The Big Heart of Merthyr Tydfil Business Improvement District. (BID)

The Big Heart of Merthyr Tydfil Business Improvement District

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A Business Improvement District is a partnership between a local authority and the local business community to develop projects and services that will benefit the trading environment within the boundary of a clearly defined commercial area.

BIDs allow businesses in a defined area and business sector(s) to vote on which additional services they want to invest in, to improve their trading environment.

A group of local businesses has come together to improve the town centre and focus on four key themes, promoting, welcoming, enagaging and transforming Merthyr Tydfil.

The pledges

Over the last two years we have talked extensively to businesses in the area. As a result The Big Heart of Merthyr Tydfil is making eight pledges:

1. Promote the centre to visitors - raising awareness of attractions and changing perceptions.

2. Capture More local spend by enhancing the visitor experience and encouraging repeat visitors.

3. Create a welcoming environment and increase the sense of safety for centre users through our street ambassadors, pubwatch and shopwatch schemes.

4. Improve communication between businesses, the community and the Council.

5. Realise cost savings to businesses through collective purchasing.

6. Improve the town centre environment through further development and regular maintenance.

7. Represent the interests of local employers in the future development of the area, insisting on top-quality public realm and improved amenities.

8. Improve communication between businesses and contractors about town centre developments.

For further information, please contact Antonia Pompa at or call 01685 726272.

You can view and download the Big Heart of Merthyr Tydfil Proposal

Recent Updates

For more information on the current work of the Business Improvement District please visit