What is a BID?

  •  A Business Improvement District (BID) is a not-for-profit company set up by the businesses to improve an area.

  • It empowers local businesses to raise and spend funds within an area with the aim of improving their trading environment.

  • It is an investment scheme where local businesses agree how their money should be invested to benefit themselves, their employees, visitors and their town. 

  • A BID is a legal body which can only come into being following a successful ballot in which all eligible businesses have a vote on whether the proposed business plan should go ahead. 

There's already over 230 BIDs operating across the country

Locally, towns such as Luton, Hitchin and Watford have already got successful BIDs

BIDs are about additionality. They do not replace local authority or police services but provide additional resource and activities to benefit the area. 

BID LEVY 2020/21

The levy bills for the period 20/21 will be going out in early March.

 

You can pay for the levy in the following four ways
 - Debit or credit card, by calling 0845 6041064 or going online at Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
 - Cheque payable to Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
 - Cash at the Council offices
 - BACS creating a new payee using the following details

    Sort Code: 40-46-08 Account number 41020900

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Download the BID Highlights and Achievements 2019 document to find out all the info about your BID levy and how it's spent

MEET THE BOARD

OJ Daya - Chairman of the Board
Chairman of the Board
Waitrose Manager
John Hughes
Resident Representative
Jonathan Field
Branch Manager at John Lewis
Terry Mitchinson
Board Member
John Beech
Landlord Representative
Nick Brown
Chairman at WH Chamber
Bernard Sarson
Councillor at WHBC
Colin Haigh - WHBC
Advisor to the Board
Sian Chambers - WHBC
Advisor to the Board
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MEET THE TEAM

Nicky Wolff       BID Manager
Mariana Bitonte BID Manager
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READ THE PROSPECTUS THAT BUSINESSES VOTED TO IMPLEMENT BY SAYING 'YES' TO A WGC BID
THE PLAN FOR WELWYN GARDEN CITY BID FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS, FIND OUT ALL THERE IS TO KNOW ABOUT THE BID

The Welwyn Garden City BID brings together all the businesses of Welwyn Garden City town centre to make the town a better place to live, work and enjoy.

 

Welwyn Garden City BID Limited

is a limited company registered in England and Wales

Company Registration Number 10582411

VAT Registration Number 263995554

Welwyn Garden City BID

Office 7, Floor 3
The Gate House

Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6NS

bid@welwyngarden.co.uk

Tel. 01707 497 930

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Bernard Sarson

Councillor at WHBC