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ABOUT

Business Improvement  District

RTW TOGETHER

Funded by town centre businesses,

working for town centre businesses.

The Business Improvement District is a defined area of Royal Tunbridge Wells town centre. Businesses within this footprint contribute an annual levy based on the rateable value of the premises. RTW Together manages these funds to carry out improvement activities, marketing and events to improve trading conditions within the town centre.

A board of voluntary Directors oversee the work of the BID team. The board is comprised of business representatives who fairly represent various sectors across the town centre.

The BID was formed in 2019 after a yes! vote from local businesses and stands to run until 2024.

THE BID?

WHAT IS

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RETAIL   HOSPITALITY  CORPORATE  SERVICE  LEISURE

Town centre

THE BID AREA

ALBERT STREET ● BEDFORD TERRACE ● BEECH STREET ● BELGRAVE ROAD ● BELGROVE ● BERKELEY ROAD ● BEULAH ROAD ● BISHOPS DOWN ● BISHOPS DOWN ROAD ● BOYNE PARK ● BROAD OAK CLOSE ● BROADWATER LANE ● BROADWATER RISE ● CADOGAN GARDENS ● CALVERLEY PARK ● CALVERLEY PARK CRESCENT ● CALVERLEY ROAD ● CALVERLEY STREET ● CAMDEN ROAD ● CASTLE ROAD ● CASTLE STREET ● CHAPEL PLACE ● CHRISTCHURCH AVENUE ● CHURCH ROAD ● CIVIC WAY ● CLANRICARDE GARDENS ● CLANRICARDE ROAD ● CLARENCE ROAD ● CLARENCE ROW ● COACH AND HORSES PASSAGE ● COMMERCIAL ROAD ● CRESCENT ROAD ● CULVERDEN STREET ● CUMBERLAND GARDENS ● CUMBERLAND WALK ● CUMBERLAND YARD ● DALE STREET ● DUDLEY ROAD ● EDEN ROAD ● ERIDGE ROAD ● FIR TREE ROAD ● FOOTPATH FROM VICTORIA ROAD TO END OF ALBERT STREET ● FRANT ROAD ● FROG LANE ● GARDEN ROAD ● GARDEN STREET ● GOODS STATION ROAD ● GROSVENOR PARK ● GROSVENOR ROAD ● GROSVENOR ROAD PASSAGEWAY ● GROSVENOR WALK ● GROVE AVENUE ● GROVE HILL ROAD ● GROVER STREET ● HANOVER ROAD ● HIGH STREET ● HILL STREET ● HOWARD GARDENS ● HUNGERSHALL PARK ● HURSTWOOD LANE ● INNER LONDON ROAD ● KING CHARLES SQUARE ● KIRKDALE ROAD ● LANGTON ROAD ● LANSDOWNE ROAD ● LANTHORNE MEWS ● LIME HILL ROAD ● LINDEN CLOSE ● LINDEN GARDENS ● LINDEN PARK ROAD ● LITTLE MOUNT SION ● LONDON ROAD ● LONSDALE GARDENS ● MAJOR YORKS ROAD ● MANOR PARK● MARKET STREET ● MEADOW ROAD ● MERCER STREET ● MOLYNEUX PARK GARDENS ● MOLYNEUX PARK ROAD ● MONSON ROAD ● MONSON WAY ● MONTACUTE GARDENS ● MONTACUTE ROAD ● MOUNT EDGECOMBE ROAD ● MOUNT EPHRAIM ● MOUNT EPHRAIM ROAD ● MOUNT PLEASANT AVENUE ● MOUNT PLEASANT ROAD ● MOUNT SION ● MOUNTFIELD GARDENS ● MOUNTFIELD ROAD ● NEVILL PARK ● NEVILL STREET ● NEVILL TERRACE ● NEWTON ROAD ● NORMAN ROAD ● ROCK VILLA ROAD ● ROSEHILL WALK ● ROYAL CHASE ● ROYAL VICTORIA PLACE ● SHOWFIELDS ROAD ● SOMERVILLE GARDENS ● SOUTH GROVE ● ST JAMES ROAD ● STATION APPROACH ● STONE STREET ● SUSSEX MEWS ● SUTHERLAND ROAD ● THE COMMON ● THE PANTILES ● TUNNEL ROAD ● TWINING CLOSE ● UNDERWOOD RISE ● UPPER GROSVENOR ROAD ● VALE AVENUE ● VALE ROAD ● VICTORIA ROAD ● WARWICK PARK ● WARWICK ROAD ● WHITE BEAR PASSAGE ● WOOD STREET ● YORK ROAD

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  • Supplying Christmas lights for Tunbridge Wells town centre

  • Marketing businesses for free by producing town centre magazine, promotional videos and running campaigns across social media

  • Financially supporting events which benefit the town centre, through event grants

  • Organising events and activities to increase footfall

  • Promoting the town centre through press coverage and advertising

  • Producing tourist materials and guides

  • Providing free training for town centre workers

  • Street scene improvements such as floral planters

  • Representing the interests of businesses to local authorities

THE BID DO?

WHAT DOES

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INTERESTED IN JOINING THE BOARD? CONTACT US

Meet the team

BID Director: Sarah-Jane Adams

biddirector@rtwtogether.com

Get in touch via the contact page.

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Sarah-Jane Adams

BID DIRECTOR

Management of the BID

Board of Directors

Our Board consists of key business leaders in the town, from areas such as retail, hospitality, culture and legal. Tunbridge Wells Borough Council are represented by an elected member, with a senior Council officer also attending meetings in an observational role.

For information on applying to become a board member, visit our get involved page.

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Nicky Blanchard

CHAIR

Centre Manager, Royal Victoria Place

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Alex Grieg

VICE CHAIR

Owner, Fuggles Beer Cafe

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Alex Green

BOARD MEMBER

Executive Director, Trinity Theatre

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Gavin Tyler

BOARD MEMBER

Managing Partner, Cripps Pemberton Greenish

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David Scott

BOARD MEMBER

Deputy Leader, TW Borough Council

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Pam Loch

BOARD MEMBER

Managing Director, Loch Associates

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Richard Simm

BOARD MEMBER

Director, The Forum

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Peter Allinson

BOARD MEMBER

Owner, Whirligig Toys

FREQUENTLY ASKED

QUESTIONS

Documents

BUSINESS PLAN

ANNUAL REPORT 20-21

ANNUAL REPORT 19-20

MID-YEAR REPORT 2019

GOVERNANCE

Articles of

Association

BID Baseline

Agreement

Baseline Statutory

Statement

Procurement

Policy

Supplier Justification

form

Terms of Reference for

Board Directors

Application form for

Board Directors

Event grant

application form

BUSINESS

FEEDBACK

"The BID has been a breath of fresh air in a town in need of a boost - to have a contact who passionately cares about our business as well as we do is vital. The BID have made each business feel important and acknowledged our contribution to the town."

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