Supporting Weston Businesses

Working together to make Weston a great place in which to work, live and visit.


The Weston Business Improvement District (BID) has been in operation since 2012 and is delivered through Weston Town Centre Partnership Ltd, which is a non-profit organisation limited by guarantee, set up in 1998.

The BID area covers Weston Town Centre and works with c. 400 Voting Levy Payers.

Businesses with a rateable value of £7,500 and over within the defined area pay, 1.5% levy based on their rateable value.

Weston town centre businesses voted in favour to renew the BID in 2016 and 2021 and BID3 will run until March 2027.

Weston BID works in close partnership with North Somerset Council and Weston Town Council.


Paul Batts Chairperson Weston BID
Steve Townsend Town Centre/BID Manager
Beverley Tucker Assistant Town Centre Manager
Jeanie Thompson Business Crime Reduction Manager


The Operational team is supported by a voluntary Board of Directors, an Executive Committee and a BID Steering Group.


  • BID Levy Letters/Annual Reports
  • Annual Accounts
  • Minutes


Our third term officially started from the 1st April 2022 and we’re here to support our incredible business community here in Weston.

Huge thanks to everyone who voted delivering a 68% majority in favour, and to all those who have been part of our journey.

Weston Business Crime Reduction Initiative (WBCRI)

WBCRI Radio link scheme is managed by Weston Town Centre Partnership, and currently has schemes running in Weston-super-Mare, Nailsea, Portishead & Clevedon.

The scheme provides local business (day & night) with a handheld digital radio, with permanent talk through capability. This means that members can communicate with each other, Street Wardens (Weston), the CCTV Control Room, and Police. Information regarding crime, disturbances, and nuisances are transmitted, and members can also use the scheme to request assistance from others.

The scheme is managed by our Business Crime Reduction Manager who administers our incident recording data base, co-ordinates intelligence sharing meetings and provides training and support.  The cost to join the initiative and rent a handset is £8:00 per week.


Street Wardens – Patrolling the BID area 7 days per week, 364 days a year. Tackling crime, anti-social behaviour, reducing stock loss and assisting businesses wherever we can.

DISC – provision of bespoke crime database where incidents are loaded to a central system.

Provision, maintenance and watering of floral displays.



Marketing and PR activity has increased as a result of us working in partnership with SuperWeston, the placemaking agency for Weston. As a result we have benefited from TV and radio coverage featuring our businesses.

The Marketing Strategy implemented by SuperWeston, with funding from BID, has created campaigns that have increased footfall.


We have four sensors that allow us to gather anonymised data to provide unique visitor counts in key locations within the town.

Our placemaking teams can access the data to gather insights on visitor behaviour, identifying areas of high and low footfall providing quantitative insights for future activities, development and support funding bids.


Cost reduction

Business cost reduction saving our levy payers thousands by facilitating the switch to cheaper utility deals and tariffs with our partner Greenest Energy South West.

Social Media

Promotion of Weston levy paying businesses via social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – all co-ordinated by our marketing experts at Morledge &Co.

Get in touch

32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1LW

Street Wardens – 07725 839234

Steve Townsend, Town Centre Partnership & BID – 07845 736840

Beverley Tucker, Town Centre Partnership, BID & Highways – 07776 170229

Jeanie Thompson, Radio Link – 07890 694678

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