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News - 26 September 2013
All in a day's work

A day in the life of the Business Improvement District [BID] Ambassadors

Keeping the city’s streets free of crime is a tough job at the best of times, but the BID Ambassadors don’t stop there.

Over the last 6 months they have not only been working tirelessly to prevent crime and apprehend thieves, but they are also on duty to support members of the public, direct vulnerable people to support agencies and help make the city centre a more pleasant place for everyone.

So far this year they have reported over 2,000 sightings of known offenders working in the BID area, leading to 178 arrests and have also recovered a massive £30,000 worth of stolen goods and returned them to BID levy payers.

The ambassadors work very closely with the Business Forum's award winning Business Crime Reduction Partnership and Sussex Police to help provide intelligence on offences being committed in the city centre.  They provide a tremendously important service in keeping our city safe and are entirely funded by the business community.

The following photo’s show a day in the life of some of the unsung heroes of our city:

The first call of the day was to provide support for a rough sleeper. Instead of simply moving individuals on, the Ambassadors focus on matching the needs of the individual to the appropriate agency.

Next, the team are on hand to give directions to some shoppers.

Answering some questions from a group of foreign language students.

Taking time to chat to city centre businesses about their issues.



Liaising with the city's Big Issue sellers

Checking on members of the Street Community

Viewing CCTV images of a theft.

Giving crime prevention advice to a city centre business.


Liaising with our partners over the BCRP radio network


For more information about the Ambassadors, contact the BID Team on or call 01273 735442.

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