Salisbury Business Improvement District

Businesses urged to submit key holder emergency contact details

9th April 2020

Businesses in Salisbury city centre are being urged to submit their key holder emergency contact details to Salisbury BID and Wiltshire Police.

This is to allow the BID or the police to contact this responsible person should an incident or situation take place at a business premises whilst many businesses remain closed.

If you are a business with a premises in Salisbury city centre, please use this form to submit your business key holder contact details.

Salisbury BID is the Business Improvement District for the city centre who work to support their levy paying business members.

Robin McGowan, Salisbury BID’s Chief Executive, said: “A number of businesses have expressed their concerns with us about the safety of their premises and stock whilst the majority of businesses in the city centre are closed. So, we’re working closely with the police to help protect our business members from crime and to provide some reassurance to business owners.

“We’re urging businesses to submit their key holder contact details so that should an incident take place at your premises, we can get in contact with you quickly and efficiently.”

“We would like to remind businesses that the CCTV in the city centre remains operational, thanks to the joint efforts and funding from the BID and Salisbury City Council. The police are also connected to the CCTV control room, so they’re in regular communication with the operators.”

“We’re also advising businesses to make contact with their insurance companies to ensure they understand the terms of their business insurance cover regarding unoccupied premises.”

Inspector Pete Sparrow of Wiltshire Police commented: “I understand the concerns of business during this time. Salisbury Community Policing Team will continue to put every effort to keep the city secure but can’t be everywhere at all times. Where necessary, we need to be able to contact you and this scheme will help us to keep you safe and secure. I encourage every business in Salisbury to be part of this partnership.”

Cllr Jeremy Nettle, Leader of Salisbury City Council, said: ““The joint funded CCTV system is fully operational, with experienced staff and volunteer on duty. The City Council is very pleased to help to support local business during these very difficult times when we all need to work together. The City Council’s security team will continue in the immediate term to support the emergency services, businesses and local residents during this unprecedented time.”