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British Heart Foundation Maidstone

We strongly believe our business has an important role to play in the local community and realise how important it is to give back.

Recently we were saddened to hear about a spate of thefts at the British Heart Foundation store in Maidstone town centre.

As anyone familiar with TMS Protection will know it is our policy to support local charitable organisations, in the past among others we have supported the Urban Blue Bus which helps to keep Maidstone revellers safe on a night out.

As a business, we have a particular interest in Maidstone we are based here and we currently provide both Taxi Marshals and Town Centre Wardens in the county town.

Naturally, we were disappointed to hear about the thefts from the British Heart Foundation and wanted to help, our Managing Director Tom Devine has decided to provide the Maidstone shop with a security guard each Saturday free of charge.

A quote from Tom

“It’s hard to understand as they are a charity, but I guess that’s the society we live in these days I thought it makes sense if we donate a security guard. Obviously we will cover the cost and hopefully, it will be a deterrent to thieves. You can’t just take as a business you have to give back to the community.”

TMS British Heart Foundation

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Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS)

After stringent vetting and careful consideration by the chief constable of Kent police TMS Protection Ltd has been accepted into the Community safety accreditation scheme (CSAS) this is a considerable achievement for our team and is a nod to the great work our
street marshals have been doing in Maidstone.

We are especially proud of this achievement as our business is one of only two in the Kent area that has successfully applied for CSAS.

Community Safey Accreditation Scheme

What is the CSAS?

CSAS is a voluntary scheme under which chief constables can choose to accredit employed people already working in roles that contribute to maintaining and improving community safety with limited but targeted powers. These roles include neighbourhood wardens, hospital security guards, park wardens, shopping mall guards and train guards.

The scheme creates a framework for public and private bodies to work in partnership with the police, providing an additional uniformed presence in communities and capitalising on the skills and information captured by those already engaged with the community.

All schemes are managed, monitored and assessed at a local level by the responsible police force. Main benefits of the scheme include:

  • increasing uniformed presence on the streets (CSAS accredited persons wear the uniform of their employing organisation, with an identification badge endorsed by the local police force)
  • reductions in local issues such as street drinking, begging and dog fouling
  • saving valuable police time in community safety to deal with low-level crime and disorder
  • promoting greater business involvement with the police, and allowing the police to influence the training of businesses, e.g. security companies
  • promoting partnership working and the 2-way exchange of information and intelligence between agencies

What are our new powers?

  • Power to require giving of name and address
  • Power to deal with begging
  • Power to require persons drinking in designated places to surrender alcohol
  • Power to control traffic for purposes other than escorting a load of
    exceptional dimensions

How will the above powers benefit the local community?

Handpicked, vetted members of our staff will use the powers at their disposal to make our presence on the street more credible this, in turn, will help to reduce anti-social behaviour and free up police time.

Everyone at TMS is proud to of gained the CSAS status: we intend to work closely with Kent police to stamp out anti-social behaviour in the county town.

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Taxi Marshals Award

The Maidsafe initiative is tasked with keeping the streets of the county town safe, to this end TMS provide both street and taxi marshals.

Our team ensure night time revelers in Maidstone have a safe and enjoyable experience. We believe the service we provide is an essential part of nights out in Maidstone.

As such all members of the TMS Team are delighted to of won the Maidsafe award for services to the Night Time Enonomy. You can read more the Maidsafe awards here

Maidsafe Awards Ceremony

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Town Centre Wardens

TMS Security Marshals are now working in Maidstone town centre between noon and 5 pm.

The team will be working to combat anti-social behaviour and keep the peace our team will provide reassurance to visitor and shoppers in the county town.

Our police trained Wardens will act to provide an effective deterrent in areas of the town that have earmarked as suffering from high levels of crime and unsavoury behaviour.

These areas will include Jubilee Square and Brenchley Gardens.

The daytime Wardens partnership with Kent police and Maidstone Council is a natural progression of our long standing partnership which currently includes providing Taxi Marshals and Street Marshals.

To find out more take a look at the Kent Online news article  http://www.kentonline.co.uk/maidstone/news/wardens-on-way-to-keep-129567/

To speak to us about how we can help you to combat anti-social, feel free to get in touch and arrange a free security consultation.

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Ashley & Jordan Banjo, Diversity

More proof that TMS Protection Limited are the best security company around, here we are being fully endorsed by Diversity at The Big Out festival yesterday.

TMS Protection Limited being fully endorsed by Diversity at The Big Out festival yesterday.

Posted by TMS Protection Limited on Sunday, 2 July 2017
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Grenfell Charity Cricket Match

A few photos from the Lashings All-Stars vs. Lords & Commons Cricket Club charity match last night, in Aid of the Grenfell Tower Fund.

Having been asked to provide the security for the event, we were more than happy to be a part of the occasion, aimed at providing support for the so many that have been affected. A truly worthy cause

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ONEMaidstone Contract Renewal

We are delighted to announce that we have renewed our contract with ONEMaidstone today, to supply Taxi Marshals & Street Marshals.

Everyone at TMS is proud to be part of the Maidstone night time economy, our professional staff will continue to work in partnership with ONEMaidstone to help reduce crime and anti-social behaviour within Maidstone town centre.

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Urban Blue Bus Donation

Every once in a while it’s nice to give something back. At TMS we take our work in the Maidstone night time economy seriously, having worked closely with The Urban Blue Bus and witnessing first hand the vital service they provide to the people of Maidstone, the team at TMS are more than happy to support this worthwhile cause. See the full story below.

The Urban Blue Bus Donation
TMS Logo on Urban Blue Bus

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British Safety Council

TMS are delighted to announce our new partnership with the British Safety Council, as a business we are committed to health and safety in the workplace. Our membership of this professional body reinforces this commitment.

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Maidsafe

Follow the link below to read a featured article on Taxi Marshals supplied by TMS Protection Limited, in the Maidsafe Crime Reduction Partnership blog.

http://maidsafe.org.uk/about.php