Back the BID – Vote Yes in 2021

Every 5 years, a Business Improvement District is required by law to renew its mandate to work on behalf of levy-paying businesses by means of a ballot.

Bexleyheath BID is approaching the end of its second term and as such, a renewal ballot will take place between 17th June and 15th July 2021, where town centre businesses will have the opportunity to vote on the company’s continued operations for another 5 years.

Bexleyheath BID covers virtually the entire Town Centre and represents approximately 230 levy payers including well-known brands and independent businesses in the retail, leisure and hospitality sectors.

The Bexleyheath BID team is made up of one full time and one part-time member of staff, who deliver the services and activities laid out in our business plan. As a team, we are passionate about delivering on our promise, to create a positive and forward-thinking town centre, and we strive to support our business community every day.

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If you would like to find out more information about membership of the Board or are considering becoming a member please contact the BID team (info@bexleyheathbid.co.uk).

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Our plans for Bexleyheath can only be made possible with your support and a YES vote for the 2021-2026 Renewal.

It is important that you vote YES in the postal ballot in July 2021 to ensure we can continue and build upon our programmes to make Bexleyheath a more attractive and vibrant destination for retail, leisure and business.

Our plans for 2021-2026 are based on consultation with our businesses, guidance from our Board and feedback from local consumers who inform our plans for the future.

We will deliver our renewal plan, support our levy payers and continue the improvements to Bexleyheath Town Centre in three key areas:

A Brighter Bexleyheath – Ensuring our Town Centre is a welcoming and attractive place to be and promoting Bexleyheath as a destination of choice for shopping, leisure and business activities.

Protecting Bexleyheath – Ensuring our Town Centre remains safe and secure and feels inviting for visitors, workers and our wider community.

Celebrating Bexleyheath – Hosting key events, activities and markets throughout the year to attract visitors, increase footfall and increase success and prosperity for our levy payers.

Your Vote Matters

In order to continue for a further five years, Bexleyheath BID must receive a ‘YES’ vote from a majority of businesses voting in the ballot, both by number and by the total rateable value those businesses represent.

The ballot will be a confidential postal ballot of all eligible hereditaments on the Ratings List at the time that the Notice of Ballot is issued. Bexley Council will be responsible for managing and paying for the ballot to ensure it is carried out fairly and not influenced by the BID.

BALLOT COUNTDOWN AND KEY DATES

3rd June 2021 Notice of ballot issued by Electoral Services
15th June 2021 Ballot papers posted out
17th June 2021 Voting opens
15th July 2021 By 5 pm Your ballot must be returned to Bexley Council
16th July 2021 Announcement of result

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