Wednesday, March 20

ADDRESS: Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

EMAIL: [email protected]

Calling All Businesses in Dún Laoghaire Town Have Your Say on the BID’s role in the Future Growth of Your Area!

Introduction – Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council – Citizen Space

With the competition from a revitalised Blackrock retail offering, large planning permissions granted for Stillorgan & Carrickmines and a major town centre planned for Cherrywood,  it has never been more important that Dun Laoghaire Town build on its strengths to differentiate itself and grow visitor numbers to the businesses in our town. The BID is key to this.

Unlike residents of the town, business owners do not have a vote in Council elections so having the collective voice of Dun Laoghaire Town BID is essential to making things happen for the business community

 

Helping fix what many businesses feel is a two-tier town, a booming seafront and a struggling main street, is especially important now that the Harbour has become the direct responsibility of the County Council.

                OUR BID ACTION PLAN FOR DUN LAOGHAIRE TOWN

Every 5 years business owners get the chance to show their support for the BID via a public consultation. This consultation is currently open until 30th November. By supporting us  we can work hard to help deliver for you –

  1. A safe, clean town with good parking options – Working closely with Elected Representatives and Officials we work hard to ensure the town is well managed including:
    1. To address anti-social behaviour/shoplifting we are establishing the BID Business Watch with An Garda Siochana.  
    2. To monitor issues with street cleaning and road maintenance we are launching a reporting system on DunLaoghaire.ie where businesses can alert us to issues and we will follow up with our official BID liaison executive at Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council.
    3. A new BID parking app will share real time information on the number of parking places available in the town.
  2. Vibrant streetscape – A positive, family friendly environment will be pursued through a placemaking approach to our main street with a focus on murals, shop front improvement, bicycle racks and street furniture.  
  3. Future proofing – Helping existing traditional businesses in the town get more business through new ways to reach customers such as digital marketing while simultaneously helping attract new businesses to the town by repurposing empty retail space to coworking space.
  4. Businesses Stronger as a Community – Better communications and networking through BID Coffee Mornings and Briefings, helping increase the reach of the town’s businesses through our web marketing platform which leverages the BID’s big footprint on Facebook, Instagram etc.

Like what you hear? Then make sure to have your say today! Fill in the form on www.dunlaoghaire.ie/consultation

                                  Any Questions? Please feel free to contact us! Email – [email protected] Phone – 01 903 5327

Everything you need to know about the Dun Laoghaire Town BID Public Consultation

November 1st – 30th 2018

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the BID?

Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) are an internationally recognised mechanism for enabling businesses in a locality to fund projects within the district’s boundaries that are supplemental to those already provided by the council. The Dun Laoghaire Town BID (DLT BID) was voted on by a plebiscite in February 2014 with 215 businesses voting Yes for the BID, this represented 55% of the 393 businesses of that voted.

Why is a BID especially important now?

It’s more important than ever that the business community of  Dún Laoghaire Town is supported in maximising the potential of our town in every sense.

What did the current BID achieve?

The current BID was active across a wide range of ways of supporting the business community of our town including –

  • We put up the Christmas Lights each year and run Santa’s Arrival.
  • We run the DunLaoghaire.ie website and large social media presence.
  • We manage the PierConnect Coworking space helping businesses grow.
  • Turning the tide on negativity – Through engaging with a public relationships company DLT BID addressed the negative publicity the town had suffered for the previous ten years.

Where can I get more information about the BID Renewal Proposal?

The full strategy for the BID proposal and map of the district included in the BID is available on www.dunlaoghaire.ie/consultation and  https://dlrcoco.citizenspace.com/finance/proposed-renewal-of-b-i-d-business-improvement-dis/

 

What are the next steps?

Your input counts because based on submissions during the public consultation, the decision is then made on whether to proceed with the proposed BID scheme to a plebiscite (a vote) of ratepayers within the proposed bid scheme area.

 

How do I make a submission?

Submissions in relation to the proposed B.I.D. Renewal Scheme must be received before

4.30 p.m. Friday, 30th November, 2018, and may be made using one of the following methods:

  • Online survey: https://dlrcoco.citizenspace.com/
  • By Email: [email protected]
  • By post: to Liam Bergin, Senior Executive Officer, Corporate, Communications and Governance Department, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, County Hall, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, marked “Proposed B.I.D. Submission”.

 

Make sure to have your say today!

Fill in the form on www.dunlaoghaire.ie/consultation

 

                                   Any Questions? Please feel free to contact us! Email – [email protected] Phone – 01 903 5327