7 Sep 2018
TimeTurn: St Albans Vintage Retro Festival
Get involved with our first TimeTurn Festival!
Make sure Sunday 16th September is in your diary and join in with our TimeTurn event!
There are loads of ways to get your business involved; create a window display, put up posters from your decade, dress up or play period music… If you have a retro vehicle let us know and we’ll use it for our street displays.
Don’t miss this great opportunity to showcase your business and engage with the public as they follow the ‘TimeTurn Trail’ around the City Centre streets and discover all the great businesses we have. Who knows, yours could be the one they remember the most!
Waste Management Review update:
You have told us that Commercial Waste Management in St Albans is expensive, inconvenient and haphazard. Side roads are cluttered with waste bins from a range of waste contractors.We are delighted to be working with HUBBUB to understand the challenges and to propose solutions that will save our businesses money and increase effective recycling. HUBBUB’s first step results of their project are available to view here: Commercial Waste Review July 2018.
Style St Albans – Fashion Show:
Friday 19th October – St Albans Museum + Gallery
A brand-new Fashion Event on your doorstep in the beautiful Assembly Rooms at the new Museum + Gallery! Featuring 10 diverse BID fashion retailers show-casing their new Autumn & Winter 2018 collections. From sportswear to sophisticated, from comfy to chic, you’re bound to find fashion inspiration and see something you love!
Why not grab a couple of colleagues and come along and enjoy this fantastic evening of catwalks, bespoke cocktails, discounts, style and beauty tips as we’ll also be joined by top BID hair and beauty stylists for the night. Tickets are selling fast so make sure you don’t miss out! Click on the links below to purchase yours now:
‘Alert’ App launch:
We’re launching a secure online portal for reporting crime incidents and sharing information securely between businesses, CCTV and The Police, in line with GDPR regulations. We will be rolling out access to ‘Alert’ throughout September for existing Members of St Albans BCP. If you’re interested in becoming a Member please get in touch with us.
Thameslink Train service – have your say!
Thank you to all businesses who participated in our recent survey regarding the Thameslink timetable changes. Your feedback and comments were all forwarded to St Albans Council who are using it to form part of their response to the Parliamentary Inquiry that is investigating the issues caused by these changes.
St Albans Council have now broadened their request for feedback and would like to hear from anyone either individually or collectively regarding their experiences. Please click here to view the St Albans Council Press Release and to see the ways in which you can give your feedback.
Fancy coffee and a chat?
From September, Vanessa, our Business Liaison Manager, will be holding a ‘drop-in’ surgery every Tuesday from 9.30am – 11.30am, for all BID businesses. No need to book an appointment, please feel free to ‘drop-in! Let us know what you’re doing, what you need help with… We look forward to seeing you.
George Street Gin & Jazz: Friday 5th October – 7pm to 10pm
Back by popular demand! Enjoy another great night of music, entertainment, retail therapy and most importantly… gin! Having listened to the feedback form our last year, you’ll be pleased to hear we’re providing more gin vendors on the night… Cheers!