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Re-Opening Hinckley


Following the Prime Minister’s statement on 23/11/20, the Government website has just been changed as follows:

Where it used to say that the lockdown rules were in place “up to and including 2 December”, it now reads “until 2 December” meaning that businesses can open at 00:01 on Wednesday 2 December’.

Subject to whatever Tier Hinckley is put into, which we should know this Thursday (26th Nov), we hope that the Town will be busy and we will be promoting Hinckley’s retail diversity far and wide.

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Some local businesses have published that they will reopen on December 2nd. The earliest date that currently closed businesses can legally re-op is Thursday December 3rd. Hopefully Hinckley will not be subjected to further restrictions, but Hinckley BID will send out regular updates to BID members about any changes that occur.

If you are intending to open for additional hours/days in the run up to Christmas then please e-mail details to as soon as possible so that we can add that information to your BID website entry.

Click-and-Collect / Order & Delivery

If your business offers either or both of these services and you haven’t told us within the past 2 weeks please e-mail details to so that we can add that information to your website entry. Our BID website receives more than 10,000 hits a month so it is important that we keep the information about your business up to date. You can make changes and add pictures at any time – there is no charge, please just send us the information.

Discretionary Grant Claim

Aimed partly at businesses who have been forced to close but who do not receive their own Business Rates Bill, the claim form is being put together by the Borough Council and as soon as they provide us with the information we will send this to you.

Gift Vouchers

We receive many requests from the public for businesses in Hinckley who offer their own Gift Vouchers. If your business offers Gift Vouchers and you haven’t informed us, please e-mail and we will add that information to your dedicated page on the website.

Hinckley BID's Loyalty Card Scheme

We now have 8050 individuals who have applied for, and been sent, a Hinckley BID Loyalty card. If your business does not currently make an offer to LC Holders and you would like to know more, please e-mail

Best Dressed Christmas Shop Window

Always popular with the public. If you would like to enter this free competition and win an amazing Glass Trophy (and a lot of publicity) please take a picture of your festive window and e-mail it to with the heading ‘Christmas Shop Window’. All pictures will be shared on our extensive social media sites and the overall winner and four highly commended entries will be selected by an independent judge on Monday 14th December, with a prestigious glass Trophy for the Winner and Certificates awarded to the Highly Commended entries.

The Winners will be announced on Friday, 18th December!

Christmas Lights Switch-On

As you may be aware, there will be no formal ceremony to mark the switching-on of the Christmas lights this year, however, the lights will be turned on tonight, Friday November 20th.