Harrogate BID Board Elections

The Harrogate BID Board has agreed the timetable and the process for electing the Directors for the third year of the BID We want to give every levy payer the opportunity to participate in the process, but to be able to put your name forward or to vote, you need to be a member of…

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Harrogate BID newsletter September 2020

Welcome to our September Newsletter Since our last newsletter, a great deal has happened in relation to Harrogate BID and the town in general. For those in the hospitality industry, I think we can all agree August’s ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ initiative was a huge success. It brought people out of their homes and into…

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Harrogate BID to light up the town centre this Christmas

Light Show! Pictured from left are Harrogate BID Interim Chair, Sara Ferguson, Harrogate Host Jo Caswell and Harrogate BID Project Co-Ordinator Dawn Gennery. Harrogate’s Christmas lights will shine brighter than ever this year after the town’s Business Improvement District (BID) has taken over responsibility for delivering the annual festive spectacle. It has appointed lighting experts,…

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BID Devolution Update

North Yorkshire Devolution Explained The most significant shakeup of local government since 1974 is about to change the North Yorkshire administration map for many years to come – and whatever the outcome, due to be implemented in March 2022 – it will have an impact on all of the region’s residents and businesses. And with…

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Town Centre Business Re-opening Support Grants

Harrogate BID are keen to support levy paying businesses in making adjustments to re-open their businesses following lockdown, by providing financial support to buy equipment through match funding. The funding can be used to purchase signage, barriers, screens or other equipment to facilitate the re-opening of businesses, and that is required by the re-opening regulations…

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Covid-19 Secure Guidelines for Hospitality Businesses – Now Available

Positioning Hospitality for an Optimum Recovery COVID-19 Secure advice and risk assessment for hospitality businesses UKHospitality and partner organisations have consolidated advice and good practice from many parts of the hospitality and visitor sector into one guidance document, to help businesses make their workplaces COVID-19 Secure, in line with Government guidelines. You must refer to…

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Guidance on Reopening Your Business – Now Available

The government’s COVID-19 recovery plan aims to safeguard livelihoods, but in a way that is safe and continues to protect the NHS. Many retail businesses are now allowed to reopen (from 15 June onwards) but shops cannot operate in the same way that they did before. Every business must make sure they are COVID-19 secure…

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Harrogate BID launches coronavirus business impact survey

Harrogate BID has launched a coronavirus impact survey, so it can better understand what assistance businesses require now – and more importantly what support they will need once the lockdown ends! The questionnaire, which is being sent out to BID members and can also be found on the Harrogate BID website, will help determine the…

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Harrogate BID urges local businesses to support “Raise the Bar” campaign

Harrogate BID is urging town centre traders to back a campaign calling on the Government to increase the rateable value threshold to £150,000, enabling more businesses to access much-needed emergency grants. Under current rules aimed at supporting businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced those with rateable values up to, and including, £51,000…

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