Our vision is for Kingston to be a vibrant town where everyone has an amazing experience.
Every 5 years there is a ballot, where all businesses and organisations have a vote. Kingston Firsts next ballot is in June 2024, and if successful we will start our fifth term from January 2025 – December 2029.
Every eligible business will have the opportunity to have their say in surveys, networking events, workshops and one-to-one meetings. The BID will then produce a new business plan to benefit Kingston Town Centre.
Who we are?
We did that…
What happens if I don’t vote or I vote no?
There is no Plan B
❌ No Christmas lights, market, or marketing campaigns
❌ No Keep It Kingston app
❌ No hanging baskets or planters maintained
❌ No deep cleaning or business graffiti removal
❌ No free training for you and your employees
❌ No cost saving support
❌ No additional funding for improving the public realm
❌ No free recycling or waste discounts
❌ No business representation to council or police
❌ No public art or event screens
❌ No visitor or town centre performance insights
❌ No town centre newsletter
❌ No business networking events
❌ No marketing for Kingston Town Centre
The BID Renewal Ballot
The Kingston First BID Renewal ballot will be a postal ballot carried out by Civica on behalf of Kingston Council. All businesses eligible to pay the BID levy will have a vote for each unit they pay business rates on (hereditament). Businesses occupying more than one hereditament within the area will therefore be entitled to more than one vote.
- The majority of votes must be in favour of the renewal of Kingston First BID
- The total rateable value voting in favour must exceed those voting against
November 2023 - March 2024
28th May 2024
27th June 2024
28th June 2024
Each business and/or organisation entitled to vote in a Business Improvement District ballot is allowed one vote in respect of each property occupied or, if unoccupied, owned by them in the geographical area of the Business Improvement District as at the date of the Notice of Ballot issued in May 2024.
The business/ property owner themselves, or their nominated representative can vote.
Replacement ballot papers can be requested from Electoral Reform Services. To help you with this process, please contact us on 020 8547 1221 or email firstname.lastname@example.org