First Feedback Event
The ‘First Feedback’ event, held at Colbea on Thursday 14th March, attracted over 50 businesses to canvas opinion on the possibility of a Northern Colchester BID, as well as ways to guarantee a sustainable future for all businesses and ideas for how to attract new business to the area.
Fabulous Feasibility Study
CRM Consultancy were commissioned to carry out an independent feasibility study into the possibility of introducing a Business Improvement District (BID) into the Northern Colchester area. Responses were collated from a comprehensive selection of sectors and businesses throughout Northern Colchester. The initial cold survey results showed over 80% of those completing the survey were in favour of a business-led group to deliver on improvements to the area, 55% were in favour of a business-funded initiative and 52% were in support of a BID as a model moving forward (and 39% undecided, which is in line with other “cold” surveys). The feasibility study identified an appetite to move on with the development of a BID and recommended that Northern Colchester should move towards the next stage of the BID process, which entails a thorough consultation period. The feasibility study identified a number of topics, themes and issues from security to traffic and outdoor spaces – these themes will be explored further in the consultation phase. For more information, please email [email protected]