Paddington BID launches its radio scheme connecting businesses with the Community Safety Team and Westminster’s Control Centre, in January 2009.

Paddington BID achieves British BIDs Accredited BID Status in April 2009.

Paddington BID celebrates the re-opening of Talbot Square Gardens in April 2009, after joint investment with Westminster City Council, English Heritage and TfL. Railings were returned to the square, new entrances created and the gardens landscaped.

The circus came to Paddington in August 2009 when the BID organised Circus in the Square, with acrobats, clowns, a big top, stalls and fair ground games and rides.

The BID launches a Paddington PubWatch scheme in August 2009.

Paddington BID installs Paddington’s first ever Christmas Lights in December 2009, switched on by Jonathan Ross and Paddington Bear, watched over by reindeer!