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Your Pontypridd so far and looking forward

  • By James Payne
  • 12 Jul, 2017

Since the successful ballot of February 2016 and setting up of Your Pontypridd in May 2016, the BID’s main achievement has been around competitive parking rates and access to the town centre.

 

The BID represents 230 businesses in Pontypridd, a mix of retail, professional services, and charities and not for profits and national chains and independents.

 

We achieved this by engaging with Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council to introduce £1 parking all day on Saturdays in Council Car Parks in Pontypridd, we secured the changes and as a result of raising the issue it resulted in gains for all town centres parking across Rhondda Cynon Taff as the Council rolled out new parking charges schemes across the borough.

 

To boost trade and footfall for Pontypridd’s business we’ve also secured 20 mins parking before 11am and after 3pm in the town centre.

Your Pontypridd has also developed a website www.yourpontypridd.co.uk and social media presence on Facebook https://en-gb.facebook.com/YourPontypridd/   Twitter https://twitter.com/YourPontypridd?lang=en

 

Another significant achievement was securing a reduction in Business Rates for BID business following the closure of Marks & Spencer and we’re bringing a splash of colour to the town via hanging baskets this summer.

 

Your Pontypridd has also promoted local business through events and social media, our reach and engagement since December 2016 on Facebook alone shows were connecting with more than 8,000 people per week.

 

Among the event highlights we’ve brought music back to the bandstand in Ynysangharad War Memorial Park. We hosted a stall a Fresher Fayre in University of South Wales, completed two retails trails with independents and nationals that promoted businesses to new customers and ran a successful Six Nations sport and music event for all ages.

Pontypridd BID now has a new team in place, new Manager Victoria Pulman who started in June and joins Project Co-ordinator James Payne.

 

In the next 12 months Your Pontypridd will aim to build on that success with business needs at the heart of what we do and we look forward to engaging and updating you on our progress as we go along.

 

 

Victoria Pulman

BID Manager

Your Pontypridd

 

Mobile 07581 557105

Tel no 01443 244190

https://www.yourpontypridd.co.uk/


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