July continues the mantra "less janitorial, more strategic"

July is about reinforcing our longer-term strategic objectives.  For example, our Board agreed that we should take a lead role in the future regeneration of the Frogmoor public space, complementary to the discussions between the District Council and Royal London  about The Chiltern Shopping Centre.  Our role is to look at what happens in that space and how activity, café culture and seating could become permanent fixtures.  Secondly, we are making progress on vacant property and getting involved in conversations with landlords.  Our Enterprise HQ is about creating a pipeline of new businesses for the town that are business-ready and investment-ready.  We have a database of information about the majority of empty commercial space with which we are working with planning and commercial agents.  We want to see the Brunel Shed find an investor in the near future.  Thirdly, we are now working strategically on different parts of the town - we're supporting the District Council in improving the public realm in Paul's Row and are taking a long hard look at the future of Church Street.  Watch this space!

We have launched a new partnership with J Bennett & Sons in the High Street to save BID Area businesses money on their insurance premiums.  If your policies are up for renewal download our leaflet to see what you could save.


We have had our Safe and Secure business security partnership evaluated by the Association of Business Crime Partnerships (ABCP), who work closely with the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO).  We were awarded a Safer Business Award with distinction making us one of the leading partnerships in the country.

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