Wishing Eid Mubarak to all who will be celebrating tomorrow, from the Luton BID team.
COVID-19 restrictions lift again from 17th May
The majority of indoor and remaining outdoor businesses can reopen from 17th May, and gathering limits will increase too.
The data shows that the government’s 'four tests' for easing restrictions have been met. Infection rates are at their lowest level since September and the number of hospital admissions and patients in hospital continues to decrease - with levels now similar to July last year.

Guidance for close contact between friends and family will be updated, with people exercising their own personal judgement in line with the risks.

Luton Council has issued guidance to hospitality businesses - please click HERE. For further general details click HERE.
Big Trunk Trail
Luton BID is a proud sponsor of The Big Trunk Trail - the most high-profile art event to hit the town this summer. As we are Trail Progress Partner, town centre businesses will be able to promote special offers to visitors via the App.

How to get involved...
Submit your offers for us to promote during the event which will take place from 10th July through to October.
Examples of offers can be things like - you may have other ideas:
·   Buy One Get One Half Price
·   Buy an item and get another item free
·   Discounts off purchases
·   Discounts over a certain limit of spend
·   Spend over a certain amount in our store and get a discount of xx%
Please send us the following information to info@lutonbid.org by Friday 21st May.
  • Your business name and street that you are located on
  • Details of the offer
  • When the offer is valid from and to
  • Any other conditions you are placing on the redemption of the offer
  • Your contact name, email and phone number (this is for office use only)

Please also send us a copy of your business logo or a relevant image in both image and open file (.ai or PDF) in 380 x 174 pixels AND 760 x 348 pixels.

How we will promote your offer
Your offer will be showcased on the BID website - www.lutontowncentre.co.uk - via the BID's social media channels AND on the App - currently in development.
Shoppers will be able to click on a link to view and display your voucher on their mobile device when they visit your store/venue. They will show the voucher to redeem their offer - so please ensure you have briefed your staff. Check out the guidelines for an idea of how it might look HERE.

If you have any questions or other ideas, please do let us know - 01582 510657.
Luton BID – Tidy Day
Our award winning town centre Tidy Days will return on Friday 2nd July. 

The day will give businesses the opportunity to support their working environment by litter picking and cleaning the town centre. The early July date will also mean the town will be even cleaner for the key Summer months and the biggest public art display to hit the area - The Big Trunk Trail.

If your business is interested in taking part, please email info@lutonbid.org and we will send you further details. 
Additional Restriction Grant – deadline approaching
Luton Council has developed the ARG discretionary grant scheme to help those businesses who:
  • are unable to access funding through the Local Restrictions Support Grants or Business Restart Grant
  • have been severely impacted by the restrictions put in place to control the spread of Covid-19

The scheme has now been broadened to support all businesses below 250 employees, in any setting. It will also help businesses outside the business rates system, such as taxi/private hire drivers which have been severely impacted by the restrictions put in place.

Please note that all application must be received by the 31 May 2021.
For further details click HERE.
Business Support Guide
Read our latest Business Support Guide by clicking on the link below.

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