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Newham BID Renewal Second Term

Newham BID will come to the end of its current five-year term at the end of August 2018.

Since 2013, Newham BID has delivered projects and services that businesses prioritised in the first business plan – a list of achievements can be found clicking on www.newhambid.com/about-newham-bid

Following consultation with a cross section of levy paying businesses we have heard that since the BID started in 2013 it has helped to:

  • Improve the safety and security of Newham’s businesses through the installation of 27 CCTV cameras (including ANPR and infra-red zoom lens) which has helped to detect crime
  • Provide directional signage (16 new signs) to help visitors locate businesses and to brand the area as a distinctive commercial area, ‘Newham & The Port of Truro’
  • Raise the profile of Newham and its businesses through PR and Marketing activities including a new website and utilising a wide range of different marketing mediums to generate new business opportunities and increase footfall
  • Ensure Newham looks cared for and the communal areas are well maintained as a result of regular monitoring of litter prompted by the BID’s liaison with the local authority and use of a contractor to maintain grassland and hedges.
  • Improve access across Newham through working with businesses to solve issues of unauthorised parking
  • Represent the interests of businesses through lobbying on the things that are important to them – including successfully challenging a residential planning application proposed for employment land

Under BID legislation, Newham BID can renew for a further five years from 2018 – 2023 subject to a new business plan being published and a ballot being held. 

Newham BID is now consulting with all levy payers to help inform the new business plan to be published in May ahead of a June/July postal ballot. We want to hear from Newham levy paying businesses about their priorities for Newham and where they think their levy could be best targeted to generate the greatest value. Please complete our questionnaire – your comments will help to shape the final business plan to be published in May.

The Newham BID second term consultation questionnaire can be downloaded and the survey can either be completed as a hard copy and posted back or filled in on line at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NewhamBIDrenewal by Monday 5th March 2018

Key Dates

January 2018

Consultation with 25% of levy paying businesses from across Newham & Port of Truro to help inform this survey

February 2018

Draft questionnaire (this document) issued to all levy payers for views on BID 2

March/April 2018

Monday 5th March 2018 – closing date for all questionnaires

Analysis of your feedback and final business plan drafted in response to your views

May 2018

Final business plan published and circulated to all levy paying businesses

June 2018

BID ballot papers issued and voting starts (28-day postal ballot)

5th July 2018

Close of postal ballot on Thursday 5th July 2018 at 5pm with result announced on Friday 6th July 2018

1st September 2018

If the vote is successful, the second term of Newham BID will commence