Business Improvement Districts
Our area’s four Business Improvement Districts deliver additional services, improve the local trading environment and develop projects which benefit business.
There are four BIDs in our area:
Created through a ballot process, these BIDs directly involve local businesses in local activities. They allow us to work together with the business community to improve the local trading environment.
There's no limit on what projects or services can be provided through a BID. The only requirement is that they should be in addition to services provided by the local authority. Improvements may include extra safety or security, cleansing and environmental upgrades.
Financial support for the development of projects is part funded by a levy, which is charged to all business rate payers in the defined BID area. This is in addition to their business rates bill.