Bury Town Centre Business Improvement District
A Business Improvement District (BID) has been proposed for Bury Town Centre. A BID is a business led initiative which sees businesses working together and investing collectively. Businesses identify and decide on improvements they feel could be made in their town or city centre, how these improvements could be managed and what it will cost.
BIDs are financed and controlled by the businesses within a selected BID area and fund additional projects and services over and above those already provided by the public sector.
The improvements that have been identified and the cost to deliver them all goes into a BID business plan which then voted on by all those in the BID area who would have to contribute.
The Bury BID
The Bury BID Business Plan has been developed by the Bury BID Task Group, which is made up of a range of town centre businesses. The plan focuses on areas which have been identified by businesses as issues and opportunities for Bury Town Centre with activity around marketing and events, safety and cleansing, access and facilities and business support.
Please visit the Bury BID website to find out more about the BID area, full BID Business Plan and FAQ's.
The BID ballot
In accordance with BID legislation, and the Council's statutory duty to deliver the BID Ballot on behalf of the BID proposer, the Council appointed the independent Civica Election Services to undertake the confidential postal ballot for businesses within proposed Bury Town Centre BID. The BID Ballot opened on 2 March 2022 and closed on 30 March 2022.
BID ballot results
Local Government Act 2003,
Business Improvemnet Disricts (England) Regulations 2004,
Business Improvement District for Bury,
Declaration of result - 30 March 2022.
As an agent of the ballot holder for the Bury Business Improvement District ballot I certify as follows:
|Total number of votes cast in the ballot, excluding any given on ballot papers rejected||95|
|Aggregate rateable value of each hereditament in respect of which a person voted in the ballot||£5,861,750|
|Total number of votes cast in favour of the proposed Business Improvement District for Bury||72|
|Aggregate rateable value of each hereditament in respect of which a person voting in the ballot has voted in favour of the proposed Business Improvement District for Bury||£5,081,000|
I hereby declare that the proposal to establish a Business Improvement District for Bury is approved. A majority of the Business ratepayers in the proposed BID area who voted, voted in favour of the proposal, both by aggregate rateable value and numbers voting.
The total number of ballot papers rejected was as follows:
0 - Unsigned, unmarked or void for uncertainty.