Free Weekend Parking


Free weekend parking for Merthyr Tydfil shoppers Christmas shoppers in Merthyr Tydfil have the added incentive again this year of free weekend town centre parking, starting on Saturday (13 November). The County Borough Council and Big Heart of Merthyr Tydfil Business Improvement District (BID) are encouraging people to take advantage of free parking at all car parks in the centre on Fridays and Saturdays - Sunday is already free – until 3 January 2022. Cabinet Member for Finance and Governance Cllr Andrew Barry said: “Our shops and town centre businesses are still recovering from the effects of [...]

Free Weekend Parking2021-11-11T13:08:30+00:00

Christmas Fun in Merthyr Tydfil


Christmas Fun in Merthyr Tydfil Nothing says Christmas more than getting together with friends and family. And this year, even more celebrations are in order, since last year’s lockdowns meant we couldn’t meet up or go anywhere for our festive entertainment. Thankfully, we can once again celebrate the season and get into the spirit as usual – and there’s no better place to do it than Merthyr Tydfil. The town centre is hosting a day full of festive fun, brought to you by The Big Heart of Merthyr Tydfil, St Tydfil Shopping Centre and Merthyr Tydfil County Borough [...]

Christmas Fun in Merthyr Tydfil2021-10-28T14:05:03+01:00

New LoyalFree High Street App


Merthyr Tydfil launches new high street app to promote local spend at businesses in the area Merthyr Tydfil BID, The Big Heart of Merthyr Tydfil has launched a new partnership with multi-award-winning app LoyalFree, as part of the area’s recovery plan from Covid-19. Merthyr Tydfil has become the 1st Welsh partnership for LoyalFree, but the 36th area in the UK to launch the high street platform. The app is designed to boost footfall and sales in the town by encouraging consumers to shop local safely. LoyalFree is an innovative digital platform that showcases vital area information for [...]

New LoyalFree High Street App2021-09-13T09:09:06+01:00

Tydfil Training Gift Card


Tydfil Training Gives Students the Key to Merthyr Education provider Tydfil Training is using the We Love Merthyr Gift Card to give students access to a range of retail, leisure, hospitality, and services, as part of ongoing efforts to help students engage with their local area. Students were presented with a We Love Merthyr Gift Card at a recent celebration event hosted by Tydfil Training to reward students for educational success. The local gift card can be spent in over 30 businesses in Merthyr, including small businesses and national brands. Tydfil Training is part of a large [...]

Tydfil Training Gift Card2021-09-11T18:51:47+01:00

Free Weekend Parking


Free Town Centre Parking Throughout May and June Merthyr Tydfil town centre shops and businesses will benefit from free weekend parking for customers this spring and early summer. The Big Heart of Merthyr Tydfil Business Improvement District (BID) and Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council are encouraging shoppers to take advantage of free parking at all town-centre car parks every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for the whole of May and June 2021. “After discussions with the BID, we agreed that Fridays to Sundays are the busiest days in the town centre, footfall-wise,” said the Council’s Head of Regeneration [...]

Free Weekend Parking2021-04-20T17:59:32+01:00

Welcome Back To Merthyr Tydfil Town Centre


Welcome back to Merthyr Tydfil Town Centre. Our businesses are excited to reopen, but they’re not through the woods yet. They’ve done everything they can to adapt to the situation, and everything is different for us all. Please be kind, be compassionate, and have patience. The battle of rebuilding our town centre has just begun, and our businesses look forward to welcoming you. When visiting, please shop responsibly and adhere to COVID safety measures. As always, your support is very much appreciated. If we work together, we will be a better, safer, and kinder community. [...]

Welcome Back To Merthyr Tydfil Town Centre2021-04-15T13:15:42+01:00

Merthyr BID Gains Accreditation


Merthyr BID Gains Accreditation Great news!!! I’m delighted to inform you that the Big Heart of Merthyr Tydfil has been awarded accreditation status by British BIDs. This prestigious award recognises that the Merthyr BID is well-managed with good governance, strong financial systems, and transparency. The Big Heart of Merthyr Tydfil is one of just 25 BIDS in the UK to achieve accreditation after a long and stringent application process. It means that you, our levy payers, have the assurance that you are getting value for money from a well-managed BID. Chris Turner, Chief executive Officer of British BIDS, said: [...]

Merthyr BID Gains Accreditation2021-03-26T16:20:14+00:00

Merthyr Tydfil’s Virtual Christmas


Merthyr Tydfil's Very First Virtual Christmas One of the most popular annual events in Merthyr town centre is the Christmas Fun Day, Lights Switch On and visiting the Traditional Christmas Market. Sadly, this year most Christmas events, Markets & Fayres worldwide will be closed. But Christmas is not cancelled in Merthyr Tydfil town centre, it will just be different, as We Love Merthyr, St Tydfil Shopping Centre, and Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council have joined forces to bring the spirit and atmosphere of a Festive Christmas online and into your homes. Just as you would expect [...]

Merthyr Tydfil’s Virtual Christmas2020-11-09T14:13:53+00:00

Business Showcase


Business Showcase There are so many fabulous, creative, and innovative business and organisations in our town centre, we want to shout about them from the rooftops. But rather than receive a noise complaint, we have decided to give them a shoutout on the world wide web instead. So, on that note, welcome to our town centre business showcase. Every few days we will feature a different business - providing you with updates, stories, offers, and anything else in between! Merthyr Tydfil Credit Union Members Receive National Awards For Their Services. Credit Union are delighted to announce [...]

Business Showcase2020-11-17T12:27:14+00:00

It’s Competition Time


It's Competition Time! To celebrate the launch of our brand new website, we are giving you the chance to win one of 3 fabulous 'We Love Merthyr' Gift Cards. The Merthyr Gift Card is easy to use and fun to spend and can be redeemed in over 30 shops, cafes, restaurants, and service providers across Merthyr Tydfil town centre. Prizes: First Prize - £150 Merthyr Gift Card Second Prize - £50 Merthyr Gift Card Third Prize - £25 Merthyr Gift Card Runner up prize - £5 Merthyr Gift Card How to Enter: There's a big, brown, [...]

It’s Competition Time2020-10-28T13:07:22+00:00