As our Floral Summer of Celebration draws to an end, our new Lego trail is launched tomorrow!
Fifteen models are currently being installed in businesses across the town centre, and they are already making local news headline and causing a stir on social media.
July has been a very busy month for the BID team, including watering the wonderful floral displays ensuring they continue to look their absolute best.
We also had a very successful four days at the Great Yorkshire Show, engaging with visitors and selling the town centre as a must-visit destination to shop, eat and drink.
We have also launched our Report a Crime Online campaign, bene delighted to support a number of events hosted by BID Levy Payers, and entertained visitors with a variety of street entertainers.
I would also like to thank those Levy Payers who completed the survey. The results will be published next month.
If you have any comments/suggestions, them please do get in touch.
Sara Ferguson BID Chair
Alice in Wonderland characters star in Harrogate BID’s new Lego model trail
Characters from a classic children’s book have been given a ‘Lego-makeover’ for a new family friendly trail launching in Harrogate tomorrow. (Saturday, July 30)
Fifteen large scale Alice in Wonderland-themed models will be making their debut in a variety of different town centre locations, courtesy of Harrogate BID (Business Improvement District), before heading on a world-wide tour.
These sculptures, crafted from the iconic toy bricks, include Alice, the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat, Knave of Hearts, Dodo and Dormouse.
And the models for the Alice in Brickland Harrogate Lego Trail, which runs until Saturday, August 20, have been made by Yorkshire charity, Fairybricks, whose team of six builders have taken six months and more than 514,000 Lego bricks to create the masterpieces.
Harrogate BID Manager Chapman Matthew Chapman said: “Last year’s Lego Trail, featuring a number of well-known Harrogate landmarks, was a huge success, hence its return this summer.
Full detials and where you caa see the models can be found here.
Harrogate Station Gateway Project – Further Consultation
A third and final round of consultation into the £10.9m Harrogate Station Gateway Project has just been launched.
The consultation concludes on August 23, 2022. Members of the project team will be at Victoria Shopping Centre at the following times:
Thursday 4 August, 11am – 4pm
Friday 5 August, 11am – 4pm
Saturday 6 August, 11am – 4pm
There is also an online event being held at 6pm on Wednesday August 10.
Harrogate BID Chair Sara Ferguson said: “It is vitally important that as many people as possible make their views about the Harrogate Station Gateway Project known, that’s why we are asking all our Levy Payers, landlords and town centre employees to take a few minutes to fill in the survey.”