Lowestoft Vision 2013 - 2018
Lowestoft Vision was founded in August 2013 after businesses in the town voted yes to forming a Business Improvement District (BID). The yes vote meant that businesses agreed to pay an additional 1.5% levy of their rateable value with the funds being ring-fenced for projects in the BID area.
In April 2018, businesses were once again asked to vote for the continuation of Lowestoft Vision for another 5 years and we are pleased to announce a successful yes vote. For the next five years we will continue working on all the projects offered in the business plan. Some of these projects are listed below.
To create a safe and secure environment that encourages customers to enjoy their experience in the town, whilst welcoming new business opportunities.
Our dedicated Police Community Support Officer for the BID area has helped to reduce crime in the BID area. This is also supported by the town Security radio Scheme. For more information on this click here.
We aim to create a clean welcoming environment for our community and visitors.
Since 2013 we have enhanced the retail area of the BID by providing street decorations, floral Displays and festive lights. Working with partners and local businesses we provide services which include the removal of graffiti and additional litter clearance.
Supporting our members and helping to reduce waste costs we offer a free weekly cardboard collection service.
Lowestoft Vision work with all partners from the Public, Private and voluntary sectors to ensure that the town continues to thrive. We continue represent BID members on the issues that are important to them and work with partners to ensure that these issues are addressed.
Over the last few years Lowestoft Vision has continued its partnership with Waveney District Council and Waveney Norse to ensure that baseline agreements in the town such as street cleaning reach the standards required.
Encourage the community and visitors into the BID area by hosting a wide range of events and marketing campaigns that increase footfall and spend to businesses.
Lowestoft Vision will continue to market the town through the Discover Lowestoft brand which we launched in 2015.
To drive footfall to the retail area we will continue to host four main events each year.