Campaigners push Liverpool BID proposal
Business support organisation, Professional Liverpool, is holding a breakfast briefing to promote the yes campaign for the Business Improvement District vote.
Garry Banks, a director of Ove Arup & Partners and a member of the board of Liverpool Commercial Business District, will explain the background behind the proposed Business Improvement District at The Red Rooms, The Plaza, 100 Old Hall Street, Liverpool on Wednesday 18 May at 8.00am.
A spokesman for Professional Liverpool said: "Liverpool's Commercial District has witnessed impressive growth over the last five years largely due to the additional services and raised profile provided by the Liverpool Commercial Business District Partnership. A new model is now needed to increase funding, build upon our achievements and safeguard the future growth and prosperity of the district.
"This free presentation will provide some background to the BIDs, set the context for the Commercial District, and also outline the process, timescales and key objectives of the business plan. It will allow you to access vital information, express your views and hear those of fellow businesses."
More than 800 ratepayers will be balloted on the BID proposal, Liverpool's second after one for the main retail area, which seeks to raise more than £600,000 a year for enhanced marketing, maintenance and physical improvements through a levy equivalent to 1% of rateable value.
A majority yes vote is required to bring a BID into force. The ballot opened on Friday 29 April and will close on 27 May, with a final decision expected three days later.
The proposed new BID area would be bounded by Leeds Street in the north and James Street in the south and run from west-east from The Strand to Pall Mall, mirroring the boundaries currently controlled by Liverpool CDP.
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