The police are seeking business support to help reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in the city centre.
Following a programme of enforcement raids and arrests in the St Peters Quarter, Hardyal Dhindsa, the Police and Crime Commissioner, has revealed plans for a new initiative to provide advice, support and day facilities to further complement these.
Businesses are being encouraged to donate any amount, towards a total cost of £70,000. An impressive £40,000 has already been achieved from public sources and all monies are being managed by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.
The initiative is a response to issues that have being having a negative impact on local businesses and on the wider reputation of the city.
As part of the wider initiative, Bondholder Derby City Council has expedited its plans to introduce a PSPO (Public Space Protection Order) and BID rangers are patrolling the Cathedral Quarter and the St Peters Quarter. Other services such as drop-in centres, night-shelters and meal provision have been streamlined for ease of access and to reduce duplication.
It is believed that the outcome would send a clear message that Derby will not tolerate unruly, uncouth and immoderate behaviour and that the city is cleaning up its act.
To find out more about how your company can help and invest, please contact Andrew Dale Chief Finance Officer at the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner at Andrew.Dale.16973@Derbyshire.PNN.Police.UK