New film shows Westside BID keeping district safe

How Birmingham’s ‘golden mile’ is being looked after during COVID-19.

A new montage of video clips and pictures has been produced to show businesses how Westside BID is keeping Birmingham’s golden mile safe during COVID-19.

The montage shows several clips of the quiet streets, gardens and grounds in and around the Broad Street entertainment district, along with footage showing activities of the BID’s wardens, cleaners and Midland Metro expansion workers.

The final section of the 87-second video montage shows the various tributes paid to the NHS by Westside businesses and wardens.

All footage and pictures used in the production have been either been filmed by Westside Wardens or other key workers, everyone fully conforming with government advice on social distancing.

Luisa Huggins of Westside BID said: “We’re absolutely thrilled at this video montage which is a genuine depiction of the ongoing activities on Westside during the lockdown period.

“We were keen to show our members that while many of them are temporarily closed, certain businesses are still open and busy, such as key shops, the Metro works and venues like the Sea Life Centre.

“We also wanted to show how hard our wardens and cleaners are working to keep the area clean, safe and secure, with extra checks taking place around the clock to keep an eye on all those properties that are closed during the lockdown.

“Our main message is that Westside BID is taking care of things for members, and that this means that once the lockdown begins to lift in various stages, the district is ready and waiting to get things back to whatever the new normal becomes.”