BUSINESS: Have your say on the future of Poole


Poole’s Business Improvement District (BID) discusses suggestions and considers plans for the future of the town, and now they are looking for new volunteers.

BID now has vacancies on their board of directors for Poole, who meet once a month to play an important role in the development of the town centre.

Applications are open for directors in the following areas:

  • Area 3: this area runs from Lagland Street down to Bennetts Family Bakers and applicants must have an association with a business in this area.
  • Area 4: running from Bennetts Family Bakers to the junction of New Orchard and Old Orchard, as with Area 3, applicants must have an association to a business in this area.
  • Multiple Retail: open to applicants of any business within Poole town centre which has multiple sites, however, the additional sites can be outside of the BID area.
  • Licensed Business: for applicants of licensed businesses in Poole town centre only.

Justin Hundley-Appleton, Poole BID manager, commented: “The board is instrumental in helping the BID deliver on its business plan and meet its objective.

“I work alongside the directors to deliver everything for our levy paying businesses, and in turn pass feedback and ideas from levy payers up to the board for their consideration.

“We are keen to hear from local business owners and leaders who are commercially astute, but also have a flair of business leadership, as well as a passion to see the town develop and thrive.”

Poole BID is also looking for a part-time business engagement executive who will provide support to Justin in delivering agreed projects across Poole town centre, aimed at stimulating trade and raising footfall.

Anyone interested in any of the roles should contact or call 01202 308800 for more details.


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