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Business Improvement Districts

A Business Improvement District (BID) is a geographical area which the local businesses have voted to invest collectively to improve their environment. BIDs provide additional or improved services as identified and requested by local businesses. Services could include extra safety, cleaning or environmental measures. BIDs are business-led organisations funded by a mandatory levy on all eligible businesses following a successful ballot.

Southport Town Centre BID

Business ratepayers in Southport have voted in favour of a Southport Town Centre Business Improvement District. The BID is managed by a not for profit company limited by guarantee.

If you require further information please contact the BID team on 01704 538382 or

For more information on the Southport BID go to

Payment can be made:

Online – via the secure ‘make a bid levy payment’ link.

By Telephone – you can pay by debit card over the telephone on the Council’s 24 hour automated payment line, simply call 0151 934 4697 and follow the instructions.

By Post – to Sefton Council, P.O. Box 33, Bootle. L20 3SX. Cheques must be made payable to “Sefton M.B.C.” and crossed “A/C Payee only” with your account number on the reverse. If you require a receipt please enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope.

For BID levy payment enquiries only please telephone 0151 934 4360.

Last Updated on Tuesday, August 31, 2021

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