SAVE THE DATE! 9 JUNE FOR THE BID'S ANNUAL CONFERENCE / AGM

SAVE THE DATE! The BID's Annual Conference will be going virtual this year. We will miss seeing you in person, but please save the...

NEW UK GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES: WORKING SAFELY AND RECOVERY STRATEGY

The UK Government published two new guidance documents on Monday 11 May. Working safely during coronavirus to help employers, employees...

 
 
 

NEW DISCRETIONARY GRANT FUND - DELAY IN GUIDANCE

MESSAGE FROM CANTERBURY CITY COUNCIL: “We have been receiving a number of queries this week regarding the government's new discretionary...

THE BID LOCKDOWN PHOTO CHALLENGE

We have been delighted to hear from so many business during this lockdown period. We are inspired by your stories and we'd love you...

 
 
 

SIGN THE PETITION TO RAISETHEBAR

Canterbury BID has been working with the Association of Town and City Management, The BID Foundation and British BIDs on a unified...

PUBLIC HOUSES - GUIDE TO CHANGE OF USE DURING COVID-19

Girlings Solicitors have provided a helpful analysis of Temporary Change of Planning Use for Public Houses during the coronavirus crisis....

 
 
 

FREE WEBINAR SESSIONS

Canterbury BID is hosting a series of webinars designed to help with the challenges you are facing, including financial, legal, marketing...

DIGITALBEANS LAUNCHES YOURLOCAL.DELIVERY

A free website solution designed to support local businesses in Kent digitalbeans, a leading digital agency based in Canterbury has...

 
 
 

A GUIDE TO SECURING BUILDING PREMISES

Message from Kent Police: The following security considerations are designed to help protect businesses that are remote or may be deemed...

COVID-19 SELEP BUSINESS SURVEY

South East Local Enterprise Partnership and Kent & Medway Growth Hub are asking for your feedback. We know that the Covid-19 outbreak...

 
 
 

BUSINESS SUPPORT UPDATE 25.3.20

On Wednesday 25 March we held a Business Rates / Business Support Webinar which included a presentation from the Business Rates team...

GETTING YOUR BUSINESS READY FOR THE 149TH OPEN

The eyes of the world will be focused on Kent when The Open returns to Royal St George's Golf Club, Sandwich from 12-19 July 2020 With...

 
 
 

LOCAL BUSINESSES DELIVERING MEALS TO YOUR DOOR

This is not an exhaustive list. These businesses are new to delivery and might not be on your radar. (If you are a local business and...

COVID-19 UPDATES AND GUIDANCE FROM GOVERNMENT FOR BUSINESSES AND EMPLOYEES

Based on the World Health Organisation's recent declaration, COVID-19 is now classed as a public health emergency of international...

 
 
 

CANTERBURY IN 1450

Canterbury has hit the BBC news thanks to The Becket Connection project! The Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture at University...

FREE PUBLICITY FOR MOTHER'S DAY

Do you have an event taking place in March? Perhaps you have a special menu for Mothers Day, live music in your bar or a spring event...

 
 
 

UNDERSTANDING BUSINESS RATES

Coming just two weeks after the government's new budget announcement, be sure to book a place at the Business Rates session on 25 March...

PUBLIC CONSULTATION: ST GEORGE'S STREET AND CANTERBURY MARKET

Canterbury City Council would like to hear your views on their proposals to improve the appearance of St George's Street which could...

 
 
 

COUNCIL PARKING CONSULTATION - PLEASE RESPOND BY 10 JANUARY

Canterbury City Council is seeking to make a number of changes to its car parking strategy, and we are aware that these changes, if...

FILL IN OUR PARKING SURVEY BY 23 DECEMBER

Canterbury City Council is seeking to make a number of changes to its car parking strategy. They are currently consulting the public...

 
 
 



Morecambe defender Christian Mbulu dies aged 23

Morecambe defender Christian Mbulu dies aged 23

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Body of little girl, 4, 'attacked by rats as she lay dead in cot for two days'

Body of little girl, 4, 'attacked by rats as she lay dead in cot for two days'

WARNING: DISTRESSING CONTENT - Mark James Dunn, 43, of Brisbane, Australia, has been charged with the murder of his daughter Willow, who police believe was left to rot in her... Read more ...

Furious Trump says ‘anti-free speech' Twitter is ‘interfering in election'...

Furious Trump says ‘anti-free speech' Twitter is ‘interfering in election' after it adds ‘fact-checks' to his posts

AN OUTRAGED Donald Trump has roasted Twitter for daring to label his tweets with “fact-checks” for the first time after posting about “rigged” mail-in votes. He fumed that the... Read more ...

Police 'broke up party at house of Tory MP Rob Roberts' 

Police 'broke up party at house of Tory MP Rob Roberts' 

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Trump accuses Twitter of 'interfering in the 2020 Presidential Election'...

Trump accuses Twitter of 'interfering in the 2020 Presidential Election' after it fact-checked his false tweets about voting by mail

President Donald Trump accused Twitter on Tuesday of "interfering in the 2020 Presidential Election" after it fact-checked two of his tweets pushing conspiracies about voting... Read more ...

Seinfeld and Star Trek actor Richard Herd dies at age 87 after a battle with...

Seinfeld and Star Trek actor Richard Herd dies at age 87 after a battle with cancer

The Massachusetts native had a long and fruitful career that included a role in the 1979 classic The China Syndrome but he may have been best known for his role on Seinfeld. Read more ...

Police called to lockdown ‘birthday party' at Conservative MP's house

Police called to lockdown ‘birthday party' at Conservative MP's house

Rob Roberts said he was not home at the time Police officers were called to a birthday party at a Tory MP's house and had to ask two people to leave, it is reported. They were... Read more ...

Coronavirus - all you need to know as 'two households can meet in gardens soon'

Coronavirus - all you need to know as 'two households can meet in gardens soon'

Families could finally be reunited if the move comes into effect next month. Under the plan members of two households will allowed to meet up outside if it is safe to do so Read more ...

Manchester United's Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford fit for Premier League...

Manchester United's Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford fit for Premier League restart, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba will be fit for the proposed resumption of the Premier League. Read more ...

New 2020 BMW 5-series revealed - 523bhp M550i now available in the UK

New 2020 BMW 5-series revealed - 523bhp M550i now available in the UK

The BMW 5-series saloon and estate have been given a mid-life update, retaining the conservative style while adding a tad more edge and introducing a suite of mild and plug-in... Read more ...