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5 Jun 2020
We are sorry to announce that Roger Stockley has stepped down from the Chair and Board of Weymouth BID. Chris Truscott, our Vice Chair, will be acting as Chair until the Board meets on the 24th June to discuss the plans moving forward. The board members and staff would like to thank Roger for his many positive contributions to the BID. Read more...
18 May 2020
We Are Weymouth agree with the message to dissuade visitors from Weymouth at this time. It is absolutely the right approach to take. However, we take the view that, encouraged by the government statements on the relaxation of lockdown restrictions, people will choose (and are already choosing) to visit Weymouth and they should have the basics; car parks and public toilets because as the sunny days continue, day trippers will surely arrive. Many businesses have remained open, some are ... Read more...
30 Apr 2020
Find the latest information and guidance on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WeymouthBID/ Read more...
30 Apr 2020
We are calling on the Government to expand the rateable value threshold for all retail, hospitality and leisure businesses from £51,000 to any business with a rateable value up to and including £150,000 in these sectors, allowing further businesses the opportunity to access the £25,000 grant. Please sign the petition: https://www.change.org/p/uk-parliament-increase-rateable-value-grant-cap-from-51k-to-150k-for-retail-hospitality-leisure-businesses Read more...
30 Apr 2020
Business Support Grants update: 64% of the 7,241 business support grant claims have been paid, totalling almost £57 million. If you have registered to claim your grant but are yet to receive it, Dorset Council say “Please be assured we’re working as hard as we can to process all claims and we’ve drafted in officers from other parts of the council to help speed up the process”. If you would like assistance in chasing your grant payment or you haven't claimed ... Read more...
4 Apr 2020
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31 Mar 2020
There is a BID amendment to the Coronavirus Bill that is currently being considered by the government and which will hopefully have an outcome by the end of the week. The amendment asks for: A one year delay in BID ballots that are due across the country. Government to pay BID levy for one year and for the money to be made available through local authority in the same way that business rate reliefs have been. The Weymouth BID Board have decided to defer making any decisions regarding levy ... Read more...
31 Mar 2020
Who can help you during the coronavirus pandemic 24th March, 2020 Last updated at 11.05am on 30th March 2020. UK Government & NHS The UK Government coronavirus (COVID-19) page will keep you up to date with how the government is responding, and includes guidance on social distancing and staying at home. Please ensure you stay up to date on the latest announcements and guidance from the government. The UK NHS Coronavirus (COVID-19) page includes a wide range of health related information. ... Read more...
31 Mar 2020
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13 Mar 2020
The budget announcement this week on rates relief – that shops, restaurants, pubs, and a range of other venues and spaces will not pay business rates in the year from April 6th - will be welcomed by BID levy payers that will benefit from the initiative. Weymouth BID has taken part in two important policy consultations that helped to inform the Chancellor’s decision, working with other BIDs through the national membership body, The BID Foundation. As part of the service we ... Read more...

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