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ENHANCING KINGSTON

We are committed to enhancing Kingston's vibrancy as a place to visit and do business in.

We work collaboratively with businesses, Kingston Council and other partners in Kingston to deliver a series of initiatives that address the concerns of our members, solve problems and improve the experience of visitors to Kingston.

SAFETY & CRIME REDUCTION INITIATIVES

Maintaining the safety and security of visitors and workers in Kingston 24 hours a day is integral to the work we do at Kingston First. A secure town centre is fundamental to an effective trading environment and Kingston continues to be recognised as one of London's safest boroughs, according to the Metropolitan Police's 2016 crime figures.

If you would like further information about any of the safety and crimre reduction initiatives or would like to attend a Pubwatch or KBAC meeting, please contact Paul Riordan on 020 8547 1221 or email paul.riordan@kingstonfirst.co.uk

KINGSTON BUSINESS AGAINST CRIME & PUBWATCH

Coordinated by Kingston First, Kingston Business Against Crime (KBAC) and Pubwatch are business crime reduction partnerships that brings businesses together with the Police and Kingston Council to help tackle crime and disorder making Kingston a safer place to visit and work.

LITTORALIS CRIME REPORTING SYSTEM

We run a secure intranet portal, which collates local crime intelligence to help you share information with other businesses in Kingston regarding issues and incidents that affect you. The system is easy to use allowing users to input and share insight directly with the Police and other businesses and provides information about local offenders and individuals banned from the town centre. 

RADIOLINK SYSTEM

Our Radiolink system connects you directly with Kingston Police, 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 as well as providing additional security support to employees.

CLEANER STREETS

Kingston First contributes significantly to initiatives that improve the look and feel of the town's street scene to ensure Kingston is an attractive and welcoming centre for people to visit and do business in.

Twice a year we deliver a deep clean of Kingston's streets. We also invest in seasonal planting, making the town greener and more vibrant.

Ranger Assistance

Our Ranger Team provides hands on support to facilitate and manage a safer, cleaner and well managed streets programme across the town centre, working closely with local businesses and the Police to help reduce business crime and anti-social behaviour.

The Ranger Team patrol the town centre seven days a week and can 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

For further information, or should your business be affected and you require the Rangers’ assistance, please contact us on 020 8547 1221 or info@kingstonfirst.co.uk

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