Businesses asked for their views on proposal for Business Improvement District

Businesses in Rhyl and Prestatyn are being asked for their views on developing a Business Improvement District (BID).

With initial support from businesses in Rhyl and Prestatyn, Denbighshire County Council has commissioned Mosaic Partnership to work with the wider local business community to enable them to understand whether a BID for the two towns would be beneficial.

Businesses now have the chance to have their say on how a BID could help their business and give their views on a formal BID process being launched by taking part in an online survey as well as attending one of two workshop sessions. 

A BID is a business-led and funded body formed to improve a defined area.

They provide additional or improved services as identified and requested by local businesses. Services could include extra safety measures, promotional activity, cost saving activities or environmental improvements.

BIDs are funded by a mandatory levy on all eligible businesses following a successful ballot.

Cllr Hugh Evans, Leader of Denbighshire County Council, said: “The process of developing a BID involves widespread consultation with businesses to ascertain what improvements they want and may be prepared to pay towards.

“We asked businesses across the county and Rhyl and Prestatyn were the areas that indicated they wanted to explore the option further.

“At this stage we are talking to businesses to see if they would be interested in pursuing a formal BID proposal.

“We want as many businesses as possible to engage with this process so that the BID can act on the views of the businesses community in Rhyl and Prestatyn.

“This is a process that will be led by the businesses community with the County Council helping them to get the initial stages set up.”

The Mosaic Partnership has developed more than 100 BIDs in the UK and abroad.

Business workshops will be held at Rhyl Town Hall on Thursday, June 22, at 5pm and at the Scala Cinema, Prestatyn on Friday, June 23, at 5pm.

You can take part in the survey here                           

 

Posted on Wednesday 14th June 2017