CURRENT NEWS ON THE BID PROGRAMME

Security and Crime Prevention "Addressing the problems"

CCTV Control RoomPark CCTV Scheme (Mici Cameras) The investment in the Park "state of the art" CCTV system monitored 24/7 by Bristol City Council, looks to be a sound one, providing a strong deterrent to counter criminal acts and re-assuring personal safety for those working and visiting the Park.

Business Watch signVehicle and number plate CCTV cameras are now deployed on the park re-inforcing the effectiveness of the main park CCTV system. Additional signage has been erected to warn of the deployment.

Further CCTV Signage Erected Around the Park Additional A3 signage has recently been erected to cover all units and to re-inforce the CCTV message at every business point.

Business Watch Signage Also Erected !! Large and impressive Business Watch signs have been erected at strategic points around the Park.

Police Liason Regular meetings with the Beat Manager, Avon and Somerset Police are held when trends and incidents on the Park are discussed and action agreed.

Environmental Programme - "Park Businesses playing their Part !!"

Green Capital signNew Signage - Bristol "Green" Capital Cater Business Park was in the first tranche of organisations to support the Bristol City Council Environmental Initiative and now large impressive signage has been erected at various points around the Park to provide appropriate publicity

Park Environmental Policy "well received" The Park Environmental Policy developed jointly by the Envision Programme and CBPTG Ltd, has been well received by companies, providing a first step or reinforcing individual company environmental policies and activities.

Company Resource Saving A Resource Study has been completed with participating companies following on from work in producing The Park Environmental Policy. Companies were given consultant assistance to calculate their own in house resource costs and ways to make potential savings.

Further opportunities are currently available under the Business Link scheme for companies to review their Resource Efficiency and Environmental Programme.

Park Services under the BID Programme:

  1. Recycling Arrangements have recently made following the Envision study, for a weekly Wednesday Park recycling collection by May Gurney funded through BID income. It has been welcomed by businesses.
  2. Keeping Business Frontages Tidy In similar fashion, a weekly attendance has been put into place to assist companies with the clearing of litter and treatment of weeds, which detracts from the appearance of the Park if left unattended. Again, the service has been welcomed by companies.

And finally at this time - Further Phase of Park Planting Underway - A further phase of planting of trees, plants and bulbs is being completed for CBPTG Ltd by Bristol City South Bristol Parks Department.

Business Support and Park Promotion

Networking Breakfasts Two networking breakfast meetings have been recently held featuring talks on:

Business Link Services - Management Seminar was "Really Good" The Park Company, CBPTG, recently arranged a half day "Park Management Seminar" and follow up opportunities for "one to one" company sessions which was really appreciated by those companies who attended. We look forward to extending this service more widely in the near future. The Business Support Services page has further details of these services.

Coming Soon! Environmental Resource Efficiency - "Follow up Scheme" - Following our earlier environmental resource efficiency work with Envolve and Envision, discussions are taking place with Business Link on how Park companies can benefit from Business Link's new "IYRE" environmental programme "Improving Your Resource Efficiency".