Canterbury Bid


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

The BID:

  • Transport and access – Has consulted with businesses to influence transport and parking plans to ensure that they are appropriate for a major retail, business service and visitor location.
  • Co-ordination and lobbying – Works 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.
  • Represents 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). The BID has also formed various working groups and forums including the Digital Strategy Forum, 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.
  • Working with partners to improve key entry points to the City – Review and implement a way finding and information strategy, making it easier for people to navigate Canterbury and discover its unique independent offer.