Safer Business Hounslow

The aim of SBH is to reduce crime, and the fear of crime, making Hounslow Borough a safer place to work, shop, live and invest.

The scheme has been rolled out initially in Hounslow and Feltham, with Brentford and Chiswick following soon afterwards.  It is a joint initiative between Hounslow Council, SBH and Hounslow Chamber of Commerce.  Seed funding has been made possible to create Safer Business Hounslow via MOPAC  (Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime) funding for the establishment of a Town Centre business security and Hounslow Council.  It is hoped that the scheme becomes self funded after that with funding from SKY, Russel Finex, Treaty Centre and Heathrow Airport.

Shop lifting and anti-social behaviour is a challenge for traders and town centres alike.  Far from being a victimless crime, shoplifting increases insurance premiums for retailers with costs being passed on to consumers.  Business related crime also includes staff harassment, property damage and vandalism.

Crime Reduction Partnerships have gained popularity because preventing crime is more effective than clearing up after it, and because perception of safety directly impact on people wanting to visit their town centre.

SBH works together with retailers and businesses, sharing information and best practice to improve the working environment and the public perception of the area.  The mainstay of the initiative is a radio system linking businesses, incident reporting via a mobile app and dedicated co-ordinator.

The aim of SBH is to reduce crime, and the fear of crime, making Hounslow Borough a safer place to work, shop, live and invest.

Visit the Safer Business Hounslow Site