A former British Prime Minister when asked what he feared the most is said to have replied ‘events dear boy events’
Well certainly you can’t say that about Beith Trust, if anything despite the pressure that often comes from organising events and implementing them they continue onwards.
Yes I know readers you will say that I am being biased and seeing Beith Trust through rose tinted glasses and not acknowledging the issues in both the short and long term which can affect a group, this I assure you is far from the truth.
Any of us who have ever been involved in any kind of event will acknowledge the issues both negative and positive that events can have pre and post implementation. On those involved and those who the event is aimed for.
You have the theory, then there’s what actually happens, sometimes the two don’t exactly match up, which can in the long run actually result in something better than you originally envisaged.
Then you have the balance between what you would love to do if time, money and other considerations weren’t an issue and being realistic.
Over the next six months starting from April 19th-23rd 2016 Beith Trust will be working in collaboration with local businesses to improve the appearance and condition of Beith Main Street.
The starting event during this period is the a POP UP DESIGN Studio at 27 main street Beith offering free, impartial advice from professionals on a range of areas including shop front improvements- signage/menu, interior design and business ideas. This is open to all businesses in Beith or those in Beith who have business ideas but are unsure what the first steps are, or what is required in reality to set-up, maintain and grow a small business within a town centre.
This scheme allows/gives opportunity for community networking on the ground rather than in a book/online which when flourishing can establish in some cases and reinforce in others joined up thinking between groups of all sizes, businesses in Beith established or new, the local press, local community and elected officials. Which in turn redefines and redirects what Beith was, is and can be in the future as well as the Garnock Valley.
By William Morton