BID back on agenda for King’s Lynn

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This year will see a fresh attempt by businesses in Lynn town centre to set up their own Business Improvement District (BID).

A ballot in spring 2014 saw a ‘no’ vote by businesses in the town centre – despite 54 per cent of votes cast saying ‘yes’ with 52 per cent of the total rateable value being against.

Now as part of the process, the BID Steering Group appointed Carl Hedger to the role of BID campaign manager.

Mr Hedger has previously worked for the Norwich BID and brings with him a wealth of business experience.

His role will be the main BID contact for all stakeholders and business owners.

He said; “I’ve seen first-hand just how much positive benefit a successful BID can bring and I’m keen to work with the businesses in King’s Lynn town centre to secure a positive outcome this time.

“I’m looking forward to meeting business owners and managers over the forthcoming weeks and talking to them about the undoubted benefits a BID can bring.”

Darren Taylor, managing director of KL.FM and vice-chair of the BID Steering Group said; “There was an overall majority in favour of the BID last time but we narrowly missed out on the second criteria, that of total rateable value.

“This time we’re confident that we can secure the ‘yes’ vote that King’s Lynn businesses absolutely want.”