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Latest News - September 2016

22 Sep 2016

POSTIVE PURPLE FLAG FEEDBACK

Mansfield’s pubs, events, bus station, dedicated policing, CCTV system, street signs and partnership working have all been praised in a report compiled by independent assessors from the Association of Town and City Management (ATCM).   The positive feedback follows an inspection visit to the town in August. News that Mansfield has retained prestigious Purple Flag status was received earlier this month, but detailed information from the assessors and panel has only just been received.   Aspects of the town considered included safety, the broad range of things to do and places to go in the evening, cleanliness, access ...

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20 Sep 2016

Unique touchscreen and voucher technology coming to Mansfield

Mansfield has become just one of three areas selected to trial innovative new interactive Touchpoint technology that aims to bring more people into town centres.   Rewarding Visits has chosen Mansfield to host up to seven Touchpoint units, which combine display screens and voucher printers.   The idea is that town centre retailers and businesses can display their latest products and services, and offer vouchers which shoppers can print out and use.   To print out a voucher, shoppers will need a new I Love Mansfield card, which will replace the current I Love Mansfield privilege cards.  It is ...

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20 Sep 2016

Great customer service celebrated in Mansfield

Mansfield town centre businesses deliver some of the best customer services of anywhere in the UK.   That was the message at an awards ceremony last night (Thursday) held by the Mansfield BID (Business Improvement District).   More than 65 businesses took part in the third annual BID customer service awards scheme.   Independent assessors from Storecheckers had visited participants to judge how good their service was, and mark them against a set criteria.   Businesses were then ranked into bands, depending on how high they had scored.   And last night, the participants found out just how well they had ...

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20 Sep 2016

PURPLE FLAG STILL FLYING

Mansfield is still a great place to enjoy a fun and safe evening out – it’s official!   Following a visit by two independent assessors from the Association of Town and City Management (ATCM) and presentation of evidence to demonstrate what the town has to offer and how it is run, confirmation that the town has retained prestigious Purple Flag status has been received.   Purple Flag is an accreditation scheme that recognises excellence in the management of town and city centres at night. It can be seen as the equivalent of the Blue Flag awarded to good ...

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14 Sep 2016

New loyalty card - we want you to design it!

We will soon be launching a brand new card to reward vistors to Mansfield town Centre...and we want you to design it! More information on how below... I love Mansfield Privilege Card Design Competition   COULD YOU BE THE NEXT DESIGNER OF THE NEW LOOK TOWN CENTRE PRIVILEGE CARD????   To enter the competition please complete your design on the special template.    The following criteria applies: •The competition is open to any age •You must leave the two depicted spaces free for the necessary logos •Your design must represent why you love Mansfield •...

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07 Sep 2016

Flypast salute for Mansfield town centre events

A flypast over Mansfield capped a fantastic weekend of events in the town centre.   Organised by Mansfield BID (Business Improvement District), Friday evening saw the Back to the Swing of Things 1940s-style dance event take place in a marquee in the Market Place, while Saturday and Sunday saw the Garden and Craft Festival take place, also in the marquee.   The festival, organised by the BID in association with The Trustees of the Allotments for the Labouring Poor, was a chance for green-fingered locals to show off their skills and potentially win categories.   A number of stalls selling ...

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