BID BALLOT - ITS A YES FROM BEDMINSTER BUSINESSES
We are delighted to report the BID ballot result was positive with more than 2:1 voting for another five years of the Bedminster BID. The full result showed 68% voting in favour by number of businesses and 71% in favour by rateable value - this was achieved on a higher than average turnout (for BIDs) of 51%.
This result assures the BID of funding for the next five years - but this money will only mean something if we spend it really well. What ideas do you have for the BID and Bedminster's retail streets? If you are interested in becoming more closely involved with the BID, we are an informal, friendly group, whose basic duties are to direct spending for the BID (and Town Team). We meet 6pm on the first Tuesday of each month. Please do get in touch if you'd like to get involved. Alternatively a marketing (and arts, culture) group meets on the last Monday of every month also at 6pm (please see our calendar here) or drop us a line or telephone us for a chat to discuss any ideas you have that you think the BID should be pursuing.
About the Business Improvement District
Bedminster BID funding is generated via a small levy on all eligible businesses in the area 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
Business to business news: www.bedminster.org.uk/business-what-is-bid
Customer facing website and social media:
George Grace - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jocelyn Wellby - email@example.com
Simon Dicken (Wilko) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Stef Brammar (AGB) - email@example.com
Ben Barker - firstname.lastname@example.org
We are grateful to local accountants Tyrrell Procter and communications experts Plaster for their generous pro bono contributions to our activities.