Category Archives: Business Improvement Districts

Abergavenny traders reject BID in Welsh town ballot

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

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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. 

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Advice on how to stop or challenge a BID

Lots of people contact this website and ask how they can stop a proposed business improvement district (BID) but more often than not they contact us after a BID ballot has returned a yes vote. We’ve produced a page with some … Continue reading

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St Ives group critical of Cornish BID proposal

A new group has set up in opposition to a business improvement district (BID) in St Ives, Cornwall. A Facebook Page — The BID Debate, St Ives — is taking a critical stance on the proposed BID.

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Businesses on Mull, Iona and Ulva reject business improvement district

A proposal to establish a BID project on the Isle of Mull, Argyll, Scotland (http://www.mi-bid.co.uk/) was firmly rejected on the 21st March 2013. Aggregate Rateable Value:  £1,934,440 Aggregate RV For the BID:  £859,075 Aggregate RV Against:      £729,370 Rateable … Continue reading

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Glasgow traders want out after BID flops

Traders in the Clarkston district of Glasgow want to end their BID after no improvement in three years. Jim Watt, who runs Cafe Roma with his son James, was served by sheriff’s officers on Monday with a £1300 bill for … Continue reading

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Babbacombe traders question BID ballot

A number of traders in Babbacombe, Torquay, in Devon say their BID was approved despite some traders not receiving ballot papers. The same traders say they would have voted against the BID if they had been given the chance. a … Continue reading

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