Sunday, September 23, 2018

A town centre events calendar

HWBIDCo is the organisation that delivers the cornerstone events for the town centre.

There are a number of events that take place on the Rye but these are outside of the BID Area.  Our focus is specifically the town centre.  We have an aspiration to establish the town centre as a place in which great things happen and in which major public events can provide significant opportunity for local business and the local community.

HWBIDCo currently delivers two key events as follows:

  • Frogfest  - a music and cultural festival each May in Frogmoor
  • Christmas – celebrating the Christmas season, switching on festive lights and a chance for children to meet Father Christmas and his reindeer

HWBIDCo is developing a portfolio of support that will bring the necessary expertise and contacts together to ensure that these events grow in a way that supports the town.

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HWBIDCo plays a fundamental role in the facilitation of events in the town.  For the three above, we liaise closely with the statutory agencies through the Safety Advisory Group (SAG).  For others, we are the responsible authority for District Council-owned public spaces in the town, which includes Frogmoor. 

We will liaise with event organisers and commercial users of the space to ensure that insurance, risk assessment and health & safety considerations are met.  HWBIDCo is also the premises license holder for public spaces in the town centre.

Our aspiration is to ensure greater partnership working and connectivity with Eden Shopping Centre and to grasp opportunities surrounding national awareness days that can benefit businesses.

We can offer support with risk assessments, advise local groups on event planning and support BID levy payers with aspirations for public space promotions.

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Little Market House
Church Square
High Wycombe
HP11 2BN

Tel: 01494 452705