Free Christmas Weekend Parking


Free Weekend Parking Returns To Merthyr Town Centre for Christmas 2023 Christmas shoppers in Merthyr Tydfil have been given a welcome gift - free parking in the town centre at weekends.  The Big Heart of Merthyr Tydfil Business Improvement District (BID) and Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council hope the Park for Free scheme will encourage people to shop local and support local businesses.  Shoppers will now be able to park for free on Fridays and Saturdays from 17th November until 31st December 2023. Parking is already free every Sunday throughout the year. Council Leader, Cllr Geraint Thomas, [...]

Free Christmas Weekend Parking2023-11-10T11:42:57+00:00

Merthyr Tydfil Christmas Funday


Merthyr Tydfil Christmas Funday 2023 Visit Merthyr Tydfil town centre from 11am on Saturday, 18th November, for a fabulous day of free festive family fun! The ice-cold Snow Queen and her amazing snow lion will be making personal appearances, and the hilarious Granny Duo will be on hand to get you all into the Christmas spirit! Visit Santa and his helpers at their magical Grotto in St Tydfil Shopping Centre from 12pm. And enjoy a whole host of other seasonal attractions, including real reindeer, fairground rides, a pop-up Christmas Market, walkabout characters including Barbie and Ken, face [...]

Merthyr Tydfil Christmas Funday2023-11-09T19:50:58+00:00

Free Weekend Parking Returns


Free Weekend Parking Returns to Merthyr Tydfil Town Centre Christmas shoppers in Merthyr Tydfil have the added incentive again this year of free weekend parking, starting on Saturday 19th November - just in time for the Merthyr Christmas Fun day. The Big Heart of Merthyr Tydfil Business Improvement District (BID) and Merthyr County Borough Council are encouraging people to take advantage of free parking at all car parks in the town centre on Fridays and Saturdays – Sundays are already free – until 31st December 2022. By not worrying about how long they can spend in the [...]

Free Weekend Parking Returns2022-11-10T10:38:57+00:00



The Big Heart of Merthyr Tydfil - BID Success Merthyr Tydfil has voted to retain its Business Improvement District with one of the highest approval ratings ever recorded. A whopping 95 per cent of town centre businesses voted in favour of continuing The Big Heart of Merthyr for the next five years. The huge thumbs-up comes at a time when the Big Heart is ready to bring back an exciting calendar of events after the trials of Covid. BID manager Elizabeth Bedford said: “The result is one of the highest in the country and shows businesses in [...]

BID SUCCESS2022-02-28T11:53:44+00:00

BID Secures Third Term


Merthyr BID Secures Third Term Congratulation! You have won another five years of support from The Big Heart of Merthyr Tydfil. The ballot results are in, and 95% of you voted in favour of renewing the BID. There was a turnout of 55%. That’s great news for you and our town centre, and The Big Heart is excited at the prospect of representing you over the next five years. We are looking forward to bringing back festivals and events to the town, including the Comedy Festival, Fun Days, Chilli Festival, Merthyr Food Festival, and lots more. Thank [...]

BID Secures Third Term2022-02-26T19:04:42+00:00

BID Ballot 2022


VOTE YES FOR YOUR BID The BID’s second term is coming to an end on 30th September 2022, and to enable it to continue its work for a third term, the BID is required to hold a renewal ballot. The ballot will run from 27th January to 24th February 2022, and all BID levy-paying businesses within the proposed area will be invited to vote. If the ballot is successful, The Big Heart of Merthyr Tydfil BID will start a third term commencing on 1st October 2022. We have achieved a lot over the past ten years, with [...]

BID Ballot 20222022-02-16T19:23:08+00:00

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