British Transport Police are making it easy for you to speak to them. You can now report a non-emergency crime by text on 61016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We work closely with all our partners within Bath and North East Somerset Community Safety Partnership to ensure that local residents and visitors alike are able to safely enjoy the wide range of night-time entertainment available within Bath.

The impact of the night-time economy on residents, particularly within our city and Town Centre’s, has a significant impact on local quality of life. There are a number of existing initiative’s in place to improve Bath City Centre’s "Evening Economy". 

The Night Time Economy focuses on how Bath and North East Somerset streets are being made better at night.

The Night Time Economy Steering Group meets quarterly, the Terms of Reference for the group can be viewed here.


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Purple Flag Award

Efforts to make Bath a safer place at night have won the city national acclaim.  It is one of only five places in the country to be awarded a new gold standard seal of approval for tackling late-night crime and providing good entertainment.  The accolade was presented after a visit to the city by a team of inspectors, with Bath and North East Somerset Council working with Avon and Somerset Police on the award application.

 

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Taxi Marshals

The Council hires Safe and Sound event management to help get nearly 3,500 people home at night from taxi rank at Orange Grove. Paul Giddings, Marshal Manager, said, “We have several taxi marshals on duty every Thursday, Friday and Saturday reducing tensions and ensuring that people wait in an orderly fashion and end their night safely.”

 

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CCTV Control Room

There are 88 cameras operated with 32 in Bath city centre and 20 others split between Charlotte Street, Avon Street, and Riverside car and coach parks (note: CCTV only covers the open surface areas of the pay and display car parks). In 2010 (January-December) the CCTV Control Room logged 3164 incidents resulting in 463 arrests.  In this time there were 1033 requests to view recorded footage of which 813 copies were made as evidential material

 

 

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