Great Yarmouth street wardens and gyBID
The town centre Street Wardens have helped turn Great Yarmouth town centre into a cleaner, safer and friendlier place, but without a BID we could no longer afford them - they are wholly funded by gyBID.
The Street Warden team have many purposes, including:
- Responding to calls for assistance
- Counteracting anti-sociable behaviour
- Cutting shoplifting
- Reporting damage to street scene
- Looking after lost children
- Providing a uniformed presence
- Removing dangerous discarded needles
The total number of incidents is lower by 9.7% in 2014-2015 than at the start of the 2nd BID term in 2011-2012. In the four years leading to October 2015 the Street Wardens have been called to 2865 crime incidents by gyBID payers, helped with 1117 town centre visitors requesting assistance and dealt with around 60,000 enquiries from members of the public in the town centre.
The Street Wardens' uniformed presence cannot be underestimated. They make the streets safer and make customers feel safer. Their presence is now an essential part of the town centre offer.