Hammersmith BID has partnered with WalkSafe

A safer space for women and girls is a safer space for all. At Hammersmith BID we have been working with our businesses and the local community to create a safe and accessible town centre, day and night.

Hammersmith BID has partnered with WalkSafe to help achieve our ambitions around women’s safety and town centre security and resilience, both of which are encompassed by our Women’s Safety Forum and Business Crime Reduction Partnership (BCRP). WalkSafe is a free personal safety app, with an enhanced feature highlighting local safe spaces.

Amongst others, Hammersmith’s ‘official’ safe spaces have safety measures which may include security staff, ‘Ask for Angela’-trained staff, accessible phone charging points and free sanitary products.

A big thank you to the businesses and local organisations that have championed this cause, taking positive action by partnering with Hammersmith BID and WalkSafe.


BID Director Livia Caruso said:  

“We are delighted to be the first London BID working with WalkSafe to launch their enhanced safety feature, plotting safe spaces on the map. I would strongly encourage Hammersmith businesses that have not yet rolled out safety training amongst staff to get in touch with the Hammersmith BID team and find out how to become an ‘official’ safe space.  

At Hammersmith BID we want to create a safe and resilient public realm and set the precedent for the future. We see our partnership with WalkSafe as a part of the solution to ensuring public spaces and both daytime and nighttime venues are safe for all.”


Emma Kay, Founder of WalkSafe Said:

 “We are thrilled to be launching in partnership with Hammersmith Business Improvement District on the WalkSafe+ app. We know 63% of women prefer to visit pubs, bars and restaurants that have safety initiatives in place. Our national safety map allows users to see exactly where these venues are and plan safer nights out. Hammersmith is the first London BID to join the map, and we couldn’t be more excited”