Two Safeguarding Marshals will be a visible presence on foot from midnight until 5 a.m. on Fridays and Saturday throughout December. They will walk a route that takes in the Triangle, Queens Road, Park Street, and Canons Road. Other busy areas will also benefit from their attention through the night.
This new initiative underpins Bristol's status as a Purple Flag city. Purple Flag is an independently assessed award, which recognises safe, diverse and welcoming night time economies.
- Help those who have become vulnerable whilst visiting the city centre's pubs, bars and clubs and offer appropriate assistance/advice to them.
- Observe and feedback on the issues that affect the safe operation of the City Centre BID area at night.
- Liaise with staff at licensed premises, Street Pastors, and patrolling police officers to build relationships and trust that will enhance Bristol’s reputation for safety.
This is a really exciting project as the Safeguarding team will report back on a range of issues including waste, vulnerability, litter, and incidents, enabling us to identify and implement further improvements.
If you see them when you are out and about in the City Centre BID area, or when you are working in one of the venues, do say hello.