It seems that the year has only just started and we are already half way through the first month. This is going to be a very big and exciting year with many new projects coming to fruition, including the central city roadworks coming to a welcome end.
We are looking forward to working with you and advocating on your behalf again this year to ensure your business has every chance of success. We encourage you to make contact with us if you have ideas or issues that you feel need attending to.
Warm Regards, Paul Lonsdale
We are always looking for content for our Facebook so we encourage you to use it. If you have promotions or something special coming up, please let us know. Send me through the details including any images, so we can help you promote your business. My details are listed at the bottom of this newsletter.
We would also like to remind our members that we offer the opportunity for you to update the content on your webpage. You may have new seasonal images or new product that you want to promote. Again, please send me the information so we can update your page and keep it fresh.
This is the return of street shows in Central City instead of Hagley Park. Eleven performance platforms are spread evenly around the city centre to ensure all businesses get the best opportunity to benefit from the extra people these show will bring. This is the celebration of 25 years of World Buskers Festival so there will be more people coming into the city.
With over 55 artists, 250 free day shows, held in 13 different performance spaces - there is something for everyone.
Golden Oldies Sports Event - April 2018
For the first time ever all 10 Golden Oldies sports will be held in the same city and in the same month. The Sports are; Basketball, Cricket, Football, Golf, Hockey, Lawn Bowls, Netball, Rugby, Softball and Squash.
This event will bring approximately 5,000 participants plus their support crews and followers. Do not under estimate the spend this will bring to the city.
The City Council has offered the remaining Urban Sheep for central city shops to use in their window displays on a temporary basis.
The sheep were initially used as traffic stopping devices (see above photo of High St). Additional urban sheep were recently installed near transitional central city projects as signposts for fun, temporary activities in the city. There is now an additional opportunity to use the remaining urban sheep for fun window displays in the central city.
The urban sheep will be provided for free on a temporary basis but they must be returned to CCC and displayed appropriately/tastefully.
Colours available are green and yellow, and have approximately 15 sheep available for loan. Each sheep is approximately 44cm tall x 65cm long x 30cm wide.
What will be provided:
Information will be provided about the Urban Sheep and the other locations where they can be found in the Central City. This can be displayed in the shop windows along with the Urban Sheep.
Photos for promotional purposes:
Once the sheep have been displayed in several central city shops, it would be great if the owners/managers could send Monica (details below) photos of your window display for their records and for display on the Councils website.
Who to contact:
Monika Markova- Assistant Planner, Urban Regeneration
Ph.: 03 941 6302
Central City Business Association
Mobile: 021 2233 963