MeetingMinutes-5-5-2015

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Stockport Town Centre Business Improvement District Development Group

DATE:

05/5/2015

ATTENDANCE

Tony Jones (Chair)

Helen White

Jennifer Bowers

Jean Walker

Pete Vallance

Andrew Lloyd

Joe Barratt

TIME:

16.00-18.00

VENUE:

REGENT HOUSE

APPOLOGIES

Mark Haberfield

David Metcalf

Robert Kuehl/Alec Mitchell

Support

Graeme Vout

ITEM NOTES Items to

carry

forward

1 Welcome, apologies and thanks

Action by

2 Notes from meeting 31/3/2015: agreed

3 Matters arising: non /covered by agenda

4 Feedback from meeting Altrincham Forward and their

progress with a BID

Neighbourhood Plan already in place/work in parallel with

BID. Has helped move BID forward/engagement in place.

6 months ahead of Stockport Council

57 days consultant time bought in to support

development of BID

Levy to be 1.5% estimate to raise £300k PA

RV Threshold TBC: either £5k or £7k

Overheads estimated at 20%

Costs covered by BID Loan fund

5 Widening the scope of involved participants

Town Centre Major Stores Group, Key Stakeholders &

Levy Payers

Positive Contributors to Town Centre & activity organisers

Engagement with RV payers paramount

6 Input from Stockport Council

Rating information: Now provided. (NB prior to ballot up

to date data will be used)

Officer support: Recent restructure and reduction in

Council Place Directorate. New ‘Growth’ section. Officer

support TBC.

Baseline information: Arrangements for collection

underway. TBC

VISION STOCKPORT BID MEETING 05/05/2015


7 Formalising BID agreement with Stockport Council

Bid Funding: Council may offer funds. TBC subject to

Executive meeting on 21 st July.

Levy Collection: Council is required to collect. Cost will be

passed onto the BID Company.

Baseline Services Agreement (see above)

8 On-going BID communication strategy with media, social

networking and timeline for key milestone events during the

process

More active promotion of BID commences C11 th May

(post election)

Part of VS launch on 23/4/2015, recent radio interview

and VS press items

Website being updated

VS Twitter: 253 tweets. 239 followers to date and growing





Revised timeline to be prepared (HW/JT)

Draft flyers prepared:

- One for BID levy payers (businesses)

- One for ‘visitors’

Council cemms team being kept updated

Insider article: date TBC

9 Business plan and spreadsheet for the BID

TJ to frame up initial draft for BID survey

10 BID co-ordination office and communications centre for

activities and initiatives

TJ & GV to discuss requirements/GV to provide brief

issues paper

11 Database Management of proposed levy payers' responses

and queries during the process to build a picture of how the

BID is being formulated and changing along the way

TBC (MH)

12 AOB



VS responses: extremely positive response. 1/2 of

attendees at launch wish to offer support. These are

being followed up.

JB described discussions he is having with Council on

potential future proposals in Old Town area.

13 Date of next meeting

19th May 2015, 4:00 - 6:00 pm at Regent House, Heaton Lane

14 Close

VISION STOCKPORT BID MEETING 05/05/2015

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