Swale Safe and Night Swale Safe provide a local community crime reduction partnership for the purpose of creating and maintaining a safe and secure environment for all those who live, work and visit our area for leisure and shopping.
We aim to work with all businesses in Faversham, to help reduce crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour in the town centre.
Swale Safe supports the community by providing temporary free radios to security staff that assist Kent Police during public events, such as the Hop Festival. Additional Swale Safe radios are also provided where there are community gatherings such as the Faversham Car Show and the Carnival.
Recently, we worked to successfully achieve funding for both the digital upgrade of the Swale Safe scheme and the purchase of a number of digital radios. This will ensure that we are able to support the security for the Olympian Torch visit when it comes to Faversham on July 19th, by providing a wider and clearer radio footprint.
What are the benefits if your business becomes a member?
• The aim is to protect your business’s stock, your staff and premises
• Helping your business to deter stock loss and criminal activity
• Direct radio connection between other businesses who are members and so linking the business community together
• Radio link to the CCTV control centre and your local police officers and town centre police community support officers
• The opportunity to obtain information concerning current criminal offenders in Faversham, via our interactive website
• Training of your staff so that they can get the best use from the radio scheme
• Meetings where information can be shared and businesses can voice their concerns to local authorities
The scheme is not costly, and a business pays a charge that covers the hire and maintenance of its radio.
If, as a business, you would like to find out more about becoming part Swale Safe in Faversham. please telephone 01795 417332 or visit our website.
David Thompson: The Old Wine Vault public house and restaurant
‘I and my staff feel much safer with the radio and it helps our customers feel the same. We can listen to what’s going on in the town and help other traders. The scheme makes us feel part of the business community.’