At the full Newquay Town Council meeting on Wednesday 5th March, councillors affirmed their commitment to the scheme by agreeing to put the £20,000 towards the project. This sum will be added to significant funds already allocated by Newquay BID for the new signage, which aims to enable visitors and residents to better navigate their way around the town.
The project will now enter the Public Tender Process with businesses that are interested in designing, manufacturing and installing the town’s signage being asked to contact the BID office directly for tender information. The ambitious project has grown out of the BIDs remit to improve and enhance the street environment of Newquay by signposting visitors to key trading sites and tourist attractions.
Emilie Calhaem, BID Manager commented: “I am really pleased that Newquay Town Council has pledged this money towards the signage project. It means that we will be able to include all the Town Council’s public noticeboards in the scheme, as well being able to consider signage in areas of the town that are not directly covered by the BID.
“A member of the Town Council will also be on the steering committee for the project, along with other representatives from BID, the Chamber of Commerce and Newquay Regeneration Committee. Next comes the really exciting part when companies will be asked to come and show us their designs for how we can help improve our town. We look forward to sharing some of these ideas to illustrate how the signage will help visitors find their way to all the great locations and attractions across the town.”