Voting is now open for members of The Northbank BID to decide whether the BID will continue for a third term between 2023-28. All eligible businesses were sent their ballot paper in the post on the 31st January so these should have arrived by the 1st or 2nd February. If you’re yet to receive your ballot paper or would simply like to discuss our work and the ballot process further, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A majority ‘Yes’ vote would see us continue to deliver a range of projects and services to support our local businesses, their staff and customers for another 5 years; all of which were developed following consultation with you, our members and are set out in our 2023-28 Proposal. This is a formal, independent and regulated ballot with results announced on the 3rd March 2023.
We’re proud of what we’ve achieved since the BID’s inception in 2013, and we have ambitions to continue to make Northbank an even more exceptional place to work and visit with public realm enhancements, area promotion, improved safety and resilience, integration with the wider Westminster community and a commitment to greater environmental sustainability. Through the BID and its partnerships, over the last 10 years almost £50m has been invested to help make this wonderful area of the capital even more safe, attractive, resilient and welcoming. Across the Northbank projects large and small have delivered tangible benefits, made all the more impactful through a dedication to collaboration with businesses, policy makers, local residents, community groups and others that leverages additional investment and expertise, maximises value and fosters a sense of community. This is exemplified by the world-class public realm scheme at Strand Aldwych which launched in December – a project that we’ve championed, facilitated and part-funded since 2013.
Create a more environmentally sustainable business district and tackle climate change in line with the City of Westminster’s ambition for a net zero borough by 2040.
Drive the continued post-pandemic recovery by supporting the return of office occupiers to the workplace, reviving international tourism, addressing recruitment challenges in the hospitality sector and helping the local economy adapt to new consumer profiles/behaviour.
Maintain our role as an important bridge between the private and public sector, enabling partnerships that drive positive change not only in the BID area but also the wider community.
Use the collective strength of ‘London HQ’ – a collaboration with neighbouring south Westminster BIDs – to lobby for continued local and central government investment in the Northbank BID area, keeping London at the forefront of
Businesses in the Northbank BID area will now be asked to vote on whether they endorse this proposal with a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’ during a formal ballot.
Westminster City Council is responsible for managing the process and their ballot partner Civica sends out a ballot paper to each eligible business on 2nd February. Voting papers must be returned by 5pm on Thursday 2nd March 2023.
For any BID to proceed, two independent outcomes must be satisfied:
Remember that voting YES will deliver the services in this plan to your business and the area; a ‘no’ vote would see all of the current provision come to an end.
Take time to read, understand and consider what this BID Proposal
means to your business and the wider Victoria Westminster area.
The BID Executive Team would be happy to discuss further if you wish.
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