Light Up My Life – Nominate Your Real Life Superhero

October 2021

A real-life superhero will switch on the Christmas Lights in Chichester City Centre this year thanks to a special competition the Chichester Business Improvement District (BID) is launching. Chichester BID...

Half Term Autumn Fun

October 2021

Chichester BID will be bringing plenty of autumnal and space-themed fun to the city this halfterm for the whole family to enjoy. Running from Friday 22 October – Sunday 31...

The Big Sleep Out

October 2021

Now that restrictions have been lifted, we can once again gather together at Chichester Catherdral for Stonepillow's flagship fundraising event the Big Sleep Out, and this year there are two...

Christmas parking incentives

October 2021

We are delighted to announce that we have been working alongside Chichester District Council to introduce a package of parking incentives to encourage people to support local businesses this Christmas....

New street market coming to Chichester

October 2021

A new street market featuring local designers and producers will be coming to Chichester city centre on Sunday 7 November. The Cross Market & More has been organised by Chichester...

Fiver Fest Offers

October 2021

Fiver Fest takes place between the 9th-23rd October to encourage people to shop local and discover the wonderful independent stores, cafes and restaurants that are here in our city centre....

Recover and Rise in 2021

September 2021

Free online workshops are being launched this month to give West Sussex businesses the skills and experience they need to maximise the impact and accessibility of digital technologies. The Recover...

Fiver Fest: 9-23 October 2021

September 2021

Having been part of this campaign for the past few years, we are delighted to be bringing Fiver Fest back to Chichester between 9th - 23rd October 2021! Encouraging people...

Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon

September 2021

Chichester Cathedral will host Luke Jerram’s touring artwork, the Museum of the Moon, from this October. Measuring seven metres in diameter, the Museum of the Moon features 120dpi detailed NASA...

The Chamber Supports the City Centre

September 2021

September 2021 marks the launch of a month long initiative by the Chichester Chamber of  Commerce and Industry to show support for businesses in the city centre.  As life gets...

Success of the Summer Street Party!

August 2021

We are so pleased with the success of last week’s Summer Street Party and have already received an overwhelmingly positive response from businesses and the public. Organised in close partnership...

Children’s Party Trail

August 2021

In our special children’s party trail, see if you can discover the nine letters that have been hidden in shop windows around the city centre to spell out the secret...

Rediscover Chichester Competition Winner Announced!

August 2021

Brian Bracher from Emsworth has won Chichester BID’s Rediscover Chichester competition with his artistic photograph of Chichester Festival Theatre. Daphne Ormerod and Heather Gratwick were also highly commended by the...

Summer Party Fashion Show

August 2021

As part of our Summer Street Party on Thursday 26 August from 3-7pm, we are rolling out the red carpet on East Street to host a fashion show featuring some...

Great response to Summer Street Party

July 2021

On Thursday 26th August between 3pm and 7pm Chichester is holding a Summer Street Party that will see many of the city’s businesses actively taking part in the celebration with...

New Visitor Guides

July 2021

Chichester BID has launched a series of three 48-hour guides to help visitors make the most of their experience within the city walls. The colourful guides, featuring beautiful photography, are...

The Chichester Summer Street Party is back!

July 2021

We have been working closely with Chichester District Council to bring back the successful Summer Street Party for 2021 on Thursday 26th August, 3-7pm. Come and join us for an...

A Free Library of City Centre Photos

July 2021

We've been working with a professional local photographer (Nadi Lindsay) and student photographer from Chichester College to capture beautiful imagery of Chichester city centre that you can use for your...

Festival of Chichester Competition Results

June 2021

To celebrate the launch of this year’s Festival of Chichester, many city centre businesses took part in a special window display competition, which was judged on Friday 11 June by...

Fiver Fest Offers

June 2021

The next Totally Locally Fiver Fest is set to take place between 12th - 26th June 2021. This international campaign is held in towns and cities the world over, encouraging...

Give your city a standing ovation

June 2021

Chichester wouldn't be what it is today without you - the residents, visitors and workers that keep our city thriving. Help give your city a standing ovation on social media...

In My View – Sally Russell

June 2021

And we are open again! Finally, this week we have re-opened our doors at Chichester Harbour Hotel and have welcomed back our friends, guests and team members to the hotel....

In My View – Callum Woodgate

May 2021

Even before COVID-19, the Government had been looking for ideas to try and revive our high streets. Naturally, there are undisputed benefits of planning policy, and the Use Classes system....

Fiver Fest is back!

May 2021

The next Totally Locally Fiver Fest is set to take place between 12th – 26th June 2021. This international campaign is held in towns and cities the world over, encouraging...

Roman Week Returns

May 2021

The award-winning Chichester Roman Week is back this May half-term (Saturday 29 May – 5 June), celebrating Chichester’s vibrant Roman history. Here in Chichester’s City Centre The Novium Museum has organised an...

Street Art trail on LoyalFree

May 2021

Award-winning app LoyalFree was delighted to create an interactive digital trail for the much loved Chichester Street Art Festival in partnership with Chichester BID. The Street Art Festival was originally...

Festival Of Chichester Window Competition

April 2021

As the country bounces back from pandemic restrictions, the Festival of Chichester returns with a bang! A month long programme of exciting events is planned - live, virtual and outdoors...

Support Local

April 2021

As the High Street readies to reopen, Chichester District Council are urging people across the Chichester District to ‘Shop Local, Spend Local, Support Local’ and help support their local businesses...

In My View – Sandy Longley

April 2021

It has now been a year of so-called ‘unprecedented times’ in which COVID-19 has dominated all of our lives. The emotional rollercoaster of this past year has brought heartbreak for...

Order ‘Love Local’ bunting

March 2021

Order our 'Love Local' bunting to decorate your shop fronts and businesses ready for the reopening of the city centre. A great way to add some colour to our streets,...

Raising The Curtain on Chichester

March 2021

We've been busy preparing a new campaign to ‘Raise The Curtain’ on the city centre and support BID Levy Payers (BLPs) to get back to business next month. The curtain...

Back In Business

March 2021

Local station, V2 Radio, are using their platform to help independent businesses bounce back after COVID-19, supported by Sussex-based marketing company, Growth Animals. With light at the end of the...

Thank you from Chichester BID 

March 2021

To all our city centre businesses, please give a warm welcome to our new Vice Chair and CEO, Helen Marshall. We're all looking forward to seeing you back in the...

Back 2 Business Power Hour

March 2021

We are collaborating with The Collective - a community of local small business owners - to provide our Levy Payers with a free Social Media Power Hour. The Back 2...

In My View – Helen Marshall

March 2021

Our Local businesses have done us proud during these difficult times I joined Chichester BID at the beginning of the year as Vice Chair and CEO.  Ordinarily, taking on a...

In My View – New Chairman Derek Marsh

January 2021

I was appointed Chairman of Chichester BID this month. We are a small company promoting the interests of businesses in the centre of Chichester. The BID is funded by these...

Recover and Rise for local businesses

January 2021

A series of online workshops has been launched to give West Sussex small businesses a robust toolkit to survive – and hopefully grow - in 2021. The West Sussex Recover &...

Chichester MP stands by local businesses

December 2020

Gillian Keegan, Chichester’s MP visited the team at Chichester BID and toured the City to talk to local business owners and managers. The local MP went around many of the...

Timothy Roe Jewellers crowned winner

December 2020

City centre businesses have been looking particularly spectacular this year, ready for Chichester BID’s annual Christmas Window Display Competition. With over 30 entries including independents and larger retailers, the competition...

Chichester BID appoints new Chairman and Vice Chair

December 2020

Committed to strengthening and maintaining a high performing Board of Directors, Chichester BID is delighted to announce it has appointed a new Chairman and CEO & Vice Chair. Derek Marsh...

What are you looking at?

December 2020

Independent designers and makers in the local area are getting an unmissable opportunity to showcase their talent when the Design Collective Chichester takes over an empty shop window in South...

Late Night Shopping

December 2020

Many businesses will be opening later on Thursdays throughout December to provide fabulous festive shopping experiences for customers looking to support local this Christmas.  Here are just some of the...

Christmas events in the city

December 2020

Everybody needs some Christmas joy and cheer right now and there is plenty to be found in the city this month in the lead up to the big day! Although...

Fairy Tale Trail

November 2020

Once upon a Christmas, the elves at Chichester BID hatched a plan for families to safely enjoy the magical city of Chichester at this special time of year. How to...

Businesses join together to celebrate Christmas

November 2020

Christmas magic is still coming to Chichester with a programme of festive events and experiences which we have organised, despite a second national lockdown this month. Although the Covid-19 pandemic...

Retail Training Programme

October 2020

As a final stage of Chichester District Council's Retail Training Programme, they are able to offer independent retail businesses further training sessions, through their training provider IBD. To qualify for...

Fiver Fest Offers

October 2020

The next Totally Locally Fiver Fest is set to take place between 10th - 24th October 2020. This international campaign is held in towns and cities the world over, encouraging...

Do you know how to spot fake banknotes?

January 2020

Paper £20 and £50 notes are the most counterfeited banknotes. With both polymer and paper versions of notes in current circulation, be confident you are able to spot a fake....

Have your say on parking charges in Chichester

November 2019

Chichester District Council is currently consulting on changes to the Parking Order and increases to parking charges in Chichester and the local area. Though it is an increase across the...

Free Retail Workshops

December 2018

Informative, hands on events to help turbo charge your 2019 business. Calling independent retailers in the Chichester city centre... If you have missed out on the first round of free...

Christmas Spirit is here!

November 2018

Spirit FM have launched a new digital pop-up radio station sponsored by Chichester BID on behalf of all city centre businesses. Christmas Spirit, on air until 31st December, plays nothing...

Join in the Chichester Nutcracker Trail!

November 2018

The BID Team have arranged a magical Nutcracker themed trail for visitors and shoppers to the city to encourage dwell time and footflow. 10 oversized (6ft tall) Nutcracker Kings will...

Our Jam Packed Christmas Update!

November 2018

We know you’ll all be busy gearing up for the festive season so we thought we'd give you a taster of what you can expect to see and hear over...

BID Christmas Social

November 2018

Come and join us for a complimentary seasonal tipple at Bearded Bobs in North Street from 5.30pm on Wednesday 5th December. This is a relaxed and informal event, RSVP if...

Congratulations to our winners!

October 2018

We recently ran a competition in conjunction with Chichester Post for the chance to win a Chichester City Gift Card. We would like to bid a huge congratulations to all...

Christmas Period Park & Ride

September 2018

A Christmas Park and Ride service courtesy of Chichester District Council will run once again this year from Chichester College into the City Centre. The preliminary schedule can be found...

Exciting Nutcracker Trail Confirmed

September 2018

We are delighted to announce that the city centre will play host to a fantastic new Nutcracker-themed Christmas trail. This family-friendly trail starting on the 24th November will see entrants...

Fantastic Uptake Of Chichester Gift Card

September 2018

The Chichester BID Team are delighted to announce that over 80 city centre businesses have signed up to accept the new Chichester Gift Card prior to its launch on 1st...

Chichester BID Rangers Hours

July 2018

Friday: 11.00 – 16.00 Saturday: 11.00 – 17.00 Sunday: 11.00 – 16.00 Mobile phone: 07761 637596 (During hours of operation only) Please remember the Rangers are not the police, in case...

Perfect Presents for Chichester!

July 2018

Chichester’s very own gift card will be launching this September, consolidating the 'Be Smart, Shop Local' theme. This gift card programme will lock in money for local businesses and is...

Be Smart, Keep Shopping Local

July 2018

Chichester’s Business Improvement District would like to thank all the Independent businesses who took part, supported and promoted July’s Independents Month. Independent shops and businesses are an integral part of keeping...

Get Your Business Noticed

July 2018

Get Your Business Noticed during Independents Month Free coverage and PR for Independents Month in July: BID Team will promote via Facebook/Twitter/Instagram Business directory on BID website of all INDEPENDENTS...

Public Talk with Colin Hicks

July 2018

A Future for Shopping in Chichester with Colin Hicks, BID Chairman at the invitation of and chaired by Chichester City Council. This talk is FREE for all concerned citizens and...

Chichester Business Expo B2B Event

July 2018

Free networking and expo at Chichester College, Westgate Fields. 40+ stands offering services which could support your business. 7.45am – 9.45am - Keynote speakers (pre-registration required) 10.00am – 15.00pm -...

Meet Your Local Media B2B Event

July 2018

A FREE networking event at Edes House, West Street from 3.00pm-5.00pm. This informal gathering gives BID Levy Payers and Members direct access to the local media. This is a great...

Wake Up Workshops

June 2018

We are excited to announce that we have organised a special discount for businesses within the Chichester BID area to receive a 40% off discount on Wake Up Workshops. The...

City Rangers Come to Chichester

May 2018

For some time Chichester BID team have been looking for a suitable solution to the issues that city businesses face on a daily basis in respect of Pedlars, Buskers and...

Celebrate Our Independents: Be Smart, Shop Local

May 2018

Independents Week was launched nationally in July 2010 to celebrate the crucial economic and social contributions made by independent businesses. Chichester BID supports independents throughout the year and rather than...

Chichester BID Easter Egg Trail Winner Announced

April 2018

Saturday 31st March saw the start of Chichester BID’s Easter Egg Trail. In total 47 businesses, Independents and Multiples, joined in the fun by hosting an egg. Even though the...

Exclusive Invite for BID Members and Levy Payers

March 2018

In a bold experiment, the Chichester Chamber of Commerce and Industry has invited the Business Improvement District to team up with one of our largest contributors to the financing of...

The Chichester Historic Shopfront Trail

February 2018

Are you in retail premises that have a listed shopfront? Have you thought of using this to attract visitors? Then read on. Chichester's shopfronts are one of the main elements on...

Christmas Office Opening Hours

December 2017

Emergency Numbers: If you experience a situation which is likely to cause serious injury to a person, serious risk of damage or damage to property always dial 999. Do not...

Independents Month – Two weeks in

July 2017

The whole nation celebrates its independent businesses every year on July 4th (Independence Day, geddit?) – but the team at the Chichester BID didn't think one day was enough time...

Chichester BID Matters Newsletter

January 2017

Chichester BID produces a quarterly newsletter to keep you updated on what we're doing, what we've achieved, what's going on and initiatives we're working on. Stay abreast of what we're...

Chichester featured on South Today last night!

July 2015

Last night, Tuesday 7 July, our City centre was featured on BBC South Today at 6.30pm. Local business owners were interviewed on camera to give their views on local Councils...

Encouraging turnout for this year’s AGM

May 2015

On 29 April we held our third BID AGM at Edes House, Chichester which was kindly provided to us free of charge by West Sussex County Council. We are delighted...

Quarterly footfall focus

April 2015

What a positive year we’ve had so far in terms of footfall in the City - we’re up on 2014 year to date! We have just recently enjoyed our best...

Finding your way in Chichester

April 2015

The last thing that we want, as Chichester BID Levy Payers, is to tarnish the experience of our City for new visitors. So we’ve been working hard on developing and...

Street Focus: A little TLC for Chichester

April 2015

You may have noticed a number of newly painted and re-fitted shop windows throughout our City centre over the past few months. This has been part of our Street Focus...

Chichester City Centre Partnership AGM 2015

March 2015

Join us for the third AGM on 29th April 2015 at Edes House, West Street. We will update you on City centre projects and improvements implemented over the last year...

Welcome Charlotte Wickins – our new BID Manager!

January 2015

Chichester Business Improvement District (BID) is delighted to welcome Charlotte Wickins to the Chichester BID management team.   As BID Manager, Charlotte is the key liaison between BID area businesses, public...

Christmas Prize Draws

December 2014

CHICHESTER CHRISTMAS PRIZE DRAWS - LAST CALL FOR ENTRIES!  Prize draw entrants in Chichester City centre only have until 8.00pm on Thursday 18th December to get their entries in, in...