On Monday, One Maidstone joined the Mayor, Cllr Marion Ring, and Deputy Lieutenant of Kent, Bill Cockcroft for a small flag-raising ceremony to mark Armed Forces Day, which takes place on Sat June 27th. This year the event was moved to the war memorial in Brenchley Gardens.
One Maidstone’s BID Ambassadors are already a familiar sight around our town centre streets, supporting Kent Police and businesses with incidents of anti-social behaviour and responding to radio calls. From Monday 15th June, as retail footfall increases with the re-opening of non-essential retail, they’ll be joined by a team of an additional four temporary Ambassadors. The One Maidstone Business Improvement District is bringing in these new hosts to act as meet and greet staff, in order to help members of the public
One Maidstone has produced a comprehensive information pack, to be distributed to all businesses within the BID footprint, with advice and guidance on the practicalities of re-opening, as well as useful resources such as posters to download and display. BID Manager Ilsa Butler explains 'We’ve produced a helpful pack collating guidance from all of these authorities, which we can directly pass on to our BID member businesses. Its contents will cover topics such as displaying signage for the public, managing queues
The One Maidstone Business Improvement District forms part of a co-working committee established to plan for the re-opening of non-essential retail stores from June 15th in Maidstone town centre. Comprised of representatives from One Maidstone, Kent Police, Kent County Council, Maidstone Borough Council, the Mall and Fremlin Walk, the group carried out a walking tour in order to identify potential issues which may arise and to discuss ways of helping central businesses to trade safely. BID Manager Ilsa Butler explains the need