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E-bulletin - Meet the BID team and Easter Trail update


Meet our new BID Operations Manager

Meet our new BID Operations Manager Mark Mullen, who has joined the BID team to support businesses and promote town centre development and growth.
 
Mark will work alongside BID Executive Director Rob Purdie, BID Project Support Executive Kimberley Herbert and newly recruited BID Host Bailey Earl.

He has taken over the reins from former BID Manager Chris Barker, who worked with the BID for around four years. Mark’s role will be heading up the operations of the BID.

Listen to Mark by clicking on the video link below and read more about Mark and the BID team
HERE.

Meet our new Host Bailey Earl

Bailey Earl, 19, is the BID’s newest recruit – coming on board as a Host. Bailey will be working alongside Kimberley Herbert, who has recently been promoted to BID Project Support Executive.

Find out more about Bailey
HERE
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Winners collect their Easter eggs

Thank you to all the businesses that supported and got involved in our Northampton Easter Shoe Trail.

Families spent the month of April exploring our town centre,
seeking out 10 pictures of different shoes.

Our post boxes were brimming with entry forms by the end of the month and we are now handing out big Easter eggs to our 10 winners this week.

Watch this fun film below to see Kimberley drawing all our winners .... click on the play button.
Dates for your diary

  • Saturday, 18th May - Celebrate Pride Northampton Find out more HERE.

  • Tuesday, 28th May - BID workshop 'Improving the retail experience'. Book HERE.

  • Friday, 31st May - Sunday, 2nd June - Northampton Beer Festival - in Becket's Park.

  • 1st-2nd June - The Big Lunch. Details HERE.

  • Wednesday, 5th June - Northamptonshire Community Volunteer Fair, Market Square. This event will promote social action and volunteering opportunities available across the county. Click HERE.

  • Saturday, 8th June - Northampton Carnival. The parade will leave the Racecourse at 2pm and arrive in Abington Square at 2.35pm, then moving on to St Giles Street, the Guildhall, up Abington Street and back to Abington Square for 3.35pm. More details HERE.

  • Sunday, 16th June - Northampton Music Festival, supported by Northampton town centre BID. Find out more HERE.
Useful contacts and telephone numbers

If you have any environmental issues here are the contact details. Go online
HERE, email
enquiries@northampton.gov.uk or call
0300 330 7000.
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Car parking charges under review and Easter Trail continues...

 

 
 
Car Parking Charge increases under review - read our full update
 
Proposed increases in town centre parking charges are being reconsidered –
thanks largely to the BID.
 
Following a BID meeting, at which a broad range of town centre businesses and
organisations gathered to directly challenge councillors and their decision-making process, the BID pulled a small working group together.
 
This group met earlier this month and, working with council officers and the Federation of Small Businesses, suggested alternative options and pushing for a simpler charging structure.
 
Rob Purdie, Executive Director of the BID, said: “We had a full and frank exchange of ideas and are delighted to say that alternatives we proposed are now being considered."
 
Read the full story HERE .
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Our Shoe Trail continues
 
What a great weekend - more than 50 Northampton Easter Trail entry forms have been posted in our specially designed post boxes in just two days.
 
Thanks to Northampton Borough Council for supporting us this Easter weekend, by running a Big Easter Giveaway to complement and promote our trail.
 
Our trail continues until the end of this month, so here's a reminder.
 
Encourage your customers to take part in our shoe-style treasure hunt and signpost people to our website, where they can download an entry form HERE .
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Calling all food and drink businesses
 
We are launching a new food and drink campaign this summer, designed to promote our town centre's array of cafes, bars and restaurants.
 
As well as promoting businesses on social media we will be designing and printing a directory, which we will distribute at summer events including the Carnival and Northampton Music Festival.
 
Make sure you don't miss out ...
 
Our new Host Bailey Earl will be visiting all food and drink businesses over the coming weeks to confirm your business details.
 
Our directory will include space for us to write a little more about a handful of businesses. So, if you would like to be included (you may have won a recent award, get exceptional customer reviews, have launched a new dish or expanded into new premises) then please email us at info@northamptonbid.co.uk . We have extended the deadline to this Friday, 26th April.
 
Celebrate Pride
 
A date for your diary - Celebrate Pride Northampton, complete with music, food and activity stalls, will be on the Market Square on Saturday, 18th May.
 
Pop up shops from Q Space, University of Northampton LGBTQ+ Society, Northamptonshire Police and St Andrews Healthcare, will be open.
 
In addition there will be glitter and face paint stalls, chalk drawing activities and performances from local bands, singers and dancers. Find out more HERE .
 
If your business is doing anything special for this event please let us know and tag us into any of your social media messages so we can share.
 
Dates for your diary
 
  • Saturday, 18th May - Celebrate Pride Northampton
 
  • 28th May - BID workshop 'Improving the retail experience'. Book HERE.
 
  • Friday, 1st June - Sunday, 3rd June - Northampton Beer Festival - in Becket's Park.

  • 1st-2nd June - The Big Lunch. Details HERE.
 
  • Saturday, 8th June - Northampton Carnival. The parade will leave the Racecourse at 2pm and arrive in Abington Square at 2.35pm, then moving on to St Giles Street, the Guildhall, up Abington Street and back to Abington Square for 3.35pm. More details HERE.
 
  • Sunday, 16th June - Northampton Music Festival, supported by Northampton town centre BID. Find out more HERE.
 
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