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  • 07 Nov 2018 St Albans Gift Card Launches just in time for Christmas!

    St Albans Gift Card Launches just in time for Christmas!

      A new cashless way to shop in St Albans has been launched just in time for Christmas! Discover the best of St Albans with one handy gift card that takes the decision out of gifting, but keeps options open for the recipient and the local economy growing for its community. The St Albans Gift […]

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  • 07 Nov 2018 November Newsletter

    November Newsletter

    St Albans Gift-Card has launched! The St Albans Gift Card What is it? The St Albans Gift Card programme is provided by St Albans BID and is free of charge for BID businesses. The programme is geographically linked to St Albans meaning it can only be used in St Albans businesses, creating additional revenue opportunities for […]

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  • 26 Oct 2018 Fashion show success at first ever #StyleStAlbans

    Fashion show success at first ever #StyleStAlbans

    Friday 19 October saw St Albans Museum + Gallery come alive with fashionistas, prosecco and catwalk swagger as #StyleStAlbans celebrated its debut event in the Assembly Rooms. 300 audience members watched 20 models showcase the styling of 10 St Albans retailers with hair and makeup by local salons too. Bloggers, social media influencers and journalists […]

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  • 15 Oct 2018 October Newsletter

    October Newsletter

    We’ve made the final. Vote for the City to win £10,000! St Albans City Centre has made the shortlist of the national Great British High Street Awards! Out of almost 130 entries we have been nominated in the top ‘Champion’ category meaning our nomination takes us into the top 20% of Great British High Streets! A […]

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  • 28 Sep 2018 George Street Gin & Jazz 2018

    George Street Gin & Jazz 2018

    We’re back and we’re excited! Shops, bars and restaurants open their doors for a celebration of the unique, boutique style of the Cathedral Quarter. Free entry with a variety of bars offering gin cocktails of every flavour. Music stage with St Albans Jazz Ensemble for dancing alongside fashion, styling, street food and more.

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  • 19 Sep 2018 We’ve made the shortlist

    We’ve made the shortlist

    St Albans City Centre has been shortlisted in the champion category of the Great British High Street Awards 2018. Celebrating and showcasing the best high streets across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – the winners of the Great British High Street Awards 2018, sponsored by Visa, will be announced on 15 November 2018. After […]

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  • 07 Sep 2018 September Newsletter

    September Newsletter

    TimeTurn: St Albans Vintage Retro Festival Get involved with our first TimeTurn Festival! Make sure Sunday 16th September is in your diary and join in with our TimeTurn event! There are loads of ways to get your business involved; create a window display, put up posters from your decade, dress up or play period music… […]

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  • 25 Aug 2018 Initial Steps on Streetscene improvements

    Initial Steps on Streetscene improvements

    BID have been doing great works behind the scenes to develop the streetscene of St Albans in a range of ways. Our BID levy payers have told us that Waste is RUBBISH. We commissioned environmental strategy company HUBBUB to answer the question, “How can St Albans BID best help its businesses improve their waste management […]

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  • 05 Sep 2018 TimeTurn :: St Albans’ Vintage & Retro Festival :: 16 September 2018

    TimeTurn :: St Albans’ Vintage & Retro Festival :: 16 September 2018

      On Sunday 16 September, the second weekend of Heritage Open Days, St Albans turned back in time. Each street was themed to a different era with a variety of activities for the public to enjoy. Historic vehicles, cars, motorbikes, scooters and com​mercial vehicles will line the streets and businesses of all types, shops, restaurants, […]

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  • 03 Sep 2018 Style St Albans Fashion Show TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

    Style St Albans Fashion Show TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

    We’re delighted to announce that the first ever Style St Albans fashion show in the newly renovated St Albans Museum + Gallery is now live for ticket purchases! There will be two identical shows on the evening of 19 October, both showcasing Autumn Winter looks from the current season of retailers in St Albans City […]

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  • 31 Jul 2018 August Newsletter

    August Newsletter

    Get involved in Time Turner! Get noticed at our brand new Vintage Festival! Put Sunday 16th September in your diary for our brand new Time Turner Festival! For the second weekend of the Heritage Open Days we’re going back in time and transforming the streets of St Albans City Centre through each decade of the 20th Century. Each street […]

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  • 03 Jul 2018 July Newsletter

    July Newsletter

    Events coming soon to a street near you! We’re really excited to be bringing a series of great events to the BID area this year. A few to look out for: Time Turner: A BRAND NEW event for 2018! Help us transform St Albans back in time: we’re bringing cars, music and entertainment from different periods to different streets. Click here to […]

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  • 02 Jul 2018 Do you need a website? Groww can help!

    Do you need a website? Groww can help!

    St Albans BID has partnered with groww to enable our businesses to create bespoke websites quickly and without any set up costs. Please use our link to access groww and take advantage of their preferential rates for BID members, click here for you step by step guide. “Be online, future-proof and visible to 60% more customers in under 5 minutes!”

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  • 05 Jun 2018 June Newsletter

    June Newsletter

    Join us for our AGM! We invite all BID businesses to join us for the St Albans BID Annual General Meeting (AGM) with complimentary wine and canapes in the newly-launched Lussmann’s private dining rooms, on Wednesday 6th June from 5.30pm-7.30pm. We will briefly cover what the BID has achieved so far and outline our plans […]

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  • 29 May 2018 Take part in TimeTurner!

    Take part in TimeTurner!

    Go back in time as St Albans turns back the clock this September! On Sunday 16 September, the second weekend of Heritage Open Days, St Albans will be going back in time. Each street will be themed to a different era with a variety of activities for the public to enjoy. Historic vehicles, cars, motorbikes, […]

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  • 23 May 2018 Taste the High Life at Christopher Place

    Taste the High Life at Christopher Place

    St Albans BID and Christopher Place welcomed nearly 3,000 guests to Taste the High Life on Friday night with a winning combination of entertainment, shopping and cocktails to enjoy in the May sunshine!   Raffles, competitions, tastings and offers throughout the stores meant that the guests could start their summer off in style. The highlight […]

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  • 18 May 2018 Waste Management Survey

    Waste Management Survey

      Waste Management Survey Following our conversations and interviews with many of the businesses in the City Centre, our Waste Management Review partners, Hubbub, have now drawn up their Waste Management survey for businesses to complete. Three reasons to get involved: 1. Get you voice heard! Your opinion matters, we want to know your waste experiences. 2. It will help shape the […]

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  • 16 May 2018 Mindfulness workshop

    Mindfulness workshop

    Mindful Pathway: A practical Mindfulness workshop – creating new habits to manage stress at work. This is an introductory workshop aimed at those who are managing a company or team and those who would like to support staff. It will be held at the Clarion Hotel, St Albans, on Thursday 14th June from 9.30am to 1.30pm. […]

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  • 14 May 2018 St Albans BID AGM

    St Albans BID AGM

    We invite all BID businesses to join us for the St Albans BID Annual General Meeting (AGM) with complimentary wine and canapes in the newly-launched Lussmann’s private dining rooms. Please click here to register. We will briefly cover what the BID has achieved so far and outline our plans for this year. The formal business […]

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  • 08 May 2018 Taste the High Life at Christopher Place!

    Taste the High Life at Christopher Place!

    On Friday 18 May you can Taste the High Life in St Albans’ Christopher Place with an evening of cocktails, shopping, summer fashions and live music from the Swanvesta Social Club. From the team that brought you George Street Gin and Jazz the evening will be a chance to see Christopher Place as you’ve never […]

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