Making a BID for Carnoustie

A calculator, pen, and financial statement.
A calculator, pen, and financial statement.

Carnoustie folk are being reminded that there will be a meeting next week to discuss the proposed Business Improvement District.

The steering committee of Connecting Carnoustie, the name given to the proposed Business Improvement District (BID), has announced that there will be an open meeting for all businesses in the town at the Golf Hotel at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 11.

Topics to be covered include an explanation of how the BID process works - set up as part of the Scottish Governments Town Centre initiative; how it will work in Carnoustie; the progress so far; a detailed review of the current outline business plan for the town; the opportunity to add to or amend it; and a discussion of the business benefits that could be created as the result of a positive vote in the ballot to be held later in the year.

There will be an opportunity for detailed questioning and open debate.

Additionally at this meeting, business owners will be able to book later one to one sessions with the BID consultants who are being funded by both the Scottish Government and Angus Council.

For further details please contact consultants Gordon Reid at Gordon@carlogie-consulting.com, Neil Cooney at neil_cooney@hotmail.com or the BID website at www.carnoustieBID.com.

Peter Burke, interim chair of the BID steering committee, said: “We now want all Carnoustie businesses to understand the process, review the work done so far, give us much more input, and take away an understanding of both the costs and most importantly the benefits a Business Improvement District will bring.”

All business owners and interested parties are invited to attend the open meeting on Monday night.