PUTTING THE TOWN AT THE CENTRE OF EVERYTHING WE DO
Voted for by local businesses in October 2018, the Business Improvement District is funded by town centre traders, to serve town centre traders. The One Maidstone BID helps improve the safety, cleanliness and appeal of the County Town’s busiest area for shopping, working and entertainment.
BACKING BUSINESS, BACK IN BUSINESS
Since the first phase of re-opening our town centre in June, One Maidstone has been visiting retailers, pubs and eateries as they re-open as part of our Back in Business, Back in Business campaign.
You can read the stories we’ve gathered in the summer 2020 issue of One Maidstone’s magazine at www.onemaidstone.com/magazine, or view the full Back in Business, Back in Business gallery here.
ONE MAIDSTONE BID SERVICES
One Maidstone offers marketing support for town centre traders, and produces a seasonal magazine.
One Maidstone carries out street scene improvements, such as placing decorative hoardings on empty units.
We drive and promote tourism, by sponsoring events such as the Fringe Festival and Elmer’s Big Heart of Kent Parade.
One Maidstone’s Ambassadors patrol the town centre to deal with issues such as shoplfiting and anti-social behaviour.
One Maidstone rolled out Emergency Trauma Packs in the town centre, the first scheme of its kind in Kent.
RADIOS AND CCTV
One Maidstone monitors CCTV and operates a system of town centre radios.
In 2019, One Maidstone took over the provision of town centre Christmas lights, and switch on event.
The BID carries out yearly Remembrance campaigns, such as the large scale artwork on the Mall.
TARGETED DEEP CLEANS
Targeted deep cleans removing chewing gum and graffiti, as well as power washing and painting.