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Our focus this week is on safety & security - find out about the two 
Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) we are funding and
how the new crime prevention radio scheme is going...
Luton BID is funding PCSOs

We are funding two Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) to patrol the town centre streets in the lead-up to Christmas.

The PCSOs will ensure safety and help boost security in prominent town centre locations over the busy festive period.
Crime radio scheme launch switch over

The new digital business crime radio scheme   is being managed by Luton Business Against Crime (LBAC) with Luton BID offering businesses a significant subsidy towards the hire cost of the digital radios.

The scheme has been up and running in Luton town centre for a week now and is  currently running alongside the old analogue system to ensure a smooth transition. 

It is already proving more effective, allowing businesses to share intelligence and boost safety and security more efficiently. It  will eventually replace the old analogue scheme.

For more details on how to apply for your subsidised radio click HERE.
We are recruiting a new Ambassador

We are looking for a new Ambassador to join our Luton BID team. 


It's a rewarding position, which means working closely with the Police and other agencies to improve the visitor experience and promote Luton town centre, welcome visitors and shoppers on a daily basis, support town centre events and develop strong working relationships with businesses.

If you think you can contribute to our team, email HERE for more information.

Hair, beauty & body art directory out now

Our new hair, beauty & body art directory is part of a campaign to celebrate and promote town centre businesses that specialise in hair, beauty and body art services.

It includes a map and listings of Luton town centre hairdressers, barbers, beauty salons and body art businesses.

If you would like copies please contact our Luton BID Project Manager - email  HERE.

Check out our online version HERE.
'Small Business Saturday' - are you getting involved?

The Small Business Saturday is a national event which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to 'shop local' and support small businesses in their communities.

It's taking place on Saturday 3 December and promises to have a lasting impact on small businesses that get involved. 

If you are planning an event, activity or even something as simple as a themed window display then let us know and we will push it out via our social media channels. Tweet pictures and details to @LutonBID, message us on Facebook or email HERE.
Dates for your diary
  • Luton BID Linked: Thursday 24th November, 8.30-10am 
  • Tidy Day: Friday 25th November, 8am - 10am
  • Lighting up Luton: Saturday 26th November, 2.30 - 7pm (official switch on, 6pm)
  • Small Business Saturday: Saturday 1 December
  • Christmas-themed Luton Live events: 10th and 17th December
  • Skating Rink: 16th December - 6th January (closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day)
  • Christmas carousel: 16th - 24th December
How to Get Involved

All businesses are encouraged to get involved by attending working groups to help steer projects. 

Find us on social media
We want to hear from you on  Twitter  and  Facebook  too, so don't forget to follow us or tag @LutonBID in any relevant tweets and like our Luton BID Facebook page. Let's all help promote #Luton town centre on social media, together.

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

Luton BID is project managed by Partnerships for Better Business Ltd (pfbb UK) 


Luton BID 01582 510657  info@lutonbid.org

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