Grantham Business Improvement District (BID) Ballot

Go Grantham Ltd (the proposer) has put forward a proposal to introduce a Business Improvement District in Grantham.

You can view the BID proposal by visiting the Go Grantham website >>

The ballot is being conducted entirely by post by the Ballot Holder, Electoral Services, South Kesteven District Council, Council Offices, St Peter's Hill, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 6PZ.

Ballot timetable

The timetable for the ballot is :



Notice of ballot

Wednesday 12 October 2016

Ballot papers sent out

By Wednesday 2 November 2016

Proxy appointment deadline

5pm, Monday 21 November 2016

Day of ballot

5pm, Wednesday 30 November 2016

Day of ballot

Ballot papers must reach the Ballot Holder, South Kesteven District Council by no later than 5pm on Wednesday 30 November 2016 (known as the day of the ballot).  Ballot papers received after this time will not be counted.

Who can vote in the ballot?

Only non-domestic ratepayers listed on the billing authority's database for each business premises situated in the geographical area of the proposed BID, as at the date of the Notice of Ballot, will be eligible to vote in the ballot.

Details of the relevant classes of non-domestic ratepayers who are liable for the BID levy are set out in the BID proposal - available to view at Each person entitled to vote in this ballot shall have one vote in respect of each business premises in the geographical area of the proposed BID.

Appointment of proxies

If an eligible person is unable to vote because they are away at the time of the ballot, they can appoint a proxy to vote on their behalf. The application form for a proxy vote is at the bottom of this page. It must be completed and returned to us by 5pm on Monday 21 November 2016. 

Lost ballot papers

Anyone who is eligible to vote but has not received their ballot paper by Thursday 24 November 2016, may contact us for a replacement paper, providing evidence as to their identity.

Spoilt papers

If you inadvertently spoil your ballot paper so that it can't be used as a ballot paper, please return it to us. On receipt of the spoilt ballot paper, a replacement can be issued. No replacements can be issued if the spoilt ballot paper is received later than 4.45pm on Friday 25 November 2016.

The count of ballot papers

Ballot papers will be counted on the evening of Wednesday 30 November 2016 and the result will be announced as soon as the count has been completed and will be published on this website.  

For a BID ballot to be successful there must be a majority of those voting in favour both in terms of numbers voting and also the rateable value represented by those voting.

Contact us

By telephone01476 40 60 80
By postBallot Holder 
Electoral Services 
South Kesteven District Council
Council Offices
St Peter's Hill
NG31 6PZ

BID 2016 documents

pdf icon Notice of Ballot [126kb]

pdf icon BID area map and list of streets [253kb]