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Bedford BID Proposal

On 15 August 2019, the BedfordBID Company Limited served notice on the Council to instruct the Ballot Holder to hold a ballot for renewal of a Business Improvement District (BID) for Bedford Town Centre for the period 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2025.

Having received the proposal, a Ballot must now be held among the business ratepayers in the area of the BID to see whether a majority agree with the proposed renewal. The Returning Officer for the Ballot is given the title Ballot Holder.

A BID is currently in place and will remain in place until 31 March 2020. Details of this BID are available online at Love Bedford

BedfordBID Company Limited is the company that delivers the current BID.

Notice of Ballot

The BID Ballot is an all postal ballot and ballot papers will be sent to all eligible business ratepayers during week commencing 16 September 2019.  The Ballot Holders Summary of the BID arrangements is available using the following link:

Declaration of Result

The result for the Bedford BID Renewal Ballot was declared on Friday 18 October 2019.

The renewal ballot for the Bedford BID was approved. You can view the declaration of result here.

Further information about Business Improvement Districts