Easing of Restrictions from 2nd December

26 November 2020

From 2nd December 2020 lockdown restrictions will ease and England will return to the local tier system. Harrow, as well as London and most of the surrounding counties, will go into Tier 2. Retail, hospitality, gyms and close contact services will be allowed to re-open, but again with strict guidelines in place. Pubs and bars […]


23 November 2020

Harrow Council have launched a consultation on The Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) for Harrow Town Centre. It focuses on restrictions around unwanted activities such as street drinking, noisy/unwanted busking, feeding pigeons, spitting/urinating in the street etc. Please take a couple of minutes to fill in the online form and help us and Harrow Council keep the […]

Notice of AGM

17 November 2020

Dear Member Our AGM takes place at 5pm on Thursday 17th December 2020. This year, due to Covid-19 social distancing restrictions, the AGM will take place online via ‘Zoom’.  Please log in to the Members’ Area of this site to view the associated documents and link to join the meeting If you wish to attend […]

Second Lockdown begins

06 November 2020

As we start the 2nd lockdown, here at the BID we know that some of the guidance that came out regarding which stores can and can’t be open and what you can and can’t do was not very clear. Overnight the guidance has been updated and we have listed below the key parts. We have […]

Harrow moves to Tier 2

15 October 2020

It has been announced that from Saturday 17th October, London will move to Tier 2 (High) of the Local Covid Alert Level system. This will mean households cannot mix indoors (except with your bubble), but the Rule of Six applies in outdoor settings.  Businesses such as retail, hospitality and leisure can remain open, but social […]

Test and Trace – Does your premises comply?

22 September 2020

With Covid-19 cases on the rise, the government has put new guidelines in place, enforceable by law, and we must all play our part to help reduce the spread of the virus and break the chain of transmission.  With infections doubling roughly every 7 days, your business MUST put certain measures in place and follow […]

Counterfeit Goods Confiscated

07 September 2020

Partnership working at its best! On Friday  4th September a member of the BID team noticed two males selling ‘Apple’ AirPods on St Anns Road. As we work very closely with Harrow Council Enforcement officers, they were contacted immediately and attended the scene quickly. The ear pods were confiscated from the males – 23 boxes […]

Get Ahead of Your Local Competition using ‘Local’ SEO

03 September 2020

10am to 11am Thursday 17th September An online workshop for small businesses in Harrow which will help you to review your website and make improvements to enhance your local visibility. Who should attend? If you have or work for a local business If you want to improve where your business website currently shows up on […]

Britain’s Best Small Shop

02 September 2020

The Best Small Shops Competition, back for its fifth year, has relaunched post lockdown celebrating the return of Indie Retail to UK high streets and shopping parades. This year’s competition has been revised to better reflect the current retail climate and judges will be seeking entries from independent retailers that are demonstrating specific innovation to […]

Mayor of London’s Back to Business fund opens

11 August 2020

The Mayor’s new £1m Back to Business Fund has opened for applications – offering up to £5,000 in match funding to small businesses to help them survive through COVID-19 and adapt to do business through London’s recovery. Through the Back to Business Fund, businesses will get financial help to expand their operation online and to […]