Successful Sutton Business Improvement District
London Borough of Sutton
Local Government Act 2003
Successful Sutton Business Improvement District Act 2003
Notice given pursuant to Regulation 7 and Schedule 2 of the Business Improvement Districts (England) Regulations 2004
This is to give notice that a ballot is to be held on the proposal to renew the above Business Improvement District (BID).
Who conducts the Ballot?
The ballot will be conducted by the Chief Executive of the London Borough of Sutton, Helen Bailey, who is the official Ballot Holder.
Who can vote?
Those eligible to vote in the ballot will be those non-domestic ratepayers listed on Sutton Council’s database for each business premises situated in the geographical area of the current BID at the date of this Notice.
Each person entitled to vote has one vote for each business premises occupied or unoccupied. Some ratepayers may receive more than one vote if they have more than one property in the area.
A preliminary letter will be sent to ratepayers in the BID area on 6 June 2022 to help identify the named persons who should be voting in the ballot. In the absence of any response to that letter requesting the name of the voter, the ballot paper will be sent to the national non-domestic rates correspondence address.
Any ratepayer who has not yet notified the Ballot Holder of the name of the person to whom the ballot paper should be sent is encouraged to do so now. An alternative company address may be given where a ballot paper may be sent, provided that address is in the United Kingdom.
Issue of ballot papers
Ballot papers, the arrangements and an envelope for the return of the ballot paper will be issued by post on Thursday 23 June 2022. The proposal and business case can be viewed online which explains the BID arrangements.
Close of Ballot
The ballot will be taken entirely by post. Ballot papers should be returned as soon as possible after they are received to avoid possible postal delays. To be counted, ballot papers must be returned to the Electoral Services Office by the close of the ballot at 5pm on Thursday 21 July 2022.
Appointing someone else to vote (a proxy)
The person entitled to vote in the BID ballot may appoint someone else to vote on their behalf (a proxy) – for example, if that person is going to be away at the time of the ballot or if the address of the person voting is not in the UK. The latest time that a proxy may be appointed is 5pm on Monday 11 July 2022. A proxy appointment form is available from Sutton Electoral Services.
An application to appoint a proxy must be made in writing to Sutton Electoral Services (firstname.lastname@example.org) and must:
(a) state the full name and address of the person whom the person entitled to vote (the applicant) wishes to appoint as proxy;
(b) state the address of the applicant’s hereditament;
(c) contain a statement by the applicant that the named proxy has been consulted and is capable of being and willing to be appointed; and (d) be signed by the applicant.
Lost ballot papers
If a ballot paper has not been received by Friday 15 July 2022 an application may be made to Electoral Services for a replacement, providing evidence of identity.
The ballot papers returned will be counted on Thursday 21 July 2022 at Sutton Electoral Services Office. The result will be announced by noon on Friday 22 July and will be published on the Sutton website and Enjoy Sutton.
Further details on the BID proposal
Further details are available on the website or contact the Successful Sutton Team at :
Contact: 0208 643 9304
Address: Market House, 216-220 High Street, Sutton, SM1 1NU
Dated: 31st May 2022
Printed and published by:
Electoral Services, Civic Offices, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA Tel: 020 8770 4179; E-mail: email@example.com