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Ipswich Central is the company responsible for running the town centre Business Improvement District (BID).

They are currently in their second phase of the BID which will run for a five year period until March 2017.

The BID allows an additional rate levy to be charged to businesses in a defined geographical area.

Ipswich Borough Council supports Ipswich Central in a number of ways, including:

  • Collection of the levy;
  • Additional grant support - in addition to paying the levy on its own properties;
  • Assisting with town centre events;
  • Joint initiatives on cleaning and maintenance;
  • Defining the vision of where Ipswich wants to be in the future.

The Council has representation on the Ipswich Central Advisory Group and at the Central Forum where all town centre issues are discussed.

BID3 Ballot

A Ballot is to be held on a proposal for a Business Improvement District (BID) for a further 5 year term. 

The ballot will take place entirely by post with all votes having to be returned by 5pm on Thursday 3rd November 2016.

Further information on the Ipswich BID can be found on the Ipswich Central website: www.ipswichcentral.com