From West Yorkshire to Cornwall, 2023 has started well for Disc, with eleven new customers across the country.
Joining Businesses Against Crime in Leeds (read more here) ten other business crime reduction schemes have joined the Disc network so far this year.
Hinckley BID has chosen Disc to support retailers throughout the Hinckley area, becoming the sixth Disc system in Leicestershire; in addition to investing in Disc it has also signed up for our Disc Administration Service (DAS).
Herefordshire Against Nighttime Disorder (HAND) has taken Disc ‘SC’ (for ‘segregated content’) to support existing and new pubwatches across the county. With Disc SC, HAND can administrate any number of local pubwatches from a single Disc implementation.
No less than four Disc systems have been implemented so far this year in Essex. In both Romford and Chelmsford, Business Improvement Districts have adopted Disc to support their retail levy-payers. Meanwhile Uttlesford and Thannet District Councils have each funded a Disc system to support local pubwatches; here Disc will be directly administrated by Essex Police.
Joining the lead of fellow Sussex District Council Wealden, who implemented Disc to support businesses throughout its area, now Mid Sussex District Council has implemented its own Disc system, launched by Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katie Bourne this month (see top picture). Both councils are using the Disc Administration Service (DAS) for day-to-day management of their systems. In neighbouring Kent, Sevenoaks has also joined the Disc network, where a total of 15 business crime reduction partnerships now use Disc to drive down low-level business crime and anti-social behaviour.
And in the West Country we’re delighted to welcome St Ives BID to the Disc network as well as Plymouth Against Retail Crime which has acquired a second Disc system to support its move into the local night-time economy. These two new implementations bring the total number of Disc systems across the Devon & Cornwall policing area to 10.