BID TO COMMENCE DEEP CLEAN OF ALL ILLEGAL GRAFFITI IN THE BID AREA
We are all painfully aware of the increase in senseless illegal graffiti across the entire city and so Bedminster BID is now taking action within the our shopping streets.
We are finalising negotiations with a preferred contractor to remove or paint over all graffiti in the BID area – nearly 200 tags etc have been identified in a thorough audit. This clean-up will be at a cost of nearly £30,000 to the BID however there will be no additional cost to businesses.
All you need to do if you wish your building to be included in the clean-up is to complete the self-explanatory disclaimer – click here – which will allow our contractors to deal with your building now and in the future if you have been affected.
Please complete the form and return to us via any of the ways described in the form as soon as possible – if you have any questions please do email or call us – contact details below.
East Street Vision – the BID has commissioned local architects to create a vision for the future East Street that may emerge with the changes anticipated through development of ‘Bedminster Green’. More information to follow in a round of consultation which we will share on-line and via an exhibition on East Street.
Bedminster Video/Film – the BID has commissioned a short film of the area profiling and promoting the highlights in a form that we hope will be picked up Bristolians and visitors alike attracting them to all the area has to offer. This is at initial draft stage but we hope to launch ready for summer visitors.
Upfest Editions – there is no Upfest Festival this year however there will be Upfest ‘Editions’ which the BID has agreed to support. Editions is a series of new paintings across BS3 which takes in refreshing some existing walls but also painting some new walls that would for H&S reasons be unable to be painted at the annual festival. Spreading out the project over five months will bring summer long benefit to traders without creating the headache of dealing with large crowds on a specific weekend. Visit Bristol and the press are already supporting the launch ensuring Bedminster receives its fair share of visitors to the city, the new artwork will also bring back visitors who come to the festival each year in order to photograph the new artworks.
Winter Lantern Parade – the BID has agreed to back the 2019 event given its success becoming one of the largest events in the city in recent years.
GET INVOLVED IN THE BID
If you are interested in becoming more closely involved with the BID, we are an informal, friendly group, whose basic duties are to direct spending for the BID and Town Team. The BID Board meets 6pm on the first Tuesday of each month. Please do get in touch if you'd like to get involved.
Alternatively a marketing (and arts, culture) group meets on the last Monday of every month also at 6pm and a Built Environment Group on the first Tuesday monthly at 4pm (please see our calendar here). Alternatively if you prefer drop us a line or telephone us for a chat to discuss any ideas you have that you think the BID should be pursuing.
About the Business Improvement District
Bedminster BID funding is generated via a small levy on all eligible businesses in the area and paid into a central 'kitty' in November each year, to be spent on projects that benefit Bedminster businesses.
Our stated priorities are to:
Create vibrant streets that excite and delight
Market and promote Bedminster
Reduce crime and improve the shopping environment
Advocate and lobby for Bedminster business interests
Drive down costs
Business to business news: www.bedminster.org.uk/business-what-is-bid
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We are grateful to local accountants Tyrrell Procter and communications experts Plaster for their generous pro bono contributions to our activities.