Lowestoft businesses back the BID

Emma King and Danny Steel (centre) with the 'Yes' posters.

Emma King and Danny Steel (centre) with the 'Yes' posters. - Credit: Nick Butcher

Supporters of a campaign to create a Business Improvement District (BID) for Lowestoft say the future economic development of the town has been secured following an overwhelming 'yes' vote by businesses in the town.

Results published last night show that more than 70pc of the businesses that voted gave the plans their backing to proposals to create a BID.

John Dugmore, chief executive of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, described the result as 'great news for Lowestoft, for local business and the local community'.

Over the past few months key local businesses and organisations have joined forces to propose the creation of a BID for the town centre, high street and parts of the Roman Hill ward, with a view to bringing positive ways of attracting new business, increasing retail and tourism footfall.

Emma King, bid manager for the project said: 'This is tremendous news for Lowestoft, its business and community.'

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Danny Steel, chairman of Lowestoft Vision, said: 'After months of planning and a great deal effort, the business community have recognised our efforts and see the positive changes that will emerge through the 'yes' vote.'


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