Truro BID marks half-way point


The first Business Improvement District to be established in Cornwall is marking its mid-way point.

Totally Truro BID was established in October 2007 to tackle five projects over five years, including events, marketing and other improvements to make the city more attractive, more accessible and safer.

This month marks mid-term of delivery for the £1.2 million BID. Businesses have been invited to an open meeting at 6pm, Thursday, April 29 at the Town Hall to find out about progress in delivering BID projects and plans for future activity.

Neil Scott, BID manager, said: “The BID has always been about engaging with businesses in Truro and delivering projects that make an impact – projects that were identified and voted for by the businesses of Truro.

“In several projects, we have already delivered over and above our original objectives.

“We’re on track with our five year business plan so this mid-term review is a chance for BID members to feed back to us about activity and find out what we have planned.”

Following the open meeting on April 29, Totally Truro will be holding a drop-in session on Friday, April 30, 10am to 4.30pm, at the Town Hall, Boscawen Street.

Totally Truro BID was established following a successful ballot of businesses in July 2007. It will generate £1.2 million of funding to deliver the activities contained in its five-year business plan, running until 2012.