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Extension for Comments on Yorkshire Coast D-BID

Extension for Comments on Yorkshire Coast D-BID

Published by Jon Burke at 11:54am 4th February 2020.

Businesses affected by the Yorkshire Coast D-BID scheme, now have longer to share their experiences of the ballot.

The Association of Electoral Administrators is conducting an independent investigation into the role of Scarborough Borough Council, as the authority which managed the vote process at the end of 2018.

Companies in Scarborough Borough and the East Riding are all invited to share their experiences.

In the interests of transparency and completeness, prior to completing the draft of his report, Chief Executive of the AEA, Peter Stanyon, is interested in receiving written comments from any parties affected by the BID. Comments should be limited to the scope of the investigation, that is, the role of Scarborough Borough Council in carrying out the actual ballot and should be submitted by email to peter.stanyon@aea-elections.co.uk by Thursday 6th February 2020, extended from the end of last week.

The deadline was originally the end of last week

Emails should clearly indicate the interest the person making the submission has in relation to the BID and whether they are commenting as an individual or on behalf of a group.

It comes after several companies have expressed concern about the process, claiming that they didn't know about the scheme and didn't receive a ballot paper.

Meanwhile, Scarborough and Whitby MP, Robert Goodwill, has written to the Secretary of State for Local Government, Robert Jenrick, asking him to look into the issue further.

Goodwill letter


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Richard Kirby, on 4th February 2020 5:37pm
Yorkshire Coast Bid, yet another cost to local businesses, I was on the understanding that this was for tourist based businesses so owning a double glazing company it was a shock to receive a bill, I did ring the bid to discuss this however my call is yet to be returned,
If the council want to improve tourism I have some suggestions as follows: remove most of the traffic lights to actually allow people into the town, allow free parking, make it policy that all the large property developers invest money into the town centre, stop out of town traders been able to set up markers selling the same things as our shops, allow local shops to spill out into the street to promote their goods ?

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