BID Facts

What is a BID?

A Business Improvement District “BID” is a precisely defined geographical area within which the businesses have voted to invest collectively in local improvements to enhance their trading environment.

A BID is initiated, financed and led by the commercial sector, providing additional or improved services as identified and requested by local businesses, to the baseline services provided by the local authority in that area.

How is the BID funded?

All businesses within the BID area pay a set levy. This money is used to pay for the services and improvements that the BID provides.

What is the role of the Town Ranger?

The Newbury BID Town Rangers’ primary aim is an ambassadorial role within the Town Centre, they will be the welcome hosts to the Town. For example, they will deal with public facing enquiries giving advice as to where the public can find specific shops or visitor attractions. Their presence will have a positive visual impact in the town by ensuring that antisocial behaviour, such as street drinking and aggressive begging is prevented.

How do I book an event in the Town Centre?

In the first instance complete the booking form. (Please contact us to receive a booking form at

What areas are available to book in the Town Centre?

There are different locations available to book for promotional events in the Town Centre and these are:

Broadway (outside clock tower)
Northbrook Street (four locations)
Market Place
Bartholomew Street
Victoria Park