Town centre - night time economy
Sutton Council and Sutton Police, local businesses and retailers work together to make sure that Sutton Town Centre is a place that everyone can enjoy safely, day and night.
The council has made a significant investment in Sutton Town Centre to make the physical and street environment safer and a more attractive place to work, shop and relax.
The many safety features include:
- Fixed and remote CCTV cameras around the borough which are monitored by the police
- Radio, links between licensed premises and shops to our Town Centre Police teams, the Control room at Sutton Police Station and the CCTV system
- Door staff advised by Police about practices and tactics to keep their premises safe. Initiatives include 'No ID, No Entry' on Friday and Saturday nights; and ClubScan, which electronically checks the ID of customers on entry
We work closely with Sutton Street Pastors, who are a group of volunteers drawn from a number of churches, who give support to people who need help in Sutton Town Centre during the evening. For example, they help door staff with customers who may have become vulnerable during the evening.
We have a strong performance record for sanctioned detections: 'positive' outcomes from investigations including charges, cautions, penalty notices, youth reprimands and final warnings. We will strongly pursue those few that do misbehave.
Officers at Sutton Police station are looking to launch an award scheme called 'Best Bar None' to encourage clubs and bars to meet certain standards of safety and best practice.