BID Renewal Ballot 2023-2028

In March 2023, businesses will have the opportunity to vote on the future of the Leamington Business Improvement District (BID) for the period to 2028. The BID has brought many benefits to the town and local businesses since it was formed in 2008. A full consultation is currently underway which will inform the development of the Business Plan for 2023 – 2028.

This is a critical decision for Royal Leamington Spa. Many would suggest that given the changes facing our town centre on the horizon, there has never been a more important time to have the support and representation BID Leamington provides.

We will share our plans for the continual improvement of the town over the coming months through open meetings, newsletters and the publication of a new Business Plan 2023-28. This document will talk about what has been achieved, what we will do and will outline our vision and pledge to help you prosper in the future. You will also find information about the ballot process and why we think you should vote ‘YES’. 

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to meet or have any questions. There is no doubt there is more to do – but there is also no doubt there is more to lose by not investing at this crucial time in the life of our town.

Finding Key Information & Feeding Back

This is an important decision so we will regularly update information in this area over the next few months. At present we are consulting existing and potential new members on their views and confirming where ballot papers will be posted. Please click on the links below to find out more or contact us and we would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

BID Consultation Survey 2022 – Your Opinion Counts

Throughout September and October 2022, a comprehensive BID renewal survey has been delivered, emailed, and where necessary posted, to all of our BID levy-paying members. We have also been consulting office-based businesses in the town centre on the idea of including them in the BID in the future. A digital copy of the surveys can be viewed below. The final completion deadline is Friday 16th December, after which time analysis will be carried out to inform our next five-year Business Plan 2023-2028.

 

BID Consultation Summary & Voter Confirmation

As of November 2022, we have heard from over 130 businesses and we have analyzed this feedback in detail, which can be viewed here. This has been further summarised in the document below, along with our key achievements and emerging priorities, highlights, and project areas reflected by this feedback. This will be hand delivered and emailed to our members throughout December 2022, along with a voter confirmation form and an opportunity to share any last thoughts with us. Please return the voter confirmation form before Wednesday 21st of December as this will determine where ballot papers will be posted in the New Year.

BID Consultation Summary & Emerging Priorities: digital download – please click here

Dates & Documents

In the coming weeks and months, business owners and managers will receive a number of important updates.

  • In early January 2023 a ‘Voter Nomination‘ letter will be posted out confirming where ballot papers will be sent. If you receive this and need your documents sent to an alternative address please complete and return the form in the envelope provided by Wednesday 21st January 2023.
  • In February the ‘Notice of Ballot‘ will arrive. This is for information only.
  • Finally, in March ‘Voting Papers‘ will arrive. Businesses will have 28 days to return the papers to UK Engage (who have been appointed by Warwick District Council to deliver the ballot) by post.

Please take the time to read and digest this information and call us on 01926 470 634 or email info@bidleamington.com if you have any questions.

 

Existing BID Business Plan and Annual Report 


Did You Know?

  • We have a dedicated BID Leamington Facebook page where you can find current news and information.
  • You can also find business information and updates on our Linkedin page
  • We also have a closedBID Leamington Retailers Info & Updates‘ Facebook Group which we set up to keep local business owners and managers more closely informed about each others activities. It is alive with information, tips and discussions.
Business Meeting: BID Renewal – What does this mean for your business?

Please join us as we launch the new BID Business Plan 2023-2028.

You will learn about our exciting plan for the next five years. This will ensure our town centre remains a competitive, resilient, vibrant and well-managed destination and that businesses are supported and represented as our town changes.

We are joined by Cllr Andrew Day, the Leader of Warwick District Council who will share information on their significant investment plans and how through BID Leamington, businesses can inform these developments. This includes the future Covent Garden car park scheme. There will be an opportunity for informal conversation, with drinks and nibbles provided.

Date: Wednesday 8th February
Location: Boston Tea Party, 1A Clarendon Ave, CV32 5QU
Time: 5.30pm for a 6pm start

Please RSVP to info@bidleamington.com to help us plan for your arrival.