Local Government Act 2003 Business Improvement Districts (England) Regulations 2004
Business Improvement District For Eden District Council Declaration of result Friday 1 December 2017
I, Matthew Neal, being the Ballot Holder hereby declare that the result of the Penrith BID ballot is as follows:
|Total number of votes cast in the ballot, excluding any given on ballot papers rejected||183|
|Aggregate rateable value of each hereditament in respect of which a person voted in the ballot||£5,661,400|
|Total number of votes cast in favour of the proposed Penrith Business Improvement District for Eden District Council||135|
|Aggregate rateable value of each hereditament in respect of which a person voting in the ballot has voted in favour of the proposed Penrith Business Improvement District for Eden District Council||£3,740,200|
I hereby declare that the proposal to establish a Penrith Business Improvement District for Eden District Council is approved. A majority of the Business ratepayers in the proposed BID area who voted, voted in favour of the proposal, both by aggregate rateable value and numbers voting.
Returning Officer and Ballot Holder
The total number of ballot papers rejected was as follows:
2 Unsigned, unmarked or void for uncertainty.
We are…402 businesses in the heart of Penrith, working together with Eden District Council, Penrith Town Council and local organisations within the town.
We want…to improve Penrith as a thriving and vibrant town for local people and visitors alike – a great place to enjoy and do business in
promote Penrith as a destination of choice for shopping, leisure and tourism;
take pride in Penrith, looking after our town centre as an attractive, welcoming place for all to enjoy;
make it easy and affordable to park in Penrith;
create a professional Penrith, working together to help our businesses run efficiently and investing in the professional development and skills of our business people.
All the above will be refered to as the 4P's
“We love where we live, we love what we do and I felt it important to be part of the BID to secure the future of independent businesses such as ours, and also to promote our beautiful town and everything it has to offer.”
Sarah Graham of Arragons Cycles – Penrith BID board member