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#Braintree scheme set to keep town safe this Christmas

05 Dec #Braintree scheme set to keep town safe this Christmas

Essex Police has been working in partnership with pubs and licensed premises in Braintree on a number of new schemes to make the night time economy a safe and pleasurable experience for everybody this Christmas.

Last week they re-launched Pubwatch in Braintree to improve communication between the police, pubs and licensed premises to help make the town a safer place for the public to enjoy a night out.

The launch took place today at The Swan in Braintree with many members signing up to the scheme during the launch.

The scheme will link Pubwatch members to each other and to the police on a communications system to enable members to send information on incidents and potential trouble.

Today’s launch also saw pubs and licensed premises signing up to the Behave or Be Banned (BOBB) scheme.

The BOBB scheme will see partnership working between us, pubs and licensed premises in Braintree to support them in banning individuals intent on causing crime and anti-social behaviour in the town.

We will support members of the scheme by sharing our information lawfully in compliance with the Data Protection Act in respect of individuals that licensees wish to ban from their premises under the well-established Behave or Be Banned (BOBB) scheme.

Vicky Powell, Licensing Officer with Essex Police, said: “There is no tolerance within the trade for trouble makers, if you choose to act inappropriately close partnership working will ensure that you are banned from all licenced premises.”