Help shape the future of Beckenham Town Centre

Over 200 town centres across the UK are now using the Business Improvement District (BID) model to manage their town centres.

Locally, Orpington became a BID in 2013 and Bromley became a BID in 2015.

A BID is where an independent company is set up by the businesses in the town centre to fund and manage the projects carried out in their town.

Bromley Council have commissioned The Mosaic Partnership to ascertain whether a BID management model would be feasible for Beckenham Town Centre.

Two workshops will be held on Monday 9 May at 4.30pm and 6pm at Dizzy’s Diner 256-258 High St, Beckenham.

This is a great opportunity to share your views on the town and the potential improvements.

All Beckenham Town Centre businesses are invited to attend and complete the surveys.

For more information, email towncentres@bromley.gov.uk.

Beckenham pub sponsors first BBA meeting of the new year

The first Beckenham Business Association networking meeting of 2016 was held this week at The White Horse pub on Beckenham High Street with guest speakers Cheryl Curr (Beckenham & Penge Town Centre Manager), Martin Pinnell from the London Borough of Bromley, and Chandra Sharma from Orpington 1st.

Cheryl and Martin talked and answered questions about Bromley council’s proposal to cease the Town Centre Management function in Beckenham and Penge and Chandra shared his experience of planning and working with (Business Improvement Districts) BIDs.

Other event highlights included informal networking, a delicious buffet breakfast and the presentation of the Beckenham Window Display competition prize to staff and volunteers from joint winner, St Christopher’s Hospice shop

Winners announced – Beckenham Window Display competition

Beckenham Bookshop, Beckenham Flower Studio, St Christopher’s Hospice Shop and Frock Follies on the High Street put up some wonderful Winter Wonderland shop window displays over the festive season and share top prize!

St Christopher's Hospice shop window winners

BBA Chair, Jackie Groundsell, presents some of the Beckenham Window Display competition prizes to staff and volunteers from the St Christopher’s Hospice shop

The next BBA event will be a breakfast meeting on Tuesday 12 April.

For further details and to book, visit the EVENTS page.

Dates for the rest of 2016:

BBA meetings

  • Thursday 26 May – Evening meeting
  • Tuesday 21 June – Evening meeting
  • Tuesday 12 July – Breakfast meeting
  • Wednesday 21 September – Evening meeting
  • Tuesday 6 December – Evening meeting

Events are FREE for BBA members and first-time visitors. If you’ve been before but not yet joined, the event costs just £10 on the door (though do please book in advance so we know how many to cater for).

Please check our Events Calendar nearer to each date for details and booking.

Sponsorship opportunities for Beckenham host venues available, please contact us for details.