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Have your say on the future of Poole

Poole’s Business Improvement District (BID) is looking for new volunteers to join its board of directors.

Directors of Poole BID meet once a month to review the progress of work being carried out, discuss suggestions from levy payers, consider future plans for the town and play an important role in the development of the town centre.

The BID currently has vacancies 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 objectives. 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 for business leadership, as well as a passion to see the town develop and thrive.”

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

Those interested in any roles should contact info@poolebid.com or call 01202 308800 for more details.