As an extension of the daytime City Ambassador service the BID in Partnership with the City Council provide the Night Guardians.
The team of 2 Night Guardians provide a friendly welcome to all visitors to the city during the evening, they will assist and liaise with our evening venues to ensure the smooth running of the evening economy and will also provide a visual deterrent to assist with any anti-social behaviour.
The service sits alongside a robust multi-partner team including representation from (West Midlands Police, Mander Centre CCTV, Wolverhampton Street Pastors and the Late Night Safe Haven and Night First Aid provided by Wolverhampton BID in partnership with the City of Wolverhampton Council) all of whom operate throughout the night time in the city centre.
Night Guardians will be friendly, welcoming and professional at all times, promoting a good image of Wolverhampton city centre, being approachable and knowledgeable of the city centre with regular updates provided by all partner agencies and licensed venues.
“We believe working collectively will make a huge difference and enable us to improve communications across the night time economy with all agencies sharing information and intelligence to help keep the city centre safe.”Shaun Keasey, Chairman of Pubwatch
Inspector Sarah Thomas-West, Policing Inspector for City Centre and Wolverhampton BID Board Director said: “We fully support the BID in this work. We know that partnerships can be effective and this can be seen from the work that has been achieved by the BID, Pubwatch and City of Wolverhampton Council a safe and welcoming day-time economy. It is in everyone’s interest that this pilot extends to support the night time economy and the latest work, led by the BID, will help us to do this.”