Our Projects

Following detailed consultation with businesses, the following projects were selected as priorities to help us improve the city centre and attract more customers.

Cleaner

We provide a rapid response clean team across the city centre seven days a week, along with regular hot wash deep cleans, graffiti and litter removal and a FREE trade waste recycling service for all BID levy payers. 

In 2019 we will be carrying out extra planting and the introduction of colourful street improvements.

Safer

We help to fund PARC, Plymouth’s highly regarded Plymouth Against Retail Crime project. We have increased the budget in 2019 following requests from businesses for more help to tackle anti-social behaviour and street drinking.

We now have three PARC rangers working across the city centre seven days a week, providing help and advice to businesses and visitors. Plymouth has Purple Flag accreditation, meaning it is recognised as a safe and entertaining night-time destination.

Marketing

We work closely with Destination Plymouth and Visit Plymouth to market the city centre locally, nationally and internationally. We contribute to the city’s summer and Christmas retail campaigns, as well as major promotions for our own events such as FlavourFest and Plymouth Christmas Market. 

In 2019 we introduced our own social media channels, giving all our BID businesses the opportunity to market their products and services quickly and easily at no extra charge.

Events

We stage events that attract thousands of visitors and provide an economic boost to our businesses and the city, including:

  • FlavourFest, the south west’s biggest food and drink festival with more than 100 traders, attracting 100,000 visitors across the three days
  • Christmas in Plymouth with lighting displays, switch-on event, Christmas Market and a Christmas trail
  • New for 2019: Plymouth Summer of Fun. A programme of FREE weekend activities aimed at bringing families into the city centre every weekend during the school summer holidays.