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Council and as part of the BID the council and PWP will contractually agree minimum standards of service delivery in areas such as safety, cleanliness, maintenance, statutory regulations and promotional activities.


In addition to all these benefits, the Waterfront BID programme will also help boost inward investment and regeneration and support Conference Plymouth in attracting major conferences to the city.


Waterfront businesses will have a strong say in how all the services and projects are managed and delivered and will have a major voice in lobbying and influencing change in the area.


A range of other benefits will also help businesses reduce their costs during the five year plan. These include free listing on the BID members and Visit Plymouth websites, introduction of a Waterfront Privilege Card, free press release writing service, access to the BID hotline and shared trading cost reductions.


The Waterfront BID will be managed by the Plymouth Waterfront Partnership, which will be directly accountable to waterfront businesses. Governance of the BID will be the responsibility of the PWP Board, with operational matters overseen by by an advisory board, giving waterfront businesses and other stakeholders control in formulating strategy and overseeing project delivery.


‘If you asked a sailor to name the top venues in the world for racing, many glamour spots would come to mind. But probably not Plymouth on the south west coast of England.


‘But that all changed after the America’s Cup World Series came to town a few weeks ago, in large part due to the natural amphitheater offered by the geography of Plymouth Sound. Not only was the racing first class, with a range of challenging conditions, but the sight and sound of the crowds up on Plymouth Hoe firmly established the appeal of 'stadium sailing'. AMERICA’S CUP PRESS RELEASE


In addition as a member of the PWP, businesses will also have a vote on major decisions.


The whole concept of a BID is nothing new to Plymouth. The City Centre BID has now entered its second five year term and has already delivered a huge amount of


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