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Eboracum Street Rangers begin patrolling in York

Eboracum Street Rangers begin patrolling in York

Eboracum BID Rangers

The York Business Improvement District (York BID) is rolling out its new Rangers programme to the York city centre. York BID is partnering with Eboracum Security who will fill the Ranger roles with their professionally trained staff who have experience of working in similar capacities within the city centre.

Rangers will be easy to spot in their highly visible uniforms and will be positioned throughout the BID area, which includes the city centre streets, Fossgate, Gillygate, Walmgate and Micklegate.

They will work with city partners and take a friendly approach to deter anti¬social behaviour or disorderly conduct and act as a reassuring presence to curtail potential crime. Rangers will also serve as a welcoming presence, available to give information and assistance to residents and visitors to the city.

They will be the eyes and ears on the street, logging locations requiring improvements, such as littering or drunkenness, and work with relevant bodies to address any detected issues.

It supports the BID’s initiative to boost safety and security in York city centre and is part of the BID’s overall commitment to enhancing the city’s inviting atmosphere for all who visit, work, study and live in York.

Andrew Lowson, Executive Director of York BID, said:

“Following the success of other Ranger programmes in the UK, York BID has introduced a similar plan that we believe will positively impact the city’s businesses, locals and visitors alike. We want to specifically identify what needs improvement and in the long term, work with businesses and respond accordingly. This will benefit York’s welcoming spirit; we want shoppers and families to feel comfortable in the city centre, especially on evenings and weekends.”

Marc Allison, owner of the Artful Dodger on Micklegate, said:

“As a landlord, I see that the pubs have really stepped up to the mark in order to prevent the anti-social behaviour, however our authority stops at our door. It will be very welcome to have the Rangers to provide a visible deterrent to help stop the behaviour on the streets that we do not allow in our venues.”

This programme follows the success of the BID’s Greeters programme launched in August where greeters are positioned around the City Centre during the day and available to answer questions about directions and attractions, or provide suggestions such as what to visit or where to dine. For more information on The York BID, please visit

Bootham School – Secured by Eboracum

Eboracum Security have been awarded the contract to provide manned security services at Bootham School in York. Bootham School is one of England’s leading independent schools.
The new contract is considered by Eboracum to be another large step forward and emphasises their good reputation and standards of high quality.
The service provision at the School includes a wide range of tasks including patrolling, monitoring and logins of H&S issues, customer service, preventing crime, controlling access and responding to alarms. The overall package contributes to protecting the safety of staff, visitors and pupils on-site and demonstrates the level of commitment in protection undertaken by the School.
Eboracum have implemented their patrol and reporting technology on this contract to enhance efficiency and reporting standards.
Operatives deployed at the school undergo additional enhanced disclosures (CRB Check).  

Eboracum’s new Patrol reporting software

Eboracum Security have invested in technology to enable a smooth reporting system for patrols, alarms and evidence gathering.

The software is cloud based and allows our employees to log in and begin a patrol tour. Each area patrolled is logged in real time. The system also allows for us to upload images, text and audio to the occurrence log. 

Another advantage of this system is that our customers are now able to login and see a real-time view of security activity at their site(s).

What features does the system have?

  • We can receive SOS alerts from our operatives and take immediate action
  • Monitor planned routes to ensure patrols are carried out on time as per the schedule
  • Automatic emailing of incident reports to customers
  • Manage patrols remotely in real-time
  • Export reports of such patrols/checks

We’ve already seen how effective this system is at keeping our customers up to date and maintaining an audit trail of patrols and checks.  We now integrate this into all of our new mobile patrol customers.

York Races 2016 – Are you prepared?

The 2016 York Racing season is upon us and now is the time for venues to consider their security options. 
The majority of the race meets are problem free and don’t have a massive impact on business in terms of crime & disorder however there is definitely a difference in atmosphere across the city.
Last year we provided security services at various venues, on top of our regular contracts. These included hotels such as Hotel 53, Park Inn & The Royal York Hotel. Our night time economy venues booked extra provisions too as a preventative measure.
Security operatives  don’t only provide a visual deterrent against disorder but also provide reassurance to regular customers.
Police presence is increased across the city in a bid to reassure residents and visitors and these officers are connected with our staff on the city center radio system which is also monitored by the council’s CCTV control

The dates for the 2015 York Race period are below…

Dante Festival 2015

Wed 11th May: Tattersalls Musidora Stakes
Thu 12th May: Betfred Dante Stakes
Fri 13th May: Yorkshire Cup

May Spring Meeting 2015

Sat 21st May: Stowe Family Law LLP Grand Cup

June Meeting 2015

Fri 10th June: Mid Summer Raceday
Sat 11th June: Macmillan Charity Raceday

John Smith’s Cup Meeting 2015

Fri 8th July: Summer Stakes
Sat 9th July: 56th John Smith’s Cup

Music Showcase Weekend 2015

Fri 22nd July: EBF Lyric Stakes and live music
Sat 23rd July: Sky Bet York Stakes and live music

Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival 2015

Wed 17th August: Juddmonte International
Thu 18th August: Darley Yorkshire Oaks & Ladies Day
Fri 19th August: Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes
Sat 20th August: Betfred Ebor Day

September Meeting 2015

Sun 4th September: The Press Family Raceday

October Meeting 2015

Fri 7th October: Countryside Raceday
Sat 8th October: Coral Sprint Trophy

To find out more about what we can do to prevent disorder/issues over the racing period at your site/venue please don’t hesitate to get in touch.