14 March 2022
Central District Alliance is proud to be working in partnership with the Metropolitan Police on the recently formed Euston Town Centre Team. This new team will work to make the streets of Bloomsbury & St Giles safer through an increase in high visibility community reassurance patrols.
This proactive unit launched this February, consists of 25 additional officers who will be combatting the crime and antisocial issues that matter the most to our businesses, the local community, and visitors to the area. To support this initiative, we are delighted to be providing the team with five cycles and equipment that will enable them to rapidly respond to incidents and dynamically tackle crime head-on.
The police team will also have a major focus on women’s safety.CDA will be complementing their work through our own women’s safety strategy activity that includes; delivering specialist welfare and vulnerability training to our licensed premises and deploying our security teams to patrol areas of high footfall in the night-time economy.
Inspector Paul Clarke, Euston Town Centre Team, Central North BCU (CN) commented:
"The Euston Town Centre Team has been formed partly due to the extensive lobbying of The Central District Alliance, other Business Improvement Districts, resident and community groups and it will engage in proactive operations with policing and community partners in order to improve the quality of life for the residents and users of the area. It is only with the partnership working of organisation such as The Central District Alliance that we will be able to meet these aims and I would like to thank the leadership at The Central District Alliance for their generous and cooperative support in this endeavour, with these cycles being a very significant statement of that support. The Central District Alliance are an integral component of the policing strategy for the Euston Town Centre Team and are extensively involved in all of the activity that we will undertake in order to improve the area."
Gordon Brockie, Chief Operating Officer, Central District Alliance said:
"At Central District Alliance working in partnership is at the heart of what we do. This collaboration with the police is critical to ensuring our district is safe and welcoming at all hours of the night for all people. This programme of interventions all form part of our robust and inclusive safe and secure agenda."