The Camborne Business Improvement District (BID Camborne) has introduced a number of measures to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on Camborne.
These include contacting every business to see what support they need; explaining the financial help available from the Government; writing to George Eustice MP to lobby for urgent additional support for the town; asking about the possibility of bringing forward the £25 million earmarked for Camborne as part of the Cornwall Council Towns Fund and calling for the match funding requirement to be cancelled.
BID Camborne is also working with other BID colleagues throughout the south west and beyond to ask Government to fund a one-year levy payment holiday so that BIDs businesses can survive and BID can continue to support the town and its traders.
BID Camborne manager, Anna Pascoe, said: “This is an extremely tough time for everyone and we are doing all that we can to support local businesses, reduce risk and achieve a COVID-free Camborne, Cornwall and country as quickly as possible.
“Anyone who isn’t providing an essential service should follow the Government’s guidance to stay at home. That way, fewer people will die and we can collectively get on with repairing our lives sooner than might otherwise be the case. Sadly, that’s the reality.”
BID directors have cancelled all face-to-face meetings and all communication is via phone, email and online platforms. BID Camborne member businesses needing support can get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org.