St Ives BID will come to the end of its current term on 31 st May 2024.
For almost a decade, St Ives BID has successfully delivered projects and services that businesses have identified as priorities. St Ives BID would like to thank all businesses and other partners in the town for the time and support they have given that has enabled these initiatives to be successfully delivered.
Under BID legislation, St Ives BID can be renewed for a further term from June 2024 – March 2029 subject to a new business plan being published and a ballot being held. Feedback from businesses through our early survey indicated that there is an appetite for the BID to be renewed hence in May, we engaged with all our levy paying businesses launching our summer consultation (click here to view it)
Using the early feedback, we suggested project ideas under four main themes and asked you what you thought. We also outlined our achievements during the second term.
Nearly three quarters of respondents were either ‘satisfied’ or ‘very satisfied’ with St Ives BID and 72% said they would vote ‘yes’. You ranked theme 1 (Town Appearance & Facilities) as the most important theme followed by theme 3 (Safer St Ives) indicating that there is a real drive to tackle the anti-social behaviour that has the potential to blight our town.
Thank you to everyone who gave valuable feedback. We used the results to shape our next business plan which is now available by clicking the image below.
The notice of ballot was issued on 4 th September 2023 with ballot papers sent out on 18 th September 2023 for the minimum 28-day postal ballot. All votes need to be received by Cornwall Council on or before Thursday 19 th October 2023 at 5pm. The person entitled to vote may appoint someone else to vote on his or her behalf (a proxy), to do this please click the link for the form below.
An application can be made by downloading the form here.