I have just received this newsletter from Jenny Blakemore of BACBAC.
I have cut an pasted the contents below:
PC Ian Ellis
PC 1314 is leaving his position of CBM for the High Street in Bangor
I am sure all the businesses in both Bangor and Caernarfon will join me in wishing PC Ellis farewell and good luck in his new role.
PC Ellis joined the Police Force in 1978 his postings have included CID (criminal Investigations Department) in Bangor, Coroners Officer, he has been stationed at Holyhead, Llangefni and Aberffraw before coming to Bangor as CBM in 2002
Without PC Ellis’s hard work and determination to make a difference to the High Street there would not be a post of Business Crime Reduction Co-ordinator therefore we would not be running a successful Radio Link and Exclusion Scheme.
He succeeded in getting the backing and support of the local Community Safety Facilitator Eira Huws , Chairman of Community Safety Group Ayrton Westwood and Action Against Business Crime Manager Steve Booth between them they successfully applied for funding from the Home Office for a post of Business Crime Co-ord.
He has been involved in many many initiatives in the effort to improve Bangor. And a great support to myself and all the businesses in both Bangor and Caernarfon.
OVERALL BUSINESSES ARE SAYING THEIR STOCK TAKE RESULTS AND AUDITS ARE WITHIN COMPANY
Stock Loss Survey
On average BACBAC
Businesses on Bangor High Street take around £20 million a year. Indications show that there has been a significant improvement in stock loss results businesses have report to the co-ord that there has been a reduction of almost 50% in their shrinkage since BACBAC was inaugurated. Since the launch of the Exclusion Scheme and the introduction of the Radio link with CCTV businesses and their staff have been far more vigilant when it comes to internal and external theft.
We have been hearing on a regular basis from different sources that offenders from the Bangor and Caernarfon areas are been caught shop lifting further a field. We have heard stories from Holyhead, Llandudno, Rhyl and Pwllheli. These traveling offenders are people we have excluded from your businesses as part of the BACBAC Exclusion Scheme.
When Security staff in Llandudno asked one offender why she was shoplifting so far from home she replied “because I am BARRED from Bangor and Caernarfon, well I have to shoplift somewhere”
Other areas are now in the process of setting up similar schemes so we need to be aware that we may also get displacement from other areas especially coming up to the Christmas trading period.
As and when others schemes are set up I will be forming links so that we can all share information on prolific shoplifters that might travel to our areas.
HAVE YOUR SAY
PC1314 Ian Ellis:
“Although I am looking forward to the challenge of my new role back on CID. I will be sorry to leave Bangor where I have made many friends and have been so readily and warmly accepted by the community and in particular the businesses of Bangor.
When I look back at my police service one of the initiatives I am proudest of is the role I played in setting up BACBAC the businesses have enthusiastically and whole heartedly move it forward under the leadership of Jenny to the success it is today. Thank you very much for your support”
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