A Camborne Business Improvement District (BID) is a step closer to reality following the publication of its draft proposal.
The 20-strong BID Camborne Steering Group will be circulating the details of its plans to local business rate payers, for spending a budget of nearly £600k over five years, aimed a providing a major fillip to business in Camborne.
Feedback from the draft proposal will then be used to shape the final proposal, which will be published in January, followed by a vote in February.
The draft proposal reflects the findings of a business survey conducted in May and draws on more than 80 responses in shaping the spending priorities. Top of the list, and commanding 60% of the budget, is a marketing and public relations campaign, to help “bring a renewed vigour and vitality to the town as part of a drive to increase ‘footfall’”.
Steering group chairman George Le Hunte said: “This latest consultation is crucial to the production of the final proposal.
“We’ve listened to what people have said and developed our ideas on the basis of this. Our proposed spend reflects the relative importance of the issues as seen by the businesses themselves. We need businesses to tell us whether we are on the right track; it’s the final opportunity to influence the proposal before the ballot.”
The Tyacks Hotel’s Daren Wilkinson added: “Camborne is changing for the better. BID Camborne will allow us to embrace these positive changes and get behind a new vision of the future; a Camborne where we can open people’s eyes to a tremendous new range of goods and services, show what a great town it is, how clean and well maintained it is; easy and convenient to use and a place where there is always something interesting to see or do.”