Led by Central BID, City Safe has been brought about in response to Central BID members who were becoming increasingly concerned about business crime and the impact of anti-social behaviour on the safety of staff and visitors.

Working in partnership with West Midlands Police, British Transport Police, Birmingham City Council  and other bodies across the city to actively reduce crime, City Safe unites local businesses with a shared goal to prevent and reduce criminality and anti-social behaviour.

The subscription scheme uses a new digital radio network, instant text messages and access to CCTV imagery using data-compliant software managed in a central control room.

Over 200 City Safe radios are now being used in the city centre retail and leisure area, Southside and Colmore Business Districts.

Members pay just £10 per week to be a part of the new network, which is being led by Central BID in partnership with West Midlands Police, British Transport Police and retail centre security staff.

For further information visit www.citysafebirmingham.co.uk