Dorchester BID continues for another 5 years

Dorchester BID received a resounding ‘YES’ vote from the eligible businesses in the Town.

Dorchester’s BID is one of the longest established in the county and works by businesses paying a percentage of their rateable value into the BID in return for services and initiatives which might attract people to use them.

Bid Director Phil Gordon said; “Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to vote in the ballot. Without your support and effort, we might not be here and for the next 5 years supporting the town and business communities so, a heart-felt thank you.

“I think we can all agree that the times ahead are still going to be challenging but hopefully, with the DBID in place we can work together to make it a little easier and meet the challenges together.”

Dorchester BID Ballot result: CIVICA, the independent ballot company appointed by Dorset Council has notified the results of the Dorchester BID ballot as follows:

  •  89% voted ‘Yes’ by number
  • 95% voted ‘Yes’ by rateable value

Over the past 5 years Dorchester BID has delivered business support projects involving training, promotional campaigns, training, parking. Projects involving security of premises, street furniture, music and entertainment have also been funded. The Town Ambassadors are also funded by the BID and offer a valuable service to visitors to the county town.

Dorchester Chamber for Business President Peter Greenaway added; “We look forward to our continued close relationship with the Dorchester BID team and look forward to supporting the new projects for the next 5 years.”

With over 100 members you can join Dorchester Chamber for business from £60p/a (no VAT).