South Westminster BIDs are committed to creating a safe and secure environment at night and we are working with the Police, external partners and our business members in the nighttime economy to better understand, respond to and prevent sexual harassment and assault. Since reopening after lockdown, there has been an increase in sexual assault and allegations of drink spiking.
The BID invites your organisation and teams to participate in welfare and vulnerability engagement (WAVE) training for safer venues. The 90-minute training session is free, engaging and will equip teams to support vulnerable people and prevent sexual assault or drink spiking in venues. You will also get posters and other assets for the venue if you represent one.
To book your space please follow one of the links below depending on your availability:
Online Training Via Teams@ 2pm – 4pm
The sessions are suitable for: Security Managers, Facilities Managers, Hospitality staff, security teams and anyone operating in licensed premises, evening or night time venue or transport hub. Pubs, restaurants, hotels, theatres, leisure and hospitality venues.
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The London Heritage Quarter is bringing an eye-catching festive mural wall to Charing Cross Station. Passers-by will be invited to pick up a pen and colour in sections numbered in correlation with a chosen colour. Each artist will be offered a free candy cane for their contribution. Over the 4 days, the artwork will come to life to produce a stunning community collaboration. Wednesday 13th December 8am-7pm Thursday 14th December, 8am-7pm Friday 15th December, 8am-7pm Saturday 16th December, 10am-6pm Don’t…
1 January 2024
Watch the spectacular New Year’s Day Parade along the streets of London's West End this New Year’s Day.
15 February 2024
On-street security briefings take place on the third Thursday of the month at 11am in The Northbank. These briefings are for those with an interest in the safety and security of the area, particularly those working in security. Last month’s briefing focused on the new pedestrianised space, Strand Aldwych, and addressed security concerns such as phone snatching and theft. To receive invites please register for security updates here.