BusinessWatch

 

 

The Lincolnshire Chamber Business Watch (Shop Watch and Pub Watch) Schemes are a county-wide initiative in which businesses in all towns and districts can join a local business watch group in their area. Each local scheme brings businesses together for the common purpose of reducing retail crime and works with business owners to share real-time information about crimes and disruptive behaviour.

Business Watch operates on a membership basis and each area has its own Business, Pub and Shop Watch group made up from members of the local business community, the local authority and the Police. Connectivity of a Business Watch is via top of the range digital radio handsets that link and are monitored by the local CCTV commands. Member meetings support engagement with business members and afford opportunity for best practice and information sharing.

The scheme has led to arrests and prosecutions for alcohol related and retail crime and the return of stock. Staff feel safer knowing there’s a community of other local businesses watching out and listening in to what’s going on in our busy towns.

Benefits of the scheme:

  • Protecting your business, your staff and your customers – trade will increase as customers feel safe.
  • Greater staff security and confidence to tackle offenders with assistance.
  • A Radiolink handset to communicate with other businesses.
  • Sharing intelligence amongst local businesses.
  • Creating a database of criminal activity.
  • Being a member of a Business Watch scheme acts as a visible deterrent to thieves.
  • Police and CCTV control.
  • Support from a local coordinator.
  • Access to regular Business Watch meetings.
  • Keeping criminals away from your town, making it a safer place to live and work.
  • Business support and security advice events throughout the year.

 Discover more

To read more about the various schemes, please visit ShopWatch and Pubwatch

Join Now

Joining is simple, fill out the online application form, email Marie.Pritchett@Lincs-chamber.co.uk or call the Business Watch Team on 01522 523 333

Join Now

Joining is simple, fill out the online application form, email Stuart.Brotherton@Lincs-Chamber.co.uk or call 07985 419146