A royal visit to Luton town centre, Christmas planning, street cleaning and free business promotional opportunities ...
Luton town centre to host royal visit
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Luton for a day of engagements tomorrow (24th August).
The day will begin with a visit to town centre based Youthscape - a national hub for innovation in youth work, with
areas for therapeutic and informal work with young people, and also room to train youth workers and professionals from across the UK.
After their tour of the building and introduction to Youthscape, The Duke and Duchess will leave the town centre to visit other organisations in Luton, including CHUMS, a mental health and emotional wellbeing service for children and young people, and Keech Hospice Care.
Luton BID is committed to cleaning up Luton town centre and on 30th August a team will be deep cleaning Park Street
(in the BID area) and St Mary's Road. This is part of our monthly, targeted cleaning.
To complement these clean-ups we will be holding another Tidy Day on Thursday, 15th September from 8am to 10am. We are seeking businesses to join us. If you are interested please email our BID Manager Fergus:
We are already getting in the festive mood in the Luton BID office, with the team now planning a fabulous Christmas campaign.
Part of this will be our Golden Ticket promotion, a free prize draw with gift vouchers and prizes for the winners. We will be dotting six Golden Ticket post boxes around Luton town centre and encouraging shoppers to hand post their entries to be in with a
chance of be
ing a winner.
If you would like to
be considered to host a post box in your business or have a suggestion for a prime location please email us at
Hair, beauty and body art
Following on from the success of our recent food and drink directory (pictured here) we are now planning an exclusive directory to promote health, beauty and body art businesses based in Luton town centre.
We are also planning a two page feature for the Luton on Sunday newspaper which will showcase these businesses. Both are due to be published in November 2016.
If you are a locally based health, beauty or body art business and are interested in benefiting from this free promotion please contact our BID Manager Fergus by emailing
We will then get back in touch with you in September with more details.
Summer in the Sun
A host of events are taking place in Luton town centre this summer, including this week's Summer in the Sun.
The event in St George's Square includes a beach, Victorian fairground rides and games, face painting, donkey rides, a beach party, games and competitions.
To find out about this event and others lined up for this summer download our events brochere HERE.
Dates for your diary
10th September, 8th October - Luton Live entertainment.
15th September - Luton BID Tidy Day, register your interest by emailing
29th September - Luton BID Linked networking event.
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.
This email is sent to you as a business located in the
Luton Business Improvement District (BID)
or partner interested in BID activity.
The BID is project managed by Partnerships for Better Business Ltd (pfbbUK).