Radio safety as BID announces investments to improve town centre safety.

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Businesses across Warrington town centre are set to benefit from significant savings announced by Warrington BID (Business Improvement District). In a new 3 year contract which will last for the duration of the BID, the team have negotiated a 50% reduction for renting the communication radio system from the supplier M.R.S. Communications Ltd. Letters explaining the reduction will be sent out shortly.

The new contract means that from 1 February renting a radio will be more affordable and enable new businesses to join the scheme. The radio link connects offices, retailers, restaurants, clubs and pubs with CCTV, Police and Street Pastors.

Warrington BID Manager, Harriet Roberts explained. ‘Making the radios affordable is a small part of our ongoing partnership work with Warrington Borough Council and Cheshire Police to reduce crime and improve safety in the town centre.’

Over 5 years of the project, Warrington BID will bring £1.8m investment from businesses back into the town centre. Further measures in the pipeline expected to be announced this year will include enhanced CCTV coverage and the introduction of DISC, an app-based intelligence information sharing scheme which will be free to BID businesses paying an annual levy.

Businesses in the town wanting to sign up to the scheme should contact the BID at [email protected]

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