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No Scarborough or Whitby Yorkshire Coast D-BID Directors

No Scarborough or Whitby Yorkshire Coast D-BID Directors

Published by Karen Liu at 9:24am 14th July 2020.

Businesses which are opposed to the Yorkshire Coast D-BID scheme are asking the company behind it whether its serving its purpose.

It is as there are no longer Directors serving either Scarborough or Whitby and only one in Bridlington.

Each town is supposed to have two representing firms in their areas.

Hero Sumner, Member of the Yorkshire Coast Levy Payers' Association, said:

"How do they feel that the independent businesses are being represented when there's nobody looking after Whitby, and nobody making sure that Scarborough's interests are being cared for?

Where's the protection for businesses that says their money's being spent according to the way it was set out in their business plan? 

It takes away from what they say on their website that the private sector directors share a protected 81% of voting power. But it means the private sector is not represented at all and this is supposed to be business led."

Hero has been speaking to Yorkshire Coast Radio's Jon Burke:

A spokesperson for the Yorkshire Coast D-BID company said:

“On behalf of the Yorkshire Coast BID team, we would like to thank Rudi Barman, Antony Snow, Mark Miller for their effort and support over the last year.

As members of the board, they have helped us shape our vison to promote, protect and support the Yorkshire Coast, ensuring everything we do is in the very best interest of all levy-paying businesses and providing invaluable experience and insight throughout.

We appreciate that they have other commitments that require their time and focus in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak and we wish them all the best for the future.

Over the next twelve months, we look forward to delivering the outstanding programme which the board has approved and developed.

Our exciting plans will be announced in the coming months as we work together to make the Yorkshire Coast a thriving place for all its businesses, residents and visitors.

We are currently accepting new representative applications to our board.

Members of the BID company can apply and new appointments will be made in September to allow for business owners to focus on their own businesses over the peak summer period.”

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