The Street Triage Team will be part funded by Romford BID (Credit: Havering Council)
A ‘Street Triage Team’, including 2 medics and a security guard, will act as a first response in the town centre to keep people safe at weekends.
The scheme will offer support to pub staff, restaurant staff and street pastors on Friday and Saturday nights.
It is intended to help free-up ambulances and reduce pressure on the NHS, as the roadmap out of lockdown continues.
Councillor Damian White, Leader of Havering Council, said, “We are very proud to be running this scheme to help make sure everyone is having a safe and enjoyable time on nights out.
“Romford has a brilliant range of pubs and restaurants that many people enjoy every week.”
He said the team will also help police officers, to ensure they are available to tackle crime.
Director of Romford BID, Julie Frost, said, “The goal of the Romford BID is to make Romford a great place to live, work and play.
“In partnering with Havering Council to fund a Street Triage Team, the BID hopes to attract more people to come and visit our town centre by ensuring that the environment that visitors come into is one that is safe and secure for all.”
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