BID Levy Payer Area

Welcome to the levy payer area, where you can download the BID Business Plan and other documents and keep up to date with the 2021 ballot process and other news.

Contact us:

01202 888992
(due to Covid 19 we are not currently working from the BID office.)

The current BID term ends at the end of March 2021. We must hold a renewal ballot in order to continue the BID, and the ballot will take place between Thursday 7th January and Thursday 4th February 2021.


This is a postal ballot – you will be sent a business plan which has been developed after consultations with businesses on what they need to succeed in Wimborne, and a ballot paper to vote weather you would like that business plan delivered.


Here is what you need to do:


Take part in the consultation


Make sure your ballot paper is going to the right person

If you are a chain it’s possible we have a head office or facility management company as the contact to send the ballot paper. Find out who in your company should be the voter on the BID and let us know at

If you are a new business, make sure that we have the correct details for your business and that our records are up to date.

Keep in touch

  • Mailing list.
    If you are not already on our mailing list, please email and ask to be added. Due to the amount of information we need to give businesses about Covid 19, we are currently sending around 2-3 emails per week, and you can keep in touch with our activities and the progress of the BID proposal.

  • Join the Facebook group at
    This group is for levy payers and Associate Members and we post lots of information here.

  • Check in.
    Contact BID Manager, Tammy Sleet at any time at
    Contact Chairman, Martin Pate at
    Contact Deputy Chairman, Cheyne Marley at 

  • Our office telephone number is 01202 888992.​


When you get the ballot papers, you will have four weeks to complete the form and post it. Please vote, and encourage your neighbour businesses to also do the same. All ballot papers will need to be returned by 5pm Thursday 4th February in order to be counted.


If you have any questions about the BID renewal ballot, please contact Tammy at

Take the short BID Renewal Survey


All ballot papers must

be returned by 5pm

Thursday 4th February 2021.


BID Directors

The BID Board is made up of a maximum of ten company directors. Six of them are levy payers, one representative from each of Dorset Council and Wimborne Minster Town Council, and two spaces for co-opted members that bring unique skills to the Board.

The current members of the board are:

  • Martin Pate (MJP Law) – Chairman

  • Georgie Boyd (Thirsty Bird)

  • Marge Goymer (Cat’s Protection)

  • Marta Longmire (M & Co)

  • Su Turner (Ouch Training)

  • Carole Chedgy – Wimborne Minster Town Council representative

  • Fiona Harwood – co-opted

  • Cheyne Marley – co-opted

We currently have a vacancy on the Board for one levy payer place. If you are interested in joining the BID Board, please contact the BID Manager, Tammy Sleet,

BID Staff

The BID has one full-time member of staff, the BID Manager, Tammy Sleet. Tammy can be contacted at

What is the BID?

A BID is a business funded body established to improve the environment to do business in a certain geographical area. Eligible businesses pay a levy into the BID to deliver projects that will benefit them as a business. The projects are delivered through a consultation of businesses and outlined in a 5-year business plan.

Businesses vote on the business plan in a ballot, and if the ballot is successful, the BID levy becomes a compulsory levy on all eligible businesses. The BID levy is 1.5% of the rateable value of business premises.

The current Wimborne BID projects are:

  • Promotion – marketing Wimborne as a destination

  • Events – Supporting events to drive footfall and promote the town

  • Cleaner, Greener, Safer – keeping the town clean, tidy and safe to encourage longer dwell times

  • Business Support – working with the Chamber of Trade on Networking opportunities, providing training, representing businesses, providing useful information.

  • Riverside – Working with the businesses of Riverside.


The current BID term runs until 31st March 2021. Eligible businesses will be consulted on their current needs and an updated Business Plan will be voted on before then.


For more information on the BID projects, levy, boundary, governance and other rules, please see the BID Business Plan.

The Wimborne Business

Improvement District (BID)

is a business-led initiative to invest money into the local economy of Wimborne Minster.

Wimborne BID Contact Info

01202 888992

Allendale House, Hanham Road, Wimborne BH21 1AS, UK

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