THE Fleetwood Business Improvement Association introduced on Tuesday a series of Love Where You Live resources and programs for local businesses, kicking off their announcement with a community clean-up. Together with Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum, local businesses cleaned up 160th Street, launching the association’s commitment to the city-wide campaign.
“I want to commend members of the Fleetwood Business Improvement Association for the great job they are doing in promoting a clean and beautiful city,” said McCallum. “Today’s announcement of additional resourcing for businesses creates a sustainable plan to further support and encourage business owners to take part in this campaign. By creating a more welcoming environment for residents and visitors alike it’s a win, win for the community.”
In addition to the community clean-up, the Fleetwood BIA has committed to the following initiatives to support local businesses:
- An area enhancement grant, up to $1000, to support beautification projects such as painting, flowers and shrub trimming, to create a more inviting atmosphere for customers
- A designated BIA Clean Team, in partnership with Milieu Family Services, will provide cleaning and litter removal around the Fleetwood area, Monday through Friday until September
- The installation of bike racks in key business locations, designed with artwork by local artists
The City also launched Love Where You Live business window decals at the event, to acknowledge the work that businesses do in keeping town centres clean and welcoming. To be eligible for the window decal, businesses must clean-up 20 minutes per week. Decals can be picked up at any Business Improvement Association in Surrey.
Businesses can also apply for a façade grant, with the City matching 30% of eligible costs up to $3,000 for commercial property owners forstorefront improvements, year-round.
For more information about Love Where You Live, or to learn about how you can coordinate a clean-up initiative in your neighborhood or business area, visit surrey.ca/lovewhereyoulive