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May 13
Newry BID- Focus on Business Rates Campaign

Background: Newry BID has led the call locally for Business Rates reform. The continuing rising cost of doing business in Newry (and other town and city centres) is set against a backdrop of lower footfall, changing shopping habits and the increase of online/out of town retail. Many businesses in the city centre have faced a […]

Apr 24
Music in Nature

Newry BID is delighted to support a new city wide initiative to transform boring utility boxes into works of art. The project will see different community groups deciding the theme and concept for each box. Magnet Young Adult Centre working with talented local artist, Zippy, is the first group to see their inspired artwork designs […]

Apr 18
Traffic Notice

A large parade is due to take place in Newry on Friday 19 April. The route will take participants along Belfast Road to Downshire Road then along Church Avenue, Windsor Hill, Sandys Street, back onto Downshire Road for dispersal at the Orange Hall. Traffic will be impacted in these areas from around 7pm until 10pm. […]

Apr 09
Chief Constable meets BID members to learn about success of BID PSNI Partnership

PSNI Chief Constable Jon Boutcher met a delegation of BID members this week to hear about the success of the BID PSNI partnership whereby the BID funds on average 16 officer days a month to focus on BID members concerns which are typically retail crime, anti-social behaviour and abuse towards BID members staff. The businesses […]

Mar 21
Flooding Hardship Fund Open

The purpose of the Flooding Hardship Scheme is to provide support to businesses and some other non-domestic premises that were impacted by the flooding in October/November 2023 but were not eligible for the previous £7,500 payment or the Enhanced Flood Support Scheme. The Flooding Hardship Scheme is open for applications and closes on 29 March […]

Jan 18
Flood Update – Jan 2024

Good afternoon, We have just received the following information in relation to the next round of support for businesses impacted by recent flooding.  Please be aware that this has not been formally announced yet. The final detail could change up until the application process formally opens, however it is likely to be a good indication of […]

Dec 20
Newry BID Lobby Ahead of Business Rates Review

A formal consultation on rates reform in Northern Ireland will commence in the New Year and it is fundamentally important for BID members engage with this process, according to Newry BID (Business Improvement District) Manager, Eamonn Connolly. A fair business rates system has been at the top of the lobbying agenda for Newry BID for […]

Nov 23
BID Newsletter November

Update on Flood Grant NMD Council has issued an update in relation to the £7,500 flood recovery grant from the Government for businesses impacted by the flooding in Newry, Jonesborough and Downpatrick. This is a large number of businesses still to be processed. If you are a Newry BID member and you have any concerns […]

Sep 25
Newry BID Host Health in the City Initiative

Newry BID (Business Improvement District) is set to host a month packed full of FREE health and wellbeing events and activities in Newry city centre across the month of October. With something for all the family, from baby mindfulness, Relax Kids and Charge Up for teenagers to a coffee morning for carers, gym taster sessions, […]

Apr 27
Consultation on Proposed Civic Centre

The Council have submitted their planning application for a proposed new “Civic Hub” development at Abbey Way. You can view the application by logging onto the Planning Register on the Planning Portal,  https://planningregister.planningsystemni.gov.uk opening the link to the Public Register website and entering the planning application reference number (as quoted above). The Planning Portal also […]