Watch our latest video showcasing the EC BID’s Medical Support Night Safety Programme. Launching on the 1st November with the aim of ensuring the public’s experience in the area is positive and safe, while also supporting pubs, clubs and restaurants and easing the pressure on the emergency services.

Located at St Botolph’s without Bishopsgate Church Hall, our Welfare Hub is a place of safety for those in need. Here, individuals can receive prompt medical treatment, charge their phones, enjoy a hot drink, and patiently await further assistance if required to help them get home safely.

We have three medics out patrolling the area with City of London Police officers – two on bikes and one in a vehicle – fully equipped to respond quickly to calls for assistance from local hospitality venues or members of the public.

At the core of this initiative is a collaborative effort with the City of London Police, Transport for London, City of London Crime Prevention Association and British Transport Police. Together, we’re working to ensure that the Eastern City remains a welcoming and secure place for all, particularly for those enjoying the nightlife during the festive period.

Since the programme’s launch, we’ve already provided support to 103 individuals. Remarkably, over 70% of these cases involved direct assistance to the police, meaning the corresponding time and resources saved could instead be diverted to preventing and detecting crime. This is a testament to the effectiveness of our collaborative efforts and the dedication of our team.