George, owner of The Hub of Northampton coffee shop
Get involved in
Small Business Saturday
We have been gathering lots of videos, pictures and comments from small businesses ahead of Small Business Saturday.
The national campaign is taking place on Saturday, 2nd December and as part of our social media efforts, the BID plans to highlight small business success and encourage consumers to 'shop local' by focusing on why independent traders have chosen Northampton town centre has their base.
Let us know if you want your picture taken with our special photo board, or if you are planning an event, activity or even something as simple as a themed window display - email HERE.
Look out for #smallbizsatuk on our social media channels and watch it all unfold - follow @NorthamptonBID on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You can also read our story in the Northampton Chronicle & Echo HERE.
Aladdin star, Jaymi Hensley is in one of our fun Golden Ticket promo videos
First Golden Ticket prize draw
The first four Golden Ticket winners will be announced at the BID's prize draw this Saturday, 2 nd December.
It's the first of three Golden Ticket prize draws and each winner will receive £250 of vouchers to be spent here in our town centre - all part of the BID's objective to increase footfall in the town centre over the festive months.
Help us promote Golden Ticket
Check out our Facebook page where you can like and share our fun promotional videos, encourage your customers to take part and contact the BID team if you need any extra entry forms - email HERE or call 01604 837766.
This first draw will take place at 12noon on the Market Square and two more draws will take place on 9th and 16th December.
Discover Northampton Christmas magazine
We have had some fantastic feedback from businesses on the BID's Christmas magazine which has been delivered to over 34,000 homes and businesses in Northamptonshire.
You can also view the magazine online by logging on to our new Christmas-themed web page here:
Northampton Borough Council will continue to turn our town centre into a snowy Lapland with Christmas celebrations throughout December.
Music On The Market commences this weekend on Saturday, 2nd December and will take place every Saturday until the 16th December.
The popular Frost Fair Christmas Market returns on Saturday, 3rd December with stalls offering locally made gifts, handmade decorations and plenty of seasonal food and drink. On Sunday, 3rd December is the annual twinkling lantern parade.
This Thursday is the deadline for you to feedback on a joint plan by Northampton Borough Council and Northamptonshire County Council to improve the traffic flows around Northampton Bus Station.
The plan will see changes to traffic movements and parking around the roads approaching the Northampton Bus Station and you have until 30th November to submit your opinions.
Proposals include one-way and no loading restrictions, prohibited driving and the removal of short stay parking bays. For more information about what is planned email Jim Whiting at Northamptonshire County Council HERE.
Have your say
Should you wish to comment on the proposals through the formal process you must put
your views in writing no later to the address below quoting reference PKG/P1724-5:
Traffic Orders Team Leader, Traffic Orders Section, Northamptonshire Highways, One Angel Square, Angel Street, Northampton, NN1 1ED
Dates for your diary
Small Business Saturday - Saturday 2nd December
Music on the Market Square - Saturday 2nd December, starts at 11am
Golden Ticket prize draw - Saturday 2nd December, 12noon
Frost Fair on Market Square - Sunday 3rd December, 11-4pm
Festive Food Stalls on Abington Street - Saturday 2nd to 23rd December
Music on the Market Square - Saturday 9th December, starts at 11am
Music on the Market Square - Saturday 16th December, starts at 11am
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