Colne’s Business Improvement District (BID) has got off to a flying start. We are determined to ensure that Colne thrives now and in the future as a place where people will come for their shopping and services, as well as their entertainment and leisure. We believe our BID is providing the means for businesses of all sizes to act collectively, to pool their resources, and develop projects and services that are benefiting the town. The BID is a great opportunity to release the town’s potential and really make things happen so more people 'Come to Colne'.
COLNE BID is committed to supporting businesses to re-open carefully and safely as trading restrictions are slowly lifted. Colne is steadily becoming open for business again and shops are looking forward to welcoming back their loyal customers. It is extremely important, however, that both businesses and customers follow the Government’s advice and guidance in all areas of operation. We will continue to highlight and pass on this guidance through our communication channels as the situation progresses and we would ask everyone to be patient during this time.
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Designated venues in certain sectors must have a system in place to request and record contact details of their customers, visitors and staff to help break the chains of transmission of coronavirus. Official NHS QR posters can be generated online.
Colne BID has partnered with Boost- Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub to offer Boost bitesize training sessions and NVQ training opportunities to Colne BID Businesses. We want to bring you a series of topics relevant to a variety of Colne BID Businesses from Retail,
It is now mandatory locally (From Friday 18 September) for hospitality venues to keep a temporary record of your customers and visitors for 21 days, and assist NHS Test and Trace with requests for that data if needed.
Pubs, restaurants, hairdressers,
The Government guidance for working safely has been updated to include 7 Priority Actions businesses should be taking:
What businesses need to do to protect staff and customers.
Seven steps to protect yourself, your staff and your customers
Dear Colne BID Businesses – Your Year 2 Colne BID levy bills for 2019/2020 have been posted out ( Friday 24th July) and you can expect to receive them any day.
We know that the current COVID-19 Pandemic is causing
Colne BID businesses can now apply for Colne BID’s exclusive member benefit ‘A Fresh Lick of Paint’.
COLNE BID has launched a new initiative called A Fresh Lick of Paint. The idea is that each year for the next four
The Business Secretary Alok Sharma has confirmed in this evening’s press conference that non-essential retail will be able to re-open on Monday 15th June, providing they have carried out a risk assessment and taken steps to manage risk in line with the COVID Safety Guidance, which
To help you prepare for reopening, HSE have prepared some guidance to help with preparing staff for returning to the workplace.
You can download the Guidance Here
Pleased get in touch with us at Colne BID if
Last Night (Monday 25th May), the Prime Minister announced that non-essential retail can re-open from next month with some changes to the initial timescales indicated – so please take note of the updated Government Guidance. Some businesses may have been planning to
Boris Johnson has outlined the first tentative steps on 10 May to reopen small business, including the phased reopening of shops and hospitality as follows:-
Most retail shops will be able to reopen on June 15 (updated)Some hospitality services may
Free business support videos and webinars
The government is providing free videos and webinars to help you learn more about the business support available to help you deal with the economic impacts of Coronavirus. You can view the videos and register for
We’re bringing you a summary of the latest announcements from the Government at this evening’s press conference (Friday 20 March):
The Prime Minister has announced that cafes, pubs, bars and restaurants must close from Friday night (tonight), except for providing
Please share this Important Advice for business owners during the Coronavirus . This information is primarily for our Colne BID (Business Improvement District ) businesses but is also relevant to any SME business.
At Tuesday’s (March 17 ) Government
THE HIPPODROME was the venue for Colne BID’s first AGM this week. The group of volunteer directors welcomed new members and gave a resume of the first year of operation. Colne BID is the first Business Improvement District in Pendle, with Barnoldswick now considering
You can view our latest Colne BID January Newsletter Here for January 2020
View the February update Colne BID February Newsletter here
COLNE BID is launching a new initiative called A Fresh Lick of Paint. The idea is that each year for the next four years. Colne BID will make up to £10,000 available under its core “Pride” remit to redecorate the exteriors of businesses within
We are finalising content and website design for www.cometocolne.co.uk (this is just the holding page).The new website will contain general visitor and shopper information on Colne events and visitors can browse a Directory of Businesses and Services in the Colne BID area. PLEASE ensure you act now!
Make the most of being in Colne town centre and Colne BID area. Just because you have paid your Colne BID levy, you are NOT a BID member unless you sign and complete the Colne BID member form. Its just a simple form
Colne BID followed up on Colne Town Council’s successful Christmas in Colne and Light Switch On event by laying on a range of family entertainment to mark Small Business Saturday and Christmas in Colne. Adults and children alike were treated to a magical
Levy payers have now received their annual levy bill (Year 1) and understandably, we have been asked some questions about it. We thought it would be useful to share these with everyone. Please let us know if there are other questions not mentioned here,
Businesses from across the Colne Business Improvement District (BID) Area met at Colne Town Hall to form the BID Company following a successful ballot. Eight people put their names forward to become directors and their nominations were unanimously accepted at the meeting. The
Businesses can now register for the scheme from 13 July 2020. REGISTER HEREThe Eat Out to Help Out Scheme offers a discount to diners and encourages them to eat at your restaurant during August. If this applies to you, please e-mail: Manager@colnebid.co.uk and let