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Bed:Safe is an initiative established by the North Bedfordshire Community Safety Partnership that recognises that the character of Bedford has changed from a county market town to more of an entertainment venue with a high concentration of licensed premises.  

Specific objectives for Bed:Safe

  • Reduce the number of alcohol-related assaults and alcohol-related crime in the town centre
  • Work in partnership with the licensed trade to improve the management of licensed premises
  • Promote the provision of safer drinking and safer clubbing and support services for those who visit Bedford’s pubs and clubs
  • Reduce the perception of drunkenness, rowdiness and disorder
  • Improve the movement of people around the town centre at night and thereby reduce the potential for nuisances to be caused and the opportunities for disorder