B2B Newsletter: October 6th 2023 – Hamilton BID

Get your Christmas event or promotion included in the festive guide! 

We’ll be launching and promoting our Hamilton Festive guide at the start of November to coincide with the start of many festive events in the area. The guide will be promoted regularly across our social media channels and users will be able to click a link to view the PDF guide. If you have any content that you would like included email malcolm.thomasharley@hamiltonbid.org. by the 21st October.

Quarry Street free parking / road opening trial to proceed:

We have been informed that the pedestrianised section of Quarry Street is planned to open to vehicles in January 2024 and that a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) will be promoted. Following our feedback, the number of parking spaces has also been increased to 27, providing increased capacity on the street. The trial will enable vehicles to park/wait for 30 minutes, free of charge within the marked bays, in support of business and the community. During the 18-month trial period assessment will be made regarding the impact of the initiative. As per previous updates, deliveries will not be permitted within the hours of 09:30 to 16:00. In addition, traffic will now be permitted to access Cadzow Street, however access to Keith Street will be restricted to buses and taxi’s only.

Further information and updates will be provided before the trial commences.

Festive / seasonal events 2023:

Here’s our event plans over the next few months:

  • 28th October – Hamilton Market, Halloween themed (Regent Centre)
  • 18th November – Hamilton Market will be back in the Regent centre to support the centre’s annual light switch on
  • 25th November – Hamilton Light Switch on – Quarry Street
  • 2nd December – Santa and the fire elves , Christmas parade and market – Quarry Street
  • 16th December – Hamilton Christmas market – Regent Centre
Hamilton market – 30th September:

Hamilton Market project continues to drive additional visitors into the area. On Saturday 30th September the Regent Centre recorded a 44.3% week on week visitor uplift with 2,442 additional visitors coming into the town. Year on year this represented a 22.6% increase +1,468. Year to date we have now reached an estimated 23,177 additional visitors due to the market and events.

We’re now looking forward to developing/growing this project for 2024.

Hamilton Town News

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