Published on 4 May 2015
A free event aimed at those considering selling their home this year is being held in Perth city centre this weekend.
Published on 29 April 2015
A local geology enthusiast will explain why ‘Scotland rocks!’ at Dundee Science Centre next week.
Published on 29 April 2015
A Dundee-based orthodontist has been nominated and shortlisted for Scotland’s dental Employer of the Year award.
Published on 16 April 2015
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Published on 8 April 2015
The Declaration of Ballot Result for the Dundee Business Improvement District (BID) has been received following the closing date for voting (Tuesday 7 April 2015).
Electorate – 437 businesses
Total votes cast – 186
Turnout (headcount) – 40.29%
Turnout by Rateable Value – 47.36%
Yes votes – 106
No votes – 80
1 rejected paper
Unfortunately, the Declaration states that despite receiving 106 ‘yes’ votes –v- 80 ‘no’ votes out of an electorate of 437 eligible voters, the campaign was £350K short in relation to Rateable Value (RV).
In order to establish the Dundee BID, four conditions required to be met:
1. A minimum turnout figure of 25% of eligible voters
2. A minimum turnout figure of 25% achieved by Rateable Value (RV)
3. More than 50% of those ‘eligible persons’ who voted must be in favour
4. More than 50% of those ‘eligible persons; who voted, in terms of RV, must vote in favour.
Unfortunately, condition number 4 was not met, with the RV of the YES voters totalling £350K less than the required amount.
Jon Walton, Chairman, Steering Group commented, “Although clearly disappointed, we accept the result of the ballot. Most of all, we welcome the fact that the majority of businesses who voted were in support of a BID – unfortunately their combined rateable value was the factor which ultimately led to the result.
“On behalf of the Steering Group, I would like to express my huge thanks to all businesses who turned out to vote in the Dundee BID Ballot, and who took time to be involved in the process. We have led an exciting campaign which has clearly sparked significant levels of engagement and discussion, which we are determine to capture and ideally turn into a tangible outcome further down the line.
“Indeed, I will Chair a Steering Group in the coming weeks to discuss and determine the way ahead, and how to retain the momentum built. I would also like to thank all of the Steering Group and Neil Cooney, BID Consultant, for their steadfast commitment and support during this process.”
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