In establishing the BID in 2016, almost every business told us they were concerned about the high levels of anti-social behaviour in the area. As a result, we introduced our Marble Arch Street Team in August 2016.
Our dedicated Street Team patrol the BID area six days a week, working closely with the Metropolitan Police and Westminster Council, supporting our members and their staff, customers and guests. They provide a visible, reassuring presence on the street, offering practical support to shops, restaurants, hotels, banks, schools, offices, cafes, and the emergency services.
The Street Team regularly support the Metropolitan Police in their activities, carrying out joint patrols, Project Servator campaigns, operations such as weapon sweeps, reassurance visits after terror attacks, help with a missing person/murder investigation and carrying out preparations for Eid to ensure restaurants are ready for the celebrations.
Between 1 July 2021 – 31 January 2022 the Street Team has:
— Tackled and reported 1,424 incidents of aggressive begging
— Checked or referred rough sleepers on 770 occasions
— Assisted emergency services 46 times
— Responded to 33 reports of theft, robbery and shoplifting
The Street Team patrol Monday-Thursday from 8am-10pm and Friday-Saturday from 8am-midnight. To contact the Street Team please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07825 750777/07852 566122. Remember, if a crime is in progress or in an emergency, please call 999. To report a crime that has already taken place please call 101.