Bristol City Centre BID
Taking care of business
“A Business Improvement District (BID) is a business-led partnership that works co-operatively to identify, and fund, through a levy, initiatives, projects and events that are beneficial for the business environment within a defined area.”
2 Weeks to go
Ballot papers will be sent out to all listed voters on the 7th June and must be returned to arrive on or before the 5th July.
The 20+ years of experience our Chief Executive John Hirst with BIDs will enable us to deliver a quality BID that is both accountable and great value for money from the outset.
As we continue to meet and talk with our voters and businesses please let us know if YOU wish to discuss any final questions - if you own or run a business in the area and have not received a prospectus or been contacted then please call us on (0117) 946 2220
This BID will focus on:
Improving the Welcome
Improving the 'Look and Feel'
Promoting our Success
Acting in your Best Interest
This ballot follows a 2 year period of development and consultation.The initiatives and projects of improvements were suggested by, and shaped through, an extensive consultation exercise that invited comments and engagement from all businesses and organisations.
The proposed BID area is shown on the map on the City Centre BID page of this website.
The BID prospectus is available as a reading version below. Hard copies were sent to all representatives of, and voters for, businesses by post and by e-mail.
The Business Plan is available for download.
Some key points of this BID are:
- Businesses from all sectors that operate in the city centre will benefit from, and are included in, the BID proposal.
- The aim is for Bristol City Centre to be increasingly known for its safe, attractive and welcoming ‘look and feel’ by all those who come to work, study, visit and spend time.
- The BID will invest £6m to support this substantial improvement over its 5 year initial term.
- The BID services and projects MUST be in addition to what Bristol City Council already provides - a BID cannot provide what the Council must already provide.
A successful City Centre BID is critical to help keep Bristol at the forefront of UK cities – there are already BIDs of similar scope and size driving the ambitions of other core UK cities. Examples include Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds , Nottingham and Cardiff.
RT @JohnHirst11: #BristolCityCentreBID: voting papers will be posted to all on June 7th. We will offer accountabaility, VFM and commitment.…