Business Improvement Districts (BID)

A Business Improvement District (BID) is a business led and business funded scheme to improve a defined commercial area, such as a town centre or industrial estate through additional services or new initiatives.

We are committed to encouraging and supporting BIDs and are currently undertaking feasibility studies for possible BIDs in other parts of the borough.

There are two BIDS in the borough.

Orpington BID

The Orpington BID was approved by ballot on 21 February 2013. To find out more about the Orpington BID, visit the Orpington First website.

Bromley BID

The Bromley BID was approved by ballot on 5th November 2015. To find out more about the Bromley BID, visit the Your Bromley website.

Paying your BID levy

The BIDs are funded through a levy calculated on the rateable value of all businesses within the BID area.

If you have a query about your Orpington First BID levy bill please call 0300 303 8659. For a query about the Your Bromley BID levy bill telephone 0208 603 3640.

For further information on how Business Improvement Districts work please see our Business Improvement District FAQs.