The BID will be the voice of town centre businesses. These are actions to promote and support the views and interests of town centre businesses in response to official consultations from local and central Government and through championing particular issues and causes that have a bearing on the town centre.


We will continue to lobby for you on issues such as business rates and car parking. We will continue to raise awareness of your needs and to source additional funding and expertise from external bodies to add value to your own contributions (e.g. Healthy High Streets, Portas Pilot, Revive and Thrive).

Business Voice

We will work with the two Councils to play our part in the delivery of their key projects and to ensure the voice of business is heard. In particular, we will press for:


A review of the Loughborough Town Centre Master Plan

The redevelopment of the key town centre opportunity sites

The provision of a new multi-storey car park

The implementation of the Council’s parking review, particularly the provision of parking for employees and the delivery of free parking initiatives

A review of on-street parking controls to ensure they meet the needs of businesses and visitors

A single regulatory regime covering all of the pedestrianised areas in town to facilitate the management and delivery of events

Continued review and improvement of the new traffic scheme to ensure efficient operation

The simplification and streamlining of event delivery and management

The redevelopment of the key town centre opportunity sites

The attraction of inward investment

The implementation of the Marketing Strategy for the various markets and a review of the operation and layout of the Market

A new Christmas lighting scheme for the town centre