Canterbury Bid

A No Vote Means…

A ‘no’ outcome means that none of the projects or services in our forthcoming business plan will be delivered and Canterbury BID will cease to exist on 30 September 2024.

Without a BID, Canterbury would lose £3.6 million in direct, business-led investment into the city over the next five years. The projects and services currently delivered by the BID would not be taken forward, including:

  • NO Visit Canterbury website, social media and national and international marketing campaigns
  • NO Networking, connecting you with your community
  • NO Joined-up voice for the business community
  • NO Team dedicated to support and promote businesses
  • NO Christmas Lights and Switch-On celebration
  • NO Street decorations – hanging floral baskets, festive bunting, colourful window vinyls
  • NO Annual Medieval Pageant and Family Trail
  • NO Additional funding for events
  • NO Ambassador support services: reporting, cleaning, safe & secure, visitor welcome
  • NO City-focused business insights, research, market intelligence to assist in decision-making
  • NO Marketing campaigns to promote the city centre via social media, websites and PR
  • NO Printed maps, wayfinding vinyls and trails
  • NO MyCanterbury printed City Guides, Local Offers Card scheme and newsletters
  • NO Canterbury Gift Card
  • NO National representation and best-practice exchange through the wider BID industry
  • NO Cost savings project and services
  • NO Bespoke business training
  • NO Financial support for the business quarters
  • NO Additional funding for collaborative public realm projects