The Custom House in King's Lynn. Picture: Paul Tibbs

Businesses in King’s Lynn are being asked to vote to support for the continuation of the town’s BID (Business Improvement District).

Discover King’s Lynn, the King’s Lynn BID, was set up in April 2017 after a ballot of businesses.

A BID can only operate for a five-year term before further endorsement has to be sought.

“It has been a turbulent time to be running a new BID,” said chairman Sharon Edwards. 

“When we started out in 2017, we expected a challenge; people’s shopping habits were changing and larger retailers were struggling to survive in the town centre environment. 

“We went about creating new events like the monthly Farmers’ Market, annual Christmas markets, Cocktail Week and Beauty Week to give people extra reasons to visit the town.

“No one organisation can solve the challenges that town centres face. The business community needs to work collectively and with the council, Local Enterprise Partnership, college and others to create a stronger future.”

Vicky Etheridge, BID manager added: “Speaking up for business and the town centre has always been an important part of what the BID is about, COVID has made that role even more important.”

Ballot closes on November 11.