Many BIDs across the UK are being forced to mothball until businesses can reopen. This will make it doubly difficult for them to be there ready to help when the time comes.
At One Linlithgow, because we predicated our business plan on strong ties with community groups that are more than just lip service, we’ve secured £15,000 Government funding to support the local COVID-19 response. We’ll be providing meaningful, direct support to our members and the wider Linlithgow community, but the continued operation also means that we’ll be prepared for the slow return to feet on streets, promoting businesses and ensuring that customers trust Linlithgow to take sensible measures to prevent/mitigate further outbreaks.
We won’t be issuing any demands for payment of BID levy until at least September 2020 and we’ll be using the external funding to deliver our part of the town-wide community response until then, so that no member business must subsidise activity while closed down.
There’s not much good news for businesses in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, but we’re keeping spirits high with the Loyalty Lottery!
February 2020 saw winners made in Mackie & Brechin vets, Lilypond Crafts & Gifts, and Complete Health at the Millstone. The streets of Linlithgow looked very different when those lucky transactions were made, with most towns and cities across the globe now eerily quiet… but we at One Linlithgow have vowed to unite those loyal local shoppers and service users with their goodies!
Any winners in self-isolation, or practising social distancing, can call up their favourite outlets and browse “virtually”, before selecting their prizes and having us deliver them contact-free to their door.
We’re also working on more comprehensive ways to keep retail afloat in these difficult months – and we understand the urgency of enacting emergency measures without delay. Keep an eye on this site and our social media channels, or contact us using the form (just click “contact” on the main menu) for the latest.