Here are some projects delivered by BIDs around the UK
- Great Yarmouth introduced a ‘First Hour Free’ parking initiative which increased footfall by 2.6%.
- Falmouth provided free parking in February with 70% businesses seeing an upturn in trade.
- Newcastle introduced ‘Alive after 5’ with free parking, early evening offers, late night opening and events generating £106m in sales and 1.9m visitors in a 12 month period.
- Bath’s tender for trade waste and recycling scheme saved £150,000.
- Winchester’s Business Centre provided flexible facilities for start ups generating £9,600 income.
- Rugby’s scheme to support start up businesses reduced vacancy rates.
- Safety and health
- Nottingham introduced a late night partnership to improve safety and reduce anti social behaviour at night.
- Waterloo introduced a project to improve wellbeing in the workplace at lunchtime.
- Winchester introduced street pastors and alcohol fuelled violence fell by 62%, assaults fell by 39% and criminal damage fell by 57%.
- Leamington’s Food & Drink Festival attracted 25,000 people and increased town centre footfall by between 7% and 16%.
- Bath’s Fashion Week attracted 9,000 visitors to the city.
- In St Elgin businesses worked together to create The Wedding Street which presented a co-ordinated and more compelling reason for people to visit.
- The ‘tunnel of love’ cinema in Vauxhall generated £3,000 income.
- Hinkley and Great Yarmouth introduced town centre wifi which provided information to visitors and provided the platform for town centre apps.
- Ealing introduced a vintage & antiques market.
- Kingston worked on the regeneration of the market attracting 80,000 visitors.