New video shows Westside BID keeping district safe during COVID-19

A new montage of video clips and pictures has been stitched together to show businesses how Westside BID is keeping the district safe during COVID-19.

The montage shows several clips of the quiet streets, gardens and grounds in and around Westside, along with footage showing the activities of the BID’s wardens, cleaners, key workers and Midland Metro expansion works.

The final section of the montage shows the various tributes paid to the NHS by Westside businesses and wardens.

All footage and pictures used in the production have been either been filmed by Westside Wardens or other key workers, everyone fully conforming with government advice on social distancing.

The resulting 87-second video was planned by Luisa Huggins, who heads Westside BID’s media department, using the production and voiceover skills of Steve Dyson of Dyson Media, and the technical editing expertise of Paula Young of Magic Lantern Media.

Luisa said: “We’re absolutely thrilled at this video montage which is a genuine depiction of the ongoing activities on Westside during the lockdown period.

“We were keen to show our members that while many of them are temporarily closed, certain businesses are still open and busy, such as key shops, the Metro works and venues like the Sea Life Centre.

“We also wanted to show how hard our wardens and cleaners are working to keep the area clean, safe and secure, with extra checks taking place around the clock to keep an eye on all those properties that are closed during the lockdown.

“Our main message is that Westside BID is taking care of things for members, and that this means that once the lockdown begins to lift in various stages, the district is ready and waiting to get things back to whatever the new normal becomes.”

As well as appearing in this story on Westside BID’s website, the video montage will also be distributed across the BID’s multiple social media channels like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

By Steve Dyson

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