Shopping in Saffron Walden is great due to the variety of shops and services our town has to offer. In our community we like to shop local and support one-another with our businesses.
For a complete listing of Saffron Walden’s shops and services, please see the Saffron Directory and learn more about where you can go shopping in Saffron walden.
The Directory is free and is available in booklet format, to in-person callers at Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre.
Saffron Walden BID
Business Improvement District (BID) is a local, democratically elected organisation that focuses on delivering specific initiatives agreed on by businesses in a defined geographical area and run for five years.
In July 2018, town centre businesses in Saffron Walden voted yes to a BID for our town.
BIDs invest in and deliver projects to improve the local trading environment, drive down business costs and raise the area’s profile.
BIDs are led and controlled by businesses; they are independent organisations with ring-fenced resources and finances.
The projects are funded by raising finance, principally through a levy. This levy is an investment by businesses in their future. BIDs operate for up to five years. Throughout the term they are accountable to their levy-paying businesses and must demonstrate how they make a difference.
The Saffron Walden Initiative is an independent, non-political, non-profit making Company, which aims to work in partnership with local residents, businesses, non-commercial organisations and public agencies, to continually improve Saffron Walden.