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current projects

safety &


Safety and security has consistently been voted by Southend City BID businesses as one of the most important of deliverables. We manage a team of four full-time Street Rangers and provide the Keeping Together wristband scheme.

Additionally we provide the opportunity for levy paying businesses to join our bi-monthly Southend Business Against Crime (SBAC) meeting, facilitate and promote the use of the DISC crime reduction database and the Townlink radio system.


We work continuously alongside the Police, CCTV, Community Safety and other services in helping to combat low-level crime.

Homelessness Campaign

We're working alongside Essex Police, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, StreetLink, and support services in providing a website and marketing campaign that aims to educate the public with regards to rough sleepers and street begging.

This supports our ongoing work across the town centre and seafront to encourage engagement with the appropriate services.

Streetscape improvements

As part of our plans to make Southend city centre more appealing, we fund and manages a range of streetscape improvements.


These include colourful bunting festooned across the High Street, floral hanging baskets and floral planters throughout the zone, cleaning assessments, artwork, and collaborative work for enhancing on projects to enhance the aesthetics.



The current scheme consists of new gold and silver lights trailed across the High Street, with glittering angels adorning each lamp column, and the response from the public and BID businesses has been fantastic.


We also invested in the biggest Christmas tree Southend has ever seen, 46ft tall, which was equally festive in the new gold and silver lighting scheme. 

In 2023 we will be introducing a new Christmas lighting scheme for the city centre, for a fresh and updated festive look for the new term. 

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