Lantern Trail

August 2022

A spectacular free Lantern Trail is launching in Chichester city centre on 15 August with the chance to win tickets to see The Famous Five: A New Musical, based on...

A Roarsome Day of Dino Fun!

August 2022

This Saturday grab the kids and join us for a day of free prehistoric fun on the Cathedral Green! Bringing the Cretaceous period to life, families can marvel at the...

Glorious Window Winners

August 2022

Many of our city centre businesses enjoyed getting into the spirit of this year’s gloriously glamorous Qatar Goodwood Festival by taking part in our Glorious Goodwood themed window competition which...

Chichester Gift Card goes digital

July 2022

'More accessible and appealing’: popular Chichester Gift Card goes digital  High street revolution in Chichester continues as the city introduces a digital version of the Chichester Gift Card  Chichester has...

Dino Fun this Summer

July 2022

Dinosaurs will be taking over Chichester this summer with a brand new Dino Trail running across the city centre from 25 July - 22 August and a special Jurassic Chichester...

Summer Street Party Fashion Show

July 2022

As part of our Summer Street Party, in partnership with Chichester District Council, we are rolling out the red carpet on East Street to showcase some of the fabulous retailers...

Glorious Goodwood Trail

June 2022

We have partnered up with Goodwood Racecourse to bring the glamour of Glorious to the city. The Qatar Goodwood Festival, affectionately known as Glorious Goodwood, is one of the undisputed...

Glorious Window Competition

June 2022

Many of our city centre businesses are getting into the spirit of Glorious and transforming their windows to celebrate The Qatar Goodwood Festival. From panamas and jockey silks to hats...

BID welcomes new Director

June 2022

With a new term ahead, we have welcomed some exciting changes to our Board of Directors with the appointment of Danielle Dunfield, CEO of The Great Sussex Way. Danielle’s appointment...

Fiver Fest: 2 – 16 July

June 2022

Locals and visitors are in for a treat as Totally Locally Fiver Fest returns to Chichester from 2 - 16 July 2022! The offer-filled fortnight boasts amazing £5 deals from...

My Sister’s House crowned winner

June 2022

In celebration of the Jubilee and to mark the return of the Festival of Flowers at Chichester Cathedral, city centre businesses have put their best creative foot forward to take...

Culture Spark 2022

June 2022

Culture Spark 2022 is a wonderful season of events, performances, live entertainment, exhibitions and community projects taking place across the district this summer. The festival is inspired by important milestones...

Jubilee Window Competition

May 2022

In celebration of the Jubilee and to mark the return of the Festival of Flowers at Chichester Cathedral, city centre businesses have been challenged to put their best creative foot...

Summer Celebrations in Chichester

May 2022

Chichester will be alive with parties, parades, competitions and trails this summer. Here's a rundown of what to look forward to: Jubilee Picnic - Friday 3 June, 12pm - 3pm Come...

Experience Chichester Roman Week

May 2022

Step back in time this half term for Chichester's Roman Week from Saturday 28 May - Wednesday 1 June. Featuring a packed programme of talks, trails, immersive theatre, guided tours,...

Jubilee Picnic on The Green

April 2022

To Celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Chichester BID alongside Chichester Cathedral is hosting a free community get-together on the Cathedral Green on Friday 3rd June from 12.00 -...

Platinum Jubilee Trail

April 2022

To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this June, we are launching a special family trail around Chichester city centre which uses augmented reality to help tell stories from the past and bring the Queen’s 70...

Plan Your Eggcellent Easter in Chichester

April 2022

The clocks have sprung forward, and finally we can look forward to longer days and warmer weather. Here in Chichester, we are getting excited about the host of fabulous events...

Eggstraordinary Easter Egg Trail

March 2022

This Easter, come and take part in a city wide hunt as part of Chichester BID's Eggstraordinary Easter Egg Trail! A perfect opportunity to explore the beautiful cathedral city of...

Christmas Twilight Shopping in Chichester

November 2021

Twilight Shopping in Chichester will be a truly joyful experience this year with an array of festive sights, sounds and smells filling the city’s streets every Thursday evening throughout December....

Vote for your favourite shop window

November 2020

Christmas is traditionally the time when shops create the most magical window displays. This year we are celebrating this burst of festive imagination with our popular window competition, judged by...

The jewel in the city’s crown

August 2019

As part of the Chichester BID campaign to celebrate the best of the city’s independent businesses, we’re looking at the extra sparkle that jewellers bring to the high street. From...

ChiBAC

January 2019

What is ChiBAC? Chichester District Business Against Crime is a partnership committed to reducing crime, violence and anti-social behaviour throughout the Chichester District by pro-active partnership working. Its membership is...

Chichester Flag Programme

May 2018

April saw the start of the BID’s Flag Programme which is designed to welcome shoppers, tourists and visitors to the historic city. The Flag programme benefits businesses by helping Chichester...

Easy Guide to the District Council Shop-front Policy

February 2018

1. Why controls benefit you If you are thinking of refurbishing inside your shop or your external shopfront, the District Council's Shopfront and Advertisement Design Guide should be consulted and...

Who was… ?

February 2018

Historical Figures and Chichester Emperor Claudius 10BC – 54AD To help prove himself as a leader, he launched one of the most audacious military campaigns of the 1st century: the...

The Festival of Flowers

January 2018

The Festival of Flowers returns to Chichester Cathedral from 31st May – 2nd June 2018. This biennial event will feature over 80 flower arrangements, with over 50,000 blooms and will...

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...

Celebrating our Independence!

June 2017

In celebration of the entrepreneurial spirit and excellent business minds of our Chichester residents, next month will be Independent Business Month. The Chichester BID team have joined up with Love Where...

Chichester Businesses Against Crime

March 2017

What is ChiBAC? Chichester District Business Against Crime is a partnership committed to reducing crime, violence and anti-social behaviour throughout the Chichester District by pro-active partnership working. It is managed...

Successful Independents’ Day 4 July

July 2015

We were delighted at the support for Independents' Day this year... The event which supports the National Campaign for independent businesses, took place in Chichester on 4 July. Each shopper...

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...

Support for Keats Sculpture Project

June 2015

Local sculptor seeks donations for Keats sculpture project. The project supports local artist and sculptor, Vincent Gray, as he replaces one of the benches in Eastgate Square with a Keats...

ChiBAC awarded distinction for accreditation again

June 2015

We are delighted to announce that ChiBAC has passed its re-accreditation with distinction this year. In the final line of the report, the adjudicator commented: "I have no hesitation awarding...

Did you see the dragon?

April 2015

To celebrate St George's day on 23 March, we invited members of the public to join in with the creation of a piece of community art, depicting St George slaying...

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...