Newsletter 08/2016

Posted on: September 01, 2016

Businesses against Crime

Your Bromley has purchased an intranet system (website with access restricted to businesses who have agreed to keep the information confidential). This will enable businesses to share information and images, where available, with each other on any antisocial behaviour that they observe and is the first stage of the exclusion scheme that businesses voted for in the ballot (November 2015).

It will also enable Your Bromley to produce monthly e-newsletters on all our crime reduction initiatives and meetings, plus updates on business crime and counter terrorism initiatives from the police. You are invited to the following meetings to outline how the system works and the straightforward steps that business owners, managers and security staff can take to access it, as follows:

For cafes, retailers, and retail security heads i.e. day time businesses: Wednesday 21 September 9:30­10:30am (venue to be confirmed).

Police representatives will attend to give an overview of shoplifting trends and to address your concerns. Counter Terrorism Police will also attend to update you on how joint working will help keep the country safe.

For all licensees ­ restaurants, bars, clubs, pubs, and security managers i.e. evening time businesses: Thursday 22 September 2:00-3:00pm (venue to be confirmed).

To RSVP (please state which meeting) and/or for further information about the intranet system/exclusion scheme, and venue, please call Frances Forrest, BID Manager: 07703 495 725.

Summer Fest

Your Bromley has produced and distributed a leaflet to attract families with children into the town centre. It promotes the places offering children¹s entertainment in the town centre over the summer holidays, and also includes a number of discounts available at some of our retailers. Please follow the link to see the offers and make sure you follow Your Bromley on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest offers and events!

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Sci-Fi Bromley

Your Bromley has joined up with Sci-fi Bromley for the second annual Sci-Fi Bromley event. The event starts on 17th September through to Saturday 24th September. There will be an exhibition in the Central Library, on the High Street, featuring a replica of H.G. Wells¹ Time Machine, a giant Martian Invader and workshops about travel, how to build a prop and bodypainting.

On Saturday 24th September, sponsored by Your Bromley, the organisers will host on the High Street & Market Square a HG Wells exhibition, a collection of props (including a Dr Who Tardis, Back to the Future and Star Trek and Star Wars memorabilia, a giant Stargate and much more).

Props and exhibitions will be interlocked with Sci-Fi trader¹s market stalls, where you can purchase collectables and memorabilia. Furthermore an interactive trail for children called I¹m a kid get me out of here¹ set in 4 Alien Pods. Participants will be given the challenge to a series of puzzles and clues to unlock the secrets of time travel.

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Footfall Data

Your Bromley has been approached by LDC, a specialist footfall counting, retail insight and data company, which aims to provide data on what drives footfall to Business Improvement Districts and other organisations aiming to revive their High Streets.

More businesses willing to host small devices within or close to their store frontage for a period of 3 years are eagerly sought. Other than a small power supply, there is no cost to host businesses. Businesses hosting a device will have full access to the data collected for the entire area. If you¹re interested in doing your bit for your part of the town centre and hosting a device (hosts in High St North, East St, Widmore St and Bromley South are particularly needed), please get in touch with Frances Forrest, BID Manager (contact details below) for further details.

The latest monthly footfall data (collected by Springboard) has arrived and indicates that Bromley¹s year to date percentage change for July is up by 0.2%, comparing well with Greater London which is down by 2.4% and the UK as a whole (down by 2.1%). For the month commencing 4th July, the number of visitors counted was 1,853,345, the busiest day was Saturday 9th July with 84,750 visitors and the peak hour of the month was 14.00 on Saturday with a footfall of 10,782.