Published on 16 April 2015
From sport, exercise and food to wearable technology and music, Dundee Science Festival organisers are seeking fresh event ideas for this year’s Festival.
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.”
Published on 1 April 2015
Partners of EQ Accountants LLP, which has merged with Fife firm Carters, gathered today (Wednesday 1 April 2015) to mark the official launch of the new business.
Published on 31 March 2015
Traders working within one of the most vibrant and dynamic parts of Dundee city centre plan to carve out a stronger identity, with associated branding and exciting events, if the Business Improvement District (BID) is voted through next week.
Published on 26 March 2015
A roulette wheel, plasma ball and soap are just some of the items illustrating the fascinating side of maths in Dundee this weekend, shedding light on a host of quandaries from why earphones always end up in a tangled mess to why bubbles are always the same shape!
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