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Our Hitchin Monthly Update

Our Hitchin Monthly Update

All change for our Ranger team

Last month we said goodbye to Cameron Clare, our long-standing Town Centre Ranger who started with Hitchin BID at the age of 15! After 6 years of hard work and dedication dealing with a wide variety of duties and working alongside our businesses, he has moved on to new challenges.

Cameron said “The last six and a half years have been a blast, I’d like to thank everyone in town for their tremendous support for my charity work and just their support of me and the BID. I wouldn’t be who I am now without the fantastic team that I’ve had surrounding me. I’m leaving you in good hands, Andy is skilled and has a great sense of humour, I’m sure he won’t let you down. Thank you, Hitchin!” Cameron has been a huge asset to the town centre, and we wish him all the best for the future!

A huge warm welcome to Andy Gibbs, our new part time Ranger who joined the team last month. Andy has previously worked at the British Schools Museum and has an experienced knowledge of the town centre and its businesses. Andy said “I am very much enjoying working with the highly-respected Hitchin BID team as a Town Centre Ranger. As a Hitchin man through and through I am delighted to be able to help in keeping the town vibrant, clean and safe .

25 years for Harvest Moon

Harvest Moon is celebrating 25 years of trading.
Established in 1994 by Simon and Janet Jenkins they sell fairly traded gifts, clothes, jewellery and furnishings and many items are also from recycled or environmentally friendly materials. The shop was ahead of its time, giving up plastic bags 10 years ago and encouraging the use of shopping bags, reusable coffee cups and clothes made from organic cotton, bamboo and hemp. They also sells books and magazines and have a wide range of aromatherapy products, crystals, incense, candles and CDs.
Their celebrations include many special offers and they would like to say a huge thanks to all their customers for their support.

Business Breakfast

The next business breakfast is on Wednesday 19th June at 7.30am at Halseys. Usual mix of town updates, commercial news and forthcoming events.

The cost remains at £10 payable on the day but please do let Cherry know if you are attending so that we can confirm numbers.

New Sandwich Bar

Madras Café and Sandwich bar has opened in Brand Street selling great value sandwiches and local Indian street food.
New owner Jude Amalraj will also undertake parties and outside catering.


The next meeting is on Thursday 13th June at 10.30am at the Sun Hotel. For licensee with Police and licencing officers.

Reflections of Infinity

What started as a stall in the old Corn Exchange selling mirrors and silver jewellery, Reflections of Infinity, is celebrating 20 years at 26 Churchyard this month. The business has sold mainly British-made silver jewellery sourced from designers and makers personally known to the shop’s owners Colin and Christine Beadle.

“Over the years different design concepts have been successful: Charles Rennie Mackintosh inspired jewellery and the steel Breil snake necklaces come to mind” said Colin
“We now concentrate on retailing work from new young designers we’ve met at specialist trade shows in the UK. We prefer dealing with suppliers like these rather than anonymous Far East based conglomerates".

Reflections of Infinity’s A-board design is a local talking point featuring a startled cat on a tree apparently wearing a watch.

Hitchin Priory GM shuffles team

Deepak Choudhary, who joined back in October 2018, has introduced major changes to the team since his tenure.

New members include Ivan Kolaksazov; Hotel Operations Manager, Kirstie McDaid; Front of House Manager and a Head Chef; Juette Shallow, who joins in June from Coq d’Argent, a prestigious City of London restaurant. These changes reflect the importance of the venue’s interaction with its customers and its transformation ambition, in particular its customer service and future fine dining offer.

New Night Rangers

Our Town Centre Night Rangers have started in the town on Friday and Saturday nights.
They have been patrolling the streets between 10:30pm and 3:30am helping members of the public and ensuring Hitchin stays a clean and safe place
to visit.

Arcade Day

On Saturday 29th June the first Arcade Day event will take place in the Arcade and West Alley to celebrate the eclectic mix of independent businesses in that area. It promises to be a day of family friendly activities, live music, entertainment, and a fashion show at 12 noon.

Cider & Cheese Festival

On Friday 12th and Saturday 13th July.Hitchin Town FC, will again be offering ciders from around the country at the Canary Club, some of which are locally produced. Cheese is provided by The Little Deli in Hermitage Road and entertainment from Wurzels tribute band The Twerzels who play on Friday Night and live local bands will be showcased on Saturday.
Free Entry both days. If you would like to sponsor a cider please contact

Independents Day

On Saturday 6th July we’ll be holding our annual Independents Day event on the Market Place celebrating the town’s independent businesses
from 10am — 4pm.
If you would like to have a stall at.this event.please contact: or call Tracy on 07961 500710

Town Dates

Councillor’s Surgery
Saturday 1st
Street Food Monthly
Thursday 6th
Rotary Health Awareness Day
Saturday 15th
Arcade Day
Saturday 15th
Hitchin Festival Box Office Opens
Monday 17th
Leonard Cheshire Midsummer Fayre
Saturday 22nd
Hitchin Hard Half Marathon
Sunday 23rd

Hitchin Festival begins
Monday 1st
Street Food Monthly
Thursday 4th
Independents Day
Saturday 6th
Councillor's Surgery
Saturday 6th
Bucklersbury Day
Saturday 20th
Local Produce & Craft Market
Saturday 29th


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