The St Peters Quarter BID Business Plan and Proposal has been backed by local businesses with 59.2% by number and 67.4% by Rateable Value voting YES in the postal ballot, the outcome of which was announced earlier today.
The turnout percentage was 48.4% (an increase on 2011 and last summer's Renewal Ballot)
The BID will re-commence operations on 1 April 2017.
This means work can commence on delivering the four key objectives of the BID Plan:
Making the area safer and more inviting
Making it smarter and more attractive
Making it welcome and accessible
Making it an area recognised as a great place to shop, relax and be entertained
Helen Wathall, Chair of St Peters Quarter Board and MD of G Wathall & Son, Macklin Street expressed her delight at the outcome of the ballot:
"I am delighted and very relieved that the re-ballot has been successful. We now have the mandate to work together as businesses and with our partners to tackle the issues that we in St Peters Quarter and visitors to the area all face.
Working together, through the BID, we can now ensure that St Peters Quarter is in the position to reach its full potential and become a thriving area once again."
Further news will follow next week, but if you are interested in joining working groups that will look at the implementation of the activities set out in the BID plan, please contact