I live in the BID area and my business is based in the BID area. Over the last 25 years I have watched with great sadness as Poole has slowly lost its shine. For whatever reason this downward spiral has resulted in quality shops pulling out, shoppers moving to other areas and a general shabbiness taking hold.
Now is not the time for recriminations or the time for moaning about how good it was before. More importantly now is not the time for doing nothing.
Now is the time to fight back and I believe that in the current austerity climate the Poole BID is the best weapon to use. BID initiatives have made real differences in other areas and I believe that a successful BID is the best chance we have to regenerate the area for its inhabitants, those who work here, its visitors and its businesses.
Ask yourself – What other option does Poole have? Certainly doing nothing isn’t on my list so I will be voting YES to the Poole BID, I hope you will be too.
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