BIDS Dundalk Limited Proposal

Business Investment District Scheme Dundalk Limited “BIDS Dundalk Limited” submits the following proposal in accordance with section 129C of the Local Government (Business Improvement Districts) Act 2006 to Dundalk Town Council as the relevant Rating Authority under which the BIDS proposal is to operate.  Dundalk is a key Gateway designation bordering NI, in a region where trading normality and dynamics have evolved very positively. The Town has welcomed  normalization, a concept not previously thought possible providing an opportunity for regeneration possibilities despite the lack of government funding under the original Gateway Proposals. The challenge for its rates-payers remains on how it might transform and build a diverse retail environment, improve its leisure offerings and attract the investors that have by-passed it for decades.
We propose that the Continuance of a Town Centre Commercial Manager(TCCM) under an agreed framework, with a detailed brief to address both commercial and investment difficulties, is the core resource which this BIDS will be structured upon. The TCCM resource will be tasked to continue to address gaps, resource options and deliver new investments opportunities directly building a viable town through core events and activities, Strengthen promotion and marketing and create vitality and viability in Dundalk through a Safer Streets programme that will encompass the formal Townwatch anticrime scheme and process’s currently operated nationally by other organsiations.

See attachments for the BIDS Proposal and the Brochure.