Your views matter

Dear BID Member
Thank you for taking the time to respond to this survey.  Your responses will help us shape our priorities for a fourth term, building on the investments we've made over the last 15 years. 

We thank you for your continued support and look forward to your YES vote in February 2022.

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1. Please enter your contact details.
In line with GDPR your information and responses will be dealt with in the strictest confidence and no information will be shared with other parties.

The London Riverside BID is a company limited by guarantee, which invests BID levies collected from local businesses (specifically rate payers) to make improvements to our industrial area and represent businesses' needs to key stakeholders such as the Council and Police.

Following three successful terms, which have seen significant achievements in crime reduction, safety and security, cleanliness, improvements to infrastructure and securing of external funds, The London Riverside BID is consulting for renewal for a further 5 year term 2022-2027 (BID4).  All BID levy payers are Members of the BID and will be asked to vote in February 2022. 

BID levies are invested in line with the priorities that are set by businesses during its 5 yearly and mid-term consultations against five core pillars:

- Safe and Secure
- Clean and Maintained
- Accessible and Coordinated
- Green and Sustainable
- Fit for the future 

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2. SAFE AND SECURE -  This is the highest area of BID levy investment. Please rate the importance to you / your business of the following services:-

  Essential Very important Somewhat important Not important
Evening and weekend security patrols
Management, maintenance and monitoring of CCTV and ANPR cameras
Co-funding of CCTV cameras in individual estates and business parks
Weekly security patrols and incident reports available for Members to view
Early warning alerts of potential criminal behaviour via email and/or text

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3. CLEAN AND MAINTAINED -  This is the second highest area of investment. Please rate the importance to you / your business of the following services:-

  Essential Very Important Somewhat Important Not important
Litter and weed control in and around business parks and estates
Additional litter picking / road sweeping to supplement the Council's weekly schedule
Weekly maintenance and greening/planting of highly visible areas
Swift notification to the Council to deal with fly-tipping and dumping
Lobbying the Council and other agencies on maintenance issues such as lighting, road lining and flooding

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4. ACCESSIBLE AND COORDINATED - The BID works to improve the accessibility of the area and further the interests of our business community, safeguarding the area’s employment zone status. Please rate the importance to you / your business of the following services:-

  Essential Very Important Somewhat Important Not important
Sourcing additional funding to improve specific parts of the BID area or introduce new amenities
Providing a central point of contact to assist with a range of immediate and longer-term issues that affect your business
Holding annual or regular events and meet-ups, highlighting topics of specific interest to Members
Providing regular Member updates via e-newsletters on business news, legislation, local issues and business support
Negotiating favourable group rates, e.g., for First Aid Training

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5. GREEN AND SUSTAINABLE - We help Members meet their legal obligations and work to improve the BID area's green credentials. Please rate the importance of the following to you/your business:-

  Essential Very important Somewhat important Not important
Cost saving initiatives such as grants for EV charging points
Introducing initiatives to help you recycle waste such as paper, glass, food and plastic
Sourcing funding for BID-wide green initiatives such as air quality projects and retro-fitting buildings
Introducing specialists who can help business owners take advantage of the green economy or implement green practices 
Making better use of the outdoor spaces in the BID area for staff to use for breaks 

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6. FIT FOR THE FUTURE - The BID works hard to influence planning authorities and stakeholders so that local businesses can operate in the best possible environment and with the resources and infrastructure they need to grow. Please rate the importance of the following to you/your business:-

  Essential Very important Somewhat important Not important
Better public transport in to the BID area for staff and visitors
Reduced congestion around the BID area
A local workforce that is suitably qualified and skilled
Assistance with recruitment from local job centres and recruitment agencies
Better digital connectivity
Better use of the river for freight

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7. Are you in favour of the BID continuing for a further 5 years?

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8. Your business will be sent a voting form in February 2022. If you are not the correct recipient, please provide an alternative name and/or address below:

Should the BID be unsuccessful at renewal in February 2022 all the current and proposed services will be discontinued. We hope you will vote YES to renew the London Riverside Business Improvement District for a further 5 years.

If successful, your responses, along with all other BID Members, will help to set the priorities for the next term, which will be published in the BID's proposal document that will be sent in advance of the ballot.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.
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