St Peters Quarter Businesses Join Tidy Up Event

Representatives from businesses in Derby’s St Peters Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) joined together recently for the last early morning Tidy Up event before the results for the proposed renewal of the BID are announced.

Businesses across St Peters Quarter, which is the core retail area between the Cathedral Quarter and Intu Derby shopping centre, are currently voting on a revised business plan with the results due to be announced on Friday July 22.

If successful, further improvements to the local environment to encourage a sense of pride will be launched over the next five years as well as initiatives to celebrate and promote the area’s diversity, create a welcoming and easily accessible place to explore and provide a safe and friendly environment for visitors, workers and residents to enjoy.

Tidy Up events have been held regularly over the five-year BID programme.  At this latest event, representatives from Central United Reformed Church, Greggs, McDonalds and Tesco, along with Street Pride operatives and BID Rangers joined forces to focus their efforts on St Peter’s Street, East Street, St Peter’s Churchyard and Green Lane.

Rev David Downing from Central United Reformed Church in Becketwell is a member of St Peters Quarter BID management group which drives forward activities under the area’s Business Improvement District (BID) status.  He regularly joins fellow businesses in the tidy up events. David said: “The BID has carried out extensive consultation with businesses in St Peters Quarter in order to formulate the business plan. “There has been a particularly strong message from businesses that if we get the environment right in terms of the streetscape and keeping the area clean and tidy - then visitors will naturally come into and, more importantly, stay in the area.  “The businesses equally recognised that the tidy up events have been one of the many successful initiatives under the BID to improve the visitor experience.”

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