Truro BID: have your say

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Latest feedback from Truro suggests that 90% of local businesses are supportive of the city’s Business Improvement District (BID), as the organisation goes out on a major consultation process.

Neil Scott and the Truro BID team

The BID team has been pounding the streets and aims to visit over 400 businesses to collate their views on current BID projects and potential new initiatives for the renewed BID.

They are urging traders to get involved with a consultation process and shape the business plan for the next five years.

To help businesses understand everything they need to know about renewing the BID, an open meeting is taking place on Monday, April 23 from 6pm at the Town Hall.

All feedback gathered during the consultation will be used to write up a new business plan for 2012-2017, which is due to be published in May and taken to a ballot in July.

Neil Scott, BID manager, said: “We’re talking to the businesses in Truro to get them to help us shape the next business plan. We’re asking them “What would you like to see for the next five years?”

“People are providing feedback on a questionnaire which asks them to evaluate the existing projects and give their views on a range of potential new projects.

“We’re inputting the responses into a database and the responses to date indicate that 90% are supportive of the Truro BID – so we’re getting a strong message already.”

Truro businesses can also have their say by downloading a questionnaire from the enjoyturo website.