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April Newsletter

Introducing the new Business Crime Partnership: St Albans BCP

Working closely in partnership with Hertfordshire Constabulary, St Albans Community Safety Partnership and CCTV ensures our City is a safe place to live, work, shop and enjoy your leisure time.

St Albans BID Members will benefit from free membership to the Partnership scheme linking to Police, CCTV and St Albans BID (new, high-spec in-store radios will be available to members at a fee).

The BCP will launch on 1st April and expect to see growth to a range of businesses spread across the day and night time economies. The scheme will be open to businesses outside of the BID area, extending to the wider District (subject to radio and CCTV coverage), with membership fees linked to rateable value. To find out more please email us.

Sustainable St Albans week 21st -29th April

Click here to see what’s going on and where. See how other BID members, Citizens Advice, Community Central, Camphill Village Trust, Oxfam, The Courtyard Cafe, Lush and Premier Inn are getting involved.

St Albans BID will also be showing our support and helping raise awareness, on 26th April. Pop along and visit our marquee, on St Peters Street, from 9am to 4pm to pick up a free reusable coffee cup (whilst stocks last!) find out how you can #lovelocal and pick up some sustainability tips too.

Apps to help you waste less

We’ll be updating you on our Waste Management review with Hubbub, next month. In the meantime we’re keen to share a couple of quick and easy ways to help you waste less.

  • Refill is an initiative supported by local businesses, allowing the public to fill up their water bottles for free. This can be accessed through their app. Sign up today to see businesses near you offering this.
  • Too Good to go uses an app to locate restaurants near you, that have fresh food that will go to waste, if not used that day. It offers you the chance to ‘rescue’ a great meal at a fraction of the normal price and save it from being thrown away, #winwin!
Other news…

On Sunday 22nd April scouts celebrate St Georges Day. There will be road closures and general traffic disruption along St Peters St, High St, George St and Romeland, between approx. 1.30pm to 3.15pm. Around 1000 scouts will join the parade along these streets, so expect the City Centre to be busy!

On 25th May, under new EU legislation, all businesses must be GDPR compliant. Free advice from the Information Commissioners Office can be found here.