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Welcome to Your Eastbourne BID

Your Eastbourne BID is a business led, business funded organisation. It's purpose is to improve and enhance Eastbourne Town Centre.

Your Eastbourne BID will:

  • Enhance the environment with striking winter lighting, signage, and impactful planted areas whilst creating an identity to promote Eastbourne's independent shopping areas; like Little Chelsea, Terminus Road, Cornfield, Langney and Bolton Roads
  • Support and run events that will help increase footfall to our town
  • Introduce family friendly street ambassadors at peak times to make our town safer
  • Lobby all levels of Government to ensure the needs of our town centre are heard
  • BID Annual Report

    We have published our Annual Report. The report details everything we have done over the last year, including our plans for the future.

    Download your copy here

COVID 19: Running Your Business

  • You must have a COVID risk assessment if you haven't already got one. Click here for a step by step guidance from You should update your risk assessment based on the latest Government guidelines
  • Draft templates are available free to BID businesses via the the Eastbourne COVID Ready quality assurance scheme. Click here for more information. These have been approved by Trading Standards
  • Your business must follow the latest COVID-Secure guidance. Click here for the information.
  • It is mandatory for a wider range of businesses and organisations (including hospitality, close contact services and leisure venues) to collect customer, visitor and staff contact detail logs for the purposes of track and trace.
  • From 24th September, businesses must display the official NHS QR posters.
  • To create your QR code - follow this link.
  • Have you got adequate PPE equipment? You may find the EHA PPE Online Shop offers items at a cheaper rate. Click here for more info.
  • Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions on how the rules may affect your business. Email

Get Your QR Code

From Friday 18th of September, it is a legal requirement for many businesses to log details of their customers. This includes, from Thursday 24th September the requirement to display a NHS Track and Trace QR code at your premises. Find more details here and create your QR code here.

Are You COVID Ready?

We have partnered with the Eastbourne Hospitality Assoication, Visit Eastbourne and the Eastbourne unLtd Chamber of commerce to bring you the UK's only cross-sector COVID-Ready scheme. More and more businesses are signing up everyday. Click here for more details

Ambassador's Update

Click here to read the latest report from the BID Ambassadorial team

Oppose the Increase to Parking Fees

Following lockdown, East Sussex County Council continued their plan to increase parking charges in Eastbourne, despite ongoing lobbying by Your Eastbourne Business Improvement District (BID). Your Eastbourne BID represents over 600 businesses within the town centre and we invited Cllr Claire Dowling to meet with the board of directors to hear our concerns and feedback. Unfortunately, this invite was declined.

Footfall is down due to the pandemic. To hike up parking charges now could be massively detrimental to businesses and to Eastbourne as a whole. Visitors and town centre staff are driving into work as carsharing and public transport are not recommended.

We call on East Sussex County Council to reverse the increase in car parking charges. Click here to sign our signature.

Monster Hero Safari

Your Eastbourne BID is providing a family fun ‘Safari’, a story-trail, to help spread joy, support the NHS and give families a safe reason to return into Eastbourne Town Centre.

Launched on Saturday 1st August, families and households in Eastbourne are invited to search the streets for 10 cute and colourful MonsterHeroes. Using only smartphones, the Safari allows you to learn each of the MonsterHero’s name, story, and superpowers. Once all 10 MonsterHeroes are found, a free e-book, that tells the story of their first team-up, will be unlocked. The Safari works by utilising contactless NFC technology and QR codes, without the need for players to download or sign up to anything, they simply need to tap or scan to play. The Safari aims to bring some sort of normality back to high streets and demonstrates an effective opportunity to entertain and excite shoppers. A clever way to help increase Eastbourne Town Centre footfall while ensuring the safety of the public.’

To learn more about the story-trail please go to