HammersmithLondon, who had their status renewed following the BID re-ballot success earlier in the year, have been talking about their plans for the future.
The Fulham Chronicle reports that the BID will look to extend the summer festival, while beefing up plans for other seasonal occasions, and working with the council on streetscene improvements.
Last year’s fifth Lyric Square Summer Festival increased footfall, say the BID. They are looking to extended it in 2012 to make the most of the olympics. Suzannah Frieze, from the BID, told the Chronicle: “This year’s festival was such a great success – the film screenings were well attended and Wimbledon was enjoyed by everyone.”
Other improvements paid for by the BID have included floral baskets, anti-litter campaigns, and a roof garden. Now they say they are focusing on building a greater sense of community cohesion between residents and traders.
They plan beefed up activities at Halloween and Christmas, and areworking with Hammersmith & Fulham council on an application for the Mayor of London’s Outer London Fund to allow more greening and incresed CCTV.