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18 February 2020
Each year Wiltshire Police bring the town centre business community together to collaborate and assist with keeping the public safe and reducing crime in the town centre. An initiative known as Op Dasher.
Running from 4th December until Christmas Eve and is supported by inSwindon BID's Street Team, Swindon Borough Council CCTV operators and store security staff. Working together we aim to reduce anti-social behaviour, thefts, drinking, nuisance begging and all aspects of the PSPO.
Results of a survey carried out to BID members post Op Dasher showed that:
In the months following Op Dasher, there have been no street drinkers reported in the town centre. We appreciate this will not be a permanent fix, but it demonstrates that Op Dasher is more than a 3-week campaign as it deters for weeks/months after each operation.
inSwindon BID will continue to work on future initiatives with Wiltshire Police and advise you when these will happen.