The CH1ChesterBID campaign moved up a gear this week after the formal application to hold a ballot was submitted to the Government’s Business Secretary, Vince Cable, and Cheshire West and Chester Council.
Campaign organiser, CH1ChesterBID Company, submitted the official paperwork, paving the way for the big vote in June this year, when more than 500 businesses within Chester’s proposed BID area will decide whether to embrace the opportunity to create a more sustainable city centre.
Paul Daniels, Chairman of CH1ChesterBID Company, said: “Submitting our intention to hold a ballot is a critical part of the process so we’re very pleased to have reached this milestone.
Now we need to focus on making sure that all the businesses in the BID area know exactly what a BID will do for them and for the city.
We’re hosting a Benefits of the BID event at the Palatine Room in Chester Town Hall on the 8th of April to outline some of the improvements that a BID would bring to Chester. We’d encourage all BID-area business owners and managers to attend.” Paul added.
“There are only 3 months to go before the ballot, but we’ve been delighted with the initial support we’ve received and we hope that, come June, the businesses will all pull together to vote Yes to a BID in Chester.”