Night time economy workers invited to the launch of Safer Nights NL

Community Advice and Support
11:50, Thursday, 2nd November 2023

If you own or work at a pub, club, bar, taxi company, takeaway, licensed premises or any other late-night business you are invited to the Safer Nights launch event on Tuesday 14 November, 9am to 1pm at The Baths Hall, Scunthorpe.

The event will be a valuable opportunity for anyone working in the night time economy sector to share information and advice.

Organised by the Community Safety Partnership, the event will see the launch of the first North Lincolnshire Safety at Night Charter.

Highlights will also include:

• The opportunity for businesses to sign up to the Licensing Security and Vulnerability Initiative
• Bleed kits will be available, with training on how to use them to stop life-threatening bleeding until paramedics arrive
• Information from anti-spiking organisation DrinkSafe
• Government campaigns including Enough and Ask For Angela
The Bystander Approach, which encourages people to take action when someone else is at risk
• The One Punch campaign, which raises awareness that even a single punch can kill.

There will be representatives from the council and Humberside Police as well as night time economy specialist Elizabeth Murphy, who helped launch the Bradford at Night initiative.

Cllr Rob Waltham, leader, North Lincolnshire Council, said: “Keeping people safe and well, safeguarding and creating jobs are our top priorities. The launch of the Safer Nights charter will help people who come into the town in the evening feel secure, which will in turn boost our vital night time economy sector.

“By coming together like this to share best practice – including learning some potentially life-saving skills – we are saying in no uncertain terms how valuable the night time economy is in North Lincolnshire and how much we want to ensure it grows with both vibrancy and safety at its forefront.”

Police and Crime Commissioner Jonathan Evison said: “It is important that people feel safe in our night time economy, especially in the run up to the festive season. I am really pleased to provided funding to support this project.”

Refreshments will be available, along with promotional materials for venues including signs, stickers and branded bar products.

The North Lincolnshire Community Safety Partnership (CSP), includes North Lincolnshire Council, Humberside Police, Humberside Fire and Rescue, Ongo, the National Probation Service, NHS Humber and North Yorkshire ICB and the Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner.

Admission is free to businesses and workers in the Scunthorpe night time economy sector and their partners – reserve your place via Eventbrite now.