“YES” VOTE FOR WIW BID 2014-2019

August 1, 2014

“YES” vote was announced by the Electoral Reform Services today following a successful campaign by Witham Industrial Watch for Business Improvement District (WIW BID) 2014-2019 with local businesses.

177 votes cast
162 YES votes
4 votes rejected

91.5% positive outcome for the next five years of Business Improvements on the Witham industrial areas.

“We are delighted with the result,” said Kate Carling director of Witham Industrial Watch. “The YES vote means that we can continue and develop the WIW services to the 300 businesses on the industrial estates. The estate manager, the CCTV and ANPR cameras, gritting, monitoring, signage and cleaning will continue for another five years. We really appreciate the support we have received from Priti Patel M.P., the police, Braintree District Council, our estate manager and local businesses, such as Baverstocks Chartered Accountants and Client Act PR, who all understand the importance of making Witham an even safer and cleaner place that will benefit the local economy and the community.”

The Electoral Reform Services conducted the ballot and announcing the results stated:

“The majority of the Business ratepayers in the proposed BID area who voted, voted in favour of the proposal, both by aggregate rateable value and numbers voting,” The Electoral Reform Services.

As Witham’s reputation for a safer and cleaner industrial area grows it is hoped that new companies will invest in the town bringing increased employment opportunities for local people. The diversity of businesses on the industrial areas require a diverse range of skills from apprentices and skilled workers making new products, selling the goods and providing the administration support. “We look forward to the next five years of Business Improvements in Witham,” commented Kate Carling.

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