Decision details

Cheltenham Business Improvement District (BID) – Renewal Ballot

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To update Cabinet on the process for the renewal ballot of the Cheltenham BID term and to seek delegated authority to deal with elements of the process.

Decision:

RESOLVED THAT:

1.       It be noted that the Cheltenham BID company has served notice of their intention to seek a renewal ballot to the Secretary of State and the Council;

2.       The draft Baseline Agreement at appendix 3 be approved, and authority be delegated to the Director of Planning, in consultation with the Leader, to complete the Baseline Agreement with the Cheltenham BID company;

3.       The draft Operating Agreement at appendix 4 be approved, and authority be delegated to the Head of Revenues and Benefits, in consultation with the Leader, to complete the Operating Agreement with the Cheltenham BID company;

4.       The District Council’s voting rights for the District premises in the renewal ballot be delegated to the Head of Property, in consultation with the Leader;

5.       It be noted that the Executive Director for Finance and Assets will, as Returning Officer, engage the services of a suitable consultancy that provides election services to carry out the renewal ballot on behalf of the Council in accordance with the BID Regulations;

6.       The draft BID Business Plan at appendix 5 be noted, and authority be delegated to the Director of Planning, in consultation with the Leader, to agree the final BID Business Plan with Cheltenham BID.

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Contact: Tracey Crews, Director of Planning Email: tracey.crews@cheltenham.gov.uk Email: tracey.crews@cheltenham.gov.uk.

Report author: Tracey Crews

Publication date: 29/04/2021

Date of decision: 27/04/2021

Decided at meeting: 27/04/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 07/05/2021

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