Businesses vote to approve Clevedon BID

PUBLISHED: 17:00 25 April 2018

The Triangle

The Triangle

Archant

Clevedon businesses have voted to approve plans for a Business Improvement District (BID).

A total of 62 per cent of the 108 traders in the proposed BID area who cast a vote in the ballot supported the project, which will see businesses with a rateable value of at least £5,000 pay a two per cent levy which is estimated to raise £500,000 over the BID’s five-year period.

The money will be spent on improving connectivity, marketing and enhancment of Clevedon’s retail and leisure areas.

MORE: BID business plan launched

BID co-chairman Victoria Saunders said: “The BID will enable 240 local businesses to work together in a more constructive and effective way to improve the shopping experience, so people come more often and stay longer.

“We aim to create a stronger sense of community feel with events and family and school-oriented activities.”

The BID will now be formalised in the shape of a limited company and a board of directors will be elected.

Agreed early projects include digital marketing, parking and events.

Other News Stories

Charity shop staff are hoping to ‘say thank you to the community’ as they celebrate the store’s fifth birthday.

Read more

Crowds gathered at a national charity’s base to march for cancer care at the weekend.

Read more
10:00

North Somerset Council will begin trialling a new phone service next month which allows the public to leave a message asking staff to call them back rather than waiting on hold.

Read more

A ‘fantastic’ provision which has helped build the confidence of children with mental and physical disabilities has reached the end of its first year of operations.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:00

A South West zoo has revealed the first photos of two new-born cubs, the first African lion cubs born in the UK since 2015.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:02

More people are dying in care homes instead of in hospital.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:58

Fewer families are using North Somerset’s children centres since services suffered cut backs.

Read more
Fri, 16:58

Live music, comedy and a double header of two iconic sci-fi films are just a handful of the activities taking place across the district this weekend.

Read more

Most rubbish and recycling collections are being collected on time, says North Somerset Council, following a summer of problems with the service.

Read more
Fri, 08:00

A crackdown on hate crime has been announced by Avon and Somerset Constabulary.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Image
Read the North Somerset Times e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 8°C

Useful Links

Reader Travel

Clevedon Tide report

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

North Somerset Times twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications