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Category: Newry BID

Mar 19
LPS – Rate Free Period

Below is a summary of current local rate relief proposals for all businesses. Newry BID are currently lobbying for 12 month rates holiday for all retail and hospitality business, as has been made available in England, as these are the most vulnerable sectors. Further information will be provided as it comes available.

Mar 19
BID calls for suspension of Red Coat Parking Enforcement during COVID-19 crisis

Newry BID is calling on Minister Mallon to suspend Newrys Central Parking Zone (CPZ) status during the Covid-19 crisis. Our already under pressure City Centre has been tipped over the edge by the Covid-19 emergency with many businesses closing and many on reduced hours. Despite Government encouraging people to self-isolate, work from home and to […]

Mar 16
Important Information from BIDs on COVID-19 and your business

Newry BID is engaging with members directly to support them with the unprecedented challenges and uncertainties arising from Covid-19. The constant stream of news makes it more difficult to operate all our businesses. We are asking Government both for clear advice and support and are engaging directly with Council seeking help for our members on […]

Jan 29
2020 Rates Revaluation Information Event

Newry BID jointly hosted a 2020 Reval information event with Newry Chamber on Tuesday 28th January 2020 in Newry City Library. The Draft 2020 NAVs have now been issued and we are delighted to see several businesses have received discounts. However, the 2020 Draft Reval hasn’t reflected the fall in rents over the last number […]

Jan 24

Newry City centre was crowned Northern Irish Rising Star, at the Government-run Great British High Street Awards 2019, in partnership with Visa, in Edinburgh. Inspired by Newry BID, the city was commended for its innovative use of technology and creative initiatives and wins £5,000 for the local community. Last year a Newry BID delegation led […]

Jan 14
Newsletter #32

The draft 2020 NAV's have now been issued and we are delighted to see several businesses have received discounts. However, the 2020 Draft Reval hasn't reflected the fall in rents over the last number of years and many properties remain over-rated.

Dec 19
Newry’s Best Christmas Windows Awarded

The excitement of Christmas is in the air, and some of Newry’s City Centre businesses have gone all out this festive season with some magical window displays! Newry BID decided to create some friendly competition and organise a Window Dressing Competition with their members. The competition was very tough with many local businesses creating magical […]

Dec 12
BIDs objection to huge proposed out of town development at Carnbane Successful

Newry BID is delighted to report to members that our objection to the proposed massive out of town unrestricted retail development has been successful. For further information please contact the BID office and please see joint press release with Retail NI and Chamber: Retail NI, Newry Chamber of Commerce and Newry Business Improvement District have […]

Dec 03
NI Liquor Licensing Laws consultation

Hospitality Ulster worked up a response with Newry BID to the Department for Communities’ consultation on Liquor Licences, which runs to 17:00, Friday 6th December 2019. The Hospitality Ulster and BID responses are available here:  Please refer to this for guidance. The changes that we are lobbying for would remove some anomalies that over […]