Welcome to your June newsletter!
Lots of exciting initiatives are underway to help improve Bedminsters built environment. See below for updates:
Illegal Graffiti Cleansing - We are pleased to announce that the removal of Bedminster’s unwanted illegal graffiti has commenced. OneFifty is an exterior cleaning company based locally in Bedminster. They have been providing exterior building cleaning services since 2013 and are experts in safely removing graffiti. OneFifty will also be protecting affected walls to help deter future graffiti attacks and make the surfaces easier to clean and maintain. We are still awaiting a small number of indemnity forms - please click here for the relevant form.
East St Vision – we have been working hard on this with local architects Purcell and will be circulating some visuals shortly and conducing some face to face customer consultation at the East Street Summer Fair - see below.
Pocket Park on East Street - (Opposite East St Fruit) Initial ideas have been presented by the architects and a concept with a strong theme of re-using metal bins as planters and ‘street-arting them’ was favoured. More details to follow.
Licensing – the council are reviewing their 'cumulative impact assessment' for the area and given the impact this can have on the business of pubs and restaurants we are watching the detail carefully. Further details of the consultation to be circulated late summer.
Police Independent Advisory Group – Simon Dicken chair of the BID attends this important new group and will keep us informed of any important developments.
Bedminster BID would like to invite local businesses, traders, and residents to the BS3 Jamboree this Saturday - 22nd June 2019. Taking place between The Old Bookshop and The Steam Crane, the BS3 Jamboree will be celebrating it's local businesses as well as hosting live music & DJs, food vendors, family arts, crafts, and workshops, and outside bars and seating. All we need now is some good weather!
Taking over the live music stage is The Bristol International Jazz & Blues Festival who will be hosting Bristol's favourite musical son James Morton. Alongside James there'll be explosive Blues from the Will Edmunds Band, latin grooves from Los Gusanos, and the exuberant trumpet maestro Jonny Bruce. The BS3 Jamboree: 11am-5pm, Lower North Street, Bedminster, Bristol
Christmas – Planning is already underway for the upcoming festive season. We are exploring alternative approaches to lighting up East Street, and beyond, which we will report back on next month.
Bedminster on Google - have you ever tried to 'walk' down East Street on Google Street View - you will find its not possible. As such we are paying to have it done with an approved Google supplier and exploring other ways that we can use the world's premier information provider to share all the area has to offer, such as via online street art maps.
Bedminster Video - we are excited to be working with local photographer Colin Moody and local musicians to come up with a short video to for use on line to help Bristolians and tourists appreciate what this great area has to offer. We hope to share the video with you next month and launch ready for the summer.
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.