Increasing numbers of customers leads live music venue Albert’s Shed to pilot a new safety scheme in Shrewsbury.
Instances of anti-social behaviour in the town centre along with an increased footfall into the venue, which plays host to many of Shropshire’s rising musicians, has led management to increase security measures.
Working alongside West Mercia Police, Albert’s Shed’s management hope to encourage other businesses to follow suit, improving the experience for all those enjoying live entertainment.
‘The enjoyment and, above all, safety of all our customers has always been at the forefront of what we do’, states David Gregg, General Manager at Albert’s Shed,’but we’ve seen a huge increase in the number of people visiting the Shed. It’s for this reason we’re stepping up to the mark and leading the way for improved security for our customers’.
Random searches will be performed on entry, although voluntary, they do represent a condition of entry. Alongside the existing fixed location CCTV cameras, body-worn cameras will also be used, not only acting as a deterrent but also to provide evidence of anti-social behaviour when required.
As a licensed venue serving alcohol, Albert’s Shed will continue to show vigilance towards preventing under age drinking through the Challenge 21 scheme.