Busi­nesses sought as spon­sors

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

A SCHEME to en­cour­age com­pa­nies to spon­sor coun­cil-owned land has had a promis­ing start.

Bea­cons­field Town Coun­cil tri­alled a scheme ear­lier this year, and ap­pealed for busi­nesses to come for­ward if they were in­ter­ested.

The idea was to get busi­nesses and other groups to pay for the up­keep of a par­tic­u­lar area, in ex­change for ad­ver­tis­ing.

The coun­cil now has an agree­ment with Mar­ket Force and Univer­sal Care Ltd for spon­sor­ship of the brick planters and gar­den area out­side the Town Hall, in Penn Road.

Coun­cil­lor Philip Bas­ti­man, the chair­man of the open spa­ces com­mit­tee, said this would pro­vide a ‘good in­come’.

The scheme will now be ex­tended to other ar­eas – the coun­cil is look­ing for busi­nesses that might be in­ter­ested in spon­sor­ing Mar­ket Square, op­po­site the White Hart, in Ayles­bury End.

Mr Bas­ti­man said: “We have busi­nesses in­ter­ested in spon­sor­ing that site and in­vest­ing in them. I think it’s work­ing well.”

What do you think of the scheme? Email bucks news@trin­i­tysouth.co.uk.

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