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Whether it be perception or reality, the increasing level of crime against business is a concern to everyone. Even though Christchurch is a relatively safe area in which to do business, it will only remain so if we all work together to combat crime. Certainly, the criminal element will always be on the lookout for ‘soft targets’ and we need to ensure that they know Christchurch is not an easy touch.

Terms and Conditions of Membership
The scheme is open to all companies and engaged in business in Christchurch and
neighbouring boroughs. The organisers may, at their discretion, refuse any application for
use of the scheme. Users shall agree to pay Christchurch Chamber of Trade & Commerce
Limited any applicable annual subscription / service charge when invoiced in January of
each year, until they give written notice of cancellation.
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Whether it be perception or reality, the increasing level of crime against business is a concern to everyone. Even though Christchurch is a relatively safe area in which to do business, it will only remain so if we all work together to combat crime. Certainly, the criminal element will always be on the lookout for ‘soft targets’ and we need to ensure that they know Christchurch is not an easy touch.

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The Shoplink Radio system enables us to do this – the Chamber took the initiative to upgrade the Shoplink transmitters to enable coverage of most of the borough. With the assistance of the National Westminster bank and the Eastern Dorset Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership, we now have an updated system available to most shopkeepers and public houses.

Shoplink, a special ‘retail radio’ system linking businesses to each other and room, has been operating successfully in Christchurch Town Centre for several years, playing a significant part in crimereduction and in the apprehension of offenders.

Shoplink is now available to all retail stores, public houses, restaurants and other ‘customer-facing’ enterprises in an area from Iford to Highcliffe, allowing more businesses take advantage of the increased security Shoplink will give to both staff and property. It is particularly beneficial to small traders and ‘one-person’ businesses

The radios cost around £200 – not much to pay for a lifetime’s peace of mind. At the current time, the Chamber is offering a discount to members joining the scheme. Businesses wishing to join the scheme should contact the Shortwave Shop, ask their local beat / community support officer or request an application form. If you only ever have to use it once, you will be glad you made the investment.

Terms and Conditions of Membership
The scheme is open to all companies and engaged in business in Christchurch and neighbouring boroughs. The organisers may, at their discretion, refuse any application for use of the scheme. Users shall agree to pay Christchurch Chamber of Trade & Commerce Limited any applicable annual subscription / service charge when invoiced in January of each year, until they give written notice of cancellation.