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  • Making the most of BedfordBID

    13 March 2019

    Businesses taking the time to join the BedfordBID Breakfast, at the newly branded Bedford Centre Hotel (formerly the Radisson Park Inn), were the first to hear news about the town centre.

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  • Government Loves Bedford

    21 February 2019

    A Government report is suggesting that towns up and down the country follow the example of Bedford by having a Business Improvement District (BID) for the town centre.

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  • All together NOW!

    30 January 2019

    Team work between the biggest brands and independents is the only way forward in 2019 for the Town Centre, says the Love Bedford organisation.

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  • Print is alive and kickin’

    30 January 2019

    Stories on the BBC about the threat to local democracy because of the problems of newspaper groups like Johnston Press, does not mean print is dead.

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  • Business Rates good news

    30 October 2018

    Bedford businesses will benefit from changes announced by the Chancellor. A number of the smaller businesses will no longer have to pay Business Rates.

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  • Business Breakfast EXCLUSIVE

    25 September 2018

    BID zone businesses get to hear what’s happening in town first – thanks to the “all for one” influence of the organisation.

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  • Bedford i-Kan 10th anniversary

    14 September 2018

    Bedford i-Kan in Mill Street is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The centre was a pioneering project by Bedford Borough Council to provide flexible and affordable office accommodation for business start-ups and small businesses.

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  • Lotto £300k to YMCA

    13 September 2018

    A charity with premises in Bedford has been awarded nearly £300,000 towards activities which combat the causes of homelessness in local young people.

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  • 1st of 300

    04 September 2018

    The 300th Business Improvement District has been opened in the UK. They are all following in the footsteps of Bedford which was among the first 12 pilots of the project in 2005.

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  • BID actions on BBC TV

    31 August 2018

    Activities arranged for businesses by the BedfordBID were shown on a BBC report into “Battle for the High Street”.

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  • Boost to evening visits with more free parking

    04 August 2018

    From Monday 6th August, the Bus Station/Allhallows Multi-Storey Car Park is opening 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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  • Help us make YOU £Millions!

    14 June 2018

    BedfordBID’s Love Bedford gift vouchers scheme has passed the £1 Million mark.

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  • Keeping the town moving upwards / BID Breakfast Update

    13 June 2018

    How to keep people coming back to the town centre was behind every topic covered in the BedfordBID Business Breakfast at The Park Inn.

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  • Give a Hand Up, Not a Hand Out

    10 May 2018

    From this week, posters about alternative ways of giving will be going up across Bedford town centre.

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  • Business Magazine 2018 out now!

    09 May 2018

    View our magazine and enter the competition to win £100 Love Bedford gift vouchers!

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  • Homeless - how BID is helping

    04 May 2018

    BedfordBID has updated its leaflets for businesses pointing them to the many official and managed resources designed to give the homeless a “hand up not hand out”

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