Supporting a thriving St Albans

St Albans BID adds real value delivered through a series of events, activities, interventions, and projects that are relevant, supportive, sustainable and help create a thriving and vibrant St Albans.

Assistance to businesses and the community

We help BID businesses save money by creating greater strategic opportunities, such as the savings that can be made through commercial waste agreement. We offer a coordinated business voice here to listen to and ensure your views, opinions, and suggestions are heard.

We fulfil a role of destination management

We enable a wealth of activities such as family trails and street entertainment plus additional markets and seasonal events for both locals and visitors. We invest and support events to help locally grown businesses and through national and international marketing and promotion we help the city tourism rebuild post Covid-19. All these efforts help the city thrive for businesses and residents.

Street scene improvements and performance measurements

We invest in city centre monitoring so that we can measure footfall and other vital performance indicators. To ensure the city centre is a wonderful place to visit and to increase dwell time for the benefit of businesses we enable street cleaning, litter picks, jet washing and graffiti removal as well as improve the street scene with seasonal and festival decorations as well as additional seating.

Ensure St Albans is a safe and secure place to live, work and visit

Ensure St Albans is a safe and secure place to live, work and visit – Our BID Street Rangers are on hand to provide information and help to visitors and assist BID businesses. Through initiatives such as Shop Safe we help improve security and ensure a safe environment. We also regularly liaise with police and the CCTV room to reduce criminal activity in the city centre.

Ways to find out more and get involved…

The BID makes sure we have a cohesive plan and are working together for the success of our own businesses, but more importantly for the growth and prosperity of St Albans”

Allan Carr, Putterils