Friday, 21 February 2014

Out of touch?

Lots seems to happen in Kendal while little happens here in Ulverston.

Is this correct?

Here it states:


Businesses in Kendal have given a resounding yes to creating a Business Improvement District (BID). This positive vote now means Kendal will invest up to £1,000,000 over the next 5 years on a comprehensive marketing campaign, improvements to the appearance of the town centre, new car parking initiatives, group business initiatives and creating a strong business voice for the town.
The proposal ‘Kendal’s better together’ was well supported with 72% of the vote and 68% of the rateable value.  43% of the 696 businesses eligible to take part did vote with 217 of the 301 votes cast supporting the BID proposal.

Martyn Nicholson, chair of the BID steering group, said: “ The future for Kendal is bright. It’s fantastic and very exciting.” See our full response here.

Views from a local resident

“I have been reading about the Kendal BID project with interest. As a local person who wants and try’s to shop locally I would like to see the town centre thrive and welcome any initiative.   I love Kendal but the recession has taken its toll on everyone the action taken now will define its future. Good luck with the initiative and I have my fingers crossed.” Denise Dent – Local Kendal Resident
You can contact Chris Kolek to discuss the BID by telephoning 07900 608085 and by emailing

Is the equivalent happening here in Ulverston or are we being left behind?

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