CitySafe comes to Camden
Camden’s young lead the way on community safety
On Saturday 13 February, a group of young Camden volunteers visited local businesses to officially launch them as ‘Safe Havens’ as part of the community safety scheme CitySafe.
CitySafe is a community-led campaign from Citizens UK which focuses on building relationships between young people, the police and local businesses. Eight businesses in Camden Town have now opened their doors to become Safe Havens - places of safety where anyone who feels at risk, vulnerable or in immediate danger can go to seek refuge.
Each Safe Haven can be identified by a purple CitySafe logo in their window. The businesses will receive specialist training and have taken a pledge to work with the police and report 100% of crime and antisocial behaviour.
The eight new Camden Safe Havens can be found at the following locations:
Office, 210 Camden High Street
Poundland, 52 Camden High Street
Eye Contacts Optical, 10 Chalk Farm Road
Inspiral, 250 Camden High Street
Book Warehouse, 155 Camden High Street
Camden Gift, 12 Chalk Farm Road
Camden News, 227 Camden High Street
Shop Point, 52 Chalk Farm Road
Attending Saturday’s event were Cabinet Member for Safety, Councillor Jonathan Simpson and Cabinet Member for Young People and Economic Growth Councillor, Georgia Gould, along with representatives from Citizens UK and the Metropolitan Police and staff from the Council.
The Camden businesses join over 600 CitySafe Havens across London.
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CitySafe works with thousands of young people and adults in schools, colleges, charities, churches, mosques, synagogues, and community groups. For more information, or if you could offer your business, shop or public building as a place of safety during opening hours, you can find details at citysafe.org.uk