A VOTE will be held later this year to determine the future of Ulverston’s Business Improvement District (BID).

The BID is a business-led initiative, funded by Ulverston ratepayers, that aims to regenerate and attract investment to the town centre.

A postal ballot, with a voting window of 28 days, will be held in the coming months. The result is set to be announced on July 3.

Ahead of the vote, Miriam Kitts, manager at Market Street giftware shop Squirrel, said: “I would support the BID’s continuation. It’s nice to see an effort is being made to regenerate the high street and the town centre does seem to have had more of a buzz since it was set up.

“Though, I think it still needs more time to grow,” she said.

Jan Hancock, chair of Ulverston BID, said: “The BID has been busy preparing for the 2020 re-vote collating all the information from the past initiatives and addressing the next five-year plans for the BID to deliver on behalf of the businesses that support it, making Ulverston stronger together for the benefit of all that use and live in the town.

“The BID is enjoying increased partnership workings with both businesses and the community.

"This is enabling the BID to deliver in partnership some major projects that in the past were not able to be implemented with a long term plan for the town.”