The Southend Business Group has agreed to supply each business in the Southend with a free window decal to increase awareness of the Southend brand and to advertise to the public that the business is in the Southend.
This is part of a programme of building awareness of the Southend among the public and creating the idea of the Southend as a distinct and important community within the Hutt City.
Southend Street Community Working Bee and Street Party
April 26th corner of High Street and Laings Road 10am-4pm
The Southend Business Group is hosting a community working bee / street party on Monday April 26th to create a fun and colourful project on High Street. We invite you to join us to ‘Paint the Town’ and help to make the Southend of High Street the creative entrance to Lower Hutt.
The first of the Soundbites 2021 services of lunchtime concerts kicked of today in Andrews Ave after the one scheduled for last Friday was cancelled because of bad weather. The concert today, featuring Aaron Andis was held in bright sunshine and attracted a festive crowd who came to listen and dance to the music. Aaron played a number of popular songs that pleased the assembled crowd.
These free music events will happen each Friday from 12 noon - 2pm in Andrews Ave until the 26th March. Refer here for the schedule of events.
The custom decorated art trees have been installed on High Street. Each tree has been decorated by a different local artist, so take a stroll along the street in the Southend precinct and admire the designs. These trees have been sponsored by the Hutt City Council a in support of the Southend Business Group objective of promotng the street and its businesses.
Central City Christmas Window Decorating Competition
This year the Southend Business Group is merrily challenging its fellow Central City businesses to a Christmas Window Challenge. Like in previous years we encourage you to decorate your street facing business windows in celebration of the silly season. This year we want the focus to be on Christmas Trees. The Southend is organizing Christmas on High and it is all about Christmas trees, on the street and in the windows. Christmas on High is a multi-year plan to bring a sense of festivity into the CBD.
Signs in the High Street featuring the Southend branding. Help make the Southend an identifiable precint by using the branding for your store or other communications. Contact the SEBG if you would like details of the branding including artwork.