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This Is Clapham BID backed in renewal vote

Businesses in Clapham have demonstrated strong support for renewing the This Is Clapham Business Improvement District (BID) for another five years. The ballot results, which were announced on February 9, provide a new mandate for the continuation of services, projects, and support provided by This Is Clapham.

The ballot recorded a 76.6% approval from businesses, reaffirming their commitment to the BID’s vision. This is Clapham BID, established in 2014, has played a pivotal role in supporting local businesses and will continue to do so over the next five years.

Cllr Danny Adilypour, Lambeth Council’s Deputy Leader, said: “I welcome this strong backing for This Is Clapham Business Improvement District and thank them on behalf of businesses and residents in the area for their efforts.

“Clapham has a thriving town centre with wide appeal and This is Clapham have made a significant contribution that is now mandated to continue for the next five years. The council looks forward to continuing our working partnership with this important BID.”

The key figures from the ballot are as follows:

  • Total number of eligible businesses in the BID area: 442
  • Total returned ballot papers: 201
  • Total valid votes received: 200
  • Total rateable value of valid votes cast: £12,382,500
  • Total number of valid votes in favor of the BID: 154
  • Percentage of votes cast in favour of the BID: 76.62%
  • Percentage of the total rateable value of votes cast in favour of the BID: 87%


This Is Clapham BID Manager Jeremy Keates said: “The BID’s work over the last ten years has been recognized in this strong result for the area. We will continue to respond to the needs of the business community, ensuring that Clapham has a safe, clean, and green environment for all.”

“This resounding success is a testament to the effective collaboration between the BID and local businesses, reinforcing Clapham’s position as a destination of choice for businesses, visitors, and residents. The continuation of This Is Clapham BID for the next five years marks a significant milestone in the area’s ongoing growth and prosperity.”

For more information visit www.thisisclapham.co.uk/.

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