Without a focused approach to cleanliness and general standards of appearance across Bournville, Cotteridge, Kings Norton and Stirchley, there is a risk of a continued decline in the way that the area looks to the casual observer. This runs from litter and general detritus on the high streets to fly-posting, shabby shop fronts and a lack of investment by businesses in the way their own properties look.
From the greens in Kings Norton and Bournville to the fantastic parks and open spaces across the BID area, the natural environment that complements the high streets and business areas needs to be celebrated, looked after and enhanced.
These open spaces offer opportunities for visitors to the BID area and residents of Bournville, Cotteridge, Kings Norton and Stirchley to relax, get healthy, socialise and interact with the area in which they live and shop. The BID can enhance this offer by further promoting healthy and active lifestyles and by taking its own steps to improve the appearance of the area as a whole.
- Make the Lifford area cleaner and more welcoming for businesses and consumers alike
- Ensure that public sector services are efficient, appropriate and supported
- Encourage and promote the health and social and community benefits of supporting the local economy
- Invest in updated and improved litter bins
- Introduce a programme of deep-cleaning and chewing gum removal
- Promote parks and activities that take place within them
- Create walking and heritage trails across the area
- Support “greening” initiatives such as In Bloom
- Encourage businesses to make their own properties as attractive as possible
- Champion the area’s green spaces and support initiatives that further enhance parks and green spaces
- Ensure that the BID area receives its fair share of public sector services
- Protect and promote the many green spaces and parks within the BID area alongside other sections of the community