BID Renewal Ballot
The current five year term for BID Leamington comes to an end in June 2023. As such we are currently asking businesses to vote in a BID Renewal Ballot for a further five year term, starting on 1st July 2023. We have undertaken extensive consultation with the business community and developed a business plan for 2023 – 2028 and businesses will have the opportunity to vote in a ballot from 2nd March. All ballot papers must be returned by 5pm 30th March in order to be counted.
The BID provides exceptionally good value through essential services and support to the business community, ensuring that the business voice is heard in upcoming developments within the town, bringing popular and renowned events to increase footfall, organises leading marketing and promotion for the town and its businesses and is focussed purely on ensuring Leamington Spa maximises every opportunity during these challenging times.
We encourage our businesses to vote Yes from 2nd March for the continuation of BID Leamington.
Full details of our achievements to date, plans for the future and regulations around the ballot can be found here along with a detailed Q & A page.
Key Dates & Documents
In the coming months, business owners and managers will receive a number of important updates.
Eligible voters received a ‘Voter Nomination‘ letter confirming where ballot papers will be posted.
Expect your formal ‘Notice of Ballot‘. This is for information only, but if you are expecting to receive a ballot paper and do not receive this, then please contact us urgently. Also receive the 2023-2028 BID Business Plan by post and can be viewed online.
Expect your ‘Ballot Papers‘ by post. Please ensure they are given to the eligible voter. Please get in touch if they are not received.
This will ensure that the BID is retained for a further five years.
Date replacement papers can be issued.
30 March – 5 pm
The deadline for your completed ballot paper to arrive at UK Engage Office in Manchester (by post). UK Engage is appointed by Warwick District Council to run the ballot.
The deadline for ballot papers deposited in the ballot box located in the Leamington Town Hall reception is 12 noon Thursday 30th March. This will be open throughout the ballot period Monday – Friday from 9am to 4pm.
Ballot results are announced. If a majority by number and rateable value are in favour, BID projects and services will continue.
The new 2023-2028 BID term commences (if successful).
BID Ballot 2023: BID Proposal 2023-2028
View the entire PDF below in your browser. We suggest clicking on the ‘full screen’ icon, with the two crossed arrows, to maximise the viewing space. You can also download the PDF using the link provided.
Shaping Leamington’s Future Together Video
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 closed ‘BID 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.
A Quick Summary – Stronger Together
The new Business Plan 2023-2028 will result in a collective investment of over £1.8 million to support local businesses and our town centre. This includes revenue generated by BID Leamington which typically contributes an additional 20-30% annually.
We know that many face significant challenges and our town centre is changing, however, we know that we are stronger together, and with a YES vote, there is much to gain. Equally, as set out in this summary document, there is a great deal to lose – so please join us in supporting our town centre to be a place we are proud of, where businesses thrive.
This is … Why Your Vote Matters. Please read on …
BID Consultation Survey 2022 – Your Opinion Counts
Throughout September and October 2022, all eligible businesses received hand-delivered and electronic copies of our detailed annual survey, with reminders through in-person visits, newsletters, and social media posts. Office-based businesses in the town centre were also consulted on the idea of including them in the BID in the future. A digital copy of the surveys can be viewed below.
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 was also circulated to members throughout December 2022, along with a voter confirmation form and an opportunity to share any last thoughts with us. Together this information informed the BID Business Plan 2023-2028.
BID Consultation Summary & Emerging Priorities: digital download – please click
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to help us plan for your arrival.