Monthly Archives July 2018

FleetWatch – reducing crime and antisocial behaviour in Fleet

The British Retail Consortium have reported that customer theft remains the single biggest component of retail crime, accounting for 83% of all incidents by volume and 56% of the total direct cost of retail crime. In addition 40% retailers surveyed see theft by customers as the biggest crime-related threat facing them in the next 2 years. Fleet BID’s FleetWatch Scheme is designed to reduce and prevent crime in the town. Who is it for? FleetWatch is available to retailers as well as bars, clubs, restaurants and taxis who operate in the evening. The scheme includes Fleet town centre but can also cover
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More dates announced for free First Aid training for businesses in the BID area

More dates announced for Free First Aid Training for BID businesses The first two courses are already fully booked so Fleet BID has announced more dates for the free one day Emergency First Aid at Work training courses for businesses in the BID area. The BID is providing these courses to save BID businesses money as employers have a legal requirement to arrange for the immediate care of any staff who have an accident or become ill while they are at work. All courses start at 9am and course dates are as follows: Tuesday 18th September  – FULLY BOOKED Wednesday 24th
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The Wild Animals are Coming

  This summer visitors and residents can take part in Fleet’s Summer Safari Wild Animal trail from 21st July to 1st September. There will be a life size zebra, lion, hippo and others as well as a larger than life Gorilla and Bear. Some will take a little hunting, but others will be plain to see. Adults and children alike can enjoy hunting for the animals, taking photos and completing the trail booklet to win a prize. Fleet is renowned for its independent retail, café and restaurant businesses and, with parking just £2 for up to 4 hours or just
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Dates the BID Manager is in the Hart Business Centre

Our BID Manager is in the Hart Business Centre on the ground floor of the Hart District Council Offices on the following dates: Tuesday 17 July Thursday 26 July Wednesday 1 August Tuesday 7 August Thursday 30 August   Just drop in for a chat or email tracey.shrimpton@fleet-bid.co.uk to arrange a meeting
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How the BID has helped Brown & White Opticians in Fleet

Brown & White Opticians in Fleet have recorded a short video explaining how the BID has helped them to date. View the video here. As a Business Improvement District we have set out to make a difference to businesses in Fleet and have created a series of case study videos focusing on independent businesses and how the BID has helped them. Thank you Brown & White Opticians for sharing your experience.
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