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

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