In July 2014, every
business on Gadbrook Park will have a choice to make, that choice is to vote
YES or No to the Gadbrook Park Business Improvement District (BID2). Nearly five years ago, the
business community on Gadbrook Park voted YES to the 2009 – 2014 Business
Improvement District. This decision has delivered a strong programme of
sustained investment that has realised long term improvements across Gadbrook
Park and the Business Centre. During the last 12 months, the Gadbrook Park
Executive Board have led the development of a business plan for a successor
BID. Feedback from all companies has shown clear demand for building on the
successes of the 2009-14 BID, with a clear, maintained focus on further
improving crime prevention and security measures.
The proposal for BID2 maintains
the existing security services, and will deliver a Business Park wide CCTV
system to further enhance the level of security for your company.
BID2 will also maintain
services that resident businesses have stated are important to sustain,
including the Business Park Manager function, free key holding services, free
to attend training and events, rapid text service, landscape maintenance and
image enhancements, business networking and more.
Under the existing BID, the level of investment made by all companies has
remained static since 2009. Under BID2, a small additional investment will be
required in years 2-5, to ensure that the BID remains financially viable
through to 2019. Some of the unavoidable price increases that will impact the
costs associated with delivering BID2 include increases in National Minimum
Wage and Pension Auto-Enrolment costs. The Executive Board have reviewed options
to avoid this additional investment, however, all alternatives would compromise the BIDs ability to
maintain service delivery and introduce wider risks to your business on
Over the next few weeks, Mike
Kelly, Business Park Manager, will be visiting individual
companies on the Gadbrook Park and the Business Centre to review the proposal
for BID2 and answer any outstanding questions. Voting papers will be released in the next 7-10 days,
and your business will need to return your vote by post to Electoral Reform
Services in London.
To ensure your vote is
counted, your voting paper will need to be posted 1st class by the 21st July
at the latest. So make your vote count and vote yes!