Downtown Gibraltar

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The Downtown Gibraltar Business Improvement District (BID) Project officially launched in June earlier this year, backed by local
businesses and with the support of HM Government of Gibraltar.

The BID is a defined area managed by the businesses inside it, giving the opportunity for a collective approach to make the decisions that will best benefit the zone.

This project is a first for Gibraltar’s town centre, which will soon undergo rejuvenation through a number of events, business marketing services, improved waste management, and other initiatives to help develop a prosperous, well-resourced town centre.

It’s a five-year project, after which businesses within the area will go to vote once again to decide whether the project should continue on for a further term.

The team, made up of professional staff and a Board consisting of various business owners, has already engaged with key groups and factions to explore which collaborations could be possible. Together with members of SNAG, the Gibraltar Disability Rights Federation, Cerebral Palsy Awareness Gibraltar and the Gibraltar Disability Society, a list of action points to make Downtown a more accessible, disability-friendly area were raised.

In addition, following meetings with the Hindu, Jewish, Christian and other communities, the Downtown team has put together a series of events and attractions on top of the usual activity around the Festive period. Dubbed “Fire and Lights Season”, this spell (commencing with Diwali in October and ending with the Cavalcade in January) will see the introduction of seasonal lighting, musical performances, and other live entertainment.

A full calendar of events will be made available at www.downtown.gi.

If you have any questions about the Downtown BID project, if you’d like to get involved, or if you have any ideas/suggestions for projects that would help support your business, please email hello@downtown.gi

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