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Launch of Baron Taylor’s, Drummond and Lombard Streets Project (28/09/10)
Inverness Business Improvement District (BID) and The Highland Council today announced that a joint project is underway in Baron Taylor’s, Drummond and Lombard Streets to improve the amenities in the area. As part of a joint project with local businesses work has now started on creating a cleaner and more attractive environment for the local businesses and the public.
The work being undertaken includes weeding of foliage at the upper building levels, deep cleaning of streets, installation of new gating on “sensitive” alleys, taking further waste bins of the streets, painting of business frontages amongst other actions.
Mike Smith, Bid Manager said: “We are delighted to have got this pilot project underway. The local businesses, Inverness BID and The Highland Council are all stakeholders in the City Centre and by investing in this project we are working together to improve the amenities in what is a conservation area.”
Welcoming the project Councillor Jimmy Gray, Provost of Inverness said: “Members of the Council’s City Committee will be pleased to see this action being taken to raise the standard of amenity our City Centre. We are delighted to see a partnership approach getting underway with local businesses and the Council working together to make our Capital a cleaner, tidier and more welcoming City.”
Alan Macdonald, Managing Director of Baron Tailor’s Street based Architect “I am most encouraged that this pilot project is underway which will implement visible improvements in the area. New leadership at the BID supported by the Council and community policing have made a substantial difference in recent months.” He added that “The BID has the full support of the local business community to maintain the current momentum”.