Stronger Together

“We worked with the BID on our successful campaign to increase the pedestrianisation in Bolton Road.
They immediately stepped up, supporting the petition and giving us access to the decision makers. We need the BID to continue to represent our voice at the highest level – and provide the guidance, expertise and knowledge to help all our businesses grow.”

Andy Spirou

Urban Ground

Stronger Together

Your Eastbourne BID has provided a strong voice to central and local government as well as the police and other stakeholders. It’s through this powerful, collective voice that we have supported our town during COVID, received £79,000 additional funding through the Welcome Back Fund and secured £7.2 million investment into Terminus Road.

Your Eastbourne BID will continue to call for more investment into our town…

Your Eastbourne BID has:

Secured £7.2 million in funding for the town, including support to reopen the high street, and to fully pedestrianise the precinct between Qualisea and Harry Ramsdens

Ensured that businesses were able to claim the grants due to them during COVID. In total, with our individual finance checks, businesses claimed an additional £1.147 million in grants

Chaired multi-sector meetings involving stakeholders including the MP, Council, Police, transport providers and social services on issues that have impacted businesses and found joint solutions – including the Claremont Fire and COVID recovery

Organised a joint security meeting with the MP, Council, Social Services, Police, Stagecoach and the Train Station to tackle the increase in youth crime

Lobbied for the additional restrictions grant to be extended cross sector – ensuring essential retail, professionals and personal care businesses received additional support during COVID

We successfully coordinated the High Streets Task Force – providing fully funded expert support for our town centre

Formed partnerships with Southern Rail to promote our events across their stations

Campaigned for free parking after 4pm every Thursday night in December

Established lobbying groups and support organisations – including the fastest growing ‘Best Bar None’ scheme in the UK – providing support and recognition to the nighttime economy

What a YES vote would mean for you:

Your Voice Heard

We will make sure you are consulted on major developments to the town centre – including the levelling up fund and pedestrianisation of Victoria Place.

When major works commence – we will make sure you are updated every step of the way to minimise disruption to your business.

We will make sure your voice is heard as part of the ten-year Towns Fund bringing £20 million to the town

Reduced Parking Charges

We will campaign for better public transport and infrastructure links.

We will also campaign for free parking after 3pm

Carbon and Costs Reduction:

We will support businesses in accessing additional support as they reduce their own emissions

Your Eastbourne BID will be a carbon neutral BID by 2030

We will work with suppliers to access cheaper alternatives to insurance, utilities and parking. Buying in bulk reduces costs for all

Stronger Together

We will continue to fight for further funding for our town centre

We will also form groups and partnerships with businesses in the town – including trader groups, multi-agency groups and support organisations to make sure you are given the best expert advice to support your business