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Ballyclare BID Ballot

Declaration of Result – 1st March 2019

Click here for the result of the ballot to introduce a Business Improvement District (BID) in Ballyclare.

In a postal ballot proposing the introduction of a Ballyclare Business Improvement District the majority of business ratepayers in the proposed BID area who voted, voted against the proposal by aggregate rateable value and numbers voting. 

The total number of votes cast in favour of the establishment of the Ballyclare BID was 59 and the number that voted against the establishment of the Ballyclare BID was 127. There was 1 invalid vote.  

The total number of votes cast in the ballot was 187.

To establish a BID a majority both in votes cast and in rateable value of votes cast was required.  As such a BID cannot be introduced in Ballyclare as a result of this ballot.

The Council recognises the efforts of the BID Task Group members and shares their sentiments that a BID must be supported by the business community if it is to succeed and whilst this ballot means that a BID will not be introduced, the Council hopes that the excellent work undertaken and the momentum which has developed can be harnessed for the betterment of Ballyclare town.

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