Information about the King's Lynn Business Improvement District ballot
The King's Lynn Business Improvement District
The King's Lynn Steering Group put forward a proposal to introduce a Business Improvement District in King's Lynn. You can view the steering group's 2016 business plan by visiting the King's Lynn BID website.
The BID proposer asked us, as the local authority, to hold a ballot. This was an all postal ballot and the question asked was:
"Are you in favour of the Business Improvement District (BID) proposals for the King's Lynn BID area."
The King's Lynn BID area is shown on the map at the bottom of this page, outlined in red.
Our Cabinet members approved the King's Lynn Business Improvement District business plan 2016 on 28 June 2016 - a requirement before a ballot can take place.
The Notice of Ballot was published on 27 September 2016. It can be viewed at the bottom of this page. This notice details the geographical area of the ballot and explains who was eligible to take part.
Ballot papers were issued to those eligible to take part by 11 October 2016.
The ballot took place on the 8 November 2016.
The count of ballot papers
For a BID ballot to be successful there must be a majority of those voting in favour, both in terms of numbers voting and also the rateable value represented by those voting.
Ballot papers were counted on Wednesday, 9 November 2016. The result of the ballot was as follows:
|Number of ballots sent||635|
|Total number of valid votes cast||251|
|Ballot papers rejected||5|
|Percentage of turnout ballot||40.31%|
|Total number of valid votes cast in favour of the BID proposal||
|Aggregate rateable value of hereditaments of valid votes cast||£8,196,410|
|Aggregate rateable value of hereditaments of valid votes cast in favour of the BID proposal||
Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk
Phone: 01553 616281