SAFER CITY CENTRE
Working with our partners to make Stirling a safer City Centre.
We introduced a number of initiatives aiming to increase crime reporting, reduce shoplifting and tackle antisocial behaviour. Collaboration among our stakeholders is key to making our City Centre feel safe & welcoming.
Retailers Against Crime Membership
We subsidise the cost of Retailers Against Crime membership to all of our levy-paying and voluntary members.
Working with RAC is an innovative approach to tackling crime and anti-social behaviour. Members have access to a secure crime intelligence platform to report crime and receive alerts about criminal activity in the area.
RAC Member Benefits
SentrySIS system is used to log incidents, gather intelligence and immediately receive alerts about situations or individuals to be aware of.
SentrySIS is a cloud-based software solution that connects the police, national retailers, business crime reduction partnerships (BCRP's), private security companies and business improvement districts together through a suite of crime management and efficiency savings applications.
The software underpins essential operational crime processes for all our stakeholders, which add value to their services and creates efficiency savings across their organisations. (www.sentrysis.com/about/)
- Retail crime techniques booklet and posters.
- Daily Intelligence Briefings, monthly newsletter, monthly statistics, annual key performance reports.
Area Meetings which feature images of active suspects local to your area, methods of operation and CCTV footage of actual incidents, crime prevention information and local Police participation.
Go Forth encourages all of our members to join. If you’d like to become a member, just send us an e-mail and we’ll help you set up your membership and schedule an induction meeting with you.
Stirling Pubwatch is a partnership between local pubs, bars, clubs, and other licensed premises, along with local authorities and the police.
The scheme aims to reduce anti-social behavior, violence, and crime associated with alcohol consumption, ensuring that customers can enjoy a responsible and enjoyable experience.
The scheme operates under the motto “Banned from one – Banned from all,” which means individuals causing trouble in any of the city’s licensed establishments can face a one-year ban from all participating pubs.
Go Forth has provided radios to all Pubwatch members to allow for the ease of communication.
We are launching a pilot Shopsafe radio scheme to help the city’s retailers and café owners tackle crime and anti-social behaviour.
The radio scheme will link day-time economy businesses with each other – plus the police, the Thistles and the city’s CCTV system – and give them the opportunity to work together.
Go Forth will subsidise the radios for BID businesses and voluntary levy payers who want to join the Shopwatch scheme and organise a training and information session for those involved as well as regular meetings.
Any business that would love to be involved should get in touch.
Safebase provides a safe environment for anyone visiting the city at night. It offers a ‘safe haven’ for anyone who requires it. For example if they have missed the last bus home and need somewhere warm to wait for a lift or taxi; if they are injured and need first aid or if they have had too much to drink and would welcome some support.Safebase operates on specific selected dates between 10pm and 3am with the ‘safe haven’ located at the Service Entrance of the Thistles on Goosecroft Road. Meanwhile, first-aid and Street Pastor patrols are present around Goosecroft Road, Forth Place, Upper Craigs, King Street, Baker Street, Murray Place, Maxwell Place and other central locations.
The full list of Safebase partners comprises the Thistles, Stirling Street Pastors, the Royal Voluntary Service, Police Scotland Forth Valley Division, CCTV, Go Forth Stirling and the Scottish Ambulance Service.
Go Forth Stirling provides CCTV radios for use within Safebase as well as publicising the scheme and liaising with the owners of licensed premises to ensure they are aware of when Safebase is operating.
We work with Police Scotland and Stirling Council to deliver Operation Steadfast.
The main aims of Operation Steadfast are to; reduce the number of proxy sales of alcohol, reduce crime and antisocial behaviour, make the community safer, protect children and vulnerable people from harm, improve the quality of life of people living in and visiting Stirling.