BID project makes headlines

Luton BID has been featured in the Luton Herald and Post this week, with a story about our Business COVID recovery starter packs.

These packs are being delivered to levy paying businesses ahead of the reopening of shops on Monday, June 15. Read the media coverage HERE.

Luton BID have been working with Luton Borough Council and partners as part of the Luton Town Centre Economic Recovery Taskforce to plan for the safe reopening of the town, as lock down measures are eased.

A number of adaptations to the town’s streets have or will take place in the coming days including additional signage, cleansing and temporary measures to manage the highways and public spaces. These include:

  • Deep cleansing of pubic furniture and contact points
  • One way pedestrian walk ways on George Street and Bute Street
  • Some entry points to the Mall being entry or exit only
  • Traffic Restrictions on Chapel Street and Wellington Street
  • Information Points and sanitising stations in The Mall and across the town centre at key entry/exit points
  • Markings for queues outside some businesses

Further details will be available over the weekend on our website HERE.
Please note, those businesses that have requested a Starter Pack will also receive a printed copy of the BID's latest newsletter; which you can also view online HERE.

Businesses can also support the safe re-opening of the town centre by undertaking the following:

  • Effectively managing any queues external to your premises. This includes ensuring that queues run alongside your own building curtilage and advising customers to return when the maximum queue length is exceeded.
  • Talking to neighbouring businesses to agree on where queues will form to avoid conflict
  • Minimising the use of A-Boards which could make social distancing more difficult
  • Consider disabled people, how they can continue to access your stores and social distancing procedures

If you haven't done so already and are a BID levy paying business you can request your Business COVID Recovery Starter Pack by emailing
COVID-19 Webinar

If you are looking for advice on re-opening your business, please watch this very helpful webinar.

Covering all aspects of what measures your business will need to take in order to reopen safely and adhere to social distancing rules, this is a very comprehensive video.

Thank you to our project managers pfbb UK for providing such a comprehensive guide.
The webinar is now available to view on the pfbb UK Youtube channel.
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) - Important Dates

As part of changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), the Government have outlined below important dates that may impact you in the coming weeks.

Read more  HERE.
Business Support Guide

Our comprehensive coronavirus Business Support Guide has been updated to reflect the new phase of guidance as announced by the Government.

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