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Businesses In Weymouth Urged To Vote YES


5:02pm 12th December 2012

Businesses in Weymouth are being urged to vote yes to the town becoming a Business Improvement District.

Nigel Reed - Chair of the steering group has now written to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government formally requesting that a ballot takes place next year.

Pro Bid supporters say a YES vote would generate at least £250,000  a year, for 5 years, which can be used to increase business in the resort.

The BID will take on the task of implementing the projects set out in the final business plan, but only if enough YES votes are generated in May 2013.  

Some of the projects include:

-  Beating Seasonality in our Tourist Industry
-  Improving the Customer Experience
-  Visitor Information
-  Making Weymouth a Great Night Out
-  BID Evaluation & Feedback

Nigel Reed, Chairman of Weymouth BID Ltd said "The draft plans provide more detail on the costs and projects that will support the aims of the Just 5 areas highlighted above. Those that have received it should read and respond as requested as it is through these plans and the comments the BID receives back that will form the basis of the final business plan which needs to be completed by 13th February 2013."
Businesses are encouraged to register their interest in the Weymouth BID with Nigel Reed on 07557 142906 or email at info@weymouthbid.co.uk .  More information is available at www.weymouthbid.co.uk.

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