Thursday, 3 April 2014

LoveFalmouth

We have just launched the lovefalmouth Instagram page. We know you love all the great imagery of #Falmouth so we will be putting them all in one place. We'll be celebrating our events, coast, brill people, businesses, buildings and boats. Nothing but great pictures, every day. So do like and follow and please SHARE!

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Falmouth Updates

Positive economic impact of our Universities
The results of an independent 10 year study by Oxford Economics, show a huge contribution of £491million into the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly economy. Read more here - £491million impact

Games on The Moor
The schedule for the Games on the Moor 2014 which was held most recently during the Falmouth Spring Festival can be viewed here – GAMES ON THE MOOR. Hugely positive feedback was received and this will be the first of a number of themed frequent activity taking place on The Moor and throughout the town.

More clean ups


Its great news that following on from the very successful Spring Clean Days during Falmouth Spring Festival, we are now organising follow-on sessions. Falmouth Fire Brigade will be continuing the landscaping at the Dell Station shortly and we are planning more clean ups and painting with other volunteers to shelters, fencing etc along Cliff Rd. We as BID are currently looking at establishing a more regular and active Volunteer Group that will work alongside other organisations to revitalise and transform areas throughout the year. If you are interested then get in touch.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Spring Festival middle weekend



A great middle weekend of activity brought a real buzz to Falmouth with the two day Cider & Folk Fayre, Fitness on The Moor, Games on The Moor, guided walks around town, model boat exhibition at NMMC and Shadow Puppet Theatre at Gyllyngdune Gardens.

A small selection of images can be viewed here – SPRING FESTIVAL MIDDLE WEEKEND

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Title Sponsor of Falmouth Spring Festival 2014 unveiled

Princess Pavilion & Gyllyngdune Gardens, part of the award-winning charity Tempus Leisure, has been announced as the title sponsor of the fourth Falmouth Spring Festival. Tempus Leisure also operates Ships & Castles Leisure Centre in Falmouth, and a further 14 other leisure centres across Cornwall. 


Funded and organised by the Falmouth BID, the Falmouth Spring Festival is the first main festival on the Falmouth events calendar, an early season idea designed to raise Falmouth’s profile and help town businesses. It celebrates Falmouth’s open spaces through a host of music, dance, sporting events, walks and ‘spring clean’ activities that take place at numerous venues both indoor and outdoor, across the town. 

The Festival also has a strong community ethos with schools, volunteer groups and charities all 
involved and working in partnership with the Falmouth BID to celebrate Falmouth’s special coastal environment and historic town centre in as many innovative ways as possible. This is exemplified by the Paint the Town Yellow Day, that involves all six of the town’s schools, 7,000 daffodils, Falmouth University students and around 100 businesses working together to design colourful, spring themed shop front displays to brighten up the town at the start of Spring Festival week. 

Several new exciting activities are planned for 2014 and a full schedule and Guide will follow shortly but Festival highlights include: 

Thurs 13 March Paint the Town Yellow Day 
Fri 14 & Sat 15 March Falmouth Spring Clean Days 
Sun 16 March Run Falmouth Half-Marathon 
Sat 23- Sun 24 March Cider & Folk Fayre 

Spring Clean Day will, thanks to volunteer support, be spread over two days and include beach 
cleans, landscaping, flower planting, rubbish removal and a host more activity. Run Falmouth will once again be organised in partnership with Cornwall Hospice Care and the Falmouth Spring flower Show will take on a nautical theme to celebrate the Tall Ships visiting later in the year. A new activity Walking on Sunshine, a family-orientated sponsored walk, will take place in conjunction with Mabe School. 

The schedule can be viewed online at www.falmouth.co.uk. 

Richard Wilcox, Falmouth BID Manager said:
 

“I’m thrilled to have an organisation of the calibre of Tempus Leisure on board and it perhaps is a measure of how far the Festival has come in recent years. The events are intended to be diverse and eclectic and 2014 will see a creative mix of new and established activities to hopefully attract many more visitors. And now with the support of Tempus Leisure, we can look to grow and develop the Festival in exciting ways, thereby providing even more of a significant early season boost for the town and its businesses.” 

Jacqui Owen, Visitor and Education Officer at Gyllyngdune Gardens said:

“Tempus Leisure is about providing opportunities that inspire active communities, which is why we are so delighted to be sponsoring the Falmouth Spring Festival this year. Princess Pavilion and Gyllyngdune Gardens have been at the heart of our community for over a 100 years and supporting this event provides a chance for our fantastic community to come together to celebrate our beautiful town and share all that Falmouth has to offer with our visitors.” 

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Falmouth weekly updates

Falmouth BID weekly updates as usual:

BID Renewal
Thank you to the hundreds of businesses who took the time
to vote during the recent BID renewal ballot. As you will read in the local media this week, BID will continue investing in the town for the next five years following a huge majority of businesses voting in favour of it continuing. 87% of voting businesses voted YES, representing the strongest by far for any BID in the region and it’s great that Falmouth has so many proactive businesses committed to working together with the Town Team to support the town. You can read more information here – BID RENEWAL.

Julian Graves site

As has been mentioned, the Town Team has been on the front foot to revamp the vacant Julian Graves site with Christmas and Tall Ships imagery and messages. An image is attached.

Dementia Action
For info:

  • The Falmouth Dementia Action Alliance will be outside M&S on Saturday December 7th, from 10 - 4pm with information about awareness of dementia, and also will be promoting the forthcoming performance of the highly acclaimed  play 'Grandma Remember Me'. This will be at the Poly at 7.30pm on Friday 13th December, and will be followed by a Dementia Friends session. Tickets available from the Poly £6/£4 (family £18) 01326 319461
  • The theatre company is presenting a performance of 'Grandma Remember Me' at the Houses of Parliament just before ours, following a countrywide tour.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Falmouth Updates

Falmouth BID updates as usual:
Falmouth Christmas
The Christmas promotional literature and window posters will be delivered to town businesses over the next couple of days. Many of you will have seen Christmas posters in numerous bus shelters in the area and this will be combined with a strong push via 5,000 promotional fliers, local media editorial and online marketing. Please link on your respective websites to www.falmouth.co.uk so that visitors, customers and contacts are aware of the activities being planned.
Small Business Saturday
This national initiative, which aims to promote and highlight small businesses across the UK will be taking place on Sat 7th Dec, one of the busiest shopping days of the year (first Sat in Dec of course). To find out more and to get involved look here – SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY.
Children in Need

Congrats to all who took part in the Children in Need activities throughout the town and at the NMMC on Friday.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Falmouth BID Updates

Falmouth BID updates as usual for you:

Christmas:
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Late Night Christmas Opening – a reminder, do let me know if you intend to be open please (thanks to those that have), as I will be putting the ‘who’s open’ page live later this week.
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Marketing - a Christmas flyer is being produced and will sit alongside the free Christmas parking posters. These will be distributed around the town in the next two weeks. In addition, many bus shelter sites have been secured, coverage planned for local newspapers and magazines and a variety of other activity in place to get the message out there. Do please link to www.falmouth.co.uk on your respective websites and social media channels, where the full Christmas activity listing appears.

National Award for Maritime Museum
Congratulations to the National Maritime Museum Cornwall for scooping a Silver in the Best UK Heritage Attraction category at the recent British Travel Awards. These are the ‘Oscars’ of the tourism industry, voted for by hundreds of thousands of consumers nationwide, so an excellent achievement.

Children in Need
I’m also including again the message sent last week, on how the town can get together for a great cause -
Wellies, Onesies and Wigs for Pudsey!

Falmouth Town is raising money for Children in Need on Friday 15th November. All shops, galleries, banks and businesses are invited to wear Wellies, Onesies and Wigs for Pudsey. Let’s all get in the spirit and have a good old cake sale or collect money for Children in Need throughout the day on Friday 15th November. All money raised during this day will be totted together to present a cheque from Falmouth Town Council (on behalf of the local businesses and community) during the evening event at National Maritime Museum Cornwall. The evening celebration will run from 6-10pm and if you would like to attend or want more info, please contact Charlotte Davis at Falmouth Art Gallery for any queries -  01326 313863, info@falmouthartgallary.com.