Summer 2020 COVID Round-up

This year BID took on a very different role to previous years, as did the whole world in response to COVID 19 and all the challenges it brought.

This year BID took on a very different role to previous years, as did the whole world in response to COVID 19 and all the challenges it brought.

Of primary importance was to share information as and when it was available to all Levy Payers pertaining to businesses, government guidelines and COVID generally, virtually on a daily basis. Meetings with our MP, Cornwall Council, Town Council, and South West Bid Managers to ensure all information available at any one time was shared with Levy Payers

Bid also at the start of lockdown played a part together with a number of other groups in supporting the community as a whole, sharing the towns newsletters of what was available and where to get help, then to ensure that they were distributed that to every household in the parish.

StIves BID COVID signage and round up

BID supported businesses reopening with signage, getting advice, help where required for grant applications, and generally staying in touch on regular basis for welfare and wellbeing of Levy payers in difficult circumstances.

Working from the very beginning in collaboration with Town Council and Cornwall Council to draw up the town safety plan and put this into place, with reviews on weekly basis to adjust to the current status.

After helping the town to reopen on 4th July, our next challenge was to reassure and welcome people safely back to St Ives, including a short video to explain how that works.

As from the very beginning BID has been all about communication, continuing to stay in touch, and care about the wellbeing of its Levy Payers