Monthly Archives March 2017

Fleet BID Ballot results

The BID ballot results have been received and it’s a resounding YES.  Fleet is to become a Business Improvement District. Summary of the results: Voter turnout: 126 (37% turnout) Votes in favour: 87 (69%) Aggregate rateable value of those voting yes: 64% The BID Ballot was conducted by The Electoral Reform Service on behalf of Hart District Council and the formal notification can be found here. What happens next? We will now need to form the new BID Company and appoint the Directors to the Board. The Fleet Business Forum will act as the interim company but the first action will be
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What have other BIDs delivered around the country?

Here are some projects delivered by BIDs around the UK Parking Great Yarmouth introduced a ‘First Hour Free’ parking initiative which increased footfall by 2.6%. Falmouth provided free parking in February with 70% businesses seeing an upturn in trade. Newcastle introduced ‘Alive after 5’ with free parking, early evening offers, late night opening and events generating £106m in sales and 1.9m visitors in a 12 month period. Business Support Bath’s tender for trade waste and recycling scheme saved £150,000. Winchester’s Business Centre provided flexible facilities for start ups generating £9,600 income. Rugby’s scheme to support start up businesses reduced vacancy
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