Gloucester Road BID
In 2013/14 TownCentred worked intensively with the Gloucester Road Traders Group to secure £250,000 of funding for the street via a successful BID feasibility, development and campaign with successful ballot secured in March 2013. The trader group had secured £10,000 Town Team funding and we assisted them securing the further funding necessary to convert into a BID by approaching the local neighbourhood partnership and other sources.
The BID was underpinned by a lengthy two stage consultation process which aimed to assuage concerns of some traders that the BID was not needed or desired. Please click on the image below for more details of the consultation process:
The consultation resulted in a clear set of priorities for the BID around four objectives:
• MARKETING, EVENTS AND PROMOTION
• CLEAN, GREEN, ACCESSIBLE AND ATTRACTIVE
• STRONG INDEPENDENTS VOICE AND INFLUENCE
• LOWER BUSINESS COSTS
For further details of the aims and operating structure please click here to go to the BID Proposal.