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Newsletter - May - AGM (Annual General Meeting) – Tues 3rd June at The Steam Crane Pub, 4-6 North Street

posted Jul 28, 2014, 1:09 AM by George Grace   [ updated Jul 28, 2014, 1:10 AM ]
AGM (Annual General Meeting) – Tues 3rd June at The Steam Crane Pub, 4-6 North Street

Key items are to elect new directors and review the first year of the BID. Nominations are sought for new directors. Please email your nominations for directors for Bedminster Town Team Ltd to Ben Barker than no later 26th May 2014.

The Board is also proposing a special resolution to amend the constitution to enable greater involvement of smaller businesses in the running of the Town Team and BID. The resolution is to incorporate the following paragraph at s17(5) of our Articles:

(5) In the event that for the purpose of paragraph (4), there are not enough nominations of BID Fee Payers for appointment to the Board, then the members may nominate and appoint by ordinary resolution non-BID Fee Payers.

This will have the effect to continue to prioritise BID levy payers as directors however in the absence of sufficient directors being forthcoming from this group they may be substituted by smaller non-levy paying businesses.

Following this special resolution and a brief review of the year the Board will meet in the normal way however all members will be invited to remain in attendance as observers.


Waste Service – Save 25% 

Bedminster businesses can now benefit from a low cost, high quality recycling and waste management service that will save money and improve the appearance of Bedminster's streets.

The Town Team has appointed SITA UK as our recycling and waste management partner. Benefits for BID members include reduced waste management costs, an improved recycling service and collections at a time to suit you.

We estimate members should save around 25% cent on their recycling and waste disposal costs.

Contact SITA to find out more. Please telephone 0845 600 2836 or email 


Skills Week

Dates are confirmed 31st May to 8th June. Moving forward well though need clearer commitments from businesses. BS3T For Skills is a creative eight day event that involves the sharing and learning of new skills that the Bedminster community has to offer. Workshops will be held in venues scattered around the area creating a hop-scotch path for visitors and residents to just jump onto and join in.

A variety of local traders will be opening their doors to share skills as part of 100 programmed events including learning to produce handmade glass with Bristol Blue Glass, Bedminster’s older residents sharing traditional crafts and lost arts through the University of the 3rd Age, graffiti workshops with Upfest - The Urban Paint Festival, Grey Pride, a walking football contest with Bristol City Community Trust and LinkAge Bristol, and crafty lessons with Paper Village Arts.

If you are interested in teaching someone a skill, sharing your skills with others, or you are able to offer a venue for hosting our skill sharing sessions, then please get in touch

Town Team Planning 2014/15

Our financial year is from May to May and so in June each year we will publish our annual report with the generous free support of AIMS, local business accountants. Thereafter in the summer we will repeat the area/street and theme meetings to brainstorm fresh ideas for the BID funds in the forthcoming year 2014/15 – thinking caps on for what you would like to see the BID do going forward please.

St Catherine’s Shopping Centre Redevelopment

As previously reported this is subject to major redevelopment plans and is in our view excellent news for this end of Bedminster as we expect it to have a major positive impact. The Town Team has given the developers unequivocal support to succeed in their planning application – more details below.

If you wish to personally make a comment on the development please use the council’s planning portal - Ref 13/05616/P. If you have a business on East Street or Bedminster Parade we recommend you try to do so as this development will probably have as much positive impact on East Street as anything that the Town Team can do with its modest resources. 

Other Projects and Annual Report 

All other projects completed throughout the past year will be reported in detail in our annual written report which will be circulated in late June.

Key Contacts

Simon Dicken, Wilkinson, East St:
Ben Barker, GBCP: 
George Grace: