2017 BID Vote Positive

Dear Segensworth Business, 

As you may already know, the Segensworth Business Improvement District (BID) vote took place in July. As a result, the businesses on the Segensworth Estates have given us the mandate to carry on and to implement our business plan over the next 5 years. This is excellent news with 100% of voters giving a “Yes” vote in the Winchester part of the estates and 75% giving a “Yes” vote in the Fareham part. 

I am now writing to update you on the way forward. 

The demands for the BID Levy will be sent out in October 2017 with payment due by the end of the month. Under the terms of the BID every business in Segensworth is entitled to membership of SBFL. If you are not already on our circulation list, and would like to be, contact Martin O’Rourke, SBFL BID Manager on 01489 883396, martin.orourke@sbfl.co.uk.

Our executive group and project teams meet regularly and are made up of volunteers from businesses on the estates. They have given freely of their time and worked hard to make significant improvements to the area over the last ten years. 

If you would like to play an active part in any of these teams as we move forward, you would be most welcome. For more information, please contact Martin.  

We are all really looking forward to the coming five-year term. The business plan sets out a whole host of projects to put into place, and we will do all we can to make Segensworth an even better place to do business. Over the next few months we are planning to introduce several new initiatives. These include the installation of outdoor benches and tables throughout the estates, the introduction of a legal helpline service, locally based first responders, improved broadband and additional events and training courses. 

Thank you for your support and we now look forward to getting down to the task of delivering the business plan. 

Steve Adamson

Chairman, Segensworth Business Forum