Summer Campaign

Running from June – August, our seasonal promotion will be a three month “celebration” of Chichester’s city centre to include refreshed streets, planting, flag and bunting displays, cross street installation, an independents shopping guide and the promotion of independent retailers in general.

The aim of the summer campaign is to inject some TLC into the streetscape to reinforce a sense of civic pride, make the city centre look as attractive as possible to visitors and shoppers alike, and create an appealing backdrop to showcase the city’s history and culture as well as the vast array of activities and retail experiences it has to offer.

Our objective is to create a positive visual impact for those visiting in order to leave a lasting impression and encourage repeat visits. If the city centre doesn’t appear to love itself how can we expect anyone to take notice? The BID team want to reinforce the reasons why we should all love our city and be proud of it so that our visitors and shoppers can do the same. This is why the slogan for the Summer campaign will be “Love Local, Shop Local”.

It is hoped that these activities will support and bolster local retailers given the current state of the highstreets nationally; promoting Chichester’s retail offering as well as referencing the tourist and business opportunities found on our doorstep. The campaign will showcase Chichester as a multi-purpose hub for the outlying region making it more appealing to the “destination” visitor.

The Love Local, Shop Local campaign activity includes:

Super Saturday

Mark your diaries for our Super Saturday event on 13th July!

Chichester Mayor, Richard Plowman will open the day-long celebration of Chichester that aims to encourage visitors and shoppers to explore the city centre and stay longer.

Spirit FM will be broadcasting live from Chichester from 11am–3pm to talk about all the city has to offer, chatting to a number of local businesses as well as shoppers. We will also be running a whole host of amazing FREE giveaways throughout the day which will be promoted on Spirit FM on the day and leading up to the event.

Independents Shopping Guide

We have launched a NEW independents’ shopping guide to help visitors discover the wealth of Independents that Chichester has to offer.

The Chichester Independents Passport is a wonderful showcase of the 190+ independent businesses that make up Chichester City Centre. Not only this but it offers visitors a chance to win one of five Chichester Gift Cards (worth £100).

Street Party

We are excited to announce that plans to hold a Street Party as part of our Love Local, Shop Local summer campaign are now underway. Taking place on Thursday 22 August from 4pm to 8pm, East Street will be transformed into a thriving festival of late night shopping, festivities and food which will extend across the city centre.

We are working in partnership with Chichester District Council to create this exciting summer evening event. Plans include a wealth of entertainment for all ages from a carousel to face painting. Visitors will also be able to relax in deckchairs around the city and enjoy a whole host of street food vendors to celebrate the city’s culinary offering. Spirit FM will also be broadcasting live from East Street throughout the event.

You can get involved by keeping your business open so visitors can find you, you could also maximise the opportunity by holding in-store events or special offers to coincide with the street party.

Please contact [email protected] to let us know if you will be participating and how we can support you.

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