Bath’s Business Improvement District (BID) is excited to see the city reopening, with footfall in the city centre increasing exponentially every day. In fact, on bank holiday Monday footfall in the city centre was higher than that recorded in 2018 and 2019.
BID is launching a new campaign called, ‘Summer Sundays’. Throughout June, July and August, BID will be putting on free events and pop-up entertainment, such as face painting and balloon modelling, in the city. This will all be done in COVID secure way, and is a great opportunity for people to return to the city and enjoy themselves.
BID’s data on footfall is now available to the public, in the form of weekly footfall reports, meaning you will be able to monitor the number of people in the city at any one time. This is announced on their Twitter feed and other social media channels.
BID asks that you take this into account when you make your visit. This is being provided in the hope that people can make informed decisions when choosing to visit, enabling people to avoid over-crowding and the increased COVID-19 risks associated with it.
Having been instrumental in the maintenance of the city throughout lockdown, sending their ‘rangers’ in to keep the streets beautifully clean, BID now encourages people to get back out into the city, and enjoy all of the upcoming festivals and events scheduled for this summer.
If you’re heading into the city, look out for the welcome ambassadors, who have returned to Bath’s streets donning their Bath-blue jackets, who are happy to provide guidance and information to visitors.
Words by Jonathan R Parsonage