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Weymouth BID Submit Their Business Plan

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2:58pm 25th February 2013

The Weymouth BID business plan will be considered by the Borough Council's Management Committee on the 5th March.

Modifications have been made after the steering group held a drop in session back in January - they say they've listened to local businesses.

Two more drop in events will be held on Thursday 14th March and Thursday 18th April at 15h30 - 18h00 at the William Henry public house in Weymouth where refreshments will be provided.  These meetings are only for Weymouth businesses within the potential levy payment area.

The BID are due to ballot businesses in May, once approval is given by the council.

Brian Cooper Manager of the BID Marketing Group said "It was really interesting to hear the ideas and concerns directly from the businesses within the levy payment area.  As a direct result of the meeting held on 31 January the Steering Group have listened to local business owners and have made modifications to the Weymouth BID business plan which has been submitted to Weymouth & Portland Borough Council for review at the management committee meeting on 5th March".

Mr Cooper went on to say "At the meeting on 5th March, the Council's role will be to  agree the business plan and check that it does not conflict with any local authority policies, it will also agree that the BID should conduct a ballot in May"

The Weymouth BID Steering Group:

Name                                 Company

Nigel Reed                           Chair & BID Co-ordinator
Barrie Huett                         Albert Goodman
Brian Cooper                       Resort Marketing Ltd
Cherise Luke-Bennett           Battens
Craig Dunkerley                   Merlin Entertainment - Sea Life
Rob Jones                           Weymouth College Vice Principal
Chris Reay                           Channel Hotel
Roger Dalton                       HTS Seafood Festival WP Economy Group Chair
Tim Williams                        Wilkinsons
Rob Cole                             The Esplanade Hotel
Anna-Maria Geare                 President WP Chamber & LloydsTSB  
Trevor Hedger                     EDO WPBC BID Support Officer

The Weymouth BID Steering Group continued

Sophie Jibet  Kermani           The Dining Room
Joy Sangster                        Dream Cottages
Steve Newstead                   Wetherspoon's
Nick Maybour                       McDonalds
Ian Moore                           Howleys Toymaster
Craig Tizzard                      Debenhams
Cllr Ian Munro Price             WPBC Briefholder

Nigel Reed, Chair of the Weymouth BID said: "Following the local authority management meeting on 5th March we can start working towards obtaining a YES vote for Weymouth.     If successful, this would generate at least £300,000 a year for 5 years at a time when public funds are reducing.  We are canvassing various groups of people over the next 3 months and on the 28th February the Weymouth BID Steering Group will be meeting with students from Budmouth College who will hopefully be able to view a younger persons view of the BID business plan and project".

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