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. For further information on what has been delivered click https://staustelltown.co.uk/download/3835/

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.

To start the process of consulting with our businesses, we invite you to take part in our early survey to find out what you feel about St Austell BID, its achievements to date and what you think are the priorities to be delivered in the third term.

We will use the results to shape our business proposals coming back to all levy payers in the summer to check we have interpreted your feedback correctly.

So please let us know your priorities for our town, any possible projects, or new ideas where you feel your levy could be best targeted to generate the greatest value for the continued success of St Austell for the next five years.

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 –  https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/StAustellBID/

If you would like to discuss anything further, then do drop us a line by emailing 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 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