Category Archives: London

London Assembly Regeneration Committee to discuss the role of BIDs

The London Assembly Regeneration Committee is to discuss the role of BIDs, including their achievements and concerns with their governance and accountability with the following guests: Dr Julie Grail, Chief Executive, British BIDs; Debbie Jackson, Assistant Director – Regeneration, Greater London … Continue reading

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London Assembly investigating the role of business improvement districts (BIDs)

The London Assembly Regeneration Committee is carrying out a “health check” of business improvement districts (BIDs) in London.

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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 … Continue reading

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Is there any legal basis on which we can contest the BID levy?

Is there any legal basis on which we can contest the BID levy? This was a question asked by someone who contacted us. There are some cases (can’t think of any at the moment) where a BID can be contested … Continue reading

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Would a “Business Improvement District” be good for Brixton? asks Urban75

The well-known online forum Urban75 has a discussion this month about a proposed Brixton BID. Brixton is in south London, UK, and a very mixed inner city area.

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Writer and actor Griff Rhys Jones criticises inner London BID

The London Evening Standard carried an article last week by actor and writer Griff Rhys Jones severely criticising the creation of a business improvement district in his neighbourhood of Fitzrovia near London’s West End. The BID was given the go … Continue reading

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Residents fear for their neighbourhood after new central London BID ballot is announced

Community newspaper Fitzrovia News reports that a ballot for a BID in the central London district of Fitzrovia has been announced. The newspaper reports concerns by community groups and lack of information by both the local authority and the BID … Continue reading

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