Business updates from Your Bromley BID

Posted on: August 25, 2020

Update from Frances Forrest, BID Manager

The Mayor of London is making grants available of up to £50,000 to London’s small businesses and community groups to help them recover from the current coronavirus crisis, and also ensure that they are prepared for future emergencies. We encourage businesses to explore this grant. You can find out more here.

Monthly footfall figures

Monthly footfall figures for Bromley Town Centre are back on our website, featured here.

Whilst footfall figures year on year are inevitably down, comparisons with Greater London, High St (Market towns), High Streets Index and UK as a whole show that Bromley town centre is holding up better. The busiest day in month commencing 6 July 2020 was Saturday 11 July with 60,024 visitors.

The peak hour of the month was 14:00 on Saturday 25 July 2020 with footfall of 8,043.

Bromley Town Centre and planning guidance

We’re keen for businesses to participate as soon as possible to a survey about how you’d like Bromley Town Centre to grow over the next few years. In last month’s newsletter we released details on this. A consultation has been launched which will develop new planning guidance for Bromley Town Centre. The guidance is designed to help the town centre thrive in years to come. Please give your views through this short online survey which closes 5 October.

Christmas in Bromley

Like many town and city centres, Christmas marketing campaigns and events are in review. Your Bromley BID is currently identifying the best solution for the town centre which ensures safety is our top priority. We are pleased to reassure you that we are committed to displaying Christmas Lights in the town centre to showcase a positive spirit to Christmas which safely attracts visitors and shoppers. More details surrounding Christmas will be made available soon.

Energy saving assessments available

Your Bromley has partnered up with Inspired Energy plc, one of the UK’s leading independent energy consultancies. Their mission is to optimise the value of every pound spent on utilities. This is achieved through a range of specialist solutions aimed at lowering bills and protecting businesses against rising energy costs and changes in legislation.

This means you can focus on running your organisation as profitably and effectively as possible. Your Bromley receives no commission for this so that your savings are maximised.

Contact the Inspired team on 01772 689 250, email partnerships@inspiredenergy.co.uk or visit: inspiredenergypartner.co.uk for more information.

Get in touch

Your Bromley BID is interested in gaining an overview of how different sectors are recovering from the effects of COVID-19 and to help identify business support needs. We welcome BID businesses to respond to this research. Deadline for response is Tuesday 15th September. Submit your response here.