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TOPIC: BPT Update Nov 2018

BPT Update Nov 2018 1 month ago #1

Hello all – here is a quick one to let you know what the BPT team have been up to this month.

Building Stuff- You would have seen some more essential works happening. We reported in the summer that we had an extremely generous donation and Bex has been putting it to excellent use. We now have spaces safe & ready for hire.  We are looking at some change of use permissions for the top floor. We are currently licenced for it to be residential. We would like this to be a flexible office space. We need the kitchen to be registered for food preparation to support any future café function.

Room Hire Policy– thanks for your feedback on this so far. We now have a draft policy that GC will be looking at next week.  One thing we want to make clear is that although we do have a commitment to open the space, and a financial liability to cover, we went through the refurbishment to ensure SLT’s future. The SLT’s use and programme is, and always will be, the priority.  We just need to use the space outside of the SLT core hours more commercially.

The fire station welcome  - Some of our front line volunteers will be working with “Boo Productions” over next week-end to look at our members and customer journey – I know, don’t worry, we aren’t going to start saying “Have a nice day” but we really we do want people using the building, be it for a show, a workshop, a wardrobe visit to have the same welcome & hopefully want to join up and be more involved.  It is the first time we have had to deal with the general public who are not necessarily visiting to see a show. We have some places on this session Sunday 18th Nov from 11am. If you regularly volunteer for us and want to come along and share your experiences of dealing with the general public email bex@sltfirestation.org.  Lunch and refreshments will be provided on the day.

Marketing– We have agreed with our funders that the business plan we are developing will have our marketing plan embedded in it. Watch this space for a new website, promo materials for wardrobe, room hire, family activities and even a funky digital screen.

Daytime & other activities have been part of the programme of events we have committed to delivering until June 2019 and here’s what is happening before Christmas. Bookings and enquiries can be made through sltfirestation.org or by emailingcassie@sltfirestation.org

Write Club- This starts 15th Nov! We have managed to secure a great tutor for this 5 week play writing project. The course is subsidised by the HLF, so if you have not booked – BOOK ! This price is a one-time offer unless we can secure additional funds.  No experience necessary, just bring your ideas and a pen. https://sltfirestation.org/write-club/

Teacher event  -  We will be hosting a night for local teachers who will get a tour of the building, a free copy of our magnificent book for their library and an invite to our school sessions. We are providing our hard-working teachers a mulled wine and a mince pie or two for their efforts. If you are, or know a local teacher, please let us know.  cassie@sltfirestation.org

Kids stuff !-  There is already a great programme for under 5’s happening every week. Baby dance, story time and “Singing maracas” offer the chance to learn tunes from around the world.  https://sltfirestation.org/under-5s/

Finally - ! Fundraising  We have some more funding applications pending.  If you are interested in helping out please drop us a line !

Sorry – much longer than we thought….. There’s so much happening. Exciting isn’t it !

Love The BPT team


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