Connected City


The BID will ensure that the voice of business is represented across the city, and that the work undertaken by the BID is as ‘joined up’ as possible.

The BID will:

  • Digital strategy for Canterbury – Work with key partners on developing a digital strategy to ensure Canterbury’s businesses are able to compete digitally.
  • Transport and access – Consult with businesses and influence transport and parking plans to ensure that they are appropriate for a major retail, business service and visitor location.
  • Co-ordination and lobbying – Work with CCC, KCC, Kent Police and other bodies to ensure the city is coordinated, operates well and make sure that the levy payers’ interests are represented positively and that city centre businesses are included in vital decision making.
  • Represent levy payers and their interests at a range of meetings, including City Centre Action Group, Rough Sleeper Forum and Safety Tasking Group (organised by Canterbury City Council) and various working groups and forums organised by the BID, including the Digital City Working Group, Transport and Access Forum, Landlord’s Forum, Collaborative Marketing, as well as project groups involving wide collaboration across the city, such as Canterbury in Bloom, Purple Flag / Evening and Night Time Economy and the Medieval Pageant.