Penzance set to improve town centre

Posted on 11th February 2014

As part of a new scheme Penzance could be set to improve its town centre in a bid to attract more visitors to the area.

The Business Improvement District (BID) scheme puts a levy on businesses in the local area and is hoping to generate around £170,000 over five years to make improvements to Penzance’s town centre.

The surrounding area has a number of affordable holiday cottages to rent in Cornwall and, with these improvements to the town centre, it is hoped that even more visitors will come to the south of Cornwall to stay in these cottages, as well as visiting nearby towns such as Penzance.

Penzance could become the eighth town in the county to use the BID scheme and a launch meeting this week will discuss the benefits that the project could bring and what other Cornish towns such as Truro and Falmouth have already achieved through the programme.

James Pulford, a local shop owner, says, “A BID will give all businesses within its boundary a voice to support projects and actions they feel are important not just to the future of the business community, but also the town as a whole.”

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