ONE MAIDSTONE BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT
Voted for by local businesses in October 2018, the One Maidstone Business Improvement District is funded by town centre traders, to serve town centre traders. We carry out services such as Ambassador patrols seven days a week, and a radio security network, as well as live monitoring the town centre’s CCTV cameras.
We have provided the Christmas lights installation and switch on event since 2019, carry out aesthetic projects such as floral planters, the town centre wildlife garden and improving the look of empty units, and undertake regular deep cleans, above those which fall to the standard duties of Maidstone Borough Council. We promote businesses with a variety of marketing campaigns, and produce a quarterly town centre magazine, in print and online at www.onemaidstone.com/magazine
ONE MAIDSTONE SERVICES
Here are some of the ways that the Business Improvement District is improving Maidstone town centre for those who live, work and visit.
One Maidstone’s BID Ambassadors patrol the town centre seven days a week to deal with issues such as shoplfiting and anti-social behaviour.
One Maidstone produces a quarterly print and digital magazine to promote town centre traders and services, delivered free to 15k central homes and businesses.
LIVE CCTV MONITORING
The BID has taken over live monitoring of Maidstone town centre’s CCTV network, to ensure incidents are viewed as they unfold.
The BID team run campaigns and events to promote and support town centre businesses across all of our platforms, as well as providing professional photography, videography and marketing support.
In 2019, One Maidstone took over the provision of town centre Christmas lights, and and popular switch on event, keeping the occasion going with an online film in 2020.
Town centre businesses can contact Ambassadors and Kent Police directly through free membership to our security radio scheme.
EMERGENCY TRAUMA PACKS
One Maidstone rolled out Emergency Trauma Packs in the town centre, the first scheme of its kind in Kent.
Town centre businesses can access One Maidstone and Kent Police intelligence on incidents and offenders via our free website. (Fomerly MaidSafe)
One Maidstone carries out street scene improvements, such as placing decorative hoardings on empty units.
The BID improve the look of the town centre with aesthetic improvements such as floral planters.
TARGETED DEEP CLEANS
One Maidstone contracts targeted deep cleans removing chewing gum and graffiti, as well as power washing and painting.
TOWN CENTRE GARDEN
In 2021, One Maidstone plans to bring a wildlife friendly garden to its town centre outlook in Pads Hill.
The BID carries out yearly Remembrance campaigns, such as the large scale artwork on the Mall.
We drive and promote tourism, by sponsoring events such as the Fringe Festival and Elmer’s Big Heart of Kent Parade.
The BID offers town centre businesses and employers training as and when available.
WHAT THE BID DID
The latest news from the One Maidstone Business Improvement District.