News & Insights

How is the city centre evolving? What are the latest improvements the BID are delivering in the city? Find out about all the latest developments here…

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York BID Drives Partnership Approach to Public Safety During Ebor Race Weekend

York BID has listened to businesses’ safety concerns over the upcoming Ebor race weekend. The BID chairs a bi-monthly Safe Partnership Meeting with front line organisations across the city, and…
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Big Bonus Coming for York Businesses from Big Tent

Leading politicians and policymakers from across the political spectrum will flock to York for the Big Tent Ideas Summit and Festival this month, to be held in the grounds of…
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Taxi Marshal programme to assist late night safety in York

The York Business Improvement District (BID) is once again running a taxi marshalling service on Friday and Saturday nights in the city centre, 11pm to 3am. The Taxi Marshalls will…
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The York Gift Card is boosting business

The York Gift Card has reached a milestone £200,000 of gift cards sold, with city restaurants, cafés and eateries amongst the most popular places for people to spend their cards.…
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Coney Street regeneration scheme is York’s answer to Levelling Up snub: Andrew Lowson

The Levelling Up agenda that promised so much, and infamously changed voting patterns in the Red Wall, appears to be slowly fading away.  In the last month, Treasury has reigned…
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City Centre Insights March 2023

Our monthly report offers a range of insights on the performance of York city centre. Click HERE to read the report for March 2023.
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College Green Park

College Green New Park Opens

Following a substantial programme of design, landscaping and new planting, York Minster’s popular College Green reopened today as a vibrant green space in the heart of the city of York.…
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Restaurant Week breaks records

Building on the success of previous events, York Restaurant Week has just had its most successful event yet, breaking all previous records. The seventh York Restaurant Week organised by the…
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City Centre Insights February 2023

Our monthly report offers a range of insights on the performance of York city centre. Click HERE to read the report for February 2023. Footfall During February 2023, data provided…
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Upcoming Events

Live For St Leonard’s 2023

Live For St Leonard’s will return between 22nd and 30th September. This live music event is organised by York BID and supported by YO1 Radio, as part of the York…
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Ghosts In The Gardens York 2023

Ghosts In The Gardens

23rd Sept – 12th Nov. Eerie sculptures which enthrall and intrigue. Ghosts In The Gardens are coming back… the unearthly monks, the noble knight, even a few spooky animals –…
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York Restaurant Week

York Restaurant Week is the perfect opportunity to enjoy some of the city centre’s best dining experience on a budget. For several whole days, diners can access a huge variety…
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Winter Light Display

16th Nov – 5th Jan. The city’s spectacular citywide light scheme brings joy to residents and visitors throughout the dark winter months. The scheme is an elegant and immersive design…
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York Ice Trail 2024

York Ice Trail

The UK’s biggest outdoor Ice Trail and one of York’s best loved events, is back for more family friendly fun on the 3rd and 4th February 2024 with a range…
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York Food Festival

York Food and Drink Festival

York Food and Drink Festival promotes local food producers, independent restaurants and retailers in York. In addition to delicious food and drink, you will find educational and fun workshops and…
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