NEWS AND EVENTS
HALLOWEEN AT THE CENTRE
A pair of friendly GIANT PINK WITCHES roamed the mall spooking shoppers, performing spells & posing for photos We also had FREE face painting & temporary glitter tattoos and over 200 children took part.
PLUS, there was spooky story telling at the The BIG Little Library by Gateacre School and children got the chance to make milk bottle ghosts that glowed in the dark!
BELLE VALE’S SEASONAL SPECTACULAR
HO HO HO, Father Christmas is coming to Belle Vale Shopping Centre on Saturday 19th November to meet the families of Belle Vale and spread a little festive cheer. Between 10am and 4pm, Father Christmas will be sat on his magical throne at the beautiful Christmas display to pose for a special photograph for a £1 donation in support of Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice. At 2:30pm, Our Lady of Assumption Primary School Choir will sing Christmas carols before Father Christmas turns on the “Light a Life” Christmas tree at 3pm.
This event will also launch the Father Christmas’ Post Box campaign where young shoppers can post their Christmas wish-list to the North Pole and will receive a letter back from Father Christmas himself. Father Christmas’ Post Box will be located at the Christmas display until Wednesday 14th December.
Belle Vale Shopping Centre will be working with the Centre’s chosen charity Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice to host the “Light a Life” Christmas tree appeal. Shoppers will be able to leave a donation in the wishing well and all proceeds will go to the charity.
This is also the perfect opportunity for visitors to pick up their Christmas shopping as there are over 60 high street stores to choose from. After watching the light switch on, visitors can pop into Iceland, Argos, Farmfoods and New Look without worrying about parking, which is free on site – shopping couldn’t be easier.
SNATCH A CHRISTMAS SHOPPING SPREE
Visit Belle Vale Shopping Centre on Saturday 12th November and you will get the chance to win up to £200 worth of store vouchers to spend at the Centre. Between 10am and 4pm shoppers are invited to step inside the cash grabber booth and compete to get their name on the top spot of the leader board. Shoppers must catch as many snowflakes as possible in a 30 second time period, counted down on a giant digital display. At the end of the day, the highest results will be put into a prize draw for the grand prize of £200 and two runners up with also win; £100 worth of vouchers for second place and £50 worth of vouchers for third place.
The prize is ‘winner’s choice’ as the lucky shopper can pick which retailers to claim vouchers for. There are top high street stores to choose from including New Look, Peacocks, Bon Marche, Argos as well as independent retailers such as AJ’s Clothing and Accessories, Baby Melanie, Mersey Sport and many more.
Paul Wilson, Centre Manager adds ‘Here at the centre we are very excited for the opportunity to give away some big voucher prizes to loyal shoppers. We are giving away a total of £350 that can really help towards Christmas spending and we have lots of great value stores for winners to get the most from their prize’
Be sure to arrive early for the Snatch a Christmas Shopping Spree booth to make sure you don’t miss out. Photographs will be taken throughout the event and these will be available on Belle Vale’s Facebook page.
NEW SHOE SHOP COMING SOON!
AJ’S £100 PRIZE DRAW WINNER ANNOUNCED
An independent accessories store at Belle Vale Shopping Centre has given one lucky shopper £100 worth of store prizes following a special raffle.
A J Accessories, a local Ladies & Babies store selling lots of great fashion and accessories, recently ran a competition to reward spending in their store. Loyal shoppers who spent just £25 between Monday 19th September and Wednesday 19th October were entered into a prize draw to win £100 of store vouchers.
The competition attracted 181 entries. One lucky shopper was picked at random in a raffle draw which was attended by the tenant Arsalain Javeed, Centre Manager Paul Wilson and eager shoppers awaiting the result. In the end, there could be only one winner and that was Ms Beckworth, pictured here in front of A J Accessories.
GIANT PINK WITCHES FLY INTO BELLE VALE
On Saturday 29th October between 10am and 4pm, shoppers finishing off their Halloween shopping will be met by Belle Vale’s learner witches. These wonderful witches are a spectacular sight to see with their colourful costumes and stilts. The learner witches are known for their legendary incompetence and can be seen flying around, surprising people and trying to remember their magic spells. These bungling characters are sure to receive some sympathy and a giggle from the unsuspecting public.
Alongside the character appearances, Belle Vale Shopping Centre is offering face painting and temporary glitter tattoos that can be shown off when having a photograph with the witches. The BIG Little Library will also be joining the fun, with free spooky story-telling throughout the day. Find them next to Snips Salon on Hedgefield mall.
Visitors will be spellbound to learn that the performances and face painting are FREE and what’s more – there are over 1,000 free car parking spaces at the centre, making it a budget-friendly family day out. Shoppers will be able to pick up everything they need for their own spooky celebration, as well as trick or treat goodies, from a selection of retailers such as Wilko, Poundland, B&M and more. There’s great value Halloween ranges in stores now, so pop into the centre today.
AWARD WINNING GREEN AND CLEAN SHOPPING CENTRE
Belle Vale Shopping Centre is the proud recipient of a National award for their environmental initiatives. The Green Apple Environment Awards recognise, reward and promote environmental best practice around the world.
Since 2008, becoming ‘greener’ has been an important part of the Shopping Centre’s corporate social responsibility policy. Over the years, the centre management team has completely changed how they deal with waste on site. Cardboard and polythene are made into bales on-site for recycling, drink cans and plastic bottles are separated at source and all residual waste goes to a facility to be processed and sent to a power station, to generate electricity and steam for district heating. New bins on the mall areas of the Shopping Centre also help tenants and shoppers to recycle easily. The Centre has continuously reduced waste to landfill and in 2012, achieved their target of ZERO waste to landfill that has been maintained since.
In 2015, the management team chose to work with Carbon Neutral Bagnall & Morris Waste Services to provide innovative solutions to their waste management systems. The centre has now started to further improve their waste segregation and recycling through the introduction of food and glass bins across the site.
Alongside these procedural changes, the Centre also held a community event to promote their ‘green’ credentials. Posters were displayed around the mall to encourage shoppers & tenants to support the recycling agenda and a Waste Management Roadshow was held on site by the waste management contractor and the Centre mascot, Bella the Bee.
Paul Wilson, Centre Manager, said of the accolade ’we are extremely proud to receive a Green Apple Award in recognition of our achievements. Over the last few years the centre has made a significant reduction in its impact on the environment, as all the waste created on site is either recycled or redirected to be made into new energy. The site staff work really hard to ensure all recycling opportunities are taken, but with further support from the centres tenants & shoppers, we can continue to improve the recycling initiatives. The waste management costs to the Centre have also been significantly reduced which means any savings can re-invested into other initiatives to the benefit of our shoppers and the local community.’ The awards presentation will be held in November at Westminster Palace and the centre will then find out if they have won a Gold, Silver or Bronze award.
This award comes only a few months after another award for the Centre, achieved in the field of marketing and events. The BCSC Purple Apple Merit Award was given to Belle Vale Shopping Centre in May for their partnership work with Gateacre School for ‘The BIG Little Library’ project.
ROALD DAHL DAY CELEBRATION
The library will be open from 10am on the day, with events from 12pm to 4pm.
The fun free fantastic events will include;
Activity sheets, colouring in, word searches & quizzes. There will also be some popular Roald Dahl Audio Books playing in the backgound.
Additional activities will also be held on the main mall area by the mall cafe. Children will get the chance to make Dream Jars, Wonka Bars & Bulging Biscuits. The event is FREE to join in and all children are welcome.
For more information about these activities or the BIG Little Library project, please visit the library located on Hedgefield Mall near Snips Hairdressers.
NEW RETAILER OPEN AT BELLE VALE SHOPPING CENTRE
Belle Vale Shopping Centre is delighted to announce the arrival of an exciting new independent retailer – Glitz n Glam.
The new store can be found on Hedgefield mall and offers an extensive range of beauty and hair products. The glitzy store stocks a large range of handmade hair accessories appropriate for both school and leisure wear. Glitz n Glam also have a wide- ranging selection of accessories including socks, hair extensions, make-up, jewellery, handbags, false lashes and nails extensions as well as Vibrant Directions hair dye and fancy dress.
Glitz n Glam join a line-up of beauty and fashion retailers already trading at the Centre, including Bon Marche, New Look, Peacocks, Store Twenty-One, Shush, Branded Clothing, A J Accessories, Boots and Superdrug. The new accessories store will be open Monday to Saturday from 9:30am to 5pm each day.
Paul Wilson, Centre Manager, said, ‘Here at Belle Vale Shopping Centre we are proud to support local independent retailers and wish Glitz n Glam every success at the Centre.”
BELLE VALE CELEBRATES THE OLYMPICS
Belle Vale Shopping Centre will be celebrating the summer Olympics in Rio with a special appearance from two larger than life tropical birds. The avian amigos will be roaming the centre on Saturday 13th August to entertain shoppers.
Belle Vale Shopping Centre has flown two exotic Rio Birds all the way from Brazil to entertain visitors as they shop. The vibrant duo will appear at intervals between 10am and 4pm and will be exploring their surroundings with inquisitive beaks and joyful squeaks. Shoppers can marvel at the beauty of the giant birds and will be encouraged to take a bright and brilliant selfie.
Alongside the event, Belle Vale Shopping Centre is giving one shopper the chance to win a sports outfit, courtesy of Mersey Sport. Shoppers are invited to visit the Centre’s Facebook page between Friday 5th and Monday 22nd August to answer the question ‘Who is your favorite Olympian of all time’ and all entries will be put into a prize draw to be in with a chance of winning the brilliant prize.
Paul Wilson, Centre Manager comments, “The Olympics is a fantastic occasion that everyone enjoys. We are pleased to host an event which celebrates the summer event in Rio and we are also delighted to work with Mersey Sport on an exclusive competition; all the activity is free, family entertainment for our shoppers.”
Terms and conditions for the competition can be found on the Facebook page.