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 licensing and the fire service. 

Safer Socialising Awards are re-inspected every two years by the MaidSafe partnership in conjunction with the other agencies to ensure that high standards of management are maintained. The award will encourage 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.
 
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. 
 
On weekdays it can be hired to deliver messages on healthcare, healthy living and other specialist advice to the wider community.
The MaidSafe Business Crime Reduction Partnership

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.
 
MaidSafe is a division of One Maidstone CIC.  It operates under the auspices of One Maidstone Board of Directors. Day to day operations are overseen by its own steering group and MaidSafe Coordinator.

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, and has employed an Intelligence Manager and purchased the Business Information Crime System (BICS).

This system is the vehicle for sharing information, including photo graphs of known and suspected criminals across the town of Kent and the South East, undoubtedly putting Maidstone at the forefront of crime reduction partnerships with very real and tangible benefits.
 
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MaidSafe are very proud to be in partnership with TMS Protection Ltd who provide the Saturday night Taxi Marshal Scheme for the Night Time Economy based in the High Street. This scheme was introduced in 2012 and was influential in helping Maidstone acheive the Purple Flag status in 2014.
 
MaidstoneStreet Pastors 

The Maidstone Street Pastors initiative was launched in January 2008 with the first set of Street Pastors out on the streets of Maidstone in October of that year.

Maidstone is the clubbing capital of Kent with up to 10,000 party goers on a Saturday night.


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.

Regularly confused as Street ‘Pasties’, Street ‘Pasta’, and Street ‘Patrol’, the pastors 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.