Enterprising Bathgate continue to drive projects and initiatives to improve the Bathgate Town Centre environment.
During the next 5 year term we will raise awareness and support a number of schemes to further enhance the BID Area.
First Aid Training & Defibrillators
Enterprising Bathgate introduced a new initiative in 2017 offering free Emergency First Aid Training to levy payers and their employees. To date nearly 100 people have attended the courses. We also installed public access defibrillators in the town centre.
In our Business Survey 94% of responders either strongly agreed or agreed with the statement that “First Aid Training for people working in the town centre is an excellent idea which should be encouraged.”
Enterprising Bathgate has been involved in various projects throughout the last 10 years including the physical regeneration of George Street and The Steelyard.
Enterprising Bathgate has shown a commitment to continue to improve the accessibility and attractiveness of the public spaces within the town centre. Recent improvements made with funding contributions by Enterprising Bathgate include:
• Provision of new co-ordinated seating in George Street
• Enhancement of St David’s Square through relocated hanging basket provision and additional seating
• Planting of floral displays within column and street planters to add colour to George Street
• Refurbishment of the vennel between Hopetoun Street and Acredale Car Park
Hopetoun Street Vennel
We received feedback from businesses that the vennel connecting Hopetoun Street with Acredale Car Park was in a poor state and felt dark and unwelcoming.
Enterprising Bathgate stepped in and contracted a focused short programme of improvements to the vennel, to address the concerns, as well as enhancing the CCTV coverage in the vennel.