The new BID will have three main themes: Marketing and Animating; Attracting Investment; and Lobbying and Representation.
Marketing and animating:
We will continue to deliver events such as the Christmas lights switch-on and Halloween, provide funding support to other event organisers, install vibrant floral displays, and improve and maintain the Lord Street, Tulketh Street and Chapel Street tree lights. We will also continue to fund marketing campaigns (in conjunction with Marketing Southport) to attract more visitors to Southport.
We will promote Southport as a business location. We will work alongside Sefton Council to submit funding applications to attract additional grants to help improve the town centre.
Lobbying and representation:
We will provide a voice for businesses in the town centre, focusing on championing the issues that matter to Southport.
The manifesto detailing the new BID arrangements, projects, and governance arrangements and the balloting timetable will be available here soon. The manifesto will also be sent to all eligible voters as part of the balloting process by the 6th May at the latest.
Please read our Business Plan here for full details