St Ives BID 3

Third Term Renewal 2024 – 2029

‘Please vote Yes from 19th September 2023 to 19th October 2023’

St Ives BID Third Term 2024-2029

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.

We hope businesses will be minded to to vote YES √ to St Ives BID continuing for a third term.

Click the image to view our 2023 Business Plan.
Click the image to view our 2023 Business Plan.

Please remember, a ‘No’ vote will mean that all St Ives BID’s project and services currently delivered as well as those proposed in our business plan will end and it is highly unlikely in the current climate that any other organisation will pick up the shortfall.

If you would like to discuss anything further then do drop us a line by emailing Sarah Hooper at and we can arrange a time to do this.

Thank you for your contribution and for being part of an exciting future for St Ives.

St Ives BID Team

Summer 2023 Main consultation sharing our draft proposals taking on board early feedback and sent to circa 320 levy paying businesses
August 2023 Formal request to Cornwall Council to run ballot
September 2023 Business Plan despatched to all levy payers. Notice of ballot published on Monday 4th September 2023 with ballot papers issued on Monday 18th September 2023 signifying the start of the minimum 28 day postal ballot
Thursday 19th October 2023 Close of ballot on Thursday 19th October 2023 at 5pm
Friday 20th October 2023 The result notified on Friday 20th October 2023
Saturday 1st June 2024 If the vote is successful, the third term of St Ives BID begins

Baseline – Services provided by statutory organisations within St Ives that have a correlation to the projects that the BID will deliver have been documented. The purpose of this it to ensure that St Ives BID is adding value to current service provision and supporting businesses rather than replacing or duplicating existing services.

An agreement in principle, subject to a successful ‘yes’ vote, has been reached with Cornwall Council, Devon and Cornwall Police and St Ives Town Council that these baselines will be reviewed each year. Cornwall Council issues will be reported through the localism team at Cornwall Council as and when they occur.

For these baselines see below.

BID 3 Documents