How does Indie Durham City relate to Durham BID and other existing initiatives?

Indie Durham City is an initiative funded by the City of Durham Parish Council, so is entirely separate from Durham Business Improvement District Company (Durham BID), which is funded via a 1.5% levy on business rate payers within the BID area.

The BID and the Parish Council also have different boundaries, though Durham city centre falls within both.

At, we strongly believe that the most successful town and city centres are those where all the key stakeholders work together in the interests of their place.

That’s why we’re happily talking to and collaborating with all the main players in Durham city centre, including the BID, as well as Durham County Council, the city’s shopping centres and leisure complexes, commercial property landlords, local organisations and charities, and anyone else with a desire to make Durham an even better place.