The Newton Business Improvement Association is passionate about revitalizing and improving the opportunities for businesses in the Newton Town Centre area. Four main areas of focus are: Safety, Area Enhancement, Events and Government Relations.
Shopping Cart Retrieval Program
A steady supply of shopping carts is essential for any large business to operate successfully. Unfortunately, carts are at risk of disappearing from lots, taken by customers, shoppers from neighbouring stores, and recyclers. Despite the best efforts of businesses to protect their carts, this remains a nearly constant problem. In response to this issue, the Newton BIA is implementing a shopping cart retrieval service designed for the Newton Town Centre area. We will be...
Team Tidy is a clean streets initiative created by the Newton BIA. As an inclusive employer, the BIA has Team Tidy employees employed through AVIA Employment Services. The team is responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the streets within the Newton BIA boundary. They do this by picking up litter on streets and parking lots, and reporting graffiti, illegal dumping, illegal signage, abandoned shopping carts, and problem properties. Team Tidy works closely with the CSP...
Newton Town Centre 20 Year Plan
Newton, the heart of Surrey, holds the highest population from any other district in the City of Surrey. However, Newton lacks the infrastructure and investment to show for its large population. The Newton BIA is focused on creating a viable 20-year plan for the Newton Town Centre. Currently, the Newton Town Centre has many vacant store fronts, aging infrastructure, an increasing population, a lack of transportation, no density, a hurting brand, lack of gathering spaces,...
Do you have questions and concerns about what’s happening in the Newton Town Centre? Looking for a chance to connect with other businesses and organization in the town centre? Newton Talks is just the thing for you! Newton Talks is a monthly networking forum for Businesses and Community to establish a voice for Newton that improves business opportunities, revitalize the area, and creates a sustainable future for the community. Each month the discussion will focus...
Marketing & Events
Newton Community Walk
Every movement starts with a passionate few that drive change in their neighborhood. It is Newton’s time to take back its streets and galvanize the community by taking ownership of the future to ensure long term vibrancy and optimism for the area. The Newton Community Walk is one way the BIA and the community take that ownership. The walk is a monthly event bringing the community, businesses, and government officials together to clean our streets and...
Merchant Shout-out is a monthly blog highlighting one business within the Newton Town Centre. The blog features a business owner’s personal story and journey, information about the business, their connection to Newton, and possible promotions and events. Learn more about your local businesses by tuning in monthly on our blog. Jon’s Newtrition Kitchen
Community Safety Patrol
The Community Safety Patrol (CSP) program is the BIA’s largest safety initiative. The program is contracted through the Commissionaires, a security force taking on non-core police duties, this allows for local RCMP to take on more critical issues. The CSP program consists of daily 8-hour patrols by two employees. Their daily patrols around the Newton BIA boundary focus on businesses and citizens addressing safety concerns, using visible presence as a crime deterrent, and supporting crime...
Creating youth engagement is important for the future of any community. The BIA believes that youth are the future and is always finding ways to engage and excite youth about being involved in their community. The BIA has been working closely with Frank Hurt Secondary, located just outside the BIA boundary and is looking to work with other Newton schools to create programs for youth. With Frank Hurt Secondary, the BIA has held a community...
Newton Safety Unit
The Newton Safety Unit is a collaborative weekly safety initiative for the Newton Town Centre. It consists of a weekly meeting with RCMP, Community Safety Patrol, Surrey Crime Prevention, Surrey Bylaw, and other community stakeholders to create weekly targets and initiatives to increase communication, effectiveness, and ultimately decrease crime within Newton.
Used Needle Disposal Program
Needles and needle debris are a challenging issue for Newton, however Newton is not alone. Strategies to ensure that individuals and communities are as safe and healthy as possible have been undertaken across the globe. Ensuring that people who use needles can access safe disposal, and that stray needles and needle debris in the community are dealt with promptly and safely is one of the goals of the Newton BIA. The Used Needle Disposal Program...
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