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Morpeth Business Improvement District (BID)
Morpeth BID Steering Group (the BID proposer) has developed a proposal to introduce a Business Improvement District in Morpeth town centre. A BID can only be introduced by way of a ballot involving all business premises (or hereditaments) that may be affected by the proposal.
The ballot for the Morpeth BID proposal will be conducted wholly by post, by the ballot holder appointed by Northumberland County Council which is:
UK Engage, Image House, 10 Acorn Business Park, Heaton Lane, Stockport, SK4 1AS, whose contact details can be found below.
What is a BID?
The purpose of a BID is to deliver services and projects that improve the trading environment and support economic growth. The services and projects must be additional to services already provided by local authorities and the police. The proposed projects and services for Morpeth have been developed through consultation with all those businesses and stakeholders affected. If successful at ballot, a BID company is established and governed by a Board of Directors recruited from within the business community.
The proposed BID for Morpeth covers the town centre and is within a defined geographical boundary stretching from the top of Newgate Street to the Railway Station, north to south and from High Stanners to Low Stanners, East to West.
If successful, businesses within the BID boundary agree to fund the company through a compulsory levy.
Who can vote?
Eligible voters in the ballot will be the non-domestic ratepayer listed on the Council’s database for each business premise situated in the geographical area of the proposed BID.
The BID Levy Rules
The full BID levy rules are set out in the Morpeth BID Prospectus and Business Plan on pg 23 which is available online and will be included in the ballot packs that voters will receive. These rules explain who is entitled to vote in the BID ballot, who is liable for the BID levy, when levy payments should be made, and the circumstances which permit exemptions. The Levy rules include the following:
Notice of Ballot published and sent out to voters
19 February 2018
Ballot pack and Business Plan sent out to voters
5 March 2018
Proxy appointment deadline
30 March 2018
First day to apply for a replacement for a lost/not received ballot paper
3 April 2018
Proxy cancellation deadline
4 April 2018
Last day to apply for a replacement spoilt ballot paper
Day of ballot
(Last day to receive ballots)
9 April 2018
Result of ballot
10 April 2018
The Notice of Ballot is to be published on 19 February and can be viewed at the bottom of this page. This notice details the geographical area of the ballot and explains who is eligible to take part.
The last day to receive ballot papers will be the 9 April 2018. The votes will be counted and the results announced on the 10 April 2018.
The count of ballot papers
For a BID 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 will be counted on 10 April 2018 and the results declared shortly after. The result can be viewed at the bottom of this page on 10 April 2018.
The County Council has appointed UK Engage as the Independent Scrutineer responsible for holding the ballot. They can be contacted at:
0345 209 3770
10 Acorn Business Park
Notice of Ballot
Declaration of Result (following count on 10 April 2018)
Other documents available from the BID proposer’s website www.morpethbid.co.uk
Notice of Ballot
BID area map and list of streets
Articles of Association
Baseline Services Agreements
Results of Ballot
Member of Parliament Elected : Berwick-upon-Tweed Constituency - Anne-Marie Belinda Trevelyan - The Conservative Party Candidate
The number of votes recorded for each candidate at the election for the constituency of Berwick-Upon-Tweed is as follows:
Scott James Dickinson (Labour Party) 10,364
Julie Pörksen (Liberal Democrat) 8,916
Thomas Leslie Stewart (Green Party) 787
Anne -Marie Belinda Trevelyan ( The Consevative Party Candaidate) 22,145
Declaration of results for Berwick-upon-Tweed Constituency
Member of Parliament Elected : Blyth Valley Constituency - Ronnie Campbell - Labour Party
The number of votes recorded for each candidate at the election for the constituency of Blyth Valley is as follows:
Ronnie Campbell (Labour Party) 23,770
Dawn Furness (Green Party) 918
Ian Levy (The Conservative Party Candidate) 15,855
Jeff Reid (Liberal Democrats) 1,947
Declaration of results for Blyth Valley constituency
Member of Parliament Elected : Hexham Constituency - Guy Opperman -The Conservative Party Candidate
The number of votes recorded for each candidate at the election for the constituency of Hexham is as follows:
Wesley James Foot (The Green Party) 1,253
Fiona Jane Hall (Liberal Democrats) 3,285
Francis Stuart Miles (UK Independence Party (UKIP)) 930
Guy Thomas Opperman (The Conservative Party Candidate) 24,996
Stephen Alan Powers (Labour and Co-Operative Party) 15,760
Declaration of results for Hexham constituency
Member of Parliament Elected : Wansbeck Constituency - Ian Lavery - Labour Party
The number of votes recorded for each candidate at the election for the constituency of
Wansbeck is as follows:
Chris Galley (The Conservative Party Candidate) 13,903
Melanie Hurst (UK Independence Party (UKIP)) 1,483
Ian Lavery (Labour Party) 24,338
Steven John Leyland (The Green Party) 715
Joan Carol Tebbutt (Liberal Democrats) 2,015
Declaration of results for Wansbeck constituency
The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) election for the Northumbria Police Force Area was held on Thursday 5 May 2016.
The Police Area Returning Officer (PARO) for Northumbria is Sue Stanhope Sunderland City Councuil. She is responsible for coordinating this election across Northumbria.
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