Posted: January 15, 2018
Provided by Metropolis Security and funded by Bristol City Centre BID, our two Safeguarding Marshals provide a visible presence on foot from midnight until 5 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. They walk a route that takes in the Triangle, Queens Road, Park Street, and Canons Road. Other busy areas 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.
Their roles includes:
- Helping those who have become vulnerable whilst visiting the city centre’s pubs, bars and clubs and offer appropriate assistance/advice to them.
- Observing and feeding back on the issues that affect the safe operation of the City Centre BID area at night.
- Liaising with staff at licensed premises, Street Pastors, and patrolling police officers to build relationships and trust that will enhance Bristol’s reputation for safety.
The Safeguarding team report back on a range of issues including waste, vulnerability, litter, and incidents, enabling the City Centre BID operations team to identify and implement further improvements.
Pictured are Sam and Martin, who will be our usual Safeguarding Marshals. 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.