Photo: Welcome banners in town organised by BID Camborne.

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has given permission for Camborne business owners to vote on continuing as a Business Improvement District (BID) for a second term, 2017 to 2022.

 BID Camborne is a not for profit company funded by and led by local businesses. It is supported by the Government, but organised and funded by the town’s business owners under the guidance of an appointed manager. The decision whether or not to continue building on the improvements already brought to Camborne town centre will be made when levy payers vote on this issue in November.

 Ideas and opinions suggested during a recent consultation with BID Camborne members have shaped the business plan for the next five years. The vision for Camborne Can Do More (2017 – 2022), which has been approved by Cornwall Council, is all about continuing to improve the town – making it a welcoming, well-promoted, attractive destination for both visitors and local customers. It outlines what Camborne’s businesses have already achieved, what future improvements levy payers want and all that will be lost if the town loses its BID status. The business plan will be published and distributed to all BID Camborne members in October.

 If Camborne continues as a BID, it will be one of 205 in the UK and one of eight in Cornwall. The other seven Cornish BIDs are Truro, Falmouth, Newquay, St Austell, St Ives, Penzance and Newham Industrial Estate in Truro. Newquay, Truro and Falmouth have already voted to continue into a second term.


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