Voting has begun to determine if Camborne will continue as a Business Improvement District (BID) for another five years.

The ballot papers and business plan for the second term – Camborne Can Do More 2017 to 2022 – were distributed to BID levy payers last month. Voting opened today (Nov 1) and closes at 5pm on Thursday, December 1. The result will be declared the following day.

As a not-for-profit company that is funded by approximately 300 Camborne-based businesses who contribute an annual sum equal to 2% of their premises’ rateable value, with a £100 minimum levy, BID Camborne is one of 250 BIDs in the country and one of eight in Cornwall.

Its five-year business renewal plan aims to build on the foundations laid by the first term, which included such initiatives as Christmas events, a new town website and improved town presentation standards.

BID manager, Mel Martin, said: “There are some very exciting ideas, including exploring the possibility of developing a visitor attraction that showcases Camborne’s incredible heritage.

“We also intend to consult with our community seeking views on the future direction of our town in 2017 if we secure a second term. Our strapline is ‘Can Do More’ and that’s exactly what we intend.”

For more detailed information on the renewal business plan, click here.