High Streets for All programme

The High Streets for All partners, including the Business Improvement District and the council, have secured funding from the Mayor of London’s High Streets for All Challenge, to bring forward an innovative Bexleyheath high street vision focused on the Broadway area. A series of events and activities are being developed to test new approaches to revitalise Bexleyheath town centre.

A team of experts has been appointed (We Made That, Poor Collective, Bohemia Place Market) to support the development of the programme of activities and help the partnership to trial new initiatives in the pedestrianised area of the Broadway.

Local opportunities

Through previous engagement, surveys and discussions with the local community, including local businesses and stakeholders, two key priorities were highlighted for the improvement of Bexleyheath Town Centre.

Supporting a better transition from day-time to night-time economy

Working with young people on the future of the town centre

High Streets for All Partners

The High Streets for All partnership brings together experienced individuals and organisations from various sectors and disciplines who have an interest in Bexleyheath’s future. The partners are passionate about finding solutions to the immediate recovery as well as the longer-term future of Bexleyheath.

High Streets for All activities

Bexleyheath night market events
Bexleyheath night market events

Bexleyheath Night Markets

As part of this initiative, Bexleyheath Night Markets took place on the last Friday of each month from June through October, in the heart of the town centre. Up to forty unique traders were present at each market and provided a range of street food, artisan products, craft beers, cocktails, and more. Local businesses showed their support for the markets as many of them extended their opening hours on market nights to help stimulate the night-time economy.

Several of the markets hosted activities for children, while the market event in September boasted a talent show organised and performed by local young people. At the July and September night markets, some of the stalls featured products designed and marketed by local young entrepreneurs as part of the Youth Enterprise Programme.