The Redcliffe & Temple Business Improvement District (BID) is a business-led initiative which exists to manage and improve the Redcliffe & Temple area of Bristol.
The overall aim of the BID is to improve and enhance the area for the benefit of the business community. The aspiration is for it to be known not only as a thriving commercial district but also as an outstanding community.
The BID commenced on 1 June following a successful ballot and will run until 31 October 2025.
Businesses within the BID area will pay an annual levy which will be ring-fenced to be spent on jointly agreed BID projects which were identified during the consultation process and are summarised by the following five themes:
1. Creating & maintaining quality spaces
2. Improving sustainability & the environment
3. Creating & promoting a vibrant place
4. Connecting & representing businesses
5. Building a safe & caring community
The Redcliffe & Temple BID Business Plan is available to read here.
If any businesses would like more information about the BID, please contact Steve Bluff or Tom Swithinbank.
Redcliffe & Temple BID commences after successful ballot
We are delighted to confirm that following a successful ballot in April 2021 the Redcliffe and Temple BID has been given a resounding mandate from the businesses in the area to begin its 4 ½ year term from June 1st, 2021.
89% of businesses voted in favour by number of votes cast and 93.5% in favour by rateable value. The turnout was 47.6% .
The Redcliffe and Temple BID becomes the third BID proposed and delivered in the City Centre by Destination Bristol and will work closely with the Broadmead BID established in 2005 and the City Centre BID that launched in 2017 to ensure levy payers always get good value.
Steve Bluff appointed Head of BID
Steve Bluff has been appointed Head of BID from July 1st, 2021 and is looking forward to working with the Management Board and levy payers to implement the business plan and to help put Redcliffe and Temple firmly on the map.
Steve has extensive project management experience alongside strong working knowledge of how BIDs can operate effectively for the benefit of the levy payers and the wider community.
To contact Steve please email email@example.com
Jo Hawkins is taking early retirement from July 30th, 2021, and we thank her for the sterling work that went into developing the wide ranging business plan and delivering a successful ballot.
Management Board announced
Following the successful ballot, we are delighted to have appointed a new Management Board, to oversee the strategic direction of the BID and to monitor its effectiveness, ensuring that the BID always operates professionally and in the best interests of its levy payers. The Management Board will meet quarterly and the minutes and actions from these meetings will be available on our website. We are currently recruiting for a chair of the Management Board and will confirm this appointment in due course.
For more information on the Management Board please click here.
First Bike Marking and Maintenance Session Delivered
On July 7th we delivered our first bike maintenance and marking session at Redcliff Quay.
Our bike mechanic from Life Cycle worked on 14 bikes, ensuring they are safe to ride, with Avon & Somerset Police marking 22 bikes to aid recovery if the bikes are stolen.
We are now in the process of planning further, regular sessions to support cycling those that choose to cycle to work in the BID area, it is great to be able to support local charity Life Cycle whilst delivering this project.
Our consultation demonstrated a clear desire for us to support cycling and our bike marking and maintenance sessions will form a key part of this.