BID teams up with business for MAD Day

Friday 12th January 2018

BID manager, Elizabeth Murphy.

WAKEFIELD BID has lost no time in kick starting its 2018 programme of events to Make a Difference to the city centre businesses.

Lead by BID manager, Elizabeth Murphy, has joined forces with local city centre businesses, the local authority, street scene and West Yorkshire Police for a Make a Difference Day.

Armed with tough cleaning equipment and determination the team of almost 30 including ten volunteers from HSBC Bank will devote a Friday in January to tidy up the area between Westgate and Kirkgate.

“The BID is committed to making Wakefield city centre more attractive, more welcoming and great place to do business,” said Elizabeth.

“First impressions count and visitors to our city notice things like dirty street furniture, litter and unruly vegetation. Our first MAD day will see us clean and make those areas ready to be painted.”

In October Elizabeth and members of the BID board spent a day identifying areas that needed most attention as part of their environmental mapping and highlighted Kirkgate and Westgate as key gateways to the city.

“We have a lot of plans and activities for the spring and summer collaborating with partners including Wakefield Council, the local police and city centre businesses will help us deliver on our key objectives for levy players,” she added.

“I’m also delighted that the team from HSBC want to get involved.