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Northampton town centre news & events
 
M&S and town news
You will have seen and heard the news about the risk of closure for the Northampton town centre Marks & Spencer .
 
The BID has been responding to lots of local and national media enquiries since the announcement was made yesterday and some of the links to interviews and articles with our executive director, Rob Purdie are below.
 
We are keen to gauge the response from town centre businesses and are working with M&S on the consultation process and town centre partners to develop a town centre plan with more urgency - contact us HERE and let us know your opinion.
 
There will be a further interviews with Rob Purdie in tomorrow's Chronicle & Echo and later this evening on Channel 5 .
 
Listen and watch
BBC Radio Northampton - Rob interviewed on the recent Purple Flag accreditation (before M&S news broke)
 
Rob interviewed about the M&S closure
BBC Look East (West)
 
BBC Radio Northampton
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p065z0vj - full report starts from 3: 12: 33. Rob’s interview is at 3: 15: 13.
 
BBC Radio Five Live
 
BBC Breakfast
 
Street Circus & Love Your Local Market
Our free one-day Street Circus  – organised to tie in with the day of the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle - drew the crowds into the Northampton town centre on Saturday.
 
We took some fabulous photos - check out our Facebook page HERE .
 
Love Your Local Market
It is also now ' Love Your Local Market Fortnight' and a timely opportunity to look back on the history of one of the oldest and largest market squares in England.
 
Our town centre square dates from 1235 when Henry III forbade the selling of goods in the churchyard of All Saints and ordered that the Market be moved to a space north of the churchyard, its present site.
 
Updates are available on Twitter @LoveNNMarket and Facebook @LoveNorthamptonMarket.
 
Shoe planting - a reminder to get involved
Boot and shoe plants are back this year as Northampton town centre gets set to compete in both Britain in Bloom and East Midlands in Bloom.
 
The BID is working with the St Giles Residents Committee, Friends of Becketts Park and Northampton Borough Council to encourage more local businesses to participate in the exciting #SHOEPLANTS project, which last year saw unique floral displays attached to railings, doorsteps and windowsills in St Giles Terrace.
 
It created such a positive buzz from shoppers and on social media that we would love it to be even bigger and better this time around.
 
Project partners can deliver you a pair of shoes, or you can create your own display - and once it's up the BID Hosts will visit to take pictures for Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. To find out more contact us HERE .
 
Dates for your diary
 
  • Northampton Beer Festival at Becketts Park – 1st - 3rd June
  • Northampton Carnival Parade – Saturday 9th June
  • Northampton Music Festival - Sunday 17th June
 
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67-18 - Northampton town centre news & events

 
Northampton town centre news & events
 
Northampton town centre can fly the Purple Flag
It is official – Northampton town centre boasts an ‘entertaining’, ‘diverse’, ‘safe’ and ‘enjoyable’ nightlife.
 
Judges from the Association of Town and City Management (ATCM) have awarded Northampton town centre ‘Purple Flag’ status – a sought after accreditation for towns and cities that provide a vibrant mix of dining, entertainment and culture, while promoting the safety and wellbeing of visitors and residents.
 
Northampton is now one of over 70 town and city centres in the UK and Ireland with the award, which is comparable to the ‘Green Flag’ for parks and ‘Blue Flag’ for beaches.
 
Read more HERE .
 
Street Circus THIS SATURDAY - maximise on the extra footfall
This Saturday 19th May is our free one-day Street Circus  – organised to tie in with the day of the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
 
A host of spectacular performances are once again due to perform on Abington Street and in the Market Square between 11am and 4pm.
 
Tell us your Royal Wedding plans
We want to hear from all town centre businesses who will be organising something for this special day - screening the wedding, introducing a Royal-themed menu, decorating your shop front, selling Royal merchandise etc.
 
We will promote what you are doing - just let us know the details by emailing us HERE .
 
Love Your Local Market - 19th May
The BID's Street Circus on Saturday 19th May also coincides with 'Love Your Local Market Fortnight'.
 
Hosted by Northampton Borough Council, the event includes a free ‘Design your own Market Stall’ workshop between 11am and 3pm and other activities.
 
Both the Street Circus and market events will be sure to bring more people into the town centre so make sure you take advantage of the extra footfall.
 
Updates are available on Twitter @LoveNNMarket and Facebook @LoveNorthamptonMarket.
 
 
 
Northampton County Beer Festival 2018
The annual Northampton County Beer Festival on 1st-3rd June will be even closer to the town centre than usual this year - at Becket's Park. Are you planning to take advantage of this massively popular showcase event by running offers, themes or activities?
 
The festival is run by Phipps NBC and Northants CAMRA for local independent drinks producers, and it is moving from its previous site at Delapre Abbey. The event will include the usual array of cask ales, as wells as craft ale and lager, cider, wines and spirits, festival food and music from the town's finest bands. More information HERE .
 
Northampton Carnival
Th e Northampton Caribbean Carnival will take place on Saturday 9th June.
 
Starting from the Racecourse at 2pm, the parade will travel down the Kettering Road into the town centre . The full route is available HERE .
 
Once again this is another event to maximise in terms of additional footfall into the town centre - with additional offers, activities and themed window displays.
 
Dates for your diary
 
  • Northampton town centre Street Circus - Saturday 19th May, 11am-4pm
  • Northampton Beer Festival at Becketts Park – 1st - 3rd June
  • Northampton Carnival Parade – Saturday 9th June
  • Northampton Music Festival - Sunday 17th June
 
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