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INSPECTOR ANWAAR AHMED: AUGUST BLOG

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Hi Everyone

I want to start by congratulating all the licensed
establishments who have contributed towards a record number of Best Bar None
accreditations in Nottingham City Centre

A total of 85 Nottingham City Centre establishments have
succeeded in achieving a Best Bar None accreditation this year which is a
record number, with 76 of these achieving the top gold award.

This is testament to all the hard work that goes into
ensuring continuous high standards to create a safe and responsible NTE environment.  Thank you and well done J

Work is in progress to launch a new campaign in
partnership with Drinkaware to raise awareness about sexual harassment during
Night Time Economy. The focus of the campaign is to look out for each other by
educating people to spot the signs of sexual harassment and become an active
bystander. The campaign will reach out to people through social media, in venue
digital screens and posters as well as making good use of public space to get
the message across.  I am looking forward
to this campaign and will keep you updated on how this develops.

We are very close to relocating the City Centre Response
teams from Riverside to Byron House.  A
locally based Response team will mean a better service for the local community
and I’m sure you’ll notice the difference. Again, I will keep you posted on how
this develops.

To tackle the ASB issues around St Peters square,
officers continue to patrol the area. We have recently deployed the CCTV van and
it seems to be working as not so many drug users are hanging around and causing
a nuisance to law abiding citizens.

I recently attended the pub watch meeting where the
attendance was great. One or two attendees requested more patrols around their
venues for reassurance. I have duly taken those comments on board and hope
there has been an improvement in visibility.

The local beat team wants to engage with the
people on their beat areas so will be holding monthly beat surgeries to listen,
reassure and respond to concerns, so please feel free to contact us at citysnt@nottinghamshire.pnn.police.uk We have developed a positive relationship with schools and colleges
across the City Centre and look forward to helping raise awareness about knife crime
and other issues such as cyber-crime and sexual exploitation.

 

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