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Council’s Biggest-Ever Elections Protected by Leisure Sec plc with Bodycams and Video-Capture by Global Focus!

  • Published on: 23 June 2015
  • By: Admin
When Cheshire East Borough Council held recent elections for MPs and MEPs, they also balloted residents for election of 82 Councillors across the region’s 52 Wards.

This was clearly a massive feat of organisation for the Council’s governance and democratic services team. Once the votes were in, all the boxes had to be transported from the polling stations to the region’s central counting facility. This major security operation was entrusted to national firm Leisuresec plc and its bodycam video surveillance team from sister company Global Focus.

Cheshire East Borough Polling Station

Increasing Popularity of Town Centre Taxi Marshals

  • Published on: 15 April 2014
  • By: Admin
Groups of people in town centres late at night, after leaving clubs and keen to get home, can easily spark unsociable behaviour that needs to be defused quickly to prevent violence and public disorder.

That’s why an increasing number of councils are appointing Taxi Marshals who are proving to be highly effective in towns and cities - reducing illegal ‘pick ups’, controlling taxi queues, improving the safety of vulnerable persons, and dealing with confrontational situations.

Taxi Marshals