Pedi Bikes in Leamington #LiftLeam

Pedi Bikes in Leamington #LiftLeam

Pedi Bikes in Leamington #LiftLeam

Delivered by BID Leamington and Partners

Ambitions to meet important sustainable development, health and well-being, environment, mobility, climate change and air quality goals are being actively discussed by the BID Leamington team, alongside practical, technical, financial and social considerations.

We want to #PowerPositiveChange and see opportunity to improve research, dialogue and for greater business leadership as part of our emerging future agenda in this space. We also welcome the opportunity to collaborate with local partners and to experiment with ideas to gauge feedback – a tactical urbanism approach.

One such collaborative trail called ‘#LiftLeam’ that we were very proud to support was with University of Warwick’s free Creative Futures Incubator, which is based in Leamington Spa’s co-working space 1 Mill Street. Two e-trikes, from Hail Services arrived in town to promote the programme and power customers up and down the Parade whilst it was closed (during Covid).

Building on this success BID Leamington once again worked with Hail Services and arranged for two Royal Leamington Spa branded e-trikes to transport visitors around our town centre during the Commonwealth Games. These were loaded with maps and guides promoting local businesses and provided over 700 lifts! They were also featured on ITV News (below).

This is just the beginning of our thinking, so please let us know if you have ideas or would like to play a role in future.

The Lights of Leamington Study

The Lights of Leamington Study

Historic Lights of Leamington Image Credits: Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum (WDC) and Maurice Mead Photography

Lights of Leamington Study

Delivered by BID Leamington in partnership with the Lights of Leamington Steering Group including David Clargo, Carole Sleight, and Sidney Syson.


BID Leamington secured some grant funding from Arts Council England to research the return of this amazing historical event. The feasibility study has now launched and is underway. The consultants will be visiting soon to assess the site and run some workshops, including an online workshop open to businesses too.

From 1951- 1961 the lights attracted thousands of visitors to Leamington Spa and many people have fond memories of this spectacular event. It was this event that inspired the Leamington Lantern Parade, an event we have been running since 2012.

During this time many people have discussed the idea of ‘reigniting’ the Lights of Leamington, however it would be a significant task and support from all stakeholders, business, residents, local organisations and the wider community will be essential. This is why the Arts Council of England has supported us to carry out a feasibility study to understand all aspects of the idea.

We have created a dedicated website and social media pages to provide background information and keep communicating updates to the project. A survey has just been completed by 237 people, the results will be announced soon.

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