Issue details

Eastbourne Town Centre Business Improvement District

Your Eastbourne BID (Business Improvement District) is in the process of preparing a BID proposal which will go to a ballot in July 2019. The proposal sets out the additional services and enhancements the BID company will provide above a baseline of services that the council and its partners already provide Businesses within the Town Centre BID boundary. Businesses will vote on whether to approve the BID proposal and Levy.


A levy of 1.5% of the properties rateable value will be made and collected annually through the Business Rates system by the Council. It is anticipated the levy will generate £1.5m over the entire 5 year period of the BID.


Cabinet will be required to approve the business plan and to instruct the Council’s returning Officer to proceed with the ballot in conjunction with the ballot contractor.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: Devonshire; Meads; Upperton;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/04/2019

Decision due: 5 Jun 2019 by Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet

Lead member: Councillor Alan Shuttleworth, Lead Cabinet Member for Direct Assistance Services

Lead director: Director of Service Delivery

Department: Service Delivery

Contact: Nick Ducatel, Functional Lead (Growth and Prosperity) Email: Tel: (01323) 415914.

Consultation process

With Businesses within the BID Boundary. Consultation is in the process of being undertaken by the Chamber of Commerce. Surgeries and ‘drop in’s’ are being undertaken. Businesses will also be emailed a letter explaining the BID proposal and how the levy will be invested. Businesses are invited to give their ideas on how the Town Centre could be improved via the BID levy.

Making Representations: None


Agenda items


  • Report