Newsletter 2 - May 2016
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New Website

Our new website for Newham & The Port of Truro is nearing completion – this will provide a great marketing opportunity for all businesses via a directory page. If you haven’t supplied copy for your page and a photo yet please get in touch so your business doesn’t miss out. Email mel@newhambid.co.uk
Signage

Watch out for our new signs being installed across Newham this summer. We will shortly be in touch with all businesses to ensure that we have your correct name for entry on the directional signs.

Superfast Broadband

If you looking to connect your business to superfast broadband, please be aware that all of Newham is covered by FTTP (fibre to the premises) and not FTTC (fibre to the cabinet), and only certain ISP’s (internet service providers) offer this connection option.  To find out more go here

Road Improvement

We are working with Cornwall Council’s transport team on a £2.6 million funding bid which if successful will enable us to widen Newham Road between Gas Hill and Lighterage Hill providing a much safer route for vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists. Thank you to all the businesses that have provided letters or email pledging their support for this project.  We welcome more such letters or emails – please send them FAO Peter Beaumont, Chairman, Newham BID and send to mel@newhambid.co.uk 

Security

Sadly on the evening of Saturday 9 April, there were two break-ins to P. Abrahams & Son on Higher Newham Lane and to Brain Associates on Newham Road resulting in the theft of a pick-up truck from Abrahams and damage to property at both premises. Our CCTV cameras have recorded footage of the culprits which has been handed to Devon and Cornwall Police to help with their investigation. Further CCTV will shortly be installed on Newham including a vehicle recognition number plate camera capturing all vehicles entering and leaving the area.  Our Newham BID committee will also be considering other measures which could deter and detect criminal activities.  We hope these are isolated incidents but please do be vigilant. If any businesses are considering installing new lighting outside their premises, please get in touch so we can work together to ensure the lighting enhances the CCTV images.

ROC 5K 500 – Charity run

Newham BID, along with many other companies based on Newham are supporting the ROK 5K Run, a 5K/3 mile charity run taking place after work on Tuesday 28 June at 5.30pm starting at Lemon Quay. Participants can run, jog or walk and anyone over eleven is welcome to enter. Participants pay £15 to enter before the day, the proceeds of which go to ROC (Robert Owen Communities) to support people who have learning or similar disabilities.  It’s a great opportunity to help vulnerable local people be who they want to be. For more information and to enter as an individual or as a team of four click on www.roc-uk.org/ROC5K500

If you would like to get in training beforehand, Cornish Mutual, sponsors of ROC 5K 500, invite anyone working on Newham to join their after work running club on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  For more information, contact Clare Longman at clongman@cornishmutual.co.uk

Parking
Parking across Newham is in short supply and companies are struggling to find spaces for their staff and customers. If you do have spare spaces that you would be prepared to let to other businesses, please get in touch.  Please be mindful that there is no free parking on Higher Newham Lane and that access is needed for heavy goods vehicles at all times. Cornwall Council can offer reduced season ticket rates for using Garras Wharf car park. Mon to Fri usage costs the equivalent of £1.37 per day. Email parkingservices@cornwall.gov.uk or call 0300 1234 222
Marketing

Newham BID are keen to hear from anyone who would be interested in joining a marketing sub group of the BID Committee to help prepare a marketing plan to put Newham firmly on the map promoting our businesses, our location and our leisure offer. Our website and our signage are two initiatives that will help promote Newham but we recognise that there is much more that we can do for our collective benefit. If you or your staff have expertise in this area and have an hour or so to spare on an occasional basis please get in touch with Mel at mel@newhambid.co.uk

Marketing

Newham BID are keen to hear from anyone who would be interested in joining a marketing sub group of the BID Committee to help prepare a marketing plan to put Newham firmly on the map promoting our businesses, our location and our leisure offer. Our website and our signage are two initiatives that will help promote Newham but we recognise that there is much more that we can do for our collective benefit. If you or your staff have expertise in this area and have an hour or so to spare on an occasional basis please get in touch with Mel at mel@newhambid.co.uk

Flood Risk Assessment

Local Company, Climate Vision has been working with a number of Truro based retail businesses to help them agree a flood risk action plan that they can use to become climate savvy and reduce their potential risks. Luci Isaacson, climate scientist offers a one to one 45 minute consultation at a cost of £50 and during that time suggests practical solutions to mitigate the risks and to protect business premises. To find out more, contact Luci on luci@climatevision.co.uk

Truro Loops

Newham BID is supporting Truro River Working Group with their Truro Loops project, an innovative and ambitious proposal to reconnect Truro with the river and in doing so bring both social and economic benefits.  The project aims to link walkways and cycle paths including the opportunity to connect Boscawen Park with Newham via an iconic bridge. Like the Newham Road Improvement, the project is funding dependent and there are moves to explore making appropriate bids.


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