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Local businesses celebrate the launch of the ‘Beckenham - Together’ BID campaign

PUBLISHED: 07:00 05 February 2018

Beckenham High Street. Picture: Google

Beckenham High Street. Picture: Google

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Businesses from Beckenham Town Centre welcomed the launch of a campaign to set up a Business Improvement District (BID).

The ‘Beckenham - Together’ BID, would pool together money from a levy on local businesses to provide services designed to bring more customers and spending into the area.

Businesses with a rateable value of £5,000 will be receiving a copy of the business plan and a voting slip, and can vote up until March 1.

Beckenham is looking to join the likes of Bromley and Orpington, who both have successful BIDs in their town centre, whilst neighbouring Penge is also looking to launch their own campaign for a BID next week.

The Steering Group behind the campaign for the ‘Beckenham - Together’ BID include representatives from a range of local businesses, such as The Beckenham Bookshop, Burger and Bubbles, AAA-MiniCabs, Creases and Gallery 17, and large businesses in the town centre such as Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, The Spa, and Link Asset Services.

‘Beckenham - Together’ are looking to deliver services such as a local loyalty scheme, a comprehensive place marketing offer for Beckenham, an expanded programme of events and assistance with a parking review in the town centre.

Jackie Groundsell, of the Beckenham Business Association, said, “Our town centre has faced its fair share of challenges in recent years and it’s time for local businesses to take control of its future.

“We have spent over a year speaking to local companies and traders to come up with a business plan to provide services that are designed to ensure our town centre remains the thriving social and economic heart of our community.

“It’s important that as many businesses as possible get out and vote in support of the BID and we don’t lose this opportunity.”

Councillor Peter Morgan, Executive Councillor for Renewal and Recreation said, “This proposal will bring additional investment into Beckenham and will empower businesses to help bring about improvements with benefits to the wider local economy and residents as well as businesses themselves.

“We will keep working to improve Beckenham in partnership with businesses to help Beckenham reach its potential.”

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