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Northampton town centre news & events
 
Best Bar Northamptonshire 2018
C alling all pubs, bars and nightclubs - enter the Best Bar None Northamptonshire awards and you could see trade increase by up to 40%.
 
The scheme, which highlights best practice among night time economy businesses, has been running in the UK for 17 years and is growing in popularity with over 75 awards operating country-wide.
 
In Northamptonshire, the Best Bar None awards is being run by the seven local authorities and, with winners in other towns and cities reporting an increase in trade by up to 40% and active crime reductions of between 18 – 33%, Northampton town centre BID is now urging town centre businesses to apply. There is also the chance for publicity in local media as well.
 
Enter today
The deadline for entries is Tuesday 15th May . Once you have applied a convenient time will be arranged for the inspection process to be carried out. Each inspection should last between two to three hours and consist of a thorough examination of the procedures and processes within venues and premises.
 
For more information on how to apply click HERE (application form is the last page).
 
LGBT Shopping Evening
An LGBT Shopping Event hosted by Bohemian Finds in Market Walk on Thursday 26 th April will include dancing and stalls.
 
The event, which is in partnership with other town centre businesses; Lucci Leatherwear, Rockabelles, Ann Summers and The Lowdown, will take place between 6.30pm - 9pm.
 
All tickets are free. 
 
Easter - what are you planning?
Let us know if you are planning any promotions, offers or events for Easter and we will share your photos and news via our social media channels - just like we've been doing for St Giles Cheese pictured left.
 
Our Hosts are already out and about taking photos, but you can also contact the BID office   HERE  or simply tag the BID into any of your tweets, Facebook or Instagram posts to make sure we do not miss your efforts.
 
Don't forget to include the #CelebrateNorthampton hashtag too so we can share far and wide.
 
New business opening and renovations
 
The BID welcomes two re-opened businesses into our town centre ...
 
The Optimist public house which opened last week on St Giles Street following a half-a-million-pound make over. The venue now has a modern feel and offers food, drink and live sports.
 
The Mailcoach on Derngate which has also re-opened after a three-week, six-figure renovation. It now boasts an industrial-themed look, brand new menu and nearly 50 gins behind the bar.
 
Dates for your diary
 
  • BID Monthly Meeting – Wednesday 28th March, 5pm

  • ProducersMarket on the Market Square - Saturday 14th April
 
  • Northampton town centre Tidy Morning - Wednesday 18th April
 
  • LGBT Shopping Event - Thursday 26th April
 
  • Street Circus - Saturday 19th May
 
  • Northampton Music Festival - Sunday 17th June
 
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A Royal Wedding themed Street Circus
 
Northampton town centre streets will come alive again with the return of the BID's Street Circus this May. 
 
The one-day event will take place on Saturday 19 th May – to tie in with the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
 
Hundreds of families are expected to flock into the town centre to enjoy some of the UK’s best circus acts, street entertainers and walkabout artists as they perform on Abington Street and Market Square between 11am-4pm on the day. The family event will also include face painting and other free activities. 
 
For more information and updates visit our Facebook event HERE.
 
 
Northampton Music Festival
 
The BID is delighted to continue as a main sponsor for this year's Northampton Music Festival on Sunday 17th June.
 
The festival, now in its eleventh year, is one of the biggest events on the town centre calendar and usually pulls over 7,000 visitors into the town each time. With 500 artists and musicians set to perform across six town centre stages, thousands of people are yet again expected at the free one-day event.
 
The 'Business and Arts Fair' piloted in 2017 will also return, with a mixture of stalls including retro and vintage clothing and street food outlets. All town centre businesses can apply for a free stall - call Jacky Davis on 07505 7590 58 or email  HERE for more information.
 
We will update businesses with more information in the run-up to the event and on the festival website HERE.
 
 
Northampton town centre Tidy Morning
 
Our Tidy Morning will now take place on  Wednesday 18th April and we are looking for volunteers to take part - join the BID team as we help tidy up our town centre.
 
We will be meeting at 8.30am on the Market Square near the waterfall and will be litter picking until 10am. 
 
If you would like to take part email us HERE .
 
 
BID Monthly Meeting
 
Feedback on BID initiatives, share ideas for future projects, meet our executive director and BID team, and discuss specific business issues at our upcoming BID Monthly Meeting. 
 
Date: Wednesday 28th March
Time: Either 9.30am-10.30am and 5.00pm-6.00pm
Venue: BID Office, 2nd Floor, Town Centre House, 7-8 Mercers Row, NN1 2QL
 
Please email  HERE to attend.
 
Dates for your diary
 
  • ProducersMarket on the Market Square - Saturday 10th March & 14th April
 
  • BID Monthly Meeting – Wednesday 28th March

  • Northampton town centre Tidy Morning - Wednesday 18th April
 
  • Street Circus - Saturday 19th May
 
  • Northampton Music Festival - Sunday 17th June
 
Opt in to keep receiving these Northampton town centre Business Improvement Distict (BID) updates
 
You are receiving this email as a previous subscriber to our Northampton town centre BID updates. If you wish to continue to receive these emails please click HERE.
 
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This email is sent to you as a business located in the
Northampton Town Centre Business Improvement District (BID) 
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Northampton BID is project managed by Partnerships for Better Business Ltd (pfbb UK)
 
 
01604 837766
 

 

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