4km of jubilee bunting goes up around Harrogate
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May 12, 2022
Bethany Allen, Harrogate BID business and marketing executive, helps the team from Acorn Lighting dress the streets.

The streets of Harrogate have been adorned with 4km of jubilee bunting to celebrate the Queen’s 70 years on the throne.

The bunting has been bought by Harrogate Business Improvement District, with help from Harrogate Borough Council’s Welcome Back Fund.

Leftover bunting will be given to businesses within the levy area free of charge.

Streets the BID has dressed in a mixture of red, white and blue, various colours and ‘jubilee purple’ are:

  • Market Place
  • Cambridge Street
  • Oxford Street
  • Cambridge Road
  • Commercial Street
  • Beulah Street
  • James Street
  • Princess Street

Businesses within Harrogate’s town centre pay the BID 1.5% of their rateable value a year on top of their usual business rates. Harrogate BID, which drives footfall to the town centre, brings in around £500,000 from local firms.


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Matthew Chapman, Harrogate BID manager, said:

“With the bunting now adorning town centre streets, Harrogate’s countdown to the Queen’s platinum jubilee has well and truly started.

“And whatever bunting is left over, we have separated in to 10m strips for businesses from with the BID levy area to put up outside their premises free of charge.

“In the next week or so, the hanging baskets with red, white and blue flowers, will also start appearing, giving the town a colourful, floral lift.”


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