Last year, the BID team also took over the ownership of the Malakof flowerbeds which are a key focal point for visitors to St Ives. Various hanging baskets on the lampposts on Market Place and the planters on the railings next to St Ives Library on Gabriel Street have also been installed.
Carl added, “The flowers were a big part of our project to improve the appearance of the town, giving them a new lease of life, and maintaining the upkeep of them throughout the spring and summer season.”
The BID’s £10,000 investment into the appearance of the town in the last year also including the re-painting of the lighthouse, pedestrian signage, harbour flags, festoon lights and seagull deterrents including spikes and signage.
Since being voted in by businesses in 2014, the St Ives BID have funded the New Year’s Eve fireworks, Christmas trees and lights, town centre planting scheme, pedestrian signage project, Food & Drink Festival, plus financial support for the new town destination website, St Ives in December, the St Ives September Festival, festoon lights and CCTV in the town