Would you like to see it renewed for another 5 years?
The decision is yours!
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 Ebulletins to keep you updated, workshops to enable you to provide your input and new features on the BID website.
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.
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: email@example.com
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 Renewal Workshop
We will be running two sessions so hopefully you'll find one to suit your schedule.