BID calls for a recount after close Boston result

Niall Armstrong of Boston BID in Strait Bargate, Boston.
Niall Armstrong of Boston BID in Strait Bargate, Boston.

Boston BID has called for a recount after narrowly losing the ballot over its future.

The BID lost by 124 votes to 115 but manager Niall Armstrong confirmed to The Standard that, due to the tight nature of the result, a recount has been requested.

Mr Armstrong said the request came after advice from the national BID advisory board.

He said: “At this point in time we have got to say that the BID didn’t go through but I am sure that the board and the businesses would expect us to exhaust all possibilities.

“It is worth trying, let’s put it that way.”

BID needed 50 per cent of traders in both number and value to be in favour of continuing for five more years. 63 per cent of the firms in terms of ‘rateable value’ were in favour.