Abergavenny traders reject BID in Welsh town ballot

Traders in Abergavenny in Monmouthshire, Wales vote against a businesses improvement district, reports the Abergavenny Chronicle. Continue reading

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Businesses campaign against Birmingham’s Lifford BID

Voting is taking place until the end of the July in Stirchley, Cotteridge, Kings Norton and Bournville in Birmingham to decide if a business improvement district (BID) should be created.  Continue reading

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Businesses in Bedfordshire vote against BID

Businesses on the Middlefields Industrial Estate in Sandy have rejected plans to make the area a business improvement district (BID). Continue reading

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Petition to stop business improvement districts (BIDs) in the UK

A petition to stop business improvement districts has been directed at the UK government.  Continue reading

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Community newspaper exposes London BID campaign against homeless and Roma

A community newspaper has run a report which exposes a campaign directed against street homeless and Roma in central London. Fitzrovia News reports: “A business group in Fitzrovia has told its members that there is enough accommodation on offer for homeless people and that the vast majority of rough sleepers choose to stay on the streets”. Continue reading

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Journal of UK BIDs has regular news reports on British business improvement districts

BID Intel is a relatively new website that gives a reasonable balanced view of BIDs in the UK. It brings news of yes and no ballot results and steers away from most of the marketing puff associated with the pro-BID websites. Continue reading

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Bridgend business improvement district and its discontents

Opposing views of a proposed BID in the market town of Bridgend south Wales are being aired.  Continue reading

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