Cleanliness and maintenance of streets and buildings is also high on the list of priorities of Hull BID businesses, reflecting the way in which money is allocated by Hull BID to tackle problems around the relevant area.
The concerns were highlighted in responses so far to a questionnaire distributed to all businesses in the Hull BID area. The feedback will directly influence how Hull BID allocates funding for future work.
Highlights of the analysis so far show that Hull BID’s spending programme matches the requirements of the businesses who fund the projects.
Businesses were asked to indicate which of Hull BID’s five key priorities they felt were important. More than 73 per cent said Safety & Security is important, and more than 71 per cent said Cleaning & Maintenance is important.
Marketing & Events are important to nearly 53 per cent of respondents; just fewer than 51 per cent consider Signage & Access important and just fewer than 38 per cent attach importance to Hull BID’s efforts to improve the Evening Economy.
"We are delighted with the response so far, particularly as it demonstrates our priorities are consistent with those of the businesses," said Kathryn Shillito, who was appointed City Centre Manager earlier this year.Comments that accompanied the responses indicate people feel the city centre is a safe place during the day and Hull BID has been successful in tackling graffiti. Hull BID’s involvement in major events is credited with increasing footfall for city centre traders and there is a view that more funding should be made available to promote the evening economy through events like Hull Dine Week and the Hull Comedy Festival.