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Award Name BCSC - The Main Town Centre Environment Award
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Details To award town/city centres that have recently enhanced their centre.

Entry Requirements Scheme has to be completed in the last 18 months.
Entry Fee
Criteria Summary In this award, the judges are looking for a holistic approach with an overall strategy and action plan. The projects must set out priorities for the town centre that continue the process of improving the town. A co-ordinated approach should include developing a partnership between the local authority and the private sector which has consulted and taken account of a range of town centre users in an innovative way. The schemes need to show that they have addressed a number of issues when improving the town centre environment including: The overall ambienceof the town including cleanliness, co-ordinated street furniture, reduced grafitti and fly posting, enhanced greenery and planting, improved maintenance and good interpretation of the history and present use of the town. Enhanced town and streetscape which includes the improved upkeep of buildings and shop fronts. A co-ordinated and improved approach to signage, maps, car parking, park and ride schemes, as well as better links with different modes of transport and pedestrian routes. If an area is pedestrianised, how it maintains life after the shops have closed. The need to make the town as safe as possible using schemes such as CCTV, radio links, pub watch, licensed door staff as well as designing out trouble and blind spots. A clear strategy on the appropriate mix of users i.e. retailing, housing, services and the evening economy. Clear consultation with all users of the town centre, including busininesses, retailers, service providers, visitors, workers, shoppers, entertainment providers and people living in the town centre, to ensure that the environment improvements will benefit all who use the town centre.
Judges John Gregory - Property Services Director, Eastleigh BC. Tony Hatch - Head of Property, British Homes Stores Ltd. Ian Mashiter (Chair) - Property Investment Director, Norwich Union. Brian Raggett - Senior Director, CB Hillier Parker. Chris Williams - Executive, UK Estates, M&S plc. John Wheeler - Chairman, Centros Miller Ltd.
Sponsors BCSC, Centros Miller
Cash Value
RSA Accredited No

Established 11/01/1900
Last Award 07/11/2003
Next Award No date entered
Closing Date 27/08/2004

Previous Winners

2003 - Staines
2002 - Warrington Town Centre, Cheshire
2001 - Whitehaven, Cumbria
2000 - City of Sunderland
1999 - Gloucester

Other Info 4 different BCSC categories. You can be considered under all four categories, but a single project can only win one award.

Last updated 09/03/2005