Cut Crime was a key concern for members when we formed in 2006. We've seen significant improvements, particularly on Camden High Street, but it remains a priority. Our quarterly 'Cut Crime' meetings connect members to senior police officials.
In our first term, we introduced street marshals to patrol on weekday evenings. The initiative highlighted the issues we were facing and allowed us to secure additional police officers.
In 2009 we spearheaded the CBAC project, linking 65 businesses with CCTV operators, the police and one another in real time. Monthly meetings allow incidents and crime trends to be discussed amongst members, police and council representatives.
The Quiet Streets initiative operates on a voluntary contribution by Camden Town venues to help make our weekend streets quieter and safer. This partnership between venues, CTU, Camden Council and the Police offers an additional layer of coordination and encourages support and communication between businesses. There are now 100 officers from 40 venues working towards a common goal.
We hold regular presentations led by a Counter-Terror officer as part of our efforts to safeguard Camden Town against potential terror threats.
If you would like to attend future anti-terror sessions, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org.