Dunfermline Delivers YES vote for city centre
Archived news: published on Friday 19 Jun 2009 by Fife Council
Businesses have given their backing to plans to reinvigorate Dunfermline city centre by delivering a ‘Yes’ vote for Scotland’s latest Business Improvement District (BID).
The Dunfermline Delivers BID wants to inject new life into the area and will include projects to improve the retail mix and make the city centre more accessible. It will also seek to enhance the perception and image of
The BID has a baseline service agreement with Fife Council, Fife Constabulary and Visitscotland to ensure that no BID money will be used to deliver services already provided by these statutory authorities.
Bill Fletcher Chair of Dunfermline Delivers said: “This is a huge shot in the arm for
Susan Hughes, Dunfermline Delivers commented: “
Dunfermline Delivers is the seventh BID in
When this financial support is added to the levy collected, Dunfermline Delivers will have a budget of approximately £1.5m over the next five years to assist with improving business in the city and the regeneration of the city centre.
Councillor Tony Martin, Strategic Chair of Fife Council’s Environment,
“Thursday’s YES vote is excellent news for Dunfermline and for
“The BID gives
Voting took place throughout May and June with the ballot closing on Thursday June 18.
A total of 47% of eligible businesses voted representing 50.5% of the rateable value and easily satisfying the turnout threshold of 25%. 72.9% of businesses voted in favour of the BID which represented 61.1% of the rateable value, a resounding mandate for the BID.
John Swinney, Cabinet Secretary for Finance & Sustainable Growth said:
“This decision by businesses across
“At a time of global economic turmoil, business people across
“But we also need businesses themselves to do their bit and where possible work together for their collective benefit and for the good of the local economy. That is why I am delighted businesses in
Ian Davison Porter, Project Director, Business
“This is great news for Dunfermline, the seventh BID in
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