Kirkcaldy4All wins yes vote in ballot

Bill Harvey, BID manager at Kirkcaldy4All  (Pic: Fife Photo Agency)
Bill Harvey, BID manager at Kirkcaldy4All (Pic: Fife Photo Agency)

Kirkcaldy4All has won a solid yes vote to continue for a second term.

The Business Improvement District (BID) got the backing of levy payers in its first renewal ballot.

The votes were counted this morning at the Town House.

The response rate was 39.5% - the ballot required a 25% to be valid - and the majority voted yes.

Final figures will be released by Fife Council later on.

It means Kirkcaldy4All has a mandate to continue representing the town centre for the next five years.

Bill Harvey, BID manager, said that “On behalf of Kirkcaldy4All, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the levy payers who returned a successful renewal ballot.

‘‘The board of directors will continue to focus all their efforts and energies on promoting Kirkcaldy town centre for businesses and visitors alike. It is vitally important that the momentum gained during the last five years continues and that we work in collaboration to deliver positive change to our town centre”.

There was support too from Fife Council.

Councillor Neil Crooks, chairman of Kirkcaldy area committee, said: “I’m delighted that local businesses have once again decided to back the BID.

‘‘This is a great result for the town as we move forward in partnership.

“We recognise that there’s still a lot of work to do to help Kirkcaldy develop and prosper. We’ve achieved a lot over the last five years by working closely with the BID Company and another successful BID ballot means the business community will continue to be fully involved in driving the future of our town centre”.

“I’m looking forward to working closely with Bill and the team on many more exciting projects to bring long-term benefits to our town centre.”