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February 2021 Recap

It might be the shortest month, but February has been packed full of activity for everybody at Norwich BID. We’re preparing for the city centre to reopen, and how we can best support our businesses to reopen safely, successfully, and confidently.

Whilst the Spring Budget was in March, we’d be remiss if we didn’t point out that we wrote a reaction to the Spring Budget, with our most important take-aways for our businesses.  

Please remember that we’re here to help, so do get in touch if you need anything.

Voice for Business

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District Dialogues
Our new District Dialogues will empower local businesses to communicate, collaborate, and create. These open conversations bring businesses together to discuss their area, and the challenges, potential and advantages of each district.

We’re asking workers to fill in our District Dialogues survey, to help us get a better idea of the strengths and challenges of each area. We would really appreciate you taking the time to feedback. You could also win a £50 voucher for L’Hexagone.

Upcycle Your Waste Survey
We’re still looking for local businesses to participate in our Upcycle Your Waste project, which will help build your sustainability, save money, and save the planet. We’re performing waste audits with BinIt, but if you’d prefer to do it yourself, please fill in this short survey.

Sector Recovery Meetings
Our Sector Recovery Meetings have continued throughout February and March, bringing together businesses from across Norwich to help plan for the future.


Love Light Festival Parade

Spring Garlands
It’s going to be wonderful to see our city centre opening up again. To celebrate, and drive footfall into the city, we’re asking businesses to decorate their doors with Spring Garlands. Launching on May 1 (to give everybody time to reopen safely), the Spring Garlands will help create an optimistic shopping experience. As part of the project, we’ll share the decorations across social, promoting your business to our combined social following of 65k.

Love Light Norwich
We’re preparing to brighten the city once again with Love Light Norwich 2022. After the huge success of the first festival, we’re looking forward to bringing Love Light Norwich back, bigger, better, brighter.

City Food Trail
Still in development is our new City Food Trail. This new project will take place throughout the year, aiming to drive the Evening & Night Time Economy, particular in the off-season. Our first City Food Trail took place as part of Love Light Norwich 2020, and benefited the participating restaurants through promotion and driving extra covers. More info to come – express your interest here.



What’s On
VisitNorwich’s What’s On is one of the most popular sections of the site. Please remember to submit your events, for free, and  you can receive free advertising to a broad audience group.

VisitNorwich Website
We update the VisitNorwich website regularly, to appeal to locals and visitors alike. Following the new announcement, we published 6 new blogs to drive people into Norwich, and help them them visit the city safely.