REDDITCH BID’S SECOND BALLOT

Redditch Business Improvement District (BID) was set up in 2019 to be the clear, unified voice that will speak for the town, highlight its positives and encourage visitors to create a vibrant economy.

Redditch BID will be going to ballot for its second term in June 2024, with an anticipated start date of 1 September 2024 for the second term: we are extremely excited about the vision for Redditch over the next five years.

Our vision is to enhance the commercial environment in the town, drive economic growth, and support our members. Through a range of strategic initiatives and partnerships, Redditch BID aims to create a vibrant and prosperous community that attracts visitors, encourages investment, and fosters a sense of pride.

Redditch BID seeks to create a positive impact on the local economy and improve the quality of life for all who live, work, and visit the area.

Below you’ll learn more about the BID’s consultation process, vision for its second term, and how as a levy payer your business will have the opportunity to vote in 2024.

Have your say

We are seeking the views of all our members regarding a second term for the town centre Business Improvement District. This consultation will last until mid-late March, during which time there will be ample opportunity for every business in the town centre to contribute their thoughts, comments and ideas on a new BID Business Plan, which would form the basis of the business priorities for the next 5 years.

We will be carrying out a detailed survey in the coming weeks to establish business views on the projects which might be included within the renewal plans and this will be followed by detailed and ongoing consultation with businesses.

We will also set up drop in sessions as well as meetings to allow as many businesses as possible have their say.

The consultation period has now ended, and the business plan can be found below.

Redditch BID 2024-2029 Business Plan

KEY DATES

Ballot Timeline

Following the ongoing period of consultation, we will be in a position to launch the Business Plan for a possible BID second term, which will include full details of how the BID could continue to operate and also fully-costed proposals for the projects which businesses have identified as being most important for the town centre.

All eligible businesses will then have the ability to vote on this plan and the following timescales will apply:

Thursday 29th February 2024

Notification to local authority and
the Secretary of State by the BID Proposer

Thursday 23rd May 2024

Notice of Ballot – Business Plan to eligible voters

Thursday 6th June 2024

Start of Ballot Period

Thursday 4th July 2024

Ballot Date and Count

Friday 5th July 2024

Announcement