New Bury business initiative voted in

BURY St Edmunds business leaders are celebrating after a vote earlier today secured a new economic chapter in the town's history.

Jonathan Schofield

BURY St Edmunds business leaders are celebrating after a vote earlier today secured a new economic chapter in the town's history.

The Bid4Bury vote took place in the Corn Exchange this morning with 59% of those balloted supporting a Business Improvement District (BID) for the town centre.

This means that businesses with a rateable value of more than �10,000 will gain greater control on commercial decisions taken in the town.


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Following the two-year project to introduce the BID, Bury town centre manager Steve Peters said: “This is the start of a new era for the town centre, and has the potential to propel Bury further, as a quality shopping and business destination. It's now up to businesses, without any outside interference, to bring the benefits of the BID to their own trading environment.”

For the full story see tomorrow's East Anglian Daily Times.

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