Newbury BID
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BID SERVICES

Alongside delivering projects to drive growth for Newbury town centre and its businesses, the BID also offers its levy payers access to a range of free services. These services are also available to non-BID levy payers at competitive rates. Please contact us to find out more.
INCLUDED IN BID MEMBERSHIPRRP COST*
Weekly commercial cardboard collection and recycling£3,000 per year
Promotional marketing support and media coverage£500+ per year
Business listing on visitnewbury.org.uk£100 per year
Removal of any graffiti on external customer-facing areas£60-£200+ per removal**
Removal of chewing gum from pavement outside business premises£60 per hour**
Bespoke marketing training courses, e.g. social media strategy£120+ per head
Crime reduction scheme membership£500+ per year***
Discounted rates and sponsorship opportunities at specialised markets and eventsN/A
Forum, webinar and Q&A sessions with local MP and local authorityN/A
On-hand business support from our Town RangerN/A
*Average cost taken from local businesses in the South East region
**Available on an ad-hoc basis
***There is an additional fee to sign-up to BusinessWatch, with membership packages starting at just £50

BOOKINGS

All of the above services can be booked by emailing the BID team. Bookings can also be placed for commercial activity, events, and other activities in the town centre. Please download the relevant information pack or booking form below and return your completed documents by email.
Newbury Artisan Market

Commercial Bookings

Download an information pack and application form to hire space in the town centre for commercial activities and events.

Busking

Download an application form to apply for a busking permit for Newbury town centre. Please note the Code of Practice included on the form.

Leaflet distribution

Leaflet Distribution

Download an application form to apply to distribute leaflets and free matter in Newbury town centre. Please note guidelines for distributing free literature are included on the form.

BID Services Cardboard Collection

Cardboard Collection

Download an information sheet and complete a waste transfer notice to sign up for the BID's weekly cardboard collection service.

COUNCIL SERVICES

The BID is fully independent of any local authorities, but we do collaborate with both West Berkshire Council and Newbury Town Council to help ensure the town centre is a welcoming place for visitors and businesses. Both of these public sector organisations provide a number of services for the town centre and for businesses.
TOWN CENTRE SERVICESNEWBURY TOWN COUNCILWEST BERKSHIRE COUNCIL
Highway and road maintenance, development and improvementYes
Street light, illuminated sign and bollard managementYes
Traffic enforcement, car park management, and parking chargesYes
Monthly Farmer's Markets (1st Sunday of each month)Yes
Weekly Newbury Charter Market (Thursday & Saturday)Yes
Management of Victoria Park (including its hire to event organisers)Yes
Providing hanging baskets throughout the town centreYes
Annual Newbury in Bloom and Britain in Bloom campaignsYes
Annual contribution to the cost of the Christmas lights and Christmas treeYes
Annual contribution to the cost of CCTVYes
SERVICES FOR BUSINESSESNEWBURY TOWN COUNCILWEST BERKSHIRE COUNCIL
Planning applications, premises licensing fees, and outdoor seating licencesYes
Trading standards, environmental health and licensingYes
Business rates appeals, reductions, exemptions, relief and paymentsYes
BID levy billing and enquiriesYes
Approving and administering business grants and fundingYes
Hanging baskets for businesses (through sponsorship)Yes
Mayor of Newbury bookingsYes
Civic Awards SchemeYes

If you'd like to invite the Mayor of Newbury to your business event, please email mayor@newbury.gov.uk. For anything else, please contact the Town Hall on 01635 35486 or email towncouncil@newbury.gov.uk. Alternatively, please visit newbury.gov.uk.

If you need assistance regarding your BID levy, please get in touch with the business rates team: businessrates@westberks.gov.uk. For anything else, please contact WBC on 01635 519520 or email customerservices@westberks.gov.uk. Alternatively, please visit westberks.gov.uk.

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