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Colne Votes Yes To Business Improvement District

Lancashire Business View have recently reported on business leaders in Colne voting overwhelmingly to introduce a Business Development District in the town.

The move will see the town self generate their own funds in order to boost the local economy in the town and surrounding areas.

In terms of the voting numbers 87 of 117 voted in favour the move of hitting 4 main objectives in Colne;

  1. Protecting the good image of the town as one of safety, welcoming and as an area of opportunity.
  2. Building effective partnerships between businesses, councils and organisations in the town.
  3. Maintaining the already bright and attractive presentation of Colne to maintain and attract further customers and businesses to the area.
  4. Increase the marketing of Colne focusing on the town’s features, high street, hills and wide choice of shops, events, culture, entertainment and markets.

The vote will see the above objectives implemented by 1st October 2018 and the programme will run for 5 years until October 2023.

Colne and Pendle Councils have supported the move wholeheartedly and local councillors and business people in the town have spoken enthusiastically of the decision.

You can see the original Lancashire Business View article here