A Performance for Edgware by Emma Smith
UP Projects is working withâ¯Emmaâ¯Smithâ¯to develop a new performance work for Edgware. Developed in close collaboration with community members, Emma will work over the coming months with key local groups to inform a public performance that will be staged later this year in Edgware.
This project is part of a wider programme of events UP Projects is curating to celebrate 100 Years of Station Road exploring the role creative practice can play in bringing communities together and activating the High Street.
Supporting the Business Community in Edgware
Edgware businesses have voted to back a Business Improvement District (BID) that will help drive over Â£800,00 of new investment into the High Street over the next five years and beyond.
There are now over 320 BID companies in the UK, and all have been developed for businesses by businesses. The Edgware BID plans to tackle issues of cleanliness, improved promotion and marketing as well as supporting initiatives that help tackle crime and safety. Edgware BID will also act as a combined voice for the businesses it represents in the area.
Steve Wayne of Benjamin Stevens Estate Agents and Chair of the BID said:
âA big thank you to all the businesses that voted yes to support the Edgware BID. Securing five years of investment in our area is really important for the future of Edgware. Also, this gives us the ability to speak as one business voice which will be hugely powerful. I look forward to working with the BID and seeing the changes it can bring to our business communityâ.
Councillor Anne Clarke Barnetâs Small Business Champion and Cabinet Member for Community Wealth Building said “The Edgware BID marks an important milestone for our community. We care a great deal about our places and the people who live and work in our town centres, and by establishing a BID, we can foster a stronger dialogue between the council and the business community in Edgware. By working together, we hope that we can make Edgware a place for business new and old to thrive.â
Members of the new Edgware Town Centre Partnership Group launched their ambitious plans to revitalise Station Road and the surrounding area at the Edgware Community Carnival this weekend.
The âEdgware â Your High Streetâ programme will seek to create an exciting new town centre experience that will include public realm improvements, high street events and activations, a new brand identity, support for businesses and the development of a new vision to animate the high street using an innovative arts and cultural programme to increase footfall and visitors to the town centre.