January 23rd, 2024

BID BALLOT: Ballot Opens!

We are pleased to confirm that on 22 January, Lambeth Council issued ballot papers to all levy payers in the South Bank BID area, as part of the ballot process for South Bank BID's third term

Lambeth Council issue the ballot papers to businesses in both Lambeth and Southwark, given that the BID area includes parts of both boroughs. Registered voters should receive their ballot paper(s) sometime this week.

If you are the registered voter on behalf of your business, you should have received a Notice of Ballot letter the week beginning 8 January, informing you that the ballot is taking place and confirming the number of votes your business has.

Businesses should also have received a business plan outlining the work that the BID is planning to undertake in its third term, if successful at ballot. If you have any questions on the work the BID does, its relevance to your business, or want to discuss any element of the business plan and ballot, please do get in touch at BID@southbanklondon.com

The ballot will close at 5pm on 22 February, and votes need to reach to Lambeth Council by then. 

How Levy Payers can Vote in the BID Ballot:

1. Your ballot paper(s) should come in an envelope like the one here, marked from Lambeth Council. 

Once your ballot paper(s) have arrived, all you need to do is put a cross in your chosen response box(es), write your name and your position confirming you are eligible to vote on behalf of the business, and then sign the paper(s). 

Only the named person on the ballot paper(s) can vote. 

2. With the ballot paper(s) is a prepaid envelope for the return of the ballot paper to Lambeth Council.

With the ballot paper(s) is a prepaid envelope for the return of the ballot paper to Lambeth Council - once you've completed your vote, simply post the letter(s) back, or take it / them to Lambeth Town Hall in Brixton, where there is a marked South Bank BID ballot box in the reception area. 

The completed ballot papers will need to be returned to Lambeth before 5pm on Thursday 22 February.

3. If the BID is successful, our planned programme of activity for the five years of the third term will begin on 1 October 2024

If the ballot is unsuccessful, the BID's services and all further activity will cease from the end of the BID's second term on 30 September 2024 - to learn more about these services, click here

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