A BID is formed following consultation and a ballot in which businesses vote on a BID Proposal or business plan for the area.
If the ballot is successful, it is then managed and operated by a BID Company – a non-profit company run by and for its members – and is funded through the BID levy, typically based on 2% of a businesses’ rateable value. Clevedon had a successful ballot in Spring 2018 and will now run for five years.
The improvements made by a BID are determined by businesses themselves and are additional to services provided by the local authority. They can include wide-ranging projects such as marketing, street improvements, business support, improved infrastructure, visitor services, free car parking, vehicle accessibility and cultural activities.
With councils under so much financial pressure it has become imperative in this time of growing internet use that other means are identified to ensure traditional high streets remain attractive. BIDs have become the primary tool in this battle both in the UK and abroad.
For more information on BIDs please also visit the national advisory organisation – British BIDs website.
Your privacy is important to us. By providing personal information such as your name and email address via the forms on this website (or face to face), you agree to us contacting you with regard to the information you request.
We will not pass your details to any other government department or third party. he principle purpose we collect and use data is to keep businesses in the BID area informed about BID ballots and/or BID operations and projects in accordance with consultation and communication responsibilities laid down in The Business Improvement Districts (England) Regulations 2004.
DISCLAIMER – We will endeavour to ensure that all content on this website is current, but we cannot be held responsible for any problems arising from out of date or inaccurate information contained within this site.
2. The information we collect
We only gather the personal information we need for business purposes in order to provide you with the services you have requested or to comply with our statutory obligations, when you visit our website and where you consent to receive marketing communication. We typically collect
• your name and email address
• contact telephone numbers for you
3. How we use the information
Your personal information will be used in a number of ways to carry out our business. We will never share, trade or distribute any of the information you provide to us, without your prior consent unless required to do so by law.
3.1 We use the information where we need to:
provide a service or carry out a contract with you
send you marketing communications
contact you with important information that we think is relevant to you
3.2 Where we have justifiable reason (including legal obligation & legitimate interest) to
amend and/or expand the information listed about you on our website
to keep our database accurate and relevant
in some circumstances, share your personal information if we are under a duty to disclose or share it to comply with a legal obligation
3.3 We may share your details with selected third parties including
service providers for the performance of any contract we enter into with them or you
named third parties who may wish to contact you in respect of services and/or products they offer or sell which may be of interest to you, provided we receive your consent to such disclosure
your information may be shared with us by third party organisations, for example other event partners or city stakeholders we work with. These organisations will only do so when it is required to complete a contract and/or when you have indicated your consent.
4. Technical information
When you visit our website we will automatically collect the following information:
Automatically populated internet protocol (IP) address: a public IP address is a unique number which allows a computer, group of computers or other internet connected device to browse the internet. The log file records the time and date of your visit, the pages that were requested, the referring website (if provided) and your internet browser version. This information is collected to help diagnose and manage the website, to audit the geographical make up of users, and to establish how they have arrived at the website.
5. How we protect your information
Data transmission over the internet is not 100% secure but we adopt robust and appropriate technologies so the information we have about you is protected from unauthorised access and improper use. We have strict internal procedures which cover the storage, access and disclosure of your information.
6. Your Choices
You should find it easy to access and amend the personal information that we hold on you, or request that we stop contacting you. It’s your data and we want to make sure you feel in control of it.
Right to Rectification
You have the right to ask us to rectify any inaccurate personal information we hold about you and the right to have incomplete information we hold about you completed, by providing a supplementary statement.
Right to Erasure
At any time you have the right to ask us to amend or stop how we use your personal information, including for marketing purposes.
Right to Data Portability
You can request full details of personal information we hold about you under The General Data Protection Regulation. Please send a description of the information you would like to see, together with proof of your identity.
You can do this by contacting the Data Protection Officer by telephone, email, or writing using our contact details. See 9. How to contact BBID.
7. How long we retain your data for
Where you have contracted with us for our services we will retain your data as long as is required to comply with or regulatory and statutory obligations to ensure that we are able to assist you should you have any questions, feedback or issues in connection with any service we have provided to you.
If you ask us to stop sending direct marketing communications to you, we will keep the minimum amount of information (eg: name, address or email address) to ensure we adhere to such requests.
Updates to this policy relating to changes at BBID or to reflect changes to regulation or legislation will be posted on this page. We may also inform you of any changes where we hold an appropriate email address for you.
9. How to contact BBID
BBID is a not for profit organisation limited by guarantee incorporated in England and Wales. BBID is the data controller of your personal information.
Clevedon BID, c/o 2 The Triangle, Clevedon BS21 6NQ
If you have any questions regarding your information or its use, please contact our Data Protection Officer
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By phone: 07801790645
By Post: Data Protection Officer based at the registered office above
The Bid is led by a group of local business owners working together to improve the town as a place to run a business. the current Board includes:
- John Fox – Souk (Co-chair of the BID and Chair of Street Enhancement and Connectivity Sub-Group)
- Paul Anslow – Triangle Networks
- Bryan Dickinson – Better Mobility
- Susannah Shaw – Curzon
- Julie Bisacre – Present Company
- Victoria Saunders – Nineteen (Co-chair of the BID and Chair of the Marketing, Arts and Culture Sub-Group
- Sue Cooper – Barista 67
- Tom Vaughan – Clevedon Pier
- James Worgan – Kustom
- Peter Mcarthy – Clevedon Hall
- Seamus Green – Midgley Green
- David Harris– Spinning Weal
- Councillor Chris Blades – NSC
- Councillor Jane Geldart – Clevedon Town Council
We still have a number of vacancies for further directors and so if you are interested in coming along to a BID meeting to initially observe what we are doing with a view to perhaps becoming a director then please do get in touch.
Bids in the south west
- Truro Business Improvement District
- Falmouth Business Improvement District
- Newquay Business Improvement District
- Camborne Businesss Improvement District
- St Austell Business Improvement District
- Newham Business Improvement District
- St Ives Business Improvement District
- Penzance Business Improvement District
The impact of a bid
A successful BID can have quite an impact on a town and its businesses. Watch to find out how the Truro BID has breathed new life into the town: