258 - 4th March  2020
Town centre planters - your help needed

Luton BID has been offered the opportunity to refurbish six large planters - previously located around Luton Airport Parkway.

These planters have the potential to include fruit and vegetables and bring additional plant life and colour to the town centre.

Luton BID is able to pay for the refurbishment but we are looking for businesses to help maintain and harvest the planters.

If your business would be interested in supporting this programme and would like to understand the promotional opportunities please get in touch and email us at [email protected]
Luton BID levy bills to be issued this month

Businesses in the Luton Business Improvement District (BID) area will shortly be issued with their BID Levy bill for the 12 months from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.

This levy bill will be accompanied by a copy of the BID's 2019 Annual Report for Luton BID.

Your levy bill includes details of how to pay but if you have any questions about Luton BID or would like to get more involved please email [email protected] and a member of the team will come and meet with you.

In the meantime to view the Annual Report online click HERE.
St Patrick's Day celebrations

The 21st Luton St Patrick’s Festival is set to entertain crowds this month, running from Saturday, 14 March to Tuesday, 17 March.

In the lead-up to the festival Luton Irish Forum has teamed up with The Mall and will be holding arts and crafts sessions on Saturday, 7 March in the shopping centre from 11am to 2pm.

The festival will then commence in Luton Library Theatre on Saturday, 14 March, with two showings of the Irish comedy drama, An Ordinary Man.

A big parade and day of entertainment will take place on the Sunday, starting at Luton Irish Forum in Hitchin Road at the later time of 12noon and weaving its way into the town centre and towards Market Hill. Find out about the four-day festival and all its highlights HERE.
Luton BID Tidy Day 2020

We are delighted to confirm that Starbucks and jewellery company Beaverbrooks have signed up to support our Tidy Day.

This BID event, set to take place on Friday, 3 April as part of the Great British Spring Clean, is open to the whole community as well as town centre businesses and employees.

The event will include litter picking, street furniture cleaning and floral planting.

To sign up and find out more click HERE.
Luton Networking event

Town centre businesses are invited to an informal networking event, organised by Metro Bank to celebrate International Women’s Day on Tuesday, 10 March (10am-12noon).

Guest speakers will include Dr Jill Stuart from the London School of Economics, who will talk about gender equality in the workplace.

The second speaker will be Caroline Cook, Chief Executive of the Luton All Women’s Centre, who will talk about how businesses can become more ‘domestic abuse aware’ and reduce staff absence and sickness.

Find out more and register for this free event HERE.
Dates for your diary

Thursday, 5 - Friday 6 March: Play With Purpose Conference. Details are HERE.
Tuesday, 10 March: Metro Bank networking event.
Saturday, 14 - Tuesday, 17 March: St Patrick's Day Festival. Details are HERE .
Thursday , 26 March, 6pm: Luton BID & Luton Business Forum Networking Event, Hat Factory.
Register HERE .
Friday, 3 April: Luton BID Tidy Day. Details are HERE .
Saturday, 25 April: St George's Day celebrations
Friday, 8 May: Luton International Carnival. Details are HERE.

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