GOV.UK Updates: Coronavirus Outbreak FAQs: What You Can And Can’t Do

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On 9th September 2020 the Government announced changes in restrictions.

To view the latest updates published on GOV.UK, click here. The national guidance applies to England only.

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Message from WYP – First two away games for Leeds United Football Club

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The following message is from the West Yorkshire Police Leeds District Licensing Department concerning the first two away games for LUFC.

The first two away games for LUFC have been changed for SKY;

Saturday 12th September              Liverpool v LUFC             17:30hrs              SKY Sports

Sunday 20th September                Sheffield Utd. v LUFC      12:00hrs              SKY Sports

These fixtures will be played behind closed doors with no fans allowed in the ground.

At this time there is an expectation that Leeds City Centre pubs + local ones, will have fans drinking/watching the games. There is nothing to say fans will or won’t be out in number and we are relying on feedback from licensees and staff working in the city and the suburbs to help plan for future games and any required police deployment.

Security measures to consider for your business – Vehicle As a Weapon Attack

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Source: The Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI)

The risk to pedestrians from Vehicle As a Weapon (VAW) attack remains a realistic possibility during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Social distancing measures will require businesses to manage customers flows and numbers going into premises.  As such it is likely that customers will form or be asked to form orderly queues to enter premises.

In order to minimise the risk to queues of people, organisations can take practical and achievable measures to either deter or disrupt a Vehicle As a Weapon Attack. The range of options highlighted below (click on the web link) provide varying levels of protection and residual risk. Further advice can be sought from local Police Counter Terrorism Security Advisers (CTSAs).

Protecting pedestrian queues from Vehicle As a Weapon Attack https://www.cpni.gov.uk/system/files/documents/9f/8f/CPNI%20and%20NaCTSO%20Advice%20Note%20-%20Protecting%20pedestrian%20queues%20from%20Vehicle%20As%20a%20Weapon%20Attack%2014%20May%202020.pdf

More information on practical security measures can be found on the CPNI website by clicking here and the National Counter Terrorism Security Office by clicking here.

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Disclaimer: Leeds Pubwatch is not responsible for the content of any external internet sites and has not taken any steps to confirm the accuracy or reliability of any information contained in such third party websites. Leeds Pubwatch cannot accept any responsibility, legal or otherwise, for any errors or omissions. This article is not legal advice. It is recommended that you obtain legal advice in circumstances where you have specific questions relating to the law.

The Leeds Pubwatch website does not endorse or recommend any commercial products, processes, or services. Therefore, mention of commercial products, processes, or services on  the website cannot be construed as an endorsement or recommendation.

The information contained in this web site is provided only as general information, which may be incomplete or outdated. Please note that users of this web site are responsible for independently verifying any and all information.  The inclusion of links from this site does not imply endorsement or support of any of the linked information, services, products, or providers.

BACIL Award Nominees

BEST DAYTIME SECURITY TEAM – Victoria Gate, St Johns Centre, The Core, The Springs Colton, Merrion Centre, Marks & Spencers, Sainsburys & House of Fraser.
BEST NIGHT TIME SECURITY TEAM, The Wardrobe, Bar Fibre, Leeds First Direct Arena, Belgrave Music Hall, The Dollhouse, Viaduct Showbar.

BEST DAYTIME RETAILER – Marks & Spencers, Primark, Sainsburys, W H Smith, TK MAKKS/Homesense, 

BEST INDEPENDENT RETAILER – Forbidden Planet, Accent, Paw Prints, The Entertainer

BEST NATIONAL CHAIN BAR – O2 Acadamy, Revolution, Walkabout

BEST INDEPENDENT BAR – Bar Fibre, Backroom Bar, The Dollhouse, The Wardrobe

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO LEEDS – Rachael McGlynn, Richard Goodard (Stone Roses Bar), Darren Pounder (Victoria Gate), Josie Burns (M&S), Start Featherstone (Street Support Team) The Angels of Freedom

OUTSTANDING PARTNER TO BACIL – Angels of Freedom, Street Support Team, Leeds Watch, PC Kath Arkle (Police Licensing), Darren Pounder (Victoria Gate), Josie Burns (M&S)

Meet our new staff member – Dave Lewis

Dave Lewis

Our new member Dave comes from a very varied background, having started his working life in the retail jewellery trade. Dave also spent a good deal of time in the licensing trade, where he ran his own business as a freelance relief licensee, but more recently running teams in the finance sector.

Dave says he really enjoyed his time in the pub world, as although it was long hours, with him moving about to different pubs, he got to know a lot of different people and has plenty of stories to tell!

He became interested in computers and took some time out to study how the different packages work. This led to a job working for Barclays in their mortgage section (although he says not to ask him mortgage related questions as he doesn’t know!). When the area that Dave worked in was outsourced, Dave spent 6 months living in the Marriott Hotel in Leicester, while training the replacements.

After that he worked for a company in Horsforth as a General Office Manager, a job that Dave remembers as a provider of everything!

His most recent job was a 10 month contract that lasted for 5 years! His comment was ‘I must have done something right’. This was looking after Government bank accounts which was something of an eye opener!

His interest in BACIL was raised while looking at the website, as he has knowledge/memories of a lot of the older ‘characters’ in and around Leeds.

Apart from his interest in computers, Dave is also interested in Boxing and Football, although he admits he can’t really do either now due to his shape. His pet annoyance is laziness and people that won’t help themselves.

Please introduce yourself to Dave as I’m sure you will find him a very amicable person and someone who is happy to help.

New Radio System- information for swapping your radio

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BACIL will be changing over our radio system on 1st September and the current system will be turned off. 

We will need all BACIL members to return their current radio between 1pm Tuesday 27th August- 1pm Friday 30.8.19.  These can be returned to St Johns Centre Unit 7 (The Old Garage Shoes Store) and you will be given your new radio in return.  Those that are not returned will continue to be changed by our existing provider.  

STAR OF THE MONTH- May 2019

James Peberdy

Congratulations to JAMES PEBERDY as our MAY STAR OF THE MONTH.  

James has won this award for embracing the ethos of BACIL and going above and beyond to assist with the location of a vulnerable and entrenched service user. He leads by example

and his partnership working has been praised by members of BACIL on a regular basis, including his willingness to assist members and positive attitude on a daily basis.

STAR OF THE MONTH- April 2019

David Willoughby

Congratulations to DAVID WILLOUGHBY

as our

APRIL STAR OF THE MONTH. 

David has won this award for embracing the ethos of BACIL through the prevention of crime and deterring of offenders.  He leads by example in The Springs and has built relationships with retailers in the area, offering training and advice and has created a safer community.  This has proven vital in such a new and developing retail park. Keep up the great work David! 

Keep an eye out for next months winner! 

BACIL has now launched in Morley

Working with the Morley Neighbourhood Police Team and Morley BID, a number of independent and national companies have signed up to the crime reduction scheme following a period of unprecedented crime in the town centre.

Coun Wyn Kidger said, “It’s a challenging time for high street businesses and retailers and we are wanting to support them in every way we can. This scheme is already proved successful in other areas and I am confident it will have a similar impact in Morley.”

When a business signs up, they receive a hand-held radio linked to BACIL, PSCOs and all others in the network. They also receive access to an online portal with live crime reduction information.

BACIL is already running successfully in Leeds City Centre and more recently in Armley where the BACIL brand is going a long way in preventing shop lifting and targeted crime.

The Morley Town Centre Management Board has subsidised the first 10 independent businesses that signed up to support the scheme.

Rachael Kennedy, town centre manager, said: “We hope that by working together as a partnership and offering support to local businesses, we can begin to prevent further crime in our town.

“The more businesses we get involved the more effective this programme will be.”

It is now hoped that the network of participating businesses will grow.

Anyone who wants to sign up should email morleyevents@live.co.uk.

Morley

STAR OF THE MONTH- March 2019

Helen Renwick

Congratulations to HELEN RENWICK as first BACIL STAR OF THE MONTH. 

Helen has received this award due to her dedication to her role including regular use of the BACIL website and Radio systems, supporting BACIL members, assisting partnering agencies and involvement in BACIL meetings. Keep up the great work Helen! 

Keep an eye out for next months winner!