Welcome to the summer 2016 edition of the Bedminster Business Improvement District Newsletter (incorporating Bedminster Town Team). We have just come to our Year End and as such have published our annual report which is currently being circulated around the area. It includes

  • a summary of all our events and activities from the previous year
  • information on RPS
  • interesting new developments for local businesses
  • how to have your say

Hopefully a copy will have reached you by now, but if not, please click here

Priorities for the 2015/16 (Year 3 of the BID)
Each year in August and eptember,  encourage all businesses in the district to form our plans and priorities for the forthcoming year. The Board will then vote on these ideas in September. Please see the annual report for details of meetings times and venues.   

About the Business Improvement District (and Town Team)
The BID is the funding arm for Town Team activities, generated via a small levy on all eligible businesses in the area (equivalent to 1.5% of rateable value) and paid into a central 'kitty' in November each year, to be spent on projects that benefit Bedminster businesses. Our stated priorities are to:

  • Create vibrant streets that excite and delight
  • Market and promote Bedminster
  • Reduce crime and improve the shopping environment
  • Advocate and lobby for Bedminster business interests
  • Drive down costs 

Please get in touch if you have any ideas about what we should do. Or, if you wish to attend a board meeting or one of our specialist sub-groups in Marketing, Arts & Culture or Built Environment (ie transport, planning and street improvement), please see our calendar here and drop us a line.

Further Information
Business to business news:
Customer facing website and social media:

George Grace -
om Beard -
Simon Dicken (Wilko) -
Ben Barker (GBCP) -

We are grateful to local accountants Tyrrell Procter and communications experts Plaster for their generous pro bono contributions to our activities.