Dorking BID has been in existence since 2017. Working on behalf of the 340+ eligible businesses. The BID's primary  objectives have been to:

- To get all groups working together and cohesively towards a common goal – a prosperous Dorking.
- To give all visitors and employees a warm welcome, a brilliant experience and a reason to keep coming back.
- To raise the profile of Dorking and put it back on the map for local, national and international visitors and businesses
- To work towards long term goals with a secure income to ensure the economic and operational resilience of Dorking over time.
Operated through a not-for-profit Company, the Dorking Town Partnership, is has a Board of Directors (drawn from local business representatives who work on a voluntary basis) Dorking BID has been driven by the private sector, with the belief that local businesses, working together, will have a more influential voice in shaping the future of our town.

Over £200,000 per annum is currently collected and this funds all our work. Additionally, it has allowed us to raise further income, about £19,000 to be spent on the projects you asked for.

BIDs are required to vote every 5 years and Dorking will come to an end in April 2022 unless the majority of businesses vote YES to continue it for another 5 years. If it comes to an end all current activity will stop this year.

To secure another term we need to stage a ballot in June 2022 and produce a new 5- year Business Plan on which eligible businesses will vote on. Your feedback to this survey will help shape the new Business Plan.

In the wake of COVID-19 and with our business environments ever more fragile, continuing to work in partnership, supporting one another and promoting our town centre and managing it well remains vital.

For more information and how to contact us you can visit

All responses will be treated in the strictest of confidence

The closing date is 31 March 2022

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