Projects/Initiatives Summary

As Enterprising Bathgate enters the final year of its current 5-year term we think it is an appropriate time to remind all levy payers of our existing projects and initiatives.

Premises Improvement Scheme (since 2008) Provides grants for external and internal improvements to premises. New scheme is available each year.

Bathgate in Bloom (since 2008) Provides 114 hanging baskets, as well as landscaped areas and bedding plants in town centre locations.

Taxi Marshal Scheme (since 2009) Stewarding of taxi rank every Saturday night plus additional Fridays and other key busy dates.

Choose Bathgate Website (since 2014) Online guide to goods and services in Bathgate town centre. Available for free to all town centre businesses and organisations. Full design service offered with links to social  media.

CCTV Monitoring 24/7 (2017) Monitoring and management of 14 upgraded CCTV cameras in Bathgate town centre.

Shop Local Voucher Book (since 2014) Voucher book distributed to 10,000 homes twice per year to showcase local businesses. Designed, printed and distributed free of charge.

First Aid Training (2017) Fully accredited Emergency First Aid at Work Training – initially up to 2 places offered to each business.

Adopt-a Station (since 2013) Floral displays to enhance the train station, providing an attractive first impression of Bathgate.

Healthy Lifestyle Classes (since 2015) A programme of classes provide for primary schools in Bathgate by Xcite, focussing on exercise and healthy eating, funded by Enterprising Bathgate.

Christmas in Bathgate EB provides the Christmas illuminations in Bathgate and is responsible, in conjunction with West Lothian Council, for the Christmas in Bathgate event (Santa’s Parade, entertainment, etc.) held at start of December.

Retail Radio Link (since 2008, upgrade 2017) Originally established in 2008, the offer will be upgraded in 2017 to link to the CCTV monitoring facility. EB will offer incentives to subscribers.                  

Support and Sponsorship EB provides significant support and sponsorship for several existing events and community groups (e.g. Newlands Day, Music Festival, Bathgate Thistle, Regal Radio, Street Pastors)