St Austell BID will come to the end of its current five-year term at the end of March 2018.
Since the BID began in 2015, the journey has started towards improving the town’s image, making it more attractive through initiatives including hanging baskets, tackling anti-social behaviour through security patrols and the Storenet radio scheme and promoting the town via digital media and traditional channels as well as supporting and funding events including Christmas.
For every £1 of levy payer’s money, St Austell BID has generated a further 27 pence from additional sources, money that simply wouldn’t be levered in without the BID in place.
Feedback to date from businesses indicate that the projects delivered so far have made a positive difference to trading in St Austell. For more information on what the BID has delivered to date, please click on www.staustellbid.co.uk/bid-achievements/
Under BID legislation, St Austell BID can renew for a further five years from 2018 – 2023 subject to a new business plan being published and a ballot being held.
St Austell BID is now consulting with all levy payers to help inform the new business plan to be published this autumn ahead of a November postal ballot. The BID team want to hear from levy paying businesses about their priorities for St Austell and where they think their levy could be best targeted to generate the greatest value.
St Austell BID wants to work closely with its business community to build upon the achievements to date and to help make St Austell more attractive, accessible, safer, better promoted and vibrant. All levy payers are encouraged to have their say.
The second term consultation questionnaire has now expired.
To read what Hayley Newton, owner of Bits & PCs who voluntarily pays into the BID gets back from her levy
- Autumn 2016 – Consultation with a sample of levy paying businesses
- June 2017 – Draft questionnaire issued to all levy payers for views on BID 2
- Friday 30th June 2017 – closing date for all questionnaires
- July/August 2017 – Analysis of levy payer’s feedback and final business plan prepared in response to views
- September/October 2017 – Final business plan published and circulated to all levy paying businesses
- November 2017 – BID ballot papers will be issued and voting starts (28-day postal ballot)
- 7th December 2017 – Close of postal ballot on Thursday 7th December 2017 at 5pm with result announced on Friday 8th December 2017
- 1st April 2018 – If the vote is successful, the second term of St Austell BID will commence