St Austell BID will come to the end of its current term on 31st March 2023.

For almost a decade, St Austell BID has successfully delivered projects and services that businesses have identified as priorities and has continued to do so throughout the pandemic, supporting the town through a challenging time for us all. St Austell BID would like to thank all businesses and other partners in the town for the time and support they have given over the past five years which have enabled these initiatives to be successfully delivered.

For further information on what has been delivered during the second term and to find out more about St Austell BID, click here Consultation book.pdf

Under BID legislation, St Austell BID can be renewed for a further five years from April 2023 – March 2028 subject to a new business plan being published and a ballot being held.

In April, St Austell BID ran an early survey with a cross section of businesses from across the boundary and from different sectors to determine the appetite for a third term and to establish some early priorities; encouragingly, the majority of respondents supported the BID continuing and 79% said that the BID had made a positive difference to St Austell.  We have used this early feedback to suggest some project ideas under three main themes but want you to tell us if these are the right ones and also hear about any new ideas you may have. We will use the results to shape our next business plan.

We understand how busy you are so the survey has been designed to take no longer than 10 minutes, but there are opportunities for you to expand on comments and provide us with vital feedback. To take part in the survey click here – St Austell BID 3rd Term Consultation 2022

If you would like to discuss anything further, then do drop us a line by emailing Annette Miller at staustellbid@gmail.com and we can arrange a time to do this.

Thank you for your contribution and for being part of an exciting future for St Austell.

St Austell BID team


St Austell BID Third Term Timeline

April 2022 Early survey to gather initial views and feedback and to make sure we have the correct contact information for you
June 2022 Wider consultation sharing our draft proposals taking on board early feedback and sent to circa 200 levy paying businesses
August 2022 Consultation results analysed and business plan written and designed for the third term of St Austell BID
September 2022 Formal letter to Cornwall Council to hold the St Austell BID ballot
October 2022 Business plan available to all levy payers
October 2022 Notice of ballot published on 24th October 2022
November 2022 Ballot papers sent out to arrive by 9th November 2022 signifying start of 28-day postal ballot
December 2022 Close of ballot on Thursday 8th December 2022 at 5pm with the result notified on 9th December 2022
1st April 2023 If the vote is successful, the third term of St Austell BID begins