As a major tourist destination, York attracts large number os both International and British visitors who come to view the iconic building and attend key events such as St Nicholas Fayre and the Races.  With the national security level remaining SEVERE, the risk to the city of a terrorist attack is highly likely and as such mitigation of the threat from terrorism is a priority for the Community Safety Partnership.

During 2017, the UK experienced a number of attacks in London and Manchester, which has highlighted further the risk of a provincial city becoming a target.  Our response was to establish a multi-agency Counter Terrorism Task Group involving City of York Council, North Yorkshire Police, York BID, Make It York, the NE Counter Terrorism Unit and representation from key venues.   Together we are overseeing the delivery of training to support partners and local business to recognise suspicious behaviour and how to act on it and how to develop robust emergency plans should an attack occur.  We are also delivering  a programme of enhanced physical safety measures in the city.

For further information see Action Counters Terrorism:

The following link takes you to Stay Safe, a short film providing advice on what to do in the event of an attack:

Project Servator is an initiative led by North Yorkshire Police working to increase safety in our communities.   The following link explains:

If you see anything suspicious, please report to the police on 101 (999 in emergency) or to the Anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321


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