat anti-social behaviour, theft, and other incidents of crime throughout the day and night. We have several projects to help us achieve what our businesses wanted us to deliver and are continuing to build on these.

What is Worcester CityNet?

Worcester CityNet is Worcester BID’s Business Crime Reduction Partnership and includes members from across the day and night-time economies. It is an intelligence led approach to managing city centre crime issues, by targeting and focusing efforts on the most persistent offenders. Adopting a professional approach to combating retail, business, and city centre crime within Worcester.

To deliver a local strategy to reduce city centre crime and the fear of crime. Helping businesses to trade successfully in a safe and secure environment.

To improve information sharing between the partnership and other crime reduction agencies.

To establish good practice for the collation, evaluation, analysis and dissemination of crime data locally, regionally and nationally.

To establish a strategy for identifying and sharing key performance indicators and management information.

To examine opportunities to link the group to edge of town secondary shopping areas.

To establish a local funding strategy to ensure long-term sustainability.


Register your business to join our Safer City groups

Worcester BID members are also represented in several different groups and forums and CityNet works with several different partners including the Police, local authorities, Street Pastors. If are interested in signing up for a CityNet Radio or require further information, please register your details.

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DISC Website & Mobile App

Worcester CityNet members have access to an exclusive website and mobile app which allows them to report incidents of crime to us and, browse prolific offenders, report on the public realm, receive news and alerts and instant message one another.

DISC provides members with intelligence on potential offenders, allowing for communication amongst members, and gives warnings of criminal activity. If you have a CityNet Radio and interested in signing up to Disc or require further information, please register your details.

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