St Ives BID Renewal


St Ives BID will come to the end of its current five-year term at the end of May 2019.

Since 2014, St Ives BID has delivered projects and services that businesses identified as priorities; a list of achievements can be found here.

Under BID legislation, St Ives BID can renew for a further five years from 2019 – 2024 subject to a new business plan being published and a ballot being held.

In January 2018, we consulted with a small sample of levy paying members across a wide range of business sectors. 72% of the respondents said that they would be concerned if the BID finished and said that the projects and services delivered had benefited St Ives.

Want to see what the BID has achieved during it’s first term?

BID Achievements Document

We want your Feedback.

St Ives BID is now consulting with all levy payers to help inform the new business plan to be published in the New Year ahead of a March/April postal ballot.

We want to hear from St Ives levy paying businesses about their priorities for our town and where they think their levy could be best targeted to generate the greatest value.

Please complete our questionnaire – your comments will help to shape the final business plan to be published in January/February 2019.

The survey can either be completed as a hard copy, download the attachment and post it back to us or you can fill it in on line at Survey Monkey

Download Survey Hard Copy

Key Dates

January to February 2018
Consultation with a cross section of levy paying businesses

July -August 2018
Survey issued to circa 320 levy payers over £7,500 rateable value within the St Ives BID boundary

September 2018
Friday 21st September 2018 – closing date for all questionnaires

October 2018
Analysis of your feedback and final business plan drafted in response to your views

February 2019
Final business plan published and circulated to all levy paying businesses

March 2019
BID ballot papers issued and voting starts (28-day postal ballot)

18th April 2019
Close of postal ballot on Thursday 18th April 2019 at 5pm with result announced on Tuesday 23rd April 2019

1st June 2019
If the vote is successful, the second term of St Ives BID will commence