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Month: March 2020

Mar 30
Coronavirus Crime Prevention Advice for Retailers 

We are aware that many members premises are now vacant in light of recent government advice. The BID has therefore engaged with PSNI to get advice on how to limit the risks to your business. To prevent crime and reduce harm against your business, staff and customers, we are asking you to carefully consider the […]

Mar 26
£10K & £25K Grant Update

We are pleased to confirm that Land & Property Services will be making automatic payments to those eligible businesses whose bank account details are held for the purposes of paying rates by Direct Debit. The first payment in the Small Business Support Grant Scheme will be made on 31 March if not before. BID are […]

Mar 25
Coronavirus FAQs 

Answers to frequently asked questions to offer guidance in responding to the coronavirus disease, COVID-19 https://www.cipd.co.uk/news-views/coronavirus/faqs

Mar 24
All On Street & Off Street Parking Enforcement Suspended 

Newry BID are delighted to report that all on street and off street enforcement and charges have been suspended from 6 this evening. Illegal or unsafe parking will continue to be dealt with. A note of thanks to our local politicians who facilitated same via Minister Nichola Mallon. It follows a statement released by Newry […]

Mar 24
Newry TradFest 2020

Newry Business Improvement District (BID) were delighted to organise TradFest again this year and promote Newry City over three days. Running from March 14th– 16th the sessions were widespread across the city including both day and night time slots. Many Trad musicians played in multiple venues entertaining audiences over the weekend creating a cultural and […]

Mar 24
Brightening Up Hill Street

Brightening Up Hill Street  As part of our improving how we look theme, Newry BID in partnership with Newry 2020 and Live Here Love Here have finished a new colourful flower bed at Marcus Square in the centre of Newry. Just in time for Spring, Thank You to all involved.

Mar 23
Support Schemes Available for NI Businesses

Newry BID have been lobbying for support schemes for our members during this challenging period. Regular updates will continue to be issued, and members will be informed on proposed government strategies to help businesses through the current Covid-19 crisis. Please see updates below: GOV.UK has published the following summary page for Businesses & Employers: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/covid-19-guidance-information-for-ni-businesses-employers […]

Mar 23
“We Must Social Distance”

“We Must Social Distance” – Joint Statement from Newry BID, Newry Chamber & NMDDC Newry BID Managing Director and the President & CEO of Newry Chamber, held discussions on Friday afternoon with NMDDC on the impact of COVID-19 in the area. In an hour-long teleconference, they discussed support arrangements for businesses and local communities, the need for […]

Mar 23
Worst Parkers in NI

Some interesting statistical data published showing the state of the Parking Fines distribution within Northern Ireland.

Mar 19
Coronavirus and HR implications

Many BID Members have asked us for help with managing HR and staffing issues at present. The following information has been provided by federation of small business. The BID are providing free HR support (*) to members to assist during these unprecedented times. (*) Subject to capacity and Terms and Conditions. Employers Duty Employers have […]