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Rioting and Disturbance in Southwark – URGENT

To local businesses – message below for your information:

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Subject:    FW: Rioting and Disturbance in Southwark – URGENT
From:       Rita Liniauskaite <Rita@bizextra.biz>
Date:       Wed, 10 Aug 2011 10:21

 Dear Business Owner,

 We are all distressed by what has happened over the last few days throughout London, but are particularly concerned with the looting and damage that has occurred in some areas in Southwark.  It is now very important that you take immediate action to notify in writing your insurance of any potential claims. The claims are not just the obvious ones of physical damage or theft of stock and assets but it is also the potential claims for loss or interruption of business, which many of you may have cover on your insurance policies.

 There is also action that can be taken against the public authorities for allowing the riots and disturbances to happen.

 We at Business Extra are a dedicated impartial professional local enterprise agency for Southwark. We  are here to help you.

 Please contact us on: 0207 7010011 or info@bizextra.biz

 Advice from the Police is as follows:

 1. Where possible retail premises should be suitably staffed with security guards

 2. Ensure staff report any suspicious activity to security and/or police

 3. Consider regular checks of the building and surrounding area

 4. Identify areas that are vulnerable to forced entry

 5. Make sure all service doors are kept locked and secure when not in use

 6. Ensure your CCTV system fully operational

 7. In case of an emergency is there a record of the names of key holders who can be contacted

 8. Consider removing high value goods from display windows overnight

 9. Consider keeping as little cash as possible on the premises

 10. Ensure that your premises are secure with shutters and if fitted your alarm systems are fully operational

 11. In the event of a non emergency, call the police on non emergency number 101

 12. In the event of an emergency, call the emergency number 999

 13. If you have any information you wish to provide to police anonymously you can contact the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111

 Patrick Blunt
 Director
bizextra.biz

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