Kingstonfirst Business Improvement District
aims to lead the renewal and growth of Kingston Town Centre by introducing positive changes through direct intervention, representation, collaboration and monitoring service levels that without business involvement and support would not otherwise happen.
It aims to improve the trading environment for levy paying businesses by animating its streets and creating a high quality experience that draws visitors to the town and keeps them coming back.
Since its launch in 2005 Kingstonfirst has achieved improved cleanliness, reduced levels of crime and fear of crime, increased visitor numbers and satisfaction and improved business and public support and engagement.
As a result Kingston is the safest London borough; retains footfall above the National average; is the leading South East Town Centre for retail spend (outside Central London); and has very low vacancy rates.