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Help Poole’s BID get down to business – traders and residents invited to have their say at open evening

Poole is celebrating after joining the thriving towns in the country which have embraced the opportunity to become a Business Improvement District, better known as a BID.

Companies in Poole have committed to promote the town centre and the quay to make it more attractive to shoppers and visitors and are hoping to see the same type of footfall which has helped business thrive in Wimborne and Dorchester, both BID towns already.

Now the Directors of Poole BID are asking local people for ideas on how to improve vitality and vibrancy during the five year plan.

The BID has been backed by traders all keen to boost the town centre and quay as a destination for everyone. The Directors of the BID – volunteers committed to enhancing the area – are inviting businesses and residents to meet them to find out about the exciting opportunities and plans for improvement.

A ‘Time for Change’ open evening is being held on Thursday, 11 August at The Quayside Emporium on Poole Quay. This informal get together will enable businesses, which will be paying an annual levy to fund projects, to discover more about and influence what their money could be spent on.

Local residents are also welcome to the event from 6-8pm so they can give their views on what needs to be done to make Poole a place to be proud of.

The BID will fund projects not covered by the Borough of Poole with the aim of boosting the town centre and quay’s prosperity.

The problem of litter will be one of the first issues to be tackled and a new Christmas celebration is on the cards as part of a calendar of special events.

Director Jenny Wilde said: “The Business Improvement District means a new sense of community can be created with traders and residents working together to make the area more attractive and welcoming. There is so much to offer in the centre and along Poole Quay and this is the opportunity to improve the facilities for everyone.”

“It’s important that we know what people want to gain and this evening is a chance for everyone to contribute their ideas. Everyone is excited about the future of Poole and all that can be achieved.”

As the meeting finishes at 8pm, there will be chance for everyone attending to enjoy the entertainment on the quay and the firework display which follows at 10pm.

We very much look forward to meeting you.

 
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