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Vigilance Properties further strengthened its local community relationships by joining the Belgravia Traders Association (BTA) today. The move follows the company's longstanding support of the Belgravia Residents Association, and consolidates its commitment to engaging and supporting local community initiatives.
Corporate director Ian Lyons attended the BTA members' meeting last night, and was encouraged by the broad base of local support that the BTA clearly inspires. Local business leaders were naturally well represented at the gathering, as were community representatives and the Metropolitan Police (the Met).
Local entrepreneur Tom Asheton (BTA chairman and owner of thriving local 'cigars whisky coffee' brand Tomtom) offered Ian the floor to deliver an overview of Vigilance's activities, the client services it offers, and the greater community enhancements that local security awareness can bring.
The issue of neihgbourhood crime remains a hot topic and pressing concern for the BTA, several of whose members have been adversely affected by crime in recent months. Met officer Matthew Carey encouraged businesses to continue to provide local intelligence to keep abreast of local issues surrounding crime and disorder.
Ian Lyons and Belgravia Ward Officer PC Nigel Lewis are scheduled to meet to discuss better communication and liaison between the local community and its police representatives. This follows previous community engagements between managing director Chris Hartley and Met Inspector Wes Verasammy, of Westminster Community South.
A variety of local crime deterrent projects were discussed, and both FaceWatch and ShopWatch have proven effective, and were initiatives that the meeting agreed should be revisited.
Vigilance is investigating an online community forum idea that can be used to report and discuss issues of local security risks among community members.
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