Bristol City Centre BID has funded its own Streetwise Support Officer since September 2018. Ann White joined an existing team of Streetwise officers at Bristol City Council and Avon and Somerset Police as an additional resource focusing solely on the City Centre BID area.
Ann is your main point of contact for street-based anti-social behaviour issues and has already helped around 300 individuals and businesses during her first year. She will visit you to talk through the issues and options, provide support to identify the individual or individuals involved, liaise with other agencies like St Mungo’s outreach team and the police, and even take enforcement action on your behalf when appropriate.
Using her expertise and experience, Ann flags up problem areas to the Police Community Support Officers and ensures they prioritise businesses with the most pressing concerns. Ann has also been helping BID businesses access new interactive workshops led by Bristol partnership organisation Golden Key that enhance understanding of street-based anti-social behaviour and create a supportive community among those of you affected by it.