Paddington BID and Paddington Waterside Partnership enter a BID Management Agreement, for the Partnership to operate the BID on behalf of the BID Board, in April 2005.

Paddington BID is established following a ballot of businesses in February 2005, with 87% in favour. The BID goes live in April 2005 covering 36 streets and includes over 350 businesses.

Paddington BID’s Community Safety Team begins patrols in June 2005.

A stretch of Praed Street was improved by the BID in January 2005, removing advertising hoardings and installing planters to brighten up the area bound by St Mary’s hospital car park.

The BID introduced seasonal hanging baskets to Paddington in April 2005. The scheme now covers 10 streets and includes 90 baskets.

A second What’s Your Flavour event was held with music, dance and food on offer introduced in Paddington, with a series of five music concerts and dining offers at 46 eateries in Paddington throughout August 2005.