St Ives BID Renewal


St Ives BID will come to the end of its current five-year

term at the end of May 2019.

A second term can begin on 1st June 2019

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

St Ives BID would like to thank all businesses and other partners in the town for the time and support they have given over the past five years which have enabled these initiatives to be successfully delivered.

Last summer, in anticipation of the BID’s first term drawing to a close, St Ives BID consulted widely with circa 318 businesses in the town and with head offices addresses where appropriate.

Over 170 businesses engaged in the consultation through relaying their feedback in person or by completing the second term questionnaire.  Encouragingly, 75% of respondents said they supported a second term and would vote ‘yes’.

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. Our second term business plan has been shaped by the views of our levy paying businesses and can be found here. All eligible levy payers within the BID boundary will receive a copy in the post during February 2019.

Please read through this proposal, taking note of what’s new for BID 2, how St Ives BID intends to work in partnership and their vision, aims and objectives, all informed by our business community.

In addition, to ease the financial burden on businesses, the BID levy has been reduced from 2% to 1.5% during the second term in recognition of last year’s hike in rateable values. This means that the majority of businesses will pay less in the next five years than they have in the first term.

St Ives BID will generate over half a million pounds of funding over the five-year term, supplemented by voluntary contributions, sponsorship, grants and by working closely with partners to make the most effective use of shared resources.

The notice of ballot will be issued on 5th March with ballot papers arriving on or around 19th March for a 28-day postal ballot. All votes need to be received by Cornwall Council on or before Thursday 18th April at 5pm.

A Notice of Ballot can be downloaded.

Proxy Voters – applications to appoint a proxy can be obtained by downloading the application form, completing it and then sending it back as an attachment FAO John Simmons at  Alternatively, the form can be posted back to John Simmons, Deputy Ballot Holder, Cornwall Council Electoral Services, 39 Penwinnick Road, St Austell, PL25 5DR.  Applications must be received by 5pm on Monday 8th April 2019.  A proxy can be cancelled by notifying the ballot holder no later than Thursday 11th April 2019

Lost Ballot Papers – ballot papers will be sent to those who are eligible to vote on Monday 18th March 2019.  If you (or your proxy if you appoint one) have not received your ballot paper by Thursday 11th April  2019 you may apply to the ballot holder for a replacement paper providing evidence of your identity.

Please use this template to apply for a replacement paper. The letter should be copied onto your headed paper, signed by the voter and include your UPRN which can be found on your rates bill.  St Ives BID will also have a record of your UPRN if you give them a call. The letter can be posted back to the Deputy Ballot Holder or emailed FAO John Simmons at

Please take a look through the BID renewal information below:

St Ives Renewal Business Plan 2019 – 2024

St Ives BID Second Term Consultation Questionnaire

St Ives BID Achievements Document

St Ives BID Business Plan Press Release

St Ives Town Baseline Documents

Key Dates

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

July -August 2018
Survey issued to circa 318 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


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. View the St Ives Town Baseline Documents.