Hotel Watch comes to Lyme and Charmouth

PUBLISHED: 07:01 06 July 2018 | UPDATED: 09:03 10 July 2018

Dorset police are extending Hotel Watch to Lyme and Charmouth. Picture: DORSET POLICE

Dorset police are extending Hotel Watch to Lyme and Charmouth. Picture: DORSET POLICE

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Police are inviting tourist bed providers to sign up to the scheme

Dorset Police are inviting holiday accommodation providers in Lyme Regis and Charmouth to join their free Hotel Watch scheme

It offers owners of B&Bs, hotels and guesthouses a way to share information with each other and with the police, developing a targeted approach to ongoing problems and incidents.

Members also receive guidance on signs to look out for in relation to theft and fraud, drug activity, vulnerable people, modern slavery and child sexual exploitation.

The Hotel Watch scheme will also recommend practices which can make hospitality establishments a safer place in which to work and stay.

The scheme is already running very successfully in Bournemouth and Weymouth. PCSO Amanda King thinks it will offer real benefits to the more dispersed businesses on her patch in the Lyme and Charmouth area.

Providing there is sufficient interest, the scheme will be set up and a membership event arranged in the autumn.

Tourist bed providers who have not received a letter from Dorset Police and would like to find out more can contact them on Lymeregis-NPT@dorset.pnn.police.uk. Airbnb hosts can also apply to be included in this scheme.

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