Gainsborough Shop Watch

Working together to prevent and detect crime including ASB and shoplifting

Introduction

Shop Watch is a scheme that helps prevent and detect crime through partnership working, shared communication and local intelligence. This includes preventing and detecting shoplifting, criminal damage, anti-social behaviour and other incidents.

Through Shop Watch we work together to share information, prevent crime and make Gainsborough a safe place to live, work, shop and visit.

You can view a full list of members on the Gainsborough Shop Watch Member List. Any bans issued to individuals apply to all members on this list.

Benefits of Membership

  • Printed Shop Watch ban lists with photos
  • Bi-monthly Shop Watch member meetings
  • Regular contact and networking with other members
  • Shop Watch promotional items (includes window stickers)
  • Digital 2-way Radio for direct communication with members and CCTV*

    *Requires Plus Membership level

Digital Radio Communication

Plus Members receive a secure digital 2-way radio including a base station charger. The radio is a key tool to help protect your premises, stock, staff and customers. Using the radio you can communicate in real time with other members, our CCTV Control Centre and the Neighbourhood Policing Team.

Features of having a digital 2-way radio:

  • Operates during your store opening hours for direct contact with members
  • Secure digital network with clear voice quality
  • Full maintenance of radio included in membership
  • Emergency Panic Button
  • Radio can form part of your lone worker arrangements

Each radio is supplied with 1 earpiece. Additional earpieces are sold separately for individual radio users.

Shop Watch Member Meetings

We host a Town Watch meeting every 2 months. At each meeting members will be able to:

  • Receive direct updates from Police, CCTV and partners
  • Share and receive intelligence from other members
  • Receive printed Town Watch ban list with photos

Shop Watch Ban List

We can issue bans to people that have committed crime such as shoplifting or public disorder. A ban notice is issued to the individual by the Police. CCTV monitor for people on the ban list and will use the digital radios to provide advanced warning to members and work to prevent incidents of crime.

Membership Fees

Retail store and businesses

  • Standard Membership - £30 per year
  • Plus Membership - £150 per year (This is £12.50 per month)
    (Plus Memebership includes a 2-way radio)

Restaurants, cafés and night time venues

  • Standard Membership - £15 per year
  • Plus Membership - £135 per year (This is £11.25 per month)
    (Plus Memebership includes a 2-way radio)

Community buildings and charities

  • Standard Membership - £15 per year
  • Plus Membership - £135 per year (This is £11.25 per month)
    (Plus Memebership includes a 2-way radio)

Membership is paid annually by invoice, cheque, BACS, Direct Debit or cash.

Contact us

For any queries about Shop Watch please contact us:

E-mail: shopwatch@west-lindsey.gov.uk
Telephone: 01427 676676