A town centre radio scheme which links up key partner to ensure shoppers and visitors are kept safes, has been upgraded from analogue to digital.

It means the radios, which link the Bromsgrove pubs, Street pastors, CCTV operators and Police have improved coverage and effectiveness.
There’s around 50 radios being used in retail and licensed venues to exchange information of suspected shoplifters, banned persons and incidents.
The DISC easy-to-use App means information is as easy to access as each members own smartphone.  

Businesses, by using the app, can upload images and CCTV footage, identify shoplifters, persons banned from the licensed venues, produce newsletters and access instant messaging.
Bromsgrove District Council’s Executive Board Member for Community Safety, Cllr Peter Whittaker, said: “These radios make it easier for the key partners in our centres to be in touch with each other and share intelligence and information which means our visitors and residents feel safe.”

The Rubery radio link scheme has been approved and radios will be installed into village businesses in the next few weeks.

Both schemes are funded by the North Worcestershire Community Safety Partnership and the Police Crime Commissioner

Anyone wishing to discuss the radio link scheme should contact Cheryl Welsh on 07977 207718