Safer Socialising Award

As holders of the Safer Business Award Accreditation from the National Association of Business Crime Partnerships 

MaidSafe manage the Safer Socialising Award and a certificate is awarded to successful premises by them following an inspection process involving the partnership, police, local authority and the fire service. 

Safer Socialising Awards are re-inspected every two years to ensure that high standards of management are maintained. The award encourages licensed premises to become members of the local partnership, to be part of this responsible management scheme, to see themselves as making a positive contribution towards local community safety and to reassure the public that local licensed premises are safe and pleasant places for people to visit.

Currently working in partnership with the Police and Maidstone Borough Council we are looking to revise and enhance the Safer Socialising Awards to encompass restaurants and other smaller establishments that would benefit from the accreditation
MaidSafe Business Crime Reduction Partnership

MaidSafe,  One Maidstone BID.  MaidSafe has been in operation in Maidstone since 1996, and was previously recognised as the centre of best practice. The parntership is now known as MaidSafe Business Crime Reduction Partnership, and has reformed to take advantage of current practice and forge ahead in reducing crime.

The intention is to work towards being in the best position to make Maidstone a safer place. In achieveing this the Partnership was the first town in the South East to be recognised with the British Retail Consortium's National Safer Shopping Award. 

Our secure members only website is the vehicle for sharing information and intelligence, including photographs of known and suspected criminals across the town of Kent and the South East, undoubtedly putting Maidstone at the forefront of crime reduction.

Maidstone Street Pastors 

The Maidstone Street Pastors  work closely alongside the police, paramedics and the “Urban Blue” bus project to provide emotional, spiritual and practical support to those in need. They have quickly established themselves as an integral part of the Saturday night time economy.

Excellent relationships have been built up with door staff, police and the Saturday night revelers and the Pastor’s aim to be “lights in the darkness” has been warmly received.

Urban Blue Bus

The Urban Blue Bus is another uniqiue feature to Maidstone's Saturday Night Economy, run by volunteers it provides medical welfare needs to anyone who asks. Based in Jubilee Square, they are your first point of call and they frequently save the need for ambulances.