Decision details

Experience Guildford: Business Improvement District (BID) Ballot

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No



(1)      To endorse the Experience Guildford BID Business Plan 2023-28, as set out in Appendix 2 to the report submitted to the Executive .


(2)      To use the Council’s 27 votes to vote in favour of the proposal to renew the experience Guildford Business Improvement District (BID) for Guildford town centre for 2023-2028.


(3)      To delegate the decision to vote in the BID ballot to the Leader of the Council.


(4)      To note the Council’s business rates levy of £38,289 per annum for 2023-28, to be accommodated within the existing overall budget.



To secure the long-term economic prosperity of the Town Centre and to continue the effective management partnership developed over the previous 10 years.


Other options considered and rejected by the Executive:

To vote against the renewal of the BID.

Details of any conflict of interest declared by the Leader or lead councillors and any dispensation granted:



Report author: Dawn Hudd

Publication date: 23/09/2022

Date of decision: 22/09/2022

Decided at meeting: 22/09/2022 - Executive

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