CEO Update from Melissa
I had an introductory meeting with West Berkshire Council’s new Economy Manager, Katharine Makant, yesterday. Katharine has replaced Gabrielle Mancini and will become WBC’s representative on the BID Board of Directors. We’ll be planning a “Meet the Board” meeting for late June/early July once we can all get together in person, so there will be an opportunity in the not-too-distant future for you all to meet all of the BID Board Members.
I am on annual leave next week and will be back at work on Monday 10th May.
ACTION REQUIRED: Independent Retail & Hospitality Businesses Pandemic Survival Research
He is interested in hearing about the experiences of getting goods and services to customers, marketing activities, collaboration, and whether independent businesses received sufficient support. You can find out how to take part in this important research here.
Please send your comments back to Bill Grimsey on firstname.lastname@example.org by 17th May.
Operations Update from Alison
Marketing Update from Kirsty
NEW Press Release: Newbury BID Announce New and Improved Website
NEW Press Release: Visit Newbury Delighted with Crafty Craft Competition Turnout
NEW Video: Crafty Craft Official Announcement
NEW Webpage: NHS Discount
ACTION REQUIRED: REOPENING INFORMATION
Social Media and Website - April 2021 Statistics (vs. March 2021)
Page views: 566 (+64%)
Post reach: 23,893 (+144%)
Page likes: 30 (+150%)
Post engagement: 5,878 (+213%)
Story reach: 807 (+98%)
Page Followers: 10,374 (+125%)
Impressions: 55,492 (+208.6%)
Profile Visits: 890 (+127%)
Website taps: 248 (+755.1%)
Accounts Reached: 8,512 (+236.3%)
Profile interactions: 814
Post interactions: 2,067 in April
Get Directions taps: 6 (+50%)
Followers: 3,305 (+105 increase)
Profile visits: 530
Tweet Impressions: 17.1K (+74.9%)
Visit Newbury Twitter Mentions: 14
Total following: 19,271 (+161)
Pageviews: 9,110 (+102.4%)
Unique pageviews: 7,750 (+112.1%)
Most visited page: Home Page 2,046 views (+36.0%)
Average time on page: 01:30 (+16.2%)
Rangers Update from Shaun
If you would like a dedicated 1:1 business visit with me, please contact me in advance to arrange by emailing email@example.com
My Ranger's Rota for W/C 3rd May 2021
Tuesday: Cheap Street and Bartholomew Street including Inches Yard
Wednesday: Kennet Centre, north end of Bartholomew Street, Market Place and Wharf Street
Thursday: Retail Park, Northbrook Street including Weavers Walk
Friday: London Road and Oxford Street including Saddlers Court
Business Community Updates & Shout Outs
Updates from Parkway Shopping
Next will begin the fit-out of their new store in the old John Lewis unit in mid-May, and Debenhams will be closing this Sunday after having a very successful clearance sale.
SHOUT OUT TO:
SHOUT OUT TO:
Newbury Town Council Update
West Berkshire Council Update
Local Outbreak Engagement Board Meeting
Mental Health Support
Can you help West Berkshire Council collect Covid-19 History?
Thames Valley Police Update
Electric Scooter Crackdown
ACTION REQUIRED: PUBS
- How many people are you currently turning away from your pub due to being at full capacity?
- Are you planning to broadcast the Euros football matches?
- Are you intending to extend your licence on Sunday 16th May to allow you to open from midnight on 17th May when indoor service can resume?
New Town Centre PC
ACTION REQUIRED: SHOPS
Be Water Aware 26th April - 2nd May 2021
The dedication of carers during the pandemic – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Hancock: transforming the UK into a life sciences superpower – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
COVID-19: Remote meetings High Court judgment – letter to council leaders – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
The Department for Education (DfE)’s Get Help with Technology programme – Case study – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Transforming the UK into a life sciences superpower – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Health and Social Care Secretary’s statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 28 April 2021 – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
One dose of COVID-19 vaccine can cut household transmission by up to half – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Events, Resources & Industry News
- West Berkshire Council – COVID-19 information for businesses – https://info.westberks.gov.uk/coronavirus-business
- Public Protection Partnership – advice and support on COVID guidelines and regulations – https://publicprotectionpartnership.org.uk/covid-19/
- Business Growth Hub – free COVID advice and support for businesses in Berkshire – https://www.berkshirebusinesshub.co.uk/
- Government – summary of COVID support available for businesses – https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus/business-support