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Achievements

Key Achievements

Cleansing

  • Dedicated cleansing team employed for all members
  • 2500+ m2 of chewing gum removed
  • 1000+ m2 of graffiti removal
  • 20,000+ of rubbish and fly tipping removed
  • 5050+ m2 deep jet wash cleans completed
  • Snow removal and gritting / Weeding
  • Waste disposal
  • Frontage improvements and maintenance
  • Runners up for Love where you Live – Keep Britain tidy award
  • Installation of more bins for the town
  • FREE Cardboard Collection
  • FREE Pat Testing for businesses
  • FREE maintenance and decorating for businesses
  • Low cost confidential waste removal
  • Shop front improvements
  • Lengthsman contract granted from Nottinghamshire County Council

 

Access / Car Parks

  • Lobbying for re-introduction of one hour parking
  • Lobbying for introduction of reduced evening parking costs
  • Encouraged commitment from NCC to pedestrianise Clumber Street area for the night time economy
  • Contribution to car parking schemes – Free Late Night Shopping Parking 2011 – Half Price Parking Sept & Oct 2012
  • Launch of Mansfield Town App
  • New Gateway signage installed
  • Commitment from NCC to improve all directional signage
  • Project managing a £47,000 wayfinding scheme
  • New town centre map and shopping guide developed listing all businesses – accompanying map placed in new bus station
  • ‘Your Evening Out in Mansfield’ brochure developed and 10,000 copies distributed

Safe and Secure

  • Assisted in partnership work for reduction of crime by 11% 2011 for Mansfield Town
  • Assisted in partnership work for current reduction of 23.2% to date
  • 4368 Ambassador patrol hours per year
  • 645 Pieces of intelligence collected
  • 102 Members of the business crime partnership Radio scheme
  • Management and part funding of Evening Street Marshals and Street pastors with over 17,000 patrol hours a year
  • Management of MALV and Shop exclusion scheme
  • Facilitation of 2 rapid deployable CCTV kits
  • Gating of Clerkson’s Alleyway
  • Issuing of crime prevention advice / campaigns
  • Awarded the GOLD Certificate 2014 from the Midlands Regional Crime Initiative scheme

 

Investing

  • Investment for Street Pastors and Street Marshals
  • Management f Mansfield’s first pop up shop
  • Facilitation of business workshops
  • Application for funding pots including Portas Pilot, Town Team, and High street X Fund
  • Management of the Town Team and successful application for £10,000 town team funding
  • Selection by the Government to test pilot ‘Crowdfunding’ project
  • Funds raised and installation of FREE Wi-Fi for town – First to achieve this in the UK
  • Successful business established from pop up shop
  • Access for businesses to better rates for Gas and Electricity
  • Free cardboard collection scheme in progress
  • Runners up for the ATCM’s Innovation in BID’s award

 

Appealing

  • Contribution towards summer hanging baskets and planters – Achievement of Silver award for Britain in Bloom
  • Contribution towards Christmas lights to allow improvement of the scheme year on year
  • Offer of low cost individual Christmas trees to businesses
  • Improvement of derelict billboards
  • Contribution to designing our crime project to remove overgrown foliage to prevent drug taking activities

 

 

Marketing

  • Management of many town centre events – Jubilee Food Fair, Easter events, Summer events, Olympic Torch, St George’s Day, Christmas farm, snow globe and horse and carriages, town centre treasure hunts
  • Management of the ‘I Love Mansfield’ scheme and events
  • Over 4000 members of the privilege cards- Card now joint with Mango card giving access to 50,000 extra members
  • Management of the Town Centre Website – 3900 hits per month – 98.2% increase of traffic from 2011 – 60% average are new visitors
  • Management of Facebook site – Average 3000 views per month
  • Extensive media promotions both locally and regionally via newspapers / radio / bus advertising / billboards/ Experience Nottinghamshire /
  • Dedicated PR expert for all businesses
  • Contribution to seasonal ‘What’s on Guide’
  • Production of the ‘Up Our Street’ feature – 107 individual business took part
  • Networking / Lobbying to raise Mansfield’s profile – to date successful mentions outside of local press in The Guardian, Parliamentary speech, ATCM regional conference,E- Government bulletin, BBC regional East Midlands News, Nottingham BBC Radio, Computer Weekly, Nottingham Evening Post
  • New glossy Down Town Magazine produced
  • Night Time Economy Brochure

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