Arriva London CCTV Analysts work with the Met Police for school training
Arriva London and the Metropolitan Police Lambeth Safety Transport Team (STT) which police the bus network, have joined forces in a new initiative to demonstrate to school children in the Lambeth area the safety and security benefits of CCTV systems fitted on Arriva London’s buses.
Arriva provided one of their New Routemaster buses at their Brixton Garage, for the STT Team to carry out a number of role-playing exercises, including examples of anti-social behaviour. The CCTV footage, in addition to other video filmed on the day will be provided to the STT Team, so that they can create their own training material.
This will be shown in Lambeth schools, highlighting the quality and coverage of on-bus CCTV, with emphasis placed on how CCTV footage is used to deter anti-social behaviour on buses, and a means of identifying those who behave in such a manner.
Paul Bonny, Senior CCTV Analyst at Arriva London said:
“We have built strong links with the Met Police over a number of years, and it is always pleasing when we are chosen to assist with any new initiatives. The STT Team can open doors that we cannot always access, and being able to go into schools and demonstrate how on-bus CCTV is used to deter anti-social behaviour to the children will be of great value. There are over thirty London Boroughs with STT Teams, and it’s hoped that this initiative will be rolled out across them all, reaching schools wherever in London our buses operate”.
Sergeant Rob Wilkins of the Lambeth Safety Transport Team expressed his appreciation:
“I’d like to thank Arriva for the use of the bus and their facilities that have been used by the members of my team to film this video, without their help this would not have been possible. This can now be shown to school children to demonstrate the sort of material that we can see from the CCTV on the bus, and can help make for a better travelling experience for the kids and all other members of the public who use the buses”.
Published : Thu 13th Oct. 2016 - Tue 22nd Nov. 2016
At Arriva London, we are committed to spreading the word of Payroll Giving to all of our staff, and with this in mind, for the last three years have developed a promotional campaign to do just that.
Arriva London features buses from two different eras in the 2016 Lord Mayor’s Show to support Payroll Giving
Despite the pouring rain, the 2016 Lord Mayor’s Show was just as amazing and exciting as all of the others that Arriva London has been involved with over the years.
As part of our continuous improvement programme, investment has been made in our engineering facilities right across our seventeen garages.
It’s at this time of the year that The London Restaurant Festival celebrates the culinary delights of the city, with all manner of special events showcasing the great eateries across the capital.
The new buses were initially delivered from Wrightbus in Northern Ireland to Arriva’s North London Edmonton garage, where they were checked and prepared for going into service.
We will have a much larger presence in the parade this year, with the introduction of our Platinum Payroll Giving bus HV64 to accompany RMC 1464.