THE Minehead BID Business Plan is going out to all voters this week.

After months of consultation and a presentation by the Business Improvement District Steering Group members in January, the final plan has been produced and will be delivered to 245 Minehead business voters this week.

The plan, which will last for five years, includes many of the ideas and suggestions that the Minehead business community has made. It includes a comprehensive marketing plan including a first rate website and a free business directory for all BID members.

It will also provide a range of high profile events to put Minehead on the map. Ideas include a nostalgic 1950’s festival to celebrate Minehead’s heyday as a popular seaside resort. Christmas festive events will be a major feature of the BID plan.

There will be a collective voice of 245 businesses, lead by a management board of businesspeople in the town.

Minehead BID Chairman, Graham Sizer, said: “We are very proud and delighted to have produced this plan to take Minehead into the next decade and beyond.”

At the end of March each business in the BID area will be sent a ballot paper, inviting them to vote on the BID Business Plan. It is a simple yes or no choice. Votes have to be returned by April 26. For the BID to go ahead there has to be a majority vote in favour both by number and rateable value.”

See the full BID Plan at