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2024-2029 BALLOT

The remarkable aspect of Business Improvement Districts is that businesses can create and disband them every five years, a testament to their truly business-led nature. It’s time to make your decision.

Would you like to be part of a business community that will invest 3.6 million into our area over the next five years, or would we be better off without the support and investment that a BID provides?

The official 2024-2029 Business Plan will be posted to all eligible businesses on May 1, 2024.

This summarises the last five years of our activity and includes a plan for the future.

Please take the time to review it and look out for your ballot paper, which Civica Election Services will post to you on May 3rd, 2024.

Rest assured, the postal ballot is conducted with the same rigour as an election campaign. Your vote is entirely confidential, just like in any other election process, ensuring your privacy and the integrity of the ballot.

If you have any questions about your ballot paper, you must go directly to Civica Election Services, whom you can contact at

If you misplaced your ballot notification, which was posted on April 18th, 2024, you can view the template document HERE.

Here is what we will and will NOT be doing throughout the ballot.


  • Contact eligible businesses to check that business plans have been received.
  • Issue a replacement business plan to those who have misplaced it.
  • Answer any questions about the business plan.
  • Provide information on how you can request replacement ballot papers, etc, from Civica Election Services.

We will NOT:

  • Try to coerce you to vote in a certain way.  Find out more about what undue influence looks like HERE and how you can report it. 
  • Ask to collect your ballot paper.
  • Ask you to show us how you have voted.
  • Contact Civica Election Services on your behalf.

If you would like to discuss the contents of the business plan, you can reach us on 01723 643 006 or

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Support to further the development of the Chalk Tower


  • 4th May:  Filey Folk Festival
  • 10th – 12th May:  Savour the Coast (Scarborough)
  • 11th – 12th May:  Race the Waves (Bridlington)
  • 13th – 19th May:  Scarborough Restaurant Week
  • 17th – 31st May:  Big Ideas by the Sea (Scarborough)
  • 1st – 2nd June:  Yorkshire Puffin Festival (Flamborough)
  • 16th June Dragonboat Challenge (Wykeham)
  • 22nd June: Armed Forces Day (Bridlington)
  • 22nd June: Scalby Fair
  • 28th – 30th June:  Sailing Coble Festival (Bridlington)
  • 13th & 14th July:  Yorkshire Coast Dirt Dash (Cycling Event with Route YC)
  • 29th & 30th July: Withstock (Withernsea)