For three years Newquay BID has part funded the hanging baskets on Fore Street and Bank Street and installed banners on Manor Road and East Street but now the BID has not only extended the beautiful baskets down to Cliff Road, but has paid for brand new bunting to run the length of the town centre. This is in addition to the BID paying for the replanting of the railway station flower bed and repainting some of the benches in the town.
Eve Wooldridge, BID Manager said: ‘We listen to businesses and they are concerned about the appearance of the town centre. This is why we have invested in making Newquay more attractive and why we are volunteering our own time to paint some of the benches.’
She added: ‘first impressions count and the BID wanted to show visitors and locals alike that Newquay is cared for. We would also like to say a thank you to Verco Home for donating the paint for the benches, and to Newquay Town Council for attaching the bunting to the lights for us which has been a massive help.’
Eve and her team will be repainting 25 of the most high profile benches in the town over the next 3 weeks – volunteering their own time in the evenings. The team were joined on their first session by BID board member Jenny Craven and her father Terry Brown. Jenny said: ‘people complain about things like benches needing painting and I wanted to help do something about it – I run a business in this town and want Newquay to look its best.’
Street environment projects is one of the three priorities for the current Newquay BID term. The other two being Marketing, PR and Image, and Events. These priorities were set in 2011. Businesses who are BID members who would like to steer the direction of the next five years of the BID can do so by responding to the questionnaire they will have received last week. If they have not received a copy of the consultation document then they just need to contact the BID office on 01637 498599.