Royal Tunbridge Wells Business Survey
Royal Tunbridge Wells Together is the Town Centre Partnership for Royal Tunbridge Wells. We are a membership organisation tasked with ensuring that we have a vibrant and busy town centre with thriving local businesses. You can find out more details about our work at www.tunbridgewellstogether.co.uk

Royal Tunbridge Wells Together is starting feasibility work to see if local businesses support the idea of a Business Improvement District (BID) for the town.

BIDs, are business led partnerships, created through a ballot process to deliver improvements and/or additional services for businesses within a defined geographical area. There are around 300 Business Improvement Districts in the UK already. BID projects are always in addition to local authority services, not replacements for them.

In a Business Improvement District, a levy is paid by business rate payers. This levy, typically between 1 and 2% of the business properties rateable value, is used to develop projects which will benefit businesses in the local area. Businesses elect a Board from amongst themselves and direct how the funds should be spent.

Please take a few minutes to complete this questionnaire which will help review whether a BID would be the best way to deliver your business priorities for the town centre in the future.

Should the feasibility study show that our business community is keen on adopting a BID, your feedback will help start to shape a BID Business Plan.

DISCLAIMER:
This data is collected on behalf of Royal Tunbridge Wells Together solely for the purpose of research into the feasibility of a Business Improvement District for Royal Tunbridge Wells. Individual responses will not be shared with any third party without prior consent of the participant and you can request your response be altered or withdrawn at any time by contacting Royal Tunbridge Wells Together directly.

Business name *
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1) We would like to know your views on a broad range of subjects that a Business Improvement District could have an impact on. Please answer the following questions using a score of 1-5 . (1Strongly agree, 2 Slightly agree, 3 Don’t know, 4 Slightly disagree, 5 Strongly disagree)
1.Are there enough public events in Royal Tunbridge Wells? *
2. Are these events promoted well enough, do you know what is going on locally? *
3. Is parking readily available to you, your staff and customers? *
4. Is parking reasonably priced compared to other town centres? *
5. Is public transport provision adequate? *
6. Is the standard of public transport infrastructure (station and bus stops) good? *
7. Do you find it easy to recruit and retain the staff you need? *
8. Is the town centre clean enough in your opinion? *
9. Is the streetscene welcoming and of a high quality?
10. Is town centre directional signage adequate? *
11. Is street furniture well maintained (benches, bins, floral displays)? *
12. Is Royal Tunbridge Wells a good place to do business? *
13. Are there enough good quality networking events for you? *
14. Are you provided with enough information to keep you informed of local issues? *
15. Are business support (training/seminars/forums) services adequate? *
Please tick the relevant box to answer the following questions
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Is crime and anti-social behaviour a problem in Royal Tunbridge Wells?
Is air quality or pollution a problem in Royal Tunbridge Wells?
Would free town centre WiFi be useful to you and your customers?
Does your business have access to high speed broadband?
If you could pick three words to describe Royal Tunbridge Wells as it currently is, what would they be?
A
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B
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C
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If you could pick three words to describe how you would like Royal Tunbridge Wells to be in 2 years' time, what would they be?
A
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B
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C
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If you could choose 3 things to improve in Royal Tunbridge Wells, what would they be?
A
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B
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C
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What does Royal Tunbridge Wells do well?
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Are you a member of any forums or groups locally (Chamber of Commerce/FSB)?
Would you recommend Royal Tunbridge Wells as a town to visit?
Would you recommend Royal Tunbridge Wells as town to work in?
5) How aware of Business Improvement Districts were you before this survey?
6) Would you like to be more actively involved in the future of your town centre?
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Business details
Address / Postcode *
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Telephone number
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Email
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Twitter
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Business Type *
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Business Sector *
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Is this premises your head office?
First name
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Surname
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Do you consent to being contacted in relation to the development of a potential Business Improvement District for Royal Tunbridge Wells?
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