Presentation on theme: "Best Bar None in Kensington and Chelsea Best Bar None started in Manchester City Centre about 6 years ago to help deal with crime and disorder linked."— Presentation transcript:
Best Bar None in Kensington and Chelsea Best Bar None started in Manchester City Centre about 6 years ago to help deal with crime and disorder linked to their city centre night time economy The scheme involves operators of licensed premises working in partnership with police, environmental health officers, licensing officers, trading standards officers, fire officers etc. to bring the operation of licensed premises up to a minimum standard
Best Bar None in Kensington and Chelsea Premises that are the subject of applications for BBN Membership are thoroughly assessed by trained assessors and the results of these assessments are scored The subject headings of issues scored are linked to the 4 licensing objectives plus some health issues Those reaching the minimum criteria are accepted into the local BBN Schemes The partners involved in the scheme work with operators whose premises do not achieve the minimum score to improve processes and procedures
Best Bar None in Kensington and Chelsea Where analysis of the effects of BBN schemes has taken place a reduction in recorded crime, disorder and nuisance has been shown. May not be due entirely to BBN but a result of a more holistic approach to tackling these alcohol related issues.
Best Bar None in Kensington and Chelsea The next slide shows a more national picture of the effects of BBN schemes on alcohol related recorded crime figures:
Best Bar None in Kensington and Chelsea
Main problems with running BBN Schemes: Financial and human resource issues – BBN is meant to be financed through independent funding rather than incurring additional costs to any partner organisation Selling membership of the scheme to licensees – what do they get out of it??? Financial cost to operators to come up to standard – in a recession!!!
Best Bar None in Kensington and Chelsea Main advantages with running BBN Schemes: Vastly improved relationships between operators and regulators of licensed premises Improved management and social responsibility of operators Reduced crime, disorder, anti-social behaviour and adverse environmental impact linked licensed premises