The ballot is now open for businesses to vote for the Nottingham BID to secure a further five year term - in which it has committed to continuing to provide a range of support to businesses as well as long term investment into the future of Nottingham.
Over the next four weeks - from Friday 18 September to Thursday 15 October - members are invited to cast their vote in the crucial ballot. This can be done either by returning the voting form via a Royal Mail post box or between 9am and 4pm at the ballot box at Loxley House on Station Street (please note the ballot box will be at Loxley House until Wednesday 14 October).
By voting yes and supporting Nottingham BID in its efforts to continue its work in the city, it will allow the organisation to put into action its recently published business plan for 2021-2025.
The Nottingham BID is the force behind a number of successful initiatives such as Light Night, Halloween Trail, The Big Lunch, Cask Ale Trails, The Magnificent Spiegeltent and The Wise Owl Walk – all of which have helped to create a vibrant range of experiences for the local community and beyond.
The BID has also worked hard to ensure Nottingham is a safe and welcoming city centre environment through projects such as the Street Ambassadors, Street Pastors, Best Bar None, Purple Flag scheme and Grot Spot Cleansing.
The BID’s ambition for the third term is to build a better Nottingham by collaborating and supporting some of the upcoming large scale projects – such as the reopening of Nottingham Castle and the redevelopment of the south side area of the city – to help champion Nottingham as a first choice city for shopping, leisure, work and study.
Ballot papers have now been sent to eligible businesses that make up the city’s retail, leisure, office and education sectors and these businesses now have until Thursday 15 October 2020 to vote yes so that they can continue to benefit from everything that the BID already delivers - as well as the ambitious and exciting plans for the future.
The Pub People Company will be supporting the BID for its third term:
“Nottingham BID is an established and critical support mechanism for the city retail, hospitality and office economy, never more so than during the Coronavirus pandemic. Operating in the city without this invaluable and professional organisation is not an option.”
Andy Crawford, The Pub People
Nottingham Castle Trust is excited to become part of the Nottingham BID community:
"As a registered charity delivering key elements of Nottingham’s heritage and leisure offer, Nottingham Castle Trust is supportive of the BID's commitment to keeping the city centre experience relevant for visitors and businesses and celebrating the Castles vital contribution to the local economy. We look forward to working with everyone”.
Sara Blair-Manning, Nottingham Castle Trust.
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