Five more years for Falmouth BID

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The Falmouth Business Improvement District (BID) has been voted in for a second five-year programme following a successful renewal ballot.

An overwhelming majority (87%) of voting businesses have indicated their support for the BID to continue investing in projects for the town.

Falmouth BID manager, Richard Wilcox, said: “I’m extremely pleased at such a positive response from the town.

It’s great that Falmouth has so many proactive businesses that understand the need to pull together and work as a team to further enhance our promotional efforts, public realm, events and festivals and lots more besides.

“The ‘yes’ vote means that a minimum of £600k can be allocated to even more creative projects over the next five years, a result of businesses coming together for the common good.”

Cllr Geoffrey Evans, Mayor of Falmouth, added: “This is excellent news for the town and I’m delighted that the work of the BID and the Falmouth Town Team has been endorsed in such an emphatic manner. In the current climate of austerity, the initiatives, many of which are being delivered in partnership have been very successful and ensure that our community’s needs are met.”

The second BID programme will start on April 1 and run until March 31, 2019.