Members sought for BID board
CANTERBURY: The controversial Canterbury Business Improvement District is looking for local businessowners to make up its new permanent board of directors. Levy paying members of the BID have all been sent packs telling them how to stand for the board, should they want to. Since being formed last year, the BID has been guided by a board chiefly made up of local business owners who supported it. Now, the interim board is standing down, to be replaced by a permanent one. There are 13 places open for those who have paid their BID levy to self-nominate. They must be seconded by another levy payer. Eight of the available places are designated for particular sectors: small independent retail, business services (two places), hospitality, Whitefriars, night time economy, large retail and education. The remaining five are for any qualifying levy paying businesses, irrespective of sector. The board will also be made up of representatives of Canterbury City Council, Kent County Council and Canterbury Cathedral. In addition, there are three non-voting Observer places taken by the Canterbury Society (two places) on behalf of city centre residents and Kent Police. Nominations taken until Friday, February 27, so levy payers must respond by then.
Herne Bay Times, March 11th 2015