The Slough BID Business Plan & Ballot

Bringing a Business Improvement District to Slough

The BID Ballot is Now Open

Slough town centre businesses should have now received ballot papers asking them to vote “yes” or “no” to the BID proposals. The ballot closes on 27th June, so it’s important that you complete the ballot paper and post it as soon as possible to ensure it reaches the Electoral Reform Society (ERS) on time. 

BID Documents

Here is all the information that you need to make your decision.

The BID Business Plan sets out the projects, budgets and rules of the BID over the five year term. 

The baseline agreements outline the services already provided by Thames Valley Police and Slough Borough Council, ensuring that BID work is additional to, and NEVER replaces services that would otherwise be paid for from other taxation.

The Street List indexes the streets that will be liable for the levy should the BID be established. 

The Draft Operating Agreement between Slough Borough Council and the BID presents how Slough Borough Council is going to collect the BID Levy and ensure it is transferred to the BID in a transparent and accountable manner. 

The map below shows the BID area boundary. All eligible businesses within the boundary will be liable for the levy if the BID is established. To check if your business is liable, please read the business plan by clicking the “BID Business Plan” button below.

If there’s anything at all you’d like to ask, please contact us at info@sloughbid.co.uk

The draft Operating Agreements between the BID and Slough Borough Council will be available shortly. 

The BID Boundary

The map below shows the proposed BID Boundary. All eligible businesses within the boundary will be liable for the BID levy. To check if your business is liable, please check the BID rules set out in the business plan. A list of streets that will be fully and partially included in the BID boundary is available on the “Slough BID Street List” above

I Haven't Received My Ballot Paper

If you haven’t received your ballot paper, please contact us immediately at info@sloughbid.co.uk. It could be that your ballot paper has gone to your head office. 

Lost Ballot Papers 

If a ballot paper has not been received by Friday 21 June 2019 you may apply to ERS for a replacement paper in writing by supplying ONE of the following: 

a) A letter in hard copy form along with the appropriate ‘evidence of identity’; or b) A scan of both the letter and the ‘evidence of identity’ attached to an email; or c) A fax copy of both the letter and the ‘evidence of identity’. 

The letter should be addressed to The Independent Scrutineer, The Election Centre, 33 Clarendon Road, London  N8 0NW. Alternatively, you can email bids@electoralreform.co.uk. The letter must be signed by the Eligible Voter and evidence of the voter’s identity must be provided in the form of ONE of the following: 

a) A signed Letterhead for the appropriate company; or b) A signed photocopy of the National Non-Domestic Rating Bill for the hereditament; or c) A signed photocopy of an item of personal ID such as a Passport or Driving Licence. 

Please do not send original copies of ID or Bills.