Freedom of information request response - 05419
I would like to request details of any funds used by the authority in relation to the establishment of a business improvement district regardless, of the outcome of this spend.
I am interested in monies spent hiring consultants to write a business plan and carry out a ballot as well as funds spent on any feasibility studies which may have not, or not yet, resulted in a business improvement district being established.
In the event of funds having been spent I would also like to know the name of the area in question, X Town Centre or Y Industrial Estate for example. In the event of a business improvement district being established the only information I require is the name of the organisation.
Penrith BID development: Eden paid £5,000 towards total costs of £15,000. The remaining amount was funded through grant funding from the Rural Development Programme for England.
Database and compilation of ballot mailing list : £1,000
Penrith BID Ballot 2012: £1403.12 (ex. VAT)
Penrith BID mid-term review: £1,450 towards costs of £2,900. The remaining 50% was paid by the BID.
Penrith BID Ballot renewal 2017: £2,155.02 (ex. VAT)
Penrith Industrial BID
Drafting of BID proposal: £780
Contribution towards brochure and website: £656.46
Penrith Industrial BID Ballot 2018: £1553.90 (ex. VAT)
Potential for an Appleby BID
Eden District Council have drawn up a Service Level Agreement with Appleby Community Enterprises to undertake some business support and development work in Appleby. Up to £4,000 of this can be used to undertake survey and feasibility work on the potential of developing a BID.