B.I.D is an acronym for Business Improvement District
A BID is about businesses working together and investing collectively in local improvements to their trading environment. Through consultation, a range of projects and services are agreed and then voted upon by all eligible businesses in a defined area which will be delivered over a 5 year period. Businesses in 20 other places across Scotland have already voted YES to a BID!
Shouldn’t the local authority be doing this anyway?
East Dunbartonshire Council is required to provide details of the baseline services that it provides to the town centre: full details of these will be made publicly available on this website. The projects and services that a BID will provide MUST be in addition to those provided by public services.
The Propose Area
The proposed BID area is the defined Town Centre of Milngavie and your business/organisation falls within this area. A final version of the map will be published on this website.
What benefits could a BID offer?
- A more attractive town centre
- Increased marketing and events all year around leading to:
- Greater footfall
- Bringing business together to reduce business costs and act as an effective lobby for the benefit of the town centre’s future
- Better access for our customers and employees
See how a BID has made a difference to these town centres