Helen Clark Bell, Chief Executive:
A big thank you!
The Love Wimbledon BID has received a majority YES from businesses to renew the BID for another five years. 80% of voters voted yes for the proposals, enabling another £2.5 million investment from businesses into the town centre over the next 5 years. Love Wimbledon received a 40% increase in votes since its last ballot when it was established in 2012. A big thank you to all the BID businesses for their support and their commitment to Wimbledon's future. Please do keep feeding back to us so we can make Wimbledon even better.
BACK THE BID THIS AUTUMN
In our first Business Improvement District (BID) Proposal we promised to deliver a range of services and improvements to address the concerns of businesses in the area. We are proud to have delivered these and even more proud to be delivering 5 more years of events, placemaking, marketing and promotion, business services and a brighter future for Wimbledon. To get a taste of what we've delivered, click here.
- Crime is down
- Footfall is up
- Shop vacancy rates are low
- Office vacancy rates have decreased
- Consumers say the town is more attractive and vibrant
- Many BID businesses have saved more money than their BID levy
- Crossrail 2 is coming and we will be the voice of business
LOVE WIMBLEDON BID gets a YES!
The Love Wimbledon BID has received a majority YES from business voters to renew the BID for another five years.
80% of businesses voted yes for the proposals, enabling another £2.5 million of investment from businesses into the town centre over the next five years. Love Wimbledon received a 40% increase in votes since its last ballot when it was established in 2012.
BID BUSINESSES VOTED YES TO ENSURE A STRONG VOICE FOR WIMBLEDON
When Love Wimbledon first started, I was very concerned that we would not benefit in any way. However, within the first few months, we had started to realise how brilliant the BID was. Four years on, we would urge you to vote positively to keep them supporting the Wimbledon business community, as we wouldn't want to be without them.
Maria Jessiman, Owner - Lu-ma Cafe & Justin James Hotel
Over the next 5 years, Wimbledon Town Centre will face a number of challenges with council cuts, Crossrail 2 proposals and the changing face of retail. Wimbledon needs a voice and an action plan like never before. Love Wimbledon provides that voice for local businesses.
Wimbledon businesses have a voice and we can deliver the vision for Wimbledon to be popular, attractive, safe, interesting and a better place for businesses, visitors and residents.
Read our BID Proposal 2017-2022
WE WILL ACCOMPLISH THIS BY:
- Creating engaging events and placemaking
- Delivering leading marketing and promotion
- Providing money saving business services and support
- Making a brighter future for Wimbledon