BID improving Falmouth vision

Falmouth BID manager Richard Wilcox at the Threadbare site

The Falmouth Business Improvement District (BID) has again moved to improve the town’s appearance by revamping the former Threadbare shop along Killigrew Street.

It is the fourth site revamp undertaken by Falmouth BID, following on from 1 Market Strand, the Woolworths site and the prominent ex-Threshers shop.

The five-year Falmouth BID initiative has a number of priority areas, as laid out in its manifesto, including destination marketing, event led activity and business support.

This, the Vacant Unit project, sits within the Physical Improvements Priority Area which has this year seen the launch of a new Falmouth map, the installation of flags, bunting and floral displays in the main retail areas, the revamp to the Ponsharden hoardings area and new public seating.

Falmouth BID Manager Richard Wilcox, said: “No-one wants to see vacant sites in the town and although Falmouth has the lowest percentage of empty units of any town in the south west, we are all working hard to get them occupied as quickly as possible.

“Until that happens however, the Falmouth BID will work as innovatively and productively as it can with agents and landlords to improve the appearance of these sites.”