DEEP CLEAN OF ALL ILLEGAL GRAFFITI IN THE BID AREA
As reported last month the Bedminster BID is now taking action within the Bedminster shopping streets regarding the above. There are a number of ways you can help us ensure this is a success for all our sakes:
We expect to commence cleansing this month 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. If you wish to be part of this clean up please sign up to 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 by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via any of the ways described in the form as soon as possible – if you have any questions please do email or call.
Graffiti Removal Training
Once we have the place cleaned we are looking at ways we can stay on top of the situation. Below is information regarding dates and times for training being provided by the council (some venues are yet to be confirmed). If you are interested the council are offering four Certificated (Pro-Kit) sessions (4 hours in length), and one Introductory (Graff Off Kit) session (90 minutes in length).
11th June – 9.00 – 13.00 – Certificated Course (11 Places) – Venue to be confirmed
11th June – 16.00 – 20.00 – Certificated Course (11 Places) – City Hall
12th June – 10.00 – 14.00 – Certificated Course (11 Places) – Venue to be confirmed
12th June – 15.00 – 19.00 – Certificated Course (11 Places) – City Hall
12th June – 19.30 – 21.00 – Introductory Course (25 Places) – City Hall
Please email us at email@example.com if you are interested.
Buckets and Sponges
Finally we have secured grant from the council to purchase buckets, sponges and other equipment to support this initiative. Again please do contact us if you can put these to good use.
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
Customer facing website and social media:
We are grateful to local accountants Tyrrell Procter and communications experts Plaster for their generous pro bono contributions to our activities.