Stratford Original



Stratford Original
Business Improvement District - February 2015 Newsletter


Dear <<First Name>>,

In November 2014, Stratford businesses voted in favour of creating Stratford Original, a Business Improvement District (BID) for the town centre. This is the first newsletter from Stratford Original and below is an update of BID progress so far.
Since securing the ‘yes’ vote, we’ve started the ground work to put our full business plan into action ahead of the BID going live in April 2015. This has included:
  • Starting the recruitment process to find a BID Manager
  • Engaging with local businesses interested in joining the BID steering group / shadow Board
  • Initial project development
Ahead of the BID going live in April, we will continue to work to:
  • Get the BID company established and incorporated
  • Set up a Stratford Original Board
  • Establish theme groups to work alongside the Board
  • Develop the first projects from the business plan including the street warden scheme and recycling services.
BID Manager recruitment – spread the word!
Stratford Original is seeking a BID Manager. This is an amazing opportunity for a dynamic self-starter who is able to harness the energy of this unique part of London.

Do you know anyone who might be interested? If so, direct them to our website here. For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Cathy Low on 020 8555 7065. Closing date for applications is 12.00 noon Monday 2nd March, 2015.  Interviews will be held on 9th and 10th March, 2015. 
How you can get involved
All businesses that were eligible to vote in the BID ballot may become members of the Stratford Original BID company and are welcome to stand and vote in Board elections at the AGM in July 2015

Company members may subsequently nominate themselves for directorships or sit on one of the BID’s three theme groups:
  1. Making the Town Centre Feel Safer and More Welcoming
  2. Doing Business 
  3.  Promoting Stratford
These are sub-groups to the Board and are formed from BID members. The Board will manage the BID team, which will deliver the projects and services as set out in the BID proposal.

Please get in touch with us if you’d like to get involved on 0208 555 7065 or email Alternatively, you can visit for more information. 
We will be in touch again once the BID goes live.
Best wishes,
Stratford Original
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