Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
UK Engage provides BID ballot services for a new BID for Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
The Stockport BID covered the historic market town’s retail centre which comprised over 500 local companies. All hereditaments had the opportunity to vote to create the BID, the first scheme of its kind in Stockport.
The local authority for the area, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council, confirmed that election services provider UK Engage, would run the postal ballot for the BID on its behalf in liaison with its BID delivery partner, Revive & Thrive Ltd.
On completion of the ballot, 194 businesses had voted and the ballot finished with a 65% majority vote. The ‘yes’ vote meant that from 1st April 2017 funds were available for businesses to spend on projects to improve the local town centre.
Overall Voter Turnout
“Stockport Council worked in partnership with UK Engage to manage the printing, mailing and counting of the ballot papers and votes for the Stockport Town Centre BID. We were very pleased with the professional service we received and delighted with the successful outcome.”