Traders urged to make their vote count

Milngavie Precinct'Milngavie My Way Initiative' Ian Laurie Chairman of Miln. My Way initiative, Rona Miller -Art Forum, Suzzanne Bruce- EDC, Cllr. Billy Hendry , Charles Kinsy Specsavers and Gordon Brown - project Co-ordinator'11th August 2011'Pic: Roberto Cavieres
Milngavie Precinct'Milngavie My Way Initiative' Ian Laurie Chairman of Miln. My Way initiative, Rona Miller -Art Forum, Suzzanne Bruce- EDC, Cllr. Billy Hendry , Charles Kinsy Specsavers and Gordon Brown - project Co-ordinator'11th August 2011'Pic: Roberto Cavieres

Milngavie traders got the opportunity to vote to set up a Business Improvement District (BID) in the town that could rake in half a million pounds over five years.

All businesses that pay non-domestic rates were asked to vote on the proposal to levy a tax proportionate to the floor space that they occupy. The result of the secret ballot will be known on October 6.

If successful the money raised will be used to encourage people to visit the town centre for shopping, leisure and business.

Ian Lavrie, chairman of the steering group Milngavie - My Way, who is pushing for a yes vote, said the venture had the backing of many busineses in the town and the council.

Joining Ian with their banner is Rona Miller from Art Forum, Suzanne Bruce from the East Dunbartonshire Council and Councillor Billy Hendry. (Ref: M11366)