The Experience

North Notts BID is a proud ambassador of our district and want residents and visitors alike to feel that this is a real destination of choice for business, work, shopping, leisure, study and to live.


We all have the same aim – to create a strong economic and social future, and a happy & prosperous North Nottinghamshire in these ways:


  • Collaborate with Bassetlaw District Council to offer parking incentives for seasonal shopping and on key event days in our town centres
  • Encourage better public transport links between our towns and villages and Retford and Worksop
  • Partner with Stagecoach and other local bus companies to offer enhanced bus services during busy times and on dates of key events
  • Lobby relevant partners to join forces in supporting rural businesses to access cheaper, faster broadband

Clean and Welcoming

  • Ensure our district is kept clean, tidy and brighter through regular maintenance support, helping to create a great first impression
  • Dress our town centres throughout the seasons to ensure they are attractive and welcoming, encouraging people to eat, drink, visit and shop locally
  • Encourage litter and waste reduction with the introduction of more segregated bins
  • Provide additional baskets and planters in the gateways to our town centres
  • Support the development of promotions and trails such as The Big Lunch/Tea – an ‘eat out to help out’-style promotion to support our hospitality sector during quieter months

Showcase Events

  • Continue to deliver our flagship events, including North Notts FoodFest, Party in the Square and the Christmas lights switch-ons
  • Introduce more events and festivals like our DIno Discovery day, which proved to be a huge success in May 2022
  • Celebrate events that promote equality and diversity within our local community, offering sponsorship and event management support

Health and Wellbeing

  • Develop a horticultural farm project with schools to improve mental health, eating habits and knowledge of where food comes from
  • Deliver assemblies and talks, led by key business leaders, to reassure students that business opportunities are achievable and available locally
  • Establish ‘Healthy Sunday’ events and activities in our town centres to bring together physical, mental and spiritual health suppliers

The Business Voice

Our objective is to provide a powerful voice and formal partnership for our businesses across North Nottinghamshire that has never existed before.

The Destination

As the UK’s first area-wide, place-shaping BID, all eyes are on us. A BID will enable us to put North Nottinghamshire on the map as a ‘go to’ destination that is easily accessible to visitors and local businesses alike.