Marble Arch London BID advocates for the entire district, representing our members on key issues affecting the area and their operations. Our knowledgeable team means that we can provide our members with the latest insight and intelligence, through our national and regional networks, helping businesses to navigate the complex and ever-changing legislative environment.
We speak up for local businesses to ensure local needs are considered by Westminster City Council, Transport for London, the Metropolitan Police, the Mayor of London, and on occasions national government. We also partner with our neighbouring BIDs to lobby jointly and amplify our impact, through a single Westminster BIDs public affairs contract.
We have written to central government on issues such as pedicab regulation, business rates reform, planning proposals and clean air strategies. We have provided written responses on proposals from the Mayor of London on issues such as priorities for policing and crime, transport, buses, the pedestrianisation of Oxford Street, the Ultra-Low Emission Zone, the congestion charging zone, the environment, culture, night time economy and the London Plan.
At a more local level we are an active member of our two Neighbourhood Forums (Hyde Park Paddington and Marylebone) on either side of Edgware Road and continue to work closely with local resident societies to ensure our business needs are considered equally alongside those of residents. We have provided responses to Westminster City Council on issues such as rough sleeping, shisha, licencing, biodiversity, busking, enforcement, Oxford Street, and the City Plan.
We continue to lobby on behalf of the area to maintain Edgware Road and Marble Arch as a priority with public authorities to ensure it gets the appropriate focus, approach and resources it deserves and to improve the area as a thriving business location.