Bournville, Cotteridge, Kings Norton and Stirchley are relatively low crime areas, but crimes against business do still occur as does anti-social behaviour in the open spaces around the area.
These generally low-level occurrences have an impact on consumer as well as business confidence and the BID will work alongside local police to ensure that the areas are safer and welcoming to residents, employees, first-time visitors and regular customers
Car parking needs to be improved – both on and off street – and wherever opportunities to make the car parking situation better are identified, the BID needs to be able to act on those, while at the same time promoting the use of sustainable travel choices to get into and around the area.
- Improve parking provision, access to parking, public and sustainable forms of transport
- Improve “welcome to…” and wayfinding signage
- Work alongside Police to reduce business crime and improve perceptions of crime
- Relaunch improved Retail Radio scheme
- Introduce high street security
- “Welcome to…” signs at all key gateways
- Erect notice boards at appropriate locations
- Increase car parking provision at suitable locations across BID area
- Work with Centro to increase public transport usage by workers in BID area
- Work with Night Time Economy businesses to help them develop responsibly and with their customer’s safety in mind
- Promote sustainable transport and healthy choice initiatives for the benefit of workers in the BID area and visitors to it
- Improve “grot-spots” across the BID area