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COVID-19

Brighouse BID is committed to supporting the businesses in Brighouse to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

HMRC INVITES HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY TO REGISTER FOR EAT OUT TO HELP OUT

You can register if your establishment:

  • sells food for immediate consumption on the premises
  • provides its own dining area or shares a dining area with another establishment for eat-in meals
  • was registered as a food business with the relevant local authority on or before 7 July

Register now at www.gov.uk

PAVEMENT CAFE LICENCES

The Government are currently fast-tracking new regulation to relax the rules around pavement cafes Calderdale council are currently considering any applications for pavement cafe licences from any hospitality business across Calderdale including Brighouse.

Should anyone wish to apply for one can you ask them to contact Fiona Goldsmith directly if they are wishing to submit an application.

The details for Fiona are below:

Fiona Goldsmith
Senior Partnership Enforcement Officer
Community  Protection Team
Licensing Service
Calderdale MBC
Licensing Unit
Telephone: 01422 392227

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Below are some assets that can be downloaded to help with reopening and can be displayed within your business to give your customer’s confidence that you are complying with the government advice.

  • We have produced a guide to help all businesses safely reopen which you can find HERE.
  • Support for the licensed sector – a free and easy-to-read resource from Flow Hospitality which can be downloaded HERE.
  • Advice by the World Health Organisation or WHO for workplaces can be found HERE.
  • The BRC has published a useful guide for re-opening. The document is likely to be updated as government release policy so worth keeping checking our website for changes. The guide can be found HERE.
  • Protecting Pedestrian Queues from a vehicle as a weapon attack – social distancing measures may require your business to manage customer flow, therefore it is likely that customers will form a queue outside your business. Read how to protect your customers from vehicle-borne threats HERE.

BASDA (a leading trade body for business software companies) have produced this guide to help all businesses anticipate and prepare how they safely manage ‘return to work’ scenarios for employees and to plan now for what is likely to be a phased return to the workplace.

Useful FREE downloadable posters for your business:

We confirm we have complied with the government’s guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19 poster

Brighouse BID has now provided over 200 social distancing markers in over 40 different businesses within the town centre. If you are a levy payer and would like more information please get in touch info@brighousebid.co.uk

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Brighouse BID is committed to supporting the town centre and supporting the local economy by delivering high-quality events. However, at this difficult time, we need to prioritise public health and safety.  We are working closely to follow the Government’s guidance and have therefore decided upon the following:

1. You will have recently received your levy bill for 2020/2021 which is due in April. We will not yet be chasing any outstanding payments until we know what the situation will be post-COVID-19

2. The office on Bradford Road will now be closed until further notice. We will be available by telephone on 01484 937006 or email at info@brighousebid.co.uk

3. All events in Brighouse have been postponed until further notice

This course of action is dictated by government measures announced, almost daily – and in such unprecedented uncertainty – this is now our only option.

THE BRIGHOUSE BID OFFICE

Our board decided at the beginning of the lockdown that it wasn’t safe for us to have the shop open, due to multiple people being able to enter the premises. Again we are reviewing this on a weekly basis. The advice all of the way through has been to work at home if you can. As all of the public-facing activities we conduct such as the events have been cancelled, the rest of the work we conduct can be safely and productively delivered remotely. We have remained fully contactable by telephone, email and zoom throughout the lockdown period and will continue to do so. There is no requirement for us to be available in the shop and if you wish to speak to us please do get in touch to arrange a discussion.

CANCELATION OF BRIGHOUSE EVENTS

We’re sure it will come as no surprise given the latest news of further restrictions in Calderdale that we have had no option but to cancel all forthcoming events in Brighouse. We are fully aware of the impact that has on both market traders and levy payers in the town centre and sympathise greatly with the position we are all in. However, we are in the midst of a global pandemic and even if it was appropriate to host such events the Council will not give us permission to host them or publicise any events. The emergency services have also confirmed that they would be unable to attend any events. This is for the safety of everyone involved. We fully appreciate it is not ideal, however, we have been left with no choice.