Welcome to the BID website for Royal Leamington Spa

In 2008, local businesses and property owners voted to establish a Business Improvement District (BID) within Royal Leamington Spa. This was subsequently renewed for a further 5 year term in 2013 and then most recently in 2018. Since then, BID Leamington has made excellent progress in delivering services and projects, agreed by the BID Board and its partners, which increase the appeal of the town and improve trading performance.

Throughout this website, our aim is to inform and support the 355 levy paying businesses and our voluntary members who, through BID Leamington, contribute towards creating an attractive, safe and well-promoted town.

Coronavirus: Business Support

As you are all aware the ground is constantly moving in respect to Covid-19 and the implications this will have for your business and the wider town centre and community. We wish to reassure our members that BID Leamington is here to support you. Helping to assess and respond to change is our primary concern and we welcome your feedback and support. This is also the focus of the BID Board of Directors. Please ensure we have your email as we are regularly updating members with information about grants, financial, HR, legal, and other forms of practical support. We are also in contact with our MP and other local partners to ensure the right kind of additional support is made available and in the longer term, we are working with partners to deliver a recovery plan.

Key questions for us are:

1. How this is impacting you, your business, staff and /or sector? e.g. trade, footfall, morale
2. What are the specific challenges you are facing?
3. What support do you need?

As a member of the BID Foundation National Council, we have regular contact with executives from the UK Government High Street Task Force and the Institute of Place Management who are both in regular contact with treasury and other government departments. We are actively lobbying on issues important to you and supporting the lobbying efforts of other organisations. Together, this informs important decisions about programmes of support.

BID Invoicing: Whilst there is a legal imperative to issue BID levy invoices to maintain the mandate of the BID, we wish to acknowledge the varying circumstances facing businesses and have a strong desire to avoid adding further strain at this time. Reflecting this, the BID Board of Directors and Warwick District Council have agreed to some flexibility with respect to how the BID levy is collected this year. Please click here to view the details.

 

For all Covid-19 information and support, please click here.

Latest News from BID

March Update: Meeting, Rates, Road Works & Events

March Update: Meeting, Rates, Road Works & Events

We hope you are all well. Please see below a quick update on some questions that have been coming to us lately – and information about our upcoming business meeting. BID Business Meeting: Wednesday 30th March The Royal Pug (141 Regent Street, upstairs) Arrive 5.30pm...

Lights of Leamington Feasibility Study Begins

Lights of Leamington Feasibility Study Begins

Memories of a historic community event, which treated visitors to a kaleidoscope of light installations, music and performances, are being sought as part of a study which could see it return to Leamington. BID Leamington has secured funding from Arts Council...

BID Update: Grants, Business Booster & Merry Christmas

BID Update: Grants, Business Booster & Merry Christmas

Morning everyone, We hope you are all well. It has been a little while since our October newsletter (please view here) and we know some of you are very busy – while others will be once again digesting government advice relating to increasing Covid cases. We want to...

New Mask Regulations & Local Covid Update

New Mask Regulations & Local Covid Update

As a result of a new Covid variant that has been identified, at 4am today UK government introduced new rules requiring face masks to be worn in shops, banks, post offices, hairdressers etc (but not hospitality venues). Information about this can be found by clicking...

From Leamington, With Love

From Leamington, With Love

Why we are refocussing on our online communities and why that matters.   Reflecting on how the past year has changed the town centre, our community and our role supporting it, we are currently undertaking a review of the town’s ‘Royal Leamington Spa’ and ‘Love...

Latest BID Buzz Blogs

Spring into Leam, Jubilee, Bunting & Commonwealth Games!

Spring into Leam, Jubilee, Bunting & Commonwealth Games!

We have been busy over the first quarter of 2022 delivering local events and promotions, and planning for a huge summer ahead. This has been done in partnership with local people and organisations and where possible, by utilising the remaining EU Covid support funding...

Lanterns Light Up the Town Centre!

Lanterns Light Up the Town Centre!

Leamington was once again lit up with a dazzling display of lanterns for the town centre’s popular annual Lantern Parade. Hundreds of people gathered at the bandstand in the Royal Pump Room Gardens to join and enjoy the light spectacle known as ‘Luminate Leamington’,...

Elf on the Loose in Leam!

Elf on the Loose in Leam!

Town centre CCTV has captured footage of a naughty elf who has been let loose in Leamington in the run-up to Christmas – and families are being invited to discover his antics and be in with a chance of winning a prize. View the naughty elf on the loose here:...

Unwrap the Magic of Christmas!

Unwrap the Magic of Christmas!

Visitors to Leamington town centre are being invited to unwrap the magic of Christmas and enjoy a host of festive activities over the coming weeks. Alongside beautiful Christmas lights and shop windows, lots of popular attractions and events organised by BID...

Our Annual Report, Invoicing & Next Steps

Our Annual Report, Invoicing & Next Steps

Our Annual Report, Invoicing & The Next StepsAfternoon everyone, As the BID Leamington financial year ended in June, we have naturally begun reflecting on our achievements and planning for the year ahead. This has been captured in our 2020-2021 Annual Report...

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Our members receive regular updates by email as well as hand delivered newsletters which can be downloaded below. Please see 'Covid-19' for 2020/2021 updates.

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