An active sub-group of the Bishop Auckland Town Team is the ‘Events Team’ who organise and carry out a number of events throughout the year to help raise the profile and to increase the footfall in the town.
For a list of the Town Team events click here
2018 – Building On Success
“In 2017 the Town Team was able to support and organise a range of events to attract people into the Town Centre. New events, such as the Easter Eggstravaganza in April proved to be a great success and will be repeated this year.
Established events such as the New Car Show saw the Market Place full again with car dealers promoting new models. One dealer reported that three people they met at the Show went to their showroom and bought cars the following day!!
A great success was the Advent Window programme held during the whole of December when we linked 24 businesses with schools or community organisations. They choose a Christmas Carol and a themed window display was designed around the carol. Each display was then revealed within a published schedule, the carol sung and the Christmas spirit really brought to the streets of Bishop Auckland Town Centre!
This year we are building on our successes of previous years. This new magazine contains all the dates of the events we are planning to hold during 2018. We are also working with Auckland Projects, Kynren, the Town Council and other organisations, such as Bishop Auckland and Coundon In Bloom, to help create an entertaining programme of events for residents, visitors and people who work in Bishop Auckland.
The Town Team are also supporting the introduction of a FREE WiFi system within the town centre; improved signage around the town and businesses applying for ‘Targeted Business Improvement’ grants from Durham County Council to refurbish their premises.
As Bishop Auckland is now a ‘Heritage Action Zone’ we will also be involved with projects designed to regenerate economic activity based on our history, our past really is our future!! I would like to thank all those Town Team members whose voluntary support made our events programme such as success. If you would like to join us in organising the 2018 programme, please get in touch through our contact points.”
Chair, Bishop Auckland Town Team