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

We Love Merthyr New Website


We Love Merthyr New Website The Big Heart of Merthyr Tydfil is pleased to announce the launch of our brand new  ‘We Love Merthyr’ website. Designed to inform residents, visitors, and businesses, it has a fresh new look, easier navigation, and lots of new features. The We Love Merthyr website will keep you updated with the latest news, events and initiatives going on in our town centre, as well as bringing you exclusive offers through the Merthyr Loyalty Card. We have lots of exciting projects coming up in the future, so stay tuned! To celebrate the launch, we are [...]

We Love Merthyr New Website2020-09-24T16:26:42+01:00

PPE Safety Kits


PPE Safety Kits Independent businesses in Merthyr Tydfil town centre have been receiving free 'Covid Safety Kits' to get ready for when they decide to re-open if they haven't already. The Big Heart of Merthyr Tydfil - run by the town’s Business Improvement District (BID) - has invested thousands of pounds in screens, visors, hand sanitisers, 'keep your distance' floor stickers and information posters. Redhouse has been set up as a distribution centre where BID members can safely collect the kits ready for re-opening. One of the businesses already back up and running is the Busy Bee Fish [...]

PPE Safety Kits2020-09-24T16:24:26+01:00

BID’s Response to COVID-19


BID's Response to COVID-19 The corona virus outbreak is first and foremost a human tragedy affecting hundreds of thousands of people. It is also having an enormous impact on our economy. During the unprecedented times of recent weeks Merthyr Tydfil BID has been working hard to provide as much practical help, support and advice to its members as possible.The BID has kept it's members up to date with weekly business newsletters offering all the latest advice and information. We have also been supporting MTCBC Community Regeneration Team in the distribution and collection of Business Support Questionnaires.    Along with BIDs in [...]

BID’s Response to COVID-192020-06-08T14:10:37+01:00

Countdown to Christmas 2019 in St Tydfil Shopping Centre


Countdown to Christmas in St Tydfil Shopping Centre St Tydfil Shopping Centre has some fabulous festive family fun lined up for Christmas! There's plenty to keep the whole family entertained with their popular Santa's Grotto and Christmas Fayres set to bring seasonal fun to the heart of Merthyr Tydfil town centre. Check out the dates below to decide when you'll be paying them a festive visit. Saturday 16 November - Santa's Grotto and Merthyr Pop Up Christmas Fayre Friday 22 and Saturday 23 November - Santa's Grotto Friday 29 November - Santa's Grotto Saturday 30 November - Santa's Grotto [...]

Countdown to Christmas 2019 in St Tydfil Shopping Centre2020-09-24T10:44:03+01:00