Independent Retailers Day event ‘a taste of things to come’ says Go Grantham

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The group behind a bid to create a Business Improvement District (BID) in Grantham says an event on Saturday gave a taste of things to come should the town’s businesses give the BID the green light when the time comes to vote.

Go Grantham joined Grantham Market to mark Independent Retailers Day, and took it as an opportunity to raise the profile of the BID project. A BID is an area within which businesses pay a levy on their business rates to pay towards the scheme and only on a majority vote can the plan go forward.

Independent Retailers Day, Grantham

Independent Retailers Day, Grantham

Delighted with the response from both retailers and the public to Saturday’s event, BID manager Amber Kitching said: “We hope this is the first of many events that can be put on by Go Grantham. It’s about doing something different, out of the ordinary, to make Grantham an even more attractive place to come to browse, shop and dine. It was great to have an entertainer keeping the children amused, and the ambience provided by the live music (and the beautiful weather) made Grantham a fantastic place to be on Saturday.”

The Go Grantham team was also asking people what they would like to see improved in the town and they continue to seek opinions. Anyone wishing to have their say can do so via

Saturday’s event was supported by South Kesteven District Council and Lincolnshire County Council.