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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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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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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Harrogate BID newsletter April 2020

Hello, and welcome to our April Newsletter As the country prepares for another three weeks in lockdown, we want to reassure you that Harrogate BID has not gone into isolation – in fact far from it! The Board is continuing to meet on a regular, though virtual, basis, and has been busy working hard on…

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Harrogate BID appoints Interim Manager

Simon Kent, a previous director of Harrogate Convention Centre, will take over the day-to-day running of the organisation, including liaising directly with town centre businesses, reporting into the Board and fostering relations with BIDs around the country. Earlier this year, the organisation formed to promote Harrogate town centre as a must-visit destination for shoppers and…

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Covid19 Business lockdown crime prevention advice

Security Measure! LK Bennet in Harrogate have cleared stock from their display window Harrogate BID, working in partnership with its colleagues at North Yorkshire Police, is asking businesses to make sure it is not only their employees who are staying safe during the coronavirus lockdown, but their premises too. Whilst the Police across the country…

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