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Celebrating evening economy businesses in Luton town centre
Pubs, bars, clubs and restaurants - send us your text and photos today for FREE promotion in the Luton on Sunday.
Luton BID Open Event

Luton BID has planned an open event to share what has been achieved since the BID launched and plans moving forward. This is also an opportunity for you to meet our Directors and Ambassadors, ask them questions and find out about their roles.
Please are limited so do book early by emailing info@lutonbid.org.
When: Wednesday 18th May, 5pm
Where: UKCCA Luton
Evening economy businesses

Calling all pubs, bars, clubs and restaurants in Luton town centre.

Today is the deadline for you to be featured FREE in our upcoming advertorial feature in the Luton on Sunday.
Simply email promotions@lutonbid.org TODAY to be included. We need:
- Around 100 words about your business
- A high-res photo in jpeg format - no logos please
To learn more about the advertorial series and opportunities for other businesses, please visit the Luton BID website HERE.
Queen's Birthday and St George's Day celebrations

Luton is marking both the Queen's 90th birthday and St George's Day this week, with some fabulous FREE entertainment.

The Queen's 90th Birthday, Thursday 20th April
Head to the Town Hall Square from 6:30pm to 8:30pm for family entertainment and the lighting of a beacon. Full details available HERE.

St George's Day, Saturday 23rd April
From 11am to 5pm St George's Square will come alive with traditional English dancing, flag decoration, water zorbing, biscuit decorating, sword crafting and lots of other great entertainment for all the family to celebrate St George's Day. Full details available HERE.
Healthy High Streets

Last year, Luton was hand-picked to join Business in the Community's Healthy High Streets programme, which aims to increase footfall, reduce vacant properties and help create new jobs.
Luton BID's Spring Programme of FREE events and advisory sessions was part of this scheme. It has been running very successfully since February and is now coming to an end.
If you attended one of these training/mentoring opportunities and would like to give us your feedback please email info@lutonbid.org.
According to our cameras footfall is up 4% on the same quarter last year and shop vacancy levels are down 1% from 12% to 11%.
Dates for your diary

Upcoming events in Luton town centre include:
Luton BID Board Meetings
Planning and reviewing of the BID's activities.
Wednesday 20th April and Wednesday 18th May
The Queen's 90th birthday celebrations
Brass band playing classic hits from The Commonwealth, entertainment and activities - all free.
Thursday 21st April, 6:30pm-8:30pm

St George's Day
Circus workshop, Punch and Judy, stilt walking, balloon artistry and more.
Saturday 23rd April, 11am-5pm

Talent Quest 2016
A search for new performing arts talent for August's Luton Mela. To register your interest, or for more information, email info@lutonmela.co.uk or call Furhaad on 07966723454.
Heat 1 takes place on 7th May, heat 2 on 12th May, the semi-finals on 23rd/24th June and the final on 29th July
Luton BID Open Event
Come along to learn more about the BID and meet the Directors and Ambassadors.
Wednesday 18th May

Luton Live
Family-friendly street entertainment in St George's Square, organised by Luton BID.
Every second Saturday of the month until October, 12pm-4pm

You can keep up to date with all upcoming events on the Luton BID website HERE.
How to get involved

All businesses are encouraged to get involved by attending working groups to help steer projects. You can also follow us on Twitter @LutonBID or like us on Facebook Luton BID, or click on the links below.

Look out for our ebulletin next week with details of some of our new projects.

This email is sent to you as a business located in the
Luton Business Improvement District (BID) 
or partner interested in BID activity.

The BID is project managed by Partnerships for Better Business Ltd (pfbbUK).

Luton BID 01582 510657  info@lutonbid.org

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