Local Businesses Vote To Renew Hammersmith BID

Scheme will operate for another five years

Unlocking Hammersmith safely and sustainably a priority for the BID
Unlocking Hammersmith safely and sustainably a priority for the BID

Businesses operating in the centre of Hammersmith have voted by a significant margin to renew the Hammersmith Business Improvement District (BID).

This will extend the scheme for another five years and will be the fourth term for one of the longest established, most experienced BIDs in the UK.

The ballot turnout was 47.4%, and 86% of votes cast were in favour of Hammersmith BID. This represents 80% of the aggregate rateable value.

Patricia Bench, BID Director of Hammersmith BID commented, “We are really delighted with the support received from our local business community during what has been a disorientating and uncertain time for many. The BID has supported its levy payers over the past fifteen years, and throughout the pandemic, and we are pleased that that trust has been returned.

“This mandate means that we can continue with our existing work as well as to launch ambitious new projects, and the team are looking
forward to delivering these exciting plans with the support of our businesses and stakeholders.”

From 1 April, the BID team will focus on delivering on its project areas, as referenced in its Business Plan 2021 – 2026: Shaping
Hammersmith’s Future.

It says it will seek to reinvest in green infrastructure whilst supporting and lobbying for further improvements to the public realm.

To review the full plans for Hammersmith BID’s fourth term, 2021-26, click this link. .

For more information about any of the project areas, contact the team via email j.gosling@hammersmithbid.co.uk or call 020 3362 4626.

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April 9, 2021