A Clean Safe & Welcoming City
The BID secures £852,700 to ensure the city is clean, safe, bright and welcoming for the next 5 years.
Our commitment is to enhance the visitor experience through the following BID services:
Continue to deliver our City Ambassador Team across 6 days a week. Extending this service to Sundays and for key city events including football matches and concerts.
Develop and grow our DISC crime and intelligence sharing app to tackle anti-social behaviour, prevent and reduce crime and provide a stronger business network.
Continue to deliver CCTV Public Surveillance 6 days a week making sure our city is safe, connected and responsive whilst utilising the City of Wolverhampton Council’s highway camera network. Extending this service for key city events.
Deliver the Late-Night Safe Haven throughout the year, providing a warm welcome to all evening visitors and ensuring Police can patrol and maintain their key services for those who most need them. Complement the Late Night Safe Haven service by providing First Aid provision, reducing the pressure on the NHS, Police and Ambulance service.
“The Late-Night Safe Haven & Safe Haven First Aid have been tremendously successful in providing a warm welcome to visitors and reducing the pressure on the police and ambulance services, ensuring their resources are focussed on the right things. This is an invaluable service supplied by the BID”
James Thomas-Horton - Head of Marketing - Casino 36
Continuing to manage the effective City Radio Link ensuring businesses are well connected and able to respond and share intelligence instantly.
Continue to manage and maintain the strong relationships with Business Crime Partnership and intelligence sharing with West Midlands Police to reduce crime & anti-social behaviour.
Continue to provide street cleansing and hot washes of hot spot areas and tackle the removal of chewing gum, making sure the city is clean and welcoming for all visitors.
The BID will make much needed environmental improvements and dress vacant units making sure the city is as attractive for visitors and inviting for potential investors.
Providing Night Guardians every weekend from 8pm till 4am throughout the year to welcome people to our city during the evening, maintaining a patrol and effective liaison with our night time venues.
We are committed to making each and every street shine over the festive period and will continue to invest in Christmas Lights across the city centre.
“Wolverhampton City Centre remains a safe and welcoming place to live in, work in and visit. With a number of new homes being developed, new stores and licensed premises opening and wide-ranging investment it is a great destination City for the whole family. Crime levels remain managed by the dedicated neighbourhood policing team who work closely in partnership with the BID, businesses, statutory and third sector partners who all work tirelessly to ensure the continued safety and enjoyment for all.”Sarah Thomas-West; West Midlands Police