Thursday, 24 March 2011

Business Improvement District Bandwagon Jumping

Blimey, there seems to be an awful lot of bandwagon jumping at the moment about the proposed Business Improvement District in Coalville.

As the voting period for the BID nears its conclusion we see in todays Coalville Times letters from two local Councillors from minor political parties who are voicing their opinion against an introduction of the levy.

Where were those two councillors in the run up to the vote? Were they advising local businesses about the impact of the bid? I don't think so.

However, without blowing ones own trumpet (and bearing in mind I'm no supporter of the current NWLDC administration), back in January I blogged on this site, started posting tweets and sent an unpublished letter to The Coalville Times giving an impartial low down on the BID proposals.

You can see the blog here:

http://leonspence.blogspot.com/2011/01/call-to-coalville-businesses.html

It's very simple, you can rely on small parties with no realistic chance of taking power to be reactive and inflammatory (as we see in todays Coalville Times).

Or you can support experienced and responsible parties who lay out the facts and believe in local business people making their own informed choice.

1 comment:

  1. From the perspective of fairness I should say only 1 letter in this weeks Coalville Times specifically regards the BID. The letter of the other councillor was published previously.

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