Wimborne BID

The Wimborne Business Improvement District (BID) is a business-led initiative
to invest money into the local economy of a town.

Square Bookings

Wimborne Square Booking Arrangements

The centre of Wimborne has a large paved Square which is ideal for holding events and other types of activities. The BID actively encourages bookings for the Square and manages the bookings process. The nature of the activities that are acceptable have been agreed by working closely with the both the District and Town Councils and the Chamber of Trade.

It is possible to book just a small space on the square e.g. for a small stall or the whole square (for a larger event).

In the first, please direct any queries to the BID office. Please see below for additional guidance.

Download the Hire Agreement
Download the Booking Form

 

Charging Structure

The Wimborne BID charge an administrative fee for managing the Square. Please see the pricing structure below. If you have any questions, please email the BID office: office@wimborne.info.

CHARGING BAND AMOUNT (+VAT)
PEOPLE THAT WOULD FIT IN THIS BAND
Band A* Free BID Levy Payers & Associate Members, Wimborne based (non-national) charities, for all bookings that are for non-commercial or for marketing purposes
Band B* £25 (per business/stall) Small businesses, Entertainers, Local businesses (non BID members), national charities or BID Businesses where the booking is for commercial purposes
Band C* £50 National businesses (where not entirely used for promoting a levy paying business)
Band D* £25 per stall will be multiplied by the number of stalls and a 25% discount applied to total (subject to negotiation) Events where multiple stalls, businesses on site (non BID members).

Please note, where an event is likely to require specific BID resource on the day(s) to coordinate setting up etc., a further Management fee will be quoted in addition to the fees listed above.

We regret that we cannot offer refunds for any fees paid in the event that you cancel your booking.

If you require electricity, this will be charged at a standard rate of £10 per use.

Contribution to Cleaning:

As the Square is a community resource, every booking will carry an additional contribution towards cleaning according to the risk associated with each activity.

Risk Examples Cleaning Contribution
Very High Cooking food £50
High Reheating food; serving drink £40
Medium Cars; motorbikes; bikes; children’s entertainment; selling pre-cooked food or sandwiches; food or liquid displays; sports £25
Low Other displays; recruitment £10

 

Where events include a number of different stalls, stands and performers, fees are charged per stall.

Guidance on booking The Square

Wimborne Business Investment District (BID) manage the bookings for the Square on behalf of the town. No funding is provided by the local authorities for this function, therefore a small charge is made to cover the administration and where required; presence on the Square on the day of an event.

No bookings can be taken unless the completed forms are returned, these are;

  • The Booking Form
  • The Hire Agreement

You must also provide a copy of your scanned Public Liability Insurance document – that will be current at the time of the event. The minimum limit is £5 million.  If your renewal is due before the event, you must provide the renewed documentation prior to the event.

ALL THREE ITEMS MUST BE WITH THE BID OFFICE IN ORDER FOR A BOOKING TO BE CONFIRMED.

If we have made a note of your required date but another booking is made by someone who is able to submit all of the relevant forms, their later booking will be taken in preference to the provisional one that has no forms yet submitted.

WE PREFER ELECTRONIC COPIES OF ALL DOCUMENTS – PLEASE AVOID SENDING HARD COPIES IF AT ALL POSSIBLE.

 

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BID Directors

Wimborne BID Directors 2017/18

Ian Faulkner (Chair):
Tel: 07831 398810 Email: ianfaulkner@wimborne.info

Martin Brunt (Deputy Chair, Lester Brunt)

Inga Pope (MJP Law)

Laura Green (Butcher's Dog)

Chris Slocock (Minster Press)

Ben Richardson (Harker and Bullman)

Eileen Worth (Minster Hairstylists)

Cllr Mike Dyer (EDDC)

Cllr Richard Nunn (WMTC)

For media enquiries please contact office@wimborne.info

Contact Us

Wimborne BID
Allendale House
Hanham Road
Wimborne Minster
Dorset
BH21 1AS

BID Manager
Tammy Sleet
office@wimborne.info

Wimborne BID Directors
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Company number: 06955886
Registered address: C/O Thomas and Woolven, 6 Poole Road, Wimborne, BH21 1EQ
VAT registration number: GB 191720411
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