Successful Luton Live event and footfall numbers are up again...
First Luton Live of 2017
The BID's exciting programme of Spring/Summer Luton Live events kicked off this Saturday.
The talented acts who performed in St George's Square included a steel pan band, a preview of Luton Carnival
, theatre and dance performances and a juggling painter and decorator who ran interactive circus skills workshops.
Luton Live events are entirely funded by the BID and will run throughout the spring summer. The next one is on Saturday 10th June.
Check out our Facebook page for pictures of the family event
Impressive footfall figures
Luton town centre visitor numbers are up by 1.6%
against last year.
These footfall statistics from independent data specialists Springboard come as positive news
to town centre businesses, with town centres in the UK reporting an average increase of just 0.3% and the
South East 0.7% against 2016 figures.
New coffee shop Tasty Beans is one
of the new businesses
Welcome new businesses
Seven new shops and restaurants have opened in Luton town centre since 1st April 2017.
Tasty Beans coffee shop in Manchester Street
The Phone Shop in Upper George Street
New Lebanese restaurant, Al Quads, in New Bedford Road
India Garden - an Indian restaurant in Wellington Street
Nails and beauty specialists, Happy Nails, now open in George Street
Crew Cut - a new hairdressers in Wellington Street
The Dress House - wedding dress specialists based on Guildford Street
Dates for your diary
Luton BID Update - Thursday 25th May
Luton Live - Saturday 10th June
Imagine Luton - Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th June
Luton BID Linked - Thursday 29th June
Tidy Day - Friday 30th June
Annual General Meeting (AGM) - Wednesday 26th July
How to Get Involved
All businesses are encouraged to get involved by attending working groups to help steer projects.