Consultation Event: A Huge Success

Shared on behalf of Business Improvement District (BID) for Galashiels 

We are thrilled to share an update about the recent community consultation event for the Business Improvement District (BID) for Galashiels project. Held on Wednesday, May 22nd, at the Great Tapestry of Scotland, the event was very successful, bringing together a diverse group of local business owners, community groups, and residents passionate about our town’s future.

Over 100 attendees dropped in between 2pm and 7pm for the consultation event, ready to share their views, enthusiasm, and commitment to improving Galashiels. The Great Tapestry of Scotland provided a fitting backdrop, symbolising the rich cultural heritage of Galashiels.

At the event, attendees learned about the BID process and what BID companies across Scotland have achieved. There was also a presentation on what the Vibrant Gala Plan has delivered in Galashiels, an indication of some of what a town centre BID for Galashiels could accomplish.

Attendees shared their thoughts on five key themes:

  • Events and attractions.
  • Achieving a clean and welcoming town.
  • Promoting Galashiels.
  • Attracting new business to the town.
  • Supporting businesses located within the BID zone.

People shared additional comments via one of two online surveys, which are still live and can be completed at any time up to [date] here [insert links]

Following the successful consultation event, the BID team will focus on compiling the feedback and insights gathered. The information will inform the development of a comprehensive BID for Galashiels business plan, which will be shared with the community in the coming months for further consultation.

The BID for Galashiels would like to thank everyone who attended the event and the staff at the Great Tapestry of Scotland for hosting.

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