Christmas In Northampton Town Centre 2018

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Christmas magazine call out
Want to promote your business to thousands of homes and businesses across Northamptonshire this festive season - at no additional cost? 
Our Discover Northampton town centre magazine Christmas 2017 edition will be distributed in time for the festive season to encourage extra visitors into the town centre - for shopping, eating, drinking, entertainment and more. 

All we need from you is 100 words of text and a photo. Please send your content and/or questions to by 5pm on Friday, 29th September 2017.

Town Centre Summit

Invitations have been mailed out to all Northampton town centre BID businesses so make sure you RSVP. 

This event is your opportunity to ask questions from the key organisations which work to drive our town centre forward.

The panel will include the leaders of Northampton Borough Council and Northamptonshire County Council, Chair of Northampton town centre BID and key representatives from The University of Northampton, Northamptonshire Police and the Grosvenor Centre

To book and find out more click here:

Heritage Open Days

Heritage attractions in our town centre opened their doors for four days of tours last week, with our BID Hosts Kimberley and Matthew meeting and greeting visitors. 

Here are a few photos, taken by our Hosts, of the classic buses, visitors and the venues taking part - view our Facebook album HERE.

Mystery shopping participation

The BID is working on a mystery shopping project to identify, enhance and recognise excellent customer service in Northampton town centre. 
Up to 100 town centre retail and day time businesses will receive mystery shopping assessments over October and early November.
Participating businesses will be able to receive feedback either on a one-to-one basis or by group. There will also be an award ceremony to celebrate the best in customer service held in 2018.
If you would like to be included in this project please email

Street Circus

Northampton town centre will come alive with spectacular circus acts, street entertainers and walkabout performances for the whole family to enjoy - for one day only on Saturday 30th September, 11am-4pm.
For all the details and line-up click HERE.


Cleaning update
Last week our cleaning contractors set to work on Abington Street, Hazelwood Road and Castilian Street.

Street cleaning falls within the remit of Northampton Borough Council but the BID has opted to undertake additional cleansing over and above the baseline statutory service.

In 2017 Northampton town centre BID has also undertaken additional targeted cleaning on Gold Street, Bridge Street, Derngate, Dychurch Lane, College Street, The Drapery and Sheep Street. 
September monthly meeting
Representatives from all Northampton town centre BID businesses are invited to attend this month's one-hour BID Business Meeting - on Wednesday 27th September at both 9.30am and 5pm. 

These will take place at the BID Office, 2nd Floor, Town Centre House, Northampton.

These monthly meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of every month in the morning and afternoon and give businesses the chance to share ideas and have a say on Northampton town centre BID projects.
AGM reminder
Northampton town centre BID's Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place at 3pm on Thursday, 21st September at the Royal & Derngate. 

This is open to all businesses located in the BID area which are fully up to date with their levy payments. Hear what the BID has achieved, find out what we have planned for 2017/18, and meet the BID team.
Dates for your diary
  • BID Business meetings will take place on the fourth Wednesday of every month. The next meetings are this Wednesday, 27th September.
  • Dementia Friendly Action Day - Thursday 21st September.
  • Street Circus - Saturday 30th September.
  • Student Survival Event - Saturday 30th September.
  • Northampton town centre BID AGM - Thursday 21st September.
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