Retail & Leisure BID Ballot 2018 2018-06-29T12:29:55+00:00

Retail & Leisure BID 2018-2023 Ballot

Liverpool Retail & Leisure BID Ballot 2018-2023 (1) LR
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Things you need to know about the BID Ballot 

What

The Liverpool BID Company is running a ballot for a further BID term.

When

The postal BID ballot is taking place 29 May – 28 June 2018.

Who

Each hereditament with a rateable value of £10,000 or over will get a vote.

Why

To continue their work, BIDs must be voted in each term.

How

The 2018-2023 BID ballot will be done by postal vote.

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BID Ballot timeline & information

The ballot will be conducted entirely by post by the Independent Scrutineer, Electoral Reform Services of 33 Clarendon Road, London N8 0NW. Ballot Papers will be sent to those eligible to vote on the Liverpool Retail & Leisure BID for return to them by no later than 5pm on Thursday 28 June 2018.

The person eligible to vote should put a cross (X) in the box of his/her choice. “Yes” to vote in favour of the proposed BID or “No” to vote against. The voter must then sign the ballot paper, write their name in block capitals and write their position in the company or partnership.

Persons eligible to vote in the ballot will be the non-domestic ratepayer listed on the Council’s database for each hereditament (business premise) situated in the geographical area of the proposed BID as at the date of this Notice.

Each person entitled to vote in this ballot shall have one vote in respect of each hereditament occupied or (if unoccupied) owned by them in the geographical area of the proposed BID.

Persons eligible to vote in the BID ballot may appoint someone else to vote on their behalf (for example, if you are going to be away at the time of the ballot). Applications to appoint a proxy must be submitted to Electoral Reform Services at the above address no later than 5pm on Monday, 18 June 2018. An application for the appointment of a proxy must be made in writing and:

a) state the full name and address of the person whom the person entitled to vote (the applicant) wishes to appoint as a proxy;
b) state the address of the applicant’s hereditament or hereditaments;
c) be signed by the applicant; and
d) contain a statement by the applicant that the proxy so named has been consulted and is capable and willing to be appointed.

A proxy appointment may be cancelled by notifying ERS at the address above no later than 5pm on Saturday 23 June 2018.

If a ballot paper has not been received by Friday 21 June 2018 you may apply to ERS for a replacement paper in writing as follows:

a) A letter in hardcopy form along with the appropriate ‘evidence of identity’.
b) A scan of both the letter and the ‘evidence of identity’ attached to an email.
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. 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) Signed Letterhead for the appropriate company
b) A signed photocopy of the National Non-Domestic Rating Bill for the hereditament
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.

If you inadvertently spoil your ballot paper in such a manner that it cannot be conveniently used as a ballot paper, please return it to Electoral Reform Services on 33 Clarendon Road, London N8 0NW.

On receipt of the spoilt ballot paper, Electoral Reform Services will issue a replacement. No replacements can be issued if the spoilt ballot paper is received by Electoral Reform Services later than three working days before the day of the ballot.

If a ballot paper is duplicated and two are returned bearing the same number or barcode both will be void and not counted. Any ballot papers that are returned unsigned, unmarked or that are void for uncertainty will also be void and not counted.

For further information about the 2018-2023 Retail & Leisure BID Ballot, please email ballot@liverpoolbidcompany.com or call 0151 703 2399.

As a BID, we must deliver services that are over and above those provided by statutory partners (such as Liverpool City Council and Merseyside Police) we establish a ‘baseline statement’ that is effective on the day of the ballot, setting out what services are provided by them and allowing the BID to pledge additional support.

The following document includes the baselines and service level agreements (SLAs) which apply to this BID ballot.

→ Street Cleansing – Provided by Liverpool Street Scene Limited on behalf of Liverpool City Council
→ City Centre Policing – Merseyside Police
→ City Centre CCTV – Monitoring (CityWatch) – Liverpool City Council

Service level agreements are also in place for:
→ Christmas Light Provision
→ Operation of a Section 115 licence within the BID Areas

Download the baselines and SLAs here
  • w/c 14 May
    Expect your copy of the 2016-2021 BID Business Plan (by post)

  • 16 May
    Expect your formal ballot notification (by post)

  • 17 May
    Business Plan Launch event

  • 29 May
    Expect your ballot paper (by post)

  • 28 June, 5pm
    Deadline for your ballot paper to reach ERS (by post)

  • 29 June
    Announcement of the Retail & Leisure BID ballot results

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