Tag 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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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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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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BID seeks government loan for regeneration at expense of local people

BID seeks government loans at the expense of people who need homes and neighbourhoods in need of proper improvements. Continue reading

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Derwent London want to create business improvement district

A business improvement district is planned for Fitzrovia in central London. A film maker criticises the plans with short film. Continue reading

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Why all Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) are bad

I had an email this morning that raised some important criticisms of this news blog. Here is an edited extract and my response.

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