Coordinated by Kingston First, Kingston Business Against Crime (KBAC) and Pubwatch are crime reduction partnerships that bring businesses together with the Police and Kingston Council to help tackle crime and disorder; making Kingston a safer place to visit and work in.
We collaborate with businesses, Kingston Council and other partners in the town to address our members’ safety concerns, solve street-level problems, keep the town clean and improve the Kingston experience for visitors.
If you need to report a problem that’s hampering the quality of the town or harming your business, get in touch with us. Or for street-level issues like graffiti and debris, contact one of our Rangers.EMAIL US
Clean, vibrant streets are key not only in positioning Kingston as a must-visit destination, but also for the wellbeing of residents working in the town. We run initiatives that ensure streets are kept attractive and welcoming for visitors and locals alike.
Twice a year we deliver a deep clean of Kingston’s streets; and our volunteering projects throughout the year contribute to weeding and light waste removal. We also invest in seasonal planting—last year alone, we installed over two hundred floral displays and hanging baskets across Kingston, creating a verdant and inviting streetscape.
Our dedicated team of town Rangers work behind the scenes to maintain Kingston’s streetscape, and are always on-hand to support local business and visitors. The Ranger Team patrol the town centre throughout the week and will assist with issues such as:
- Low level graffiti removal
- Elimination of odours
- Cleansing of doorways
- Reporting of damaged street furniture
- Sticker and fly post removal
- Monitoring of trade waste arrangements
You may have seen our Ranger response vehicle zipping around town. This green electric-powered vehicle allows our Rangers to respond even more effectively, and is small enough to be permitted throughout pedestrianised areas, allowing our Rangers easy access to every area of town.
“We needed help to deal with fly-tipping in an unloved, out of sight area behind some Kingston town centre shops. Kingston First’s rangers came quickly to provide practical assistance just when it was most needed. The result was fantastic and they continue to keep a watchful eye on the area concerned. Well done and thanks to Kingston First.”
– James Haines, Partner – Martin Campbell Commercial
If your business has been affected by a street-level issue and you require the Rangers’ assistance, get in touch with the team.GET IN TOUCH
Safety & Crime Reduction Initiatives
Maintaining the safety and security of visitors and workers in Kingston is integral to us. A secure town centre is fundamental to an effective trading environment, and we are proud to have Kingston recognised as one of London’s safest boroughs by the Metropolitan Police.
Kingston Businesses Against Crime and Pubwatch
Littoralis Crime Reporting System
Our secure intranet portal collates local crime intelligence, enabling Kingston businesses to share information with each other regarding issues and incidents that affect them. The system is built for ease-of-use—members input and share insight directly with the Police, and may access information on local offenders and individuals banned from the town centre.
Our Radiolink system connects you directly with CCTV and businesses within the town centre. The scheme is available to all Kingston First members and is primarily used to address business crime issues, while providing additional security support to employees.