As Newquay Business Improvement District (BID) works on its business plan for the next five years (subject to a successful ballot), the town’s businesses are demonstrating their support for its renewal.
The not-for-profit organisation has served the town for almost a decade delivering projects and services to support the Newquay business community. Currently approaching the end of its second five-year term which is due to cease on March 31, the BID hopes to be reinstated for a further five-year period.
The completed business plan outlining the key aims and objectives that the BID will lead on for the upcoming five-year term will be issued to every single BID levy payer by the end of October via hard copy in the post. A digital download and link will also be circulated via email and through social media platforms.
Ballot papers will be issued to all BID levy paying members via post, on November 10. Businesses will then have a 28-day period to cast their votes, which is a straightforward ‘yes’ or ‘no’ vote, before the voting closes on Thursday December 10. The announcement over the future of Newquay BID will then be made the following morning.
Some of the businesses supporting their BID include Jenny Briant of Fistral Beach Surf School. She said: “I hope there is a vote of confidence in the BID from the businesses that it represents. I have championed Newquay BID since its formation back in 2011 and have been a member of the BID board so have seen first-hand the transformative work that goes on behind the scenes to improve Newquay’s vibrant business landscape.
“If the BID is not voted back in then there will no longer be an individual body devoted solely to and fighting for Newquay’s success. I personally and professionally would like to see this critical work continue.”