Find out how we are taking your views about the Power Court/Newlands Park plans forward and see what's in the pipeline for Christmas in Luton town centre ...
Luton BID supports Power Court and Newlands Park plans
We would like to thank those businesses who submitted comments to Luton BID in relation to the
planning applications by Luton Town Football Club for two new developments at Power Court and Newlands Park (the site off Junction 10, M1).
The BID has submitted its comments to support the proposals which we believe have the potential to
raise the standards in the town and help improve the overall perception of the town centre and have raised a number of issues to be addressed.
The issues raised include:
Impact on economic growth
Continuity of parking charges
Lack of office space on Power Court
Parking provision at Power Court
Impact of traffic and crowds
To read more about the proposed developments click
Last chance - hair, beauty and body art
We are compiling our directory to promote hair, beauty and body art businesses based in Luton town centre, due for distribution in early November. There is still time so to make sure you are included, so email your business name, address, telephone number and what you do by clickingHERE.
We are also featuring hair, beauty and body art businesses in a special feature, to be published in the Luton on Sunday this month. Please send 100 words and a picture by 4pm on Tuesday 11th October by clicking HERE if you haven't already.
Safer Neighbourhood Days prove a success
Our BID Ambassadors were recently joined by a Police Officer as they visited town centre businesses to talk about business crime intelligence sharing and offer crime prevention advice.
It was all part of the BID's Safer Neighbourhood Days which took place last week, with over 50
businesses visited over the two days.
We are in the planning stages for our Christmas activities for the BID area. Events planned to date include:
Christmas lights switch-on - We are working with Luton Borough Council and the switch on will take place on Saturday 26th November at 6pm.
Luton Live events - Christmas-themed events on 10th and 17th December.
Golden Ticket - Our festive free prize draw is designed to drive more shoppers into Luton town centre in the lead up to Christmas. £4,000 of shopping vouchers, all to be spent in Luton town centre, will be awarded to eight lucky winners. Entry forms will be included in our Christmas events flyer which will be delivered to businesses in November.
We are in the process of signing contracts so look out for more exciting announcements in the next few weeks.
Luton Live - highlights from the weekend
Talented singer and songwriter, Chris Fahy took to the stage at our latest Luton Live event on Saturday. Chris, along with a host of other entertainers, performed in St George's Square throughout the afternoon. More live entertainment is being planned for Christmas.
How to Get Involved
All businesses are encouraged to get involved by attending working groups to help steer projects. You can also follow us on Twitter @LutonBID or like us on Facebook Luton BID, or click on the links below.
Look out for our ebulletin next week with details of some of our new projects.
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Luton Business Improvement District (BID)
or partner interested in BID activity
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