ONE MAIDSTONE

Business Improvement District

PUTTING THE TOWN AT THE CENTRE OF EVERYTHING WE DO.

The One Maidstone BID is funded by town centre businesses to improve the economic conditions of Maidstone town centre.

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, stepping in to prevent it becoming a record-only unmanned system.

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

THE BID FOOTPRINT

The following streets form the One Maidstone Business Improvement District:

Bank Street, Bishops Way, Brewer Street, Church Street, County Road, Earl Street, Fairmeadow, Fremlin Walk, Gabriels Hill, Granada Street, High Street, King Street, Knightrider Court, Knightrider Street, Lower Boxley Road, Lower Stone Street, The Mall, Market Buildings, Marsham Street, McKenzie Court, Medway Street, Middle Row, Mill Street, Pads Hill, Palace Avenue, Pudding Lane, Romney Place, Rose Yard, The Royal Star Arcade, Sandling Road, Sessions House Square, St Faith’s Street, Starnes Court, Station Road, Union Street, Waterside, Week Street, Wheeler Street, Woollett Street, Wyke Manor Road.

ONE MAIDSTONE SERVICES

Benefitting town centre trade.

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BID AMBASSADORS

Patrolling the town centre seven days a week.

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LIVE CCTV MONITORING

Real-time watching of CCTV cameras in the town centre.

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CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

Installation of Christmas lights for Maidstone town centre.

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CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON

Public switch on event with performers and count-down.

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TOWN CENTRE MAGAZINE

Quarterly issues to promote the town centre, in print and online.

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SECURITY RADIOS

Radio network linking businesses with Ambassadors and Police.

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EMERGENCY TRAUMA PACKS

Rolling out medical first-response kits to businesses in pioneering pilot.

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MARKETING SUPPORT

Regular and innovative campaigns to promote businesses free of charge.

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FLORAL PLANTERS

Aesthetic improvements with summer floral displays.

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DEEP CLEANS

Targeted power washing, graffiti and gum removal and painting in addition to Council street cleaning.

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CRIME INTELLIGENCE

Collating Police information on town centre incidents and offenders.

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TOWN CENTRE GARDEN

Building a wildlife-friendly garden for Maidstone town centre.

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REMEMBRANCE

Annual Remembrance campaigns to honour Armed Forces past and present.

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UNIT IMPROVEMENTS

Disguising the appearance of town centre vacant premises.

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BUSINESS TRAINING

One Maidstone facilitates training in various topics for town centre employees.

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EVENTS AND TOURISM

Hosting and sponsoring town centre events and encouraging tourism.

BID AMBASSADORS

Out on the business beat.

Our Ambassadors assist businesses and members of the public.

Working with Kent Police, the BID Ambassadors are the ‘eyes and ears’ of businesses, helping to spot and deter nuisance issues, such as crime, anti-social behaviour, littering and vandalism. First aid trained and often helping the public with emergencies, enquiries and directions, they patrol the town centre seven days a week.

Contact: ambassador@onemaidstone.com

THE BID TEAM

Meet the staff of One Maidstone

ILSA BUTLER

BID MANAGER

ONE MAIDSTONEBusiness Improvement District PUTTING THE TOWN AT THE CENTRE OF EVERYTHING WE DO.The One Maidstone BID is funded by town centre businesses to improve the economic conditions of Maidstone town centre. 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, stepping in to prevent it becoming a record-only unmanned system. We have provided the Christmas lights…
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