The WGC BID is due to end in 2022.
Would you like to see it renewed for another 5 years?
The decision is yours!
Jonathan Field
Chairman of the Board

The current Welwyn Garden City BID term is due to end in March 2022. As such, we have now begun the process of renewal which will culminate in a vote by businesses in a ballot to be held late this year.


We have achieved a lot together over the last four years but in these challenging times we need to ensure that we create a new business plan which is fit for purpose for the next five years and beyond and your involvement is crucial, so we can build upon what we have already accomplished and ensure that our business community benefit from new opportunities and drive the future development of the area."


There will be forthcoming communications and updates in the weeks ahead, with regular Renewal e-bulletins to keep you updated, workshops to enable you to provide your input and new features on the BID website.


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What is the BID Renewal?

Welwyn Garden City BID is a Business Improvement District both funded and governed by businesses located in the Welwyn Garden City BID boundaries. Since 2016, the BID team has carried out a five-year strategy which has raised the profile of Welwyn Garden City making it a safer, cleaner and livelier place to visit and do business. The current Welwyn Garden City BID term is due to end in March 2022 and must undergo what is called a ‘Renewal Ballot’. Businesses who are over a certain rateable value within the BID area will be asked to vote in  favour of supporting a third five-year term. The outcome of the Renewal Vote will affect the future of the Welwyn Garden City business community.


How to Get Involved

To make sure that the BID is able to provide the support your business needs over the next five years we need your thoughts, views and ideas. Besides the existing BID activities and opportunities there will be a variety of different ways in which you can help shape the future plan. Please see some of these opportunities listed below.

  • Working Groups 

During the Welwyn Garden City Renewal process, we will be setting up a series of working groups which will enable businesses from across the area to come together and discuss their thoughts for the future and identify specific activities which will need to be included in the plan. This will ensure that the business views represented were as broad as possible by both geography and business sector in the Welwyn Garden City BID area.

We encourage anyone that would like to join one of these groups to call the BID office on Tel: 01707 497930 or email: bid@welwyngarden.co.uk


  • Renewal events 

There will be a series of events which will aim to both provide information to businesses and collect their views on future developments planned for the area and identify priorities.

Watch this space for events as they are planned.  

Budget Setting Workshop

If you were not able to attend, you can still have your say here!


Renewal Survey

The Renewal Survey is an important opportunity to express your thoughts about the Welwyn Garden City area and the future support your business needs. We would be grateful if you could spend a few moments, downloading the survey, digitally completing the form, saving it and emailing it back to: bid@welwyngarden.co.uk

To download the Survey please click here and return your completed survey to bid@welwyngarden.co.uk

Alternatively, we can arrange for someone to talk this through with you via Zoom, Teams or phone and complete it on your behalf. To arrange this please call the BID Managers Mariana Bitonte & Nicky Wolf on 01707 497930.



Renewal Workshops

In order to start to understand your priorities for the BID's next term, we will be running some short virtual workshops.

Make a date in your diary to attend the Virtual WGC BID BUDGET SETTING WORKSHOP

•    Tuesday 6 July 10am - PLEASE EMAIL bid@welwyngarden.co.uk to register