Maintaining and enhancing a clean and attractive city centre has always been a key priority for Lancaster BID. Our recent levy payer survey highlighted that this continues to be a key priority for the majority of businesses.
Creating a positive first impression is essential to encourage visitors to make repeat visits to Lancaster city centre.
Over the next five years this will continue to be a priority with an ongoing commitment to the following initiatives:
- Provide resources to enhance cleansing of the city centre including proactive targeting of frequent grot spots, fly tipping and graffiti. Specific campaigns, such as chewing gum removal, will continue to feature.
- Installation of seasonal decorations including extensive Christmas lights, summer bunting and themed temporary installations to provide focus points throughout the year.
- Ensure the ongoing maintenance of the city- wide planting scheme with opportunities to expand to further locations actively investigated.
- Continue to be responsive to other opportunities to improve the aesthetics of the city centre, for example utilising high profile long term vacant units for promotional purposes.
Lancaster BID will also continue to develop strong partnerships with other agencies to deliver strategic initiatives which deliver long-term benefits for the city centre.
Representation from local business via Lancaster BID is often seen as being critical to securing significant funding for the city.