Business owners and managers are being encouraged  to get behind King’s Lynn BID as the project takes another leap forward.

The town voted in favour of creating a Business Improvement District (BID) in November following a nine-month campaign by supporters.

Under the scheme, businesses will pay an extra 1.5 per cent of their business rates to create a £1.5m funding pot over five years.

To benefit businesses of all sizes, the money will be used to enhance the town centre, encourage visitors, attract investment and improve trading conditions.

With the BID officially starting on April 1, the steering committee is encouraging more members of the business community to get involved.

Vice chairman Darren Taylor,  managing director at Lynn-based radio station KL.FM, said: “We are in the process of forming a board of directors and finalising the first phase of our strategy.

“We’ve had a great response from business owners and managers in the town centre, but we’d still like to hear from more.

“If you own or manage a business within the Business Improvement District, this is your chance to be directly involved in how the BID levy is invested.”

A previous attempt to create a Lynn town centre BID failed in 2014.

The steering group can be contacted via the website: www.kingslynnbid.com or by emailing darren.taylor@klfm967.co.uk