Kirkcaldy BID pushes on with solid ballot victory

The Kirkcaldy4All team will now push forward with their business plan for the next five years - (from left) Harry Cormie, Bill Harvey, Suzie Hall, Brigit Doherty and Denisse Lazmirski. Pic: FPA
The Kirkcaldy4All team will now push forward with their business plan for the next five years - (from left) Harry Cormie, Bill Harvey, Suzie Hall, Brigit Doherty and Denisse Lazmirski. Pic: FPA
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Kirkcaldy4All will use its second term in office to push for better parking in and around the town centre area.

It is one of the issues at the top of its agenda which now kicks-in after last week’s solid yes vote in its renewal ballot.

The Business Improvement District (BID) won a strong mandate for a second five-year term from levy payers.,

They voted three to one to back Kirkcaldy4All - 136 votes to 43.

The result delighted the BID team, based in the High Street.

Bill Harvey, manager, said it would be back on the case of parking as one of its four key areas in a bid to improving Kirkcaldy for businesses, residents and visitors.

It was nerve wracking on the day waiting for the votes to be counted, but now it is business as usual.

Bill Harvey

He said: “Parking continues to be an issue in the town centre and we will be looking at leaning a bit more heavily on Fife Council to see what can be done to help resolve the problem.

And with the backing of the ballot, it will also continue with its business plan to deliver projects that will be of benefit to the town centre area.

“We are all of course delighted with the result. It was nerve wracking on the day waiting for the votes to be counted, but now it is business as usual.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the levy payers who returned a successful renewal ballot.”

Harry Cormie, chairman added: “I wish to thank everyone who has worked tirelessly at Kirkcaldy4All over the last five years.”

The BID company works alongside many organisations in the town to help bring events and rejuvenate the area - and Bill is keen for that hard work to continue well into the future.

He said: “It is vitally important that the momentum gained during the last five years continues and that we work to deliver positive change to our town centre and the surrounding district.

“We will carry on with our business plan and work more closely with businesses - and we will continue to move forward being a voice for the town centre.’’

“We aim to support the town centre area and hope that local people as well as small and large businesses do the same,” Bill added.

The next five years

Following the ballot, Kirkcaldy4All aims to deliver these key points:

Form a stong case on parking in the town centre.

Support initiatives that kick-start the town’s night time economy.

Continue to build on the role of independent facilitator and supporter of all town centre matters.

Help the town centre businesses embrace digital technology and build on the social media offering for the town.