Council has voted to back the Business Improvement District (BID) in Sidcup

The Council has voted to back the Business Improvement District (BID) in Sidcup for another five years, so that it can continue its valuable work supporting businesses in the town. 

The BID receives a levy from business premises in the area it covers, including Council buildings and car parks. It uses the levy to help local businesses by organising promotional events and activities, to market the town and on improvements to public spaces.

Local businesses vote every five years to decide whether the BID should continue.

The current ballot runs until 5pm on Thursday 10 February 2022.

Among the proposals included in the BID’s renewal proposal for 2022 to 2027 are –

  • Pocket parks, a green trail and extended flower displays
  • Encouraging more markets
  • Evening events
  • Producing a guide to the town’s cafés, restaurants and bars
  • Raising the profile of local businesses on social media and the town centre website

Leader of the Council, Councillor Teresa O’Neill OBE said:  “We have voted ‘Yes’ in the Sidcup BID ballot to support the BID’s plans to promote the town centre and help local businesses.

“We all hope that life will soon return to normal and we will need to do everything we can to visit and support the many good businesses that operate in the town centre.

“I hope other businesses will join us in voting to extend the BID for another five years.”  You can read the Sidcup BID’s Business Plan here –

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