Supporting businesses on the issues that matter to them, whilst ensuring they are kept up-to-date with the latest city developments, is a key role for Chester BID. We work with many organisations in Chester to ensure BID businesses views are raised at a strategic level.

Current groups we sit on include:

  • Chester City Strategic Management Board
  • Chester City Centre Improvement Group
  • Chester City Night-time Economy Group
  • Chester City Fire Board
  • Chester Growth Partnership and Sub Groups
  • Chester High Street Cell (COVID Recovery Group)

Current projects:

  • Purple Flag Steering Group
    Purple Flag Steering Group

    In recognition of the achievement, Chester was chosen to host the national Purple Flag presentation ceremony and key landmarks…

  • Busking Agreement
    Busking Agreement

    Chester has a thriving local busker scene and during the summer we were fortunate to attract buskers from around…

  • Begging and Anti-Social Behaviour
    Begging and Anti-Social Behaviour

    We continue to work in partnership with the police to address issues around aggressive begging and associated anti-social behavior.

  • Improving the Appearance of Empty Units
    Improving the Appearance of Empty Units

    The former Poundworld shop on Foregate Street has laid empty for several months and the shopfront was becoming an...

“As Chester BID Manager, it’s my job to make sure that myself and my team represent your views and work with you to achieve successful business in Chester City Centre. Everyone at the Chester BID Team is committed to working with you to make sure that your voice is heard at a higher level and that you have the power to influence decisions that impact Chester City Centre. If there is anything that you would like to discuss, my door is always open. This is your BID and we’re here to help you, so please call on us for help and support at any time.”

Carl Critchlow, Chester BID Manager

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