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Welcome to the Lincolnshire Coastal Destination BID Website

This website aims to answer your questions and keep you up to date with developments in the Lincolnshire Coastal Destination BID.

The LCDBID

Great news for the Lincolnshire Coast... Great news for you.

Welcome to the Lincolnshire Coastal Destination BID Website

This website aims to answer your questions and keep you up to date with developments in the Lincolnshire Coastal Destination BID.

The LCDBID

Great news for the Lincolnshire Coast... Great news for you.

Welcome to the Lincolnshire Coastal Destination BID Website

This website aims to answer your questions and keep you up to date with developments in the Lincolnshire Coastal Destination BID.

The LCDBID

Great news for the Lincolnshire Coast... Great news for you.

Welcome to the Lincolnshire Coastal Destination BID Website

This website aims to answer your questions and keep you up to date with developments in the Lincolnshire Coastal Destination BID.

The LCDBID

Great news for the Lincolnshire Coast... Great news for you.

Businesses have voted YES to the LCDBID with 75% by number and 81% by Rateable Value.

About BIDs



Destination Business Improvement Districts (DBIDs) have proven to be an effective way in which businesses can take control and improve their trading environment. As a business, you will have the opportunity to identify projects that you want to introduce and be given a say in how your money is spent through the Lincolnshire Coastal DBID.


What are DBIDs?

DBIDs are an arrangement whereby businesses come together and decide which improvements they feel could be made in their destination, how they will implement these improvements and what it will cost them. BIDs are financed and controlled by the businesses within the BID area. They can run for a maximum of five years and during this time they must be able to show that they are benefitting the businesses that fund it.

What can BIDs deliver?

It’s up to you as a business to help shape what the LCDBID may deliver. BIDs can deliver any projects or services that are agreed by the businesses in the BID area, but these projects must go over and above anything that is already provided through business rates and by the local authority.

How will the process work?

The aims of the BID are outlined by the businesses in the BID area, primarily through a survey. After this, your priorities for the LCDBID will be collated and you will be invited to attend one of a series of informal business meetings where you will be updated on the progress of the BID and you will be able to ask questions and give feedback – this is part of the detailed consultation phase. A Task Group (made up of businesses in the BID area) will then assist in producing a business plan that will then be sent out to all businesses within the BID area. These businesses will then have the opportunity to vote in a confidential ballot to determine whether Lincolnshire Coast wishes to say YES to a Destination BID.

Why do businesses support BIDs?

  • They have the ability to increase footfall to an area, reduce premiums and improve services.
  • They can run for up to five years, so they give businesses the opportunity to plan ahead.
  • They put the control into the hands of the businesses themselves.
  • They do not substitute services provided through business rates. Instead, they provide additional services.

The BID Area

The BID Area

Some quick facts about BIDs:


  • Since legislation was introduced in 2004, there have been over 200 BIDs in the UK.
  • A DBID for the Lincolnshire Coast could generate over £525,000 per annum for businesses to spend on the projects they feel are important.
  • Over 100,000 businesses have been involved in BIDs nationally.
  • In the next 5 years, BIDs will create an extra £400 million funding.
  • Not-for-profit companies run BIDs. Elected Boards made up of business owners from the BID area govern these companies.
  • More than 90% of BIDs that have come to the end of their 5-year term have been successfully voted in for a second term.

The Latest LCDBID News


10th November 2016


Want to know more about the LCDBID?

We will be running a series of drop-in/information sessions over the next couple of weeks to give you the opportunity to come along and find out more about the proposed Lincolnshire Coastal Destination Business Improvement District (LCDBID). Below is a list of venues and dates:

  • Friday 11th Nov, 10am, Tomlinsons, Chapel st Leonard's
  • Monday 14th Nov, 11am, Highgate caravan park, Sutton on Sea
  • Friday 18th Nov, 10am, Skegness Water Leisure Park
  • Tuesday 22nd Nov, 11am, Natureland
  • Friday 25th Nov, 10am, Sycamore Lakes, Burgh Le Marsh
  • Monday 28th Nov, 10.30am, Bacchus Hotel, Sutton on Sea

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Follow the LCDBID's progress

Keep up to date with progress of the LCDBID by downloading the latest newsletters, fact sheets and business plans.

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Contact the LCDBID

For further information regarding the Lincolnshire Coastal Destination Business Improvement District, please contact the LCDBID Development Manager, Lisa Jane Collins, using the form below.

  • To contact Lisa directly, you can use any of the following details:

    Skegness Town Hall
    North Parade
    Skegness
    Lincs
    PE25 1DA

    01507 613112
    07920 711312

    lisa.janecollins@lcdbid.co.uk