What is the voting process for BIDs?

The vote is a postal ballot; the Broadmead BID ballot was conducted by Electoral Reform Services, on behalf of Bristol City Council.

Business ratepayers were entitled to vote if they were listed as a non-domestic ratepayer on the date that the notice of the ballot was sent and their rateable value was £12,000 or more. With regard to vacant premises, the property owner was entitled to vote.

For a BID to go ahead, there must be a majority of votes cast in favour and those votes in favour must represent  a majority of the aggregate rateable value of the BID area.

The Broadmead BID will operate from 1 November 2013 to 31 October 2018.

What our retailers say

“As manager of an independent retailer on the edge of the BID area, I really appreciate the work the BID team does to help promote all its businesses, especially events like the annual Easter trail that encourage shoppers to explore the whole area.”

Andy Hills, Antics