Morecambe traders to vote on shops bid

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SHOPKEEPERS in Morecambe will be asked to back the BID to support the town’s retail future.

The town’s traders will be invited to vote on creating a Business Improvement District (BID) in the resort to generate a pot of money to spend on enhancing the town’s shopping sector.

A BID is a defined geographical area within a town or city where traders pay a small amount extra on their business rates.

Lancaster City Council has put aside £40,000 for preparatory work on the BID to take place this year.

See The Visitor (02-03-11) for full story.