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Part Funded Police Community Support Officer
In 2015 Lowestoft Vision, on behalf of BID businesses, began to part-fund a full-time Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) to work solely within the BID area.
As part of the agreement with Suffolk Constabulary, Lowestoft Vision is able to set the priories each quarter for the PCSO that are based on the needs of our businesses within the BID area. These priorities included reducing crime, reducing street drinking and street begging and to enforce parking restrictions.
Because of this, from April 2015 to April 2017 there has been a 23.8% reduction of shop thefts in the BID area. Anti-social behaviour has been reduced by 34.5% from April 2015 to April 2017. 778 Parking notices have been issued by BID PCSO from April 2015 to April 2017 and over 2390 PCSO patrol hours delivered in the BID area (April 2015 – April 2017).