Ashby Business Improvement District

The Ashby Business Improvement District (BID) has been guided by a Task Group of local business people, champions and stakeholders who are passionate about the future success of the town. The BID Task Group have been talking with businesses to understand how the town can be developed in order to address business concerns, interests and priorities.

What is a BID?

BIDs are an arrangement whereby businesses get together, decide what improvements they want to make in their town, how they will manage these and what it will cost them. This all goes into a business plan which is voted on by all those who would have to pay. The BID lasts for a maximum of five years and must be able to demonstrate how it benefits the businesses that have funded it.  BIDs deliver additional projects and services over and above those already provided by public bodies.

All eligible businesses have the opportunity to vote in a ballot for or against the BID proposal.

Each eligible business ratepayer will have one vote in respect of each hereditament within the BID area, provided they are listed on the National Non-Domestic Rates List for the defined area as provided by North West Leicestershire District Council.

Businesses within the BID area will receive a ballot paper by post from 01 July 2021 to vote to establish a BID for Ashby. From this date businesses can complete and return their ballot papers to Civica Election Services, the independent agents acting on behalf of North West Leicestershire District Council’s Returning Officer.

Ashby BID 2021 Business Plan

Ashby BID 2021 Business Plan (PDF Document, 2.3 Mb)

The following outlines the Ashby BID Ballot timetable:

  • Ballot Notice – Sent 17 June 2021
  • Despatch of Ballott Papers – Issued 01 July 2021
  • Close of Postal Ballot – 29 July 2021
  • Formal Declaration of the Ballot Result (PDF Document, 0.16 Mb) – Issued 30 July 2021

Find out more

To find out more about the Ashby BID contact the Ashby BID Project Director, Mo Aswat.

Mo Aswat, Project Director

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Last updated: Thu 5 August, 2021 @ 08:39