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COVID-19: Statement from Croydon BID

We at Croydon BID appreciate and understand that these are challenging and uncertain times for all of us.

The impact of COVID-19 on the local community and you, the business community, is a serious concern we all share. Our primary focus is to provide the necessary support for you and your business in this difficult time and to represent your needs on a wider scale so that help may be offered.

We welcome the news from Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer, that a £330 billion lifeline of loan guarantee will be launched, and a further £20 billion in tax cuts, grants and other help for businesses will be made available. In the coming weeks, we will be actively lobbying local and central government so that the vital support that is required is freely accessible.

To support this process and the long-term approach required, Croydon BID and Croydon Council are spearheading the creation of a COVID-19 Business Task Force, which will be designed to offer the business community the advice, guidance and support at a local level. The group of partners located across the borough will start to formulate a pro-active and responsive approach to support the local economy in the long term.  

As a member of the Local Strategic Partnership Board, we are meeting regularly with all key stakeholders and partners so that a collaborative and joined up approach to supporting all areas of our community can be supported in this time.

Our team are as committed and determined as ever to working with you, side by side. Our business is founded on the basis of effective relationships whereby we collaborate, work in partnership with one another and deliver.  

Croydon BID’s street ambassadors are still very much part of the town centre and will be making regular visits to you and your business, providing some reassurance and a welcome smile. Our cleaning team continue to deliver their activities within the town centre.  

If you are making any changes, or effecting any innovative ideas, that you wish us to promote across our channels, please get in touch with Natasha Gray, Marketing & Communications Manager at Croydon BID on Natasha.gray@croydonbid.com.

If you are creating any special offers or discounts, please get in touch with Keely Dench, Business Engagement Manager at Croydon BID on keely.dench@croydonbid.com.

If you would like to set up a call with myself, or another member of our team, please get in touch on 020 8603 0050.

Thank you for your time.

Matt, Shaun, Keely, Natasha and Cheryll

Croydon BID 

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