Dundalk Ratepayers are being asked to support Dundalk’s Business Investment District Scheme or BIDS through to 2018 by voting ‘yes’ in the upcoming ballot.
As ballot papers on the continuation of the scheme are being sent out Dundalk BIDS Chairperson Brian O’Neill along with Fiona Cunningham who has worked in the BIDS office since its establishment in 2009 spoke of the vital positive work the Office has been involved with.
Dundalk was the first town to take up the BIDS strategy and has had a huge involvement in many projects and initiatives over the year including the Market Square refurbishment, the return of the Dundalk Tourist Office to the Market Square, Town Watch, Táin Summer Festival, Festival of Lights and Dundalk on Ice.
“I have to say I don’t know if many of the initiatives we would have been involved in would have come about, or been so successful, had there not been a BIDS presence in Dundalk”, said Brian.
“Visitors to Dundalk and the surrounding areas now come straight to the heart of the town centre to the Tourist Office.
“It was BIDs who paved the way for the Tourist Office to re-open at the Square and I regard that as one of our greatest achievements. This would not have happened without BIDS input and investment.”