The Crawley Town Centre BID is looking to put in place a dedicated Street Ambassador Scheme to improve the safety and comfort for town centre visitors.
Research conducted by the BID to inform the BID business plan highlighted that town centre businesses wanted to see the safety of the area improved for both for businesses and visitors, during the day and at night. 84% of businesses surveyed wanted to see Street Ambassadors introduced to help tackle crime and anti-social behaviour as well as provide assistance and guidance to visitors.
Following its formation in 2019, the Town Centre BID has already acted on this by making membership to Crawley & Gatwick Business Watch, including access to the secure safer premises security platform, free to all town centre businesses. They also partnered with Crawley Borough Council to put in place temporary street ambassadors over the Christmas and new year period.
With the prospect of non-essential retail re-opening after lockdown and people and businesses returning to the town centre, the BID now wants to put Street Ambassadors in place on a permanent basis and are inviting companies to come forward with ideas for how this important service could be provided.
You can read the brief for the service below and suitable companies have until 09 April 2021 to respond.