Colne Business Improvement District (BID) is a business-led and business-funded body. Businesses in a pre-defined area pay an annual levy (a percentage of their rateable value) to generate funds to invest in the town centre. We use the funds to develop projects that meet one or more of our four key objectives: Promote, Pride, Protect and Partnership. 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'.
We are here for a second term from 2023 - 2028. A big thank you to the businesses who voted YES for another five years!
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Last night (Tuesday 28th February 2023) we hosted our Year 4 Annual General Meeting. Hosted on Zoom, we were able to record it so our businesses are able to watch it later. Take a look by clicking here: https://www.colnebid.co.uk/business-meetings/
Pendle is to receive more than £15 million through the government’s Levelling Up Fund. This is part of a bid put together by Lancashire County Council for East Lancashire, which is receiving £49.6 million in total.
The bid has three key
Following the incredibly successful, collaborative event with Independent Street Events; a date of Saturday 29th July 2023 has been secured for the festival! We will see the return of man vs food, children’s craft area, cookery demos, fabulous traders and delicious specials across our
The BID have created a brand new fund for our BID Levy payers to access called the Upskilling Grant.
Colne BID Upskilling Grant, a grant of up to £500 is available to Colne BID levy paying businesses for training courses that
We are bringing the Loyalty Scheme back to Colne – why re-invent the wheel when it worked so well before? We have had cards and posters designed and printed, and just waiting on the stamps to come through. It will function like the old
A date for the next stakeholder meeting has been set for Tuesday 14th February at 1pm; venue is the Town Hall.
We noticed that youth anti social behaviour is really affecting our town centre, so BID manager, Aneesa McGladdery has
We are so excited to play host to the Super Soapbox Challenge here in Bonnie Colne on Sunday 18th June 2023! We were told that if they could blueprint a town and take it with them, Colne would be the perfect model to take
We would like to say a huge welcome to our newly appointed directors here at Colne BID! Nick Alderson, Centre Manager at Colne Open Door, Karen Arciniega from Nuestra Familia Restaurants and Sue Madigan, PR manager at Pendle Leisure Trust. I am sure you
Last year we secured funding from the Covid recovery grant scheme to deliver an event to help bring people back to the town. We delivered a small scale light night here in town and it was incredible! This year it is going to be
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 Board of Directors would like to invite all businesses in the Colne BID Area to the fourth Annual General Meeting of this term of the Colne Business Improvement District (BID) on Tuesday 28th February 5:30pm-6.30pm via zoom.
The AGM, as
We are well into our fifth and final year here at Colne BID, where has the time gone? Will you vote Yes for our next term? Take a look at our current activity here: https://www.colnebid.co.uk/whats-happening/ for lots of info about what we have
On the 27th of June 2022, Anna Baybutt – Business Crime Coordinator at Lancashire Constabulary and Danii Wohler, Designing Out Crime Officer for East and the local Neighbourhood Policing Team completed an Environmental Visual Audit of Colne Town Centre regarding high demand areas. The
Would you like to be part of something big? Find out more and join the BID! We are open to associate memberships here at Colne BID, get in touch with BID Officer Aneesa if you are business in Colne and you are not a
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
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