Newquay Business Improvement District (BID) is in the process of carrying out its big BID Spring Clean as it gears up for the next stage out of lockdown.
Falling under the remit of Newquay BID’s ‘Cleaner, Greener, Safer’ activity strand within its new five-year business plan, the team has organised and funded several cleansing schemes across the town. Using only local suppliers and contractors, works are being carried out right now prior to step three of the Government’s re-opening plan on May 17.
On that day, all being well, most businesses will be able to reopen with Covid-secure guidelines in place, including indoor hospitality, indoor entertainment venues such as cinemas and children’s play areas and the rest of the accommodation sector such as hotels.
This will have a substantial impact on Newquay as many of the town’s businesses fall under these categories. All Newquay-BID levy-paying businesses have the option to request a clean but some of those that have already taken up the offer include leisure centre, Waterworld, Newquay Trampoline Park and Play Park, fashion and haberdashery shop, Fat Giraffe, sporting goods store, True Newquay, Johnny’s Tobacconist and jewellers, Cornish Stone.
Newquay BID manager Carla-Marie Jones said: “We are gearing up for a very busy season as we enter the next phase of the roadmap out of lockdown, with Newquay and Cornwall looking set for a bumper season.
“Thus, the town needs a refresh to make sure it is looking its best for the influx of visitors, particularly as town cleanliness has been largely neglected through 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This year we are trialling some new initiatives alongside our usual provision, such as the shop frontage cleansing option which we have never done before, which has had such a positive response to date.
“We wanted to be able to offer businesses as much support as we can throughout re-opening, this project is hoped to be something tangible and useful for businesses.
“In order for our supplier to carry out a shop frontage clean, we do require permission from the business owner or occupier of the property. Therefore, we have allocated seven days for these works and spaces for which will be offered out on a first come, first serve basis.”