Blackpool BID ( Business Improvement District) has a simple mission to improve the visitor experience and to promote Blackpool Town Centre as a safe, clean place to do business, work, visit, shop and dine.
Our core aims are:
To enhance the safety of Blackpool Town Centre
To develop a more attractive and welcoming street environment
To give members a collective voice and promote the Town Centre
To improve the BID area environment
To help achieve our aims we have increased our staff to include:
Full-time street wardens
Full-time CCTV operators
To learn about other work we do please read our Business Plan or ring us on 01253 476 204, please click on the links to read the Baseline Agreement and Draft Operating Agreement.
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.
For more information on membership please ring our hotline on 01253 476 204