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 four BIDS in the borough.

Find out more about town centres in the borough. 

Orpington BID

The Orpington BID was approved by ballot on 2 November 2017. To find out more about the Orpington BID, visit the Orpington First website.

Bromley BID

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

Beckenham BID 

The Beckenham BID was approved by ballot on 2 March 2018. To find out more about the Beckenham BID, visit the Beckenham Together website.

Penge BID 

The Penge BID was approved by ballot on 2 March 2018. To find out more about the Penge BID, visit the Penge SE20 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 BID levy bill please call

  • Orpington First BID - 0300 303 8659
  • Your Bromley BID, Beckenham Together BID and Penge SE20 BID - 0208 603 3640 

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