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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The Restart grant is a one-off grant payment to help businesses in England to re-open safely.
Grants are available as follows:
A one-off payment of up to £6,000 for non-essential retail business premises, to help them to re-open
With 3 vacancies available on the Board, Colne BID have been successful in filling these positions over the past 3 weeks. Norma Tinsley of Santander Bank, Colne was voted in at the 2nd AGM hosted on 23rd February 2021. Beverly Owen of TK Maxx,
Details of the business grant support packages, including those available from 5 January, are provided below.
Read the Government announcement about the new lockdown grants
You can apply for four grants from this page
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. It’s just a simple form but
The Board of Directors would like to invite all businesses in the Colne BID Area to the second Annual General Meeting of this term of the Colne Business Improvement District (BID) on Tuesday 23rd February 6pm-7.00pm via zoom.
The AGM, as
An exciting opportunity has arisen for up to two people to join the Colne BID Board. Our Directors form a non-executive Board which is responsible for setting the strategy and direction of the BID, as well as monitoring the work of the Colne BID
𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙤𝙣𝙚-𝙤𝙛𝙛 𝙩𝙤𝙥-𝙪𝙥 𝙜𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙩𝙨 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙖𝙪𝙩𝙤𝙢𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙗𝙚 𝙥𝙖𝙞𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙙𝙞𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙡𝙮 𝙞𝙛 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙫𝙞𝙤𝙪𝙨𝙡𝙮 𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙡𝙞𝙚𝙙 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙡𝙤𝙘𝙖𝙡 𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 𝙨𝙪𝙥𝙥𝙤𝙧𝙩 𝙜𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙩 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙙𝙞𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙡𝙮
£4,000 for businesses with a rateable value of £15,000 or under
You must stay at home. The single most important action we can all take is to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives.
You should follow this guidance immediately. The law will be updated to reflect these new
Businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors are to receive a one-off grant worth up to £9,000, the Chancellor has announced.
Chancellor announces one-off top up grants for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses worth up to £9,000 per property to
The Health Secretary Matt Hancock made a statement today (26 November) to the House of Commons regarding the ‘regionally-differentiated’ Tier system which will come into place from 00.01am Wednesday 2 December.
Lancashire, Blackpool, and Blackburn with Darwen will be in
Prime Minster Boris Johnson has announced the current National Restrictions in England will end on 2 December and will not be renewed.
From next Wednesday 2 December 2020 :
The stay at home requirement will endThe ‘Rule
Local Restrictions Support Grants are available to businesses which have been required to close for 2 weeks or more, due to local and/or national restrictions imposed by the Government.
This grant is available to businesses in Pendle which have been forced
Colne BID is taking the town online… in a response to tackling a second lockdown where non-essential retail businesses are forced to close again.We’re offering all our small retailers their own online ‘Shopify‘ store, with an ambitious project to potentially take the whole town
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Saturday 1st November confirming a 2nd nationwide lockdown, we are truly sorry to hear that many of our local, non-essential businesses are again required to close on Thursday 5th November, with some
Unwrapping Christmas with COVID -19 …
With UK retail now set to enter a second national lockdown, Springboard and AL Marketing have today (3rd November) launched a timely report which looks into shopper intentions and opinions in the run-up to Christmas 2020.
The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has today (22nd October) made a statement to the House of Commons regarding further support for business affected by the local Covid-alert restrictions.
There is a link to further information here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/plan-for-jobs-chancellor-increases-financial-support-for-businesses-and-workers
He has announced
Colne’s Famous Tunnels Yield Horror this Hallowe’en and a giant spider…
TALK of what lies beneath Colne’s cobbled streets has gripped the town for decades. Some say the tunnels, which are said to criss-cross the High Street and Windy Bank, were
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