On Wednesday 31st of March, Ballymena received some great news. Stephen Reynolds Chair of Ballymena BID and Emma McCrea Bid Manager break the news and give thanks to the the local business community for voting YES and to our business partners for their continued support.
Ballot results released by the independent scrutineer, Civica Election Services, revealed that 80% of all those who voted are in favour of the BID being returned for a second term. In order for the BID to be successful, a second trigger ‘majority by rateable value’ was also required and this was achieved with 91% of those who voted. In Northern Ireland you also have a minimum turnout level of 25% by number and rateable value which was achieved.