Scheme hailed a success on The Barbican
The Taxi Marshals scheme designed to make the Barbican a safer place at night is to be developed into Street Marshalls over the summer months.
The Taxi Marshal scheme has proved to be a great success so we are extending their remit to support the wider Barbican area during early evenings and then work supporting the Taxi Rank on Friday, Saturday evenings and Bank Holiday Sundays.
The PWP BID works with City Security Plymouth to deliver this extended service to businesses. The aim is to increase the safeguarding of people in the evening and night time economy.
We want people to come and enjoy what Plymouth has to offer and for them to get home quickly and safely afterwards.
We are working with our hospitality businesses to create a vibrant evening and night time economy that does not cause a nuisance to our residents.
Street Marshals can assist in getting people to leave the pubs/clubs more quickly, and by doing so, reduce the impact of noise and other anti-social behaviour to residents living nearby.
This project is yet another great example of how the licensed trade is working together with local agencies to promote Plymouth Waterfront as a safe and vibrant place to go.
The Marshals will be able to reassure people that they will be able to find a taxi in a controlled queue, assisting in preventing anti-social behaviour, improving the safety of vulnerable people and supporting our businesses when dealing with confrontational situations.
Funding for the Street Marshals is provided solely by Plymouth Waterfront Partnership Business Improvement Districts.