Company appointed to carry out 'independent and impartial' investigation into Yorkshire Coast BID ballot

An independent investigation into the Yorkshire Coast BID ballot is to take place, it has been confirmed.

By Martina Moscariello
Wednesday, 8th January 2020, 12:22 pm
Updated Wednesday, 8th January 2020, 12:23 pm
Scarborough Council has commissioned a company to carry out an independent investigation into the Yorkshire Coast BID ballot.

Scarborough Borough Council has commissioned the Association of Electoral Administrators (AEA) to undertake an independent and impartial investigation of the role of the council in carrying out the ballot for the Yorkshire Coast Business Improvement District (BID) in 2018.

Peter Stanyon, Chief Executive of the AEA, is undertaking the investigation and has already been provided with detailed background information by the council, the Yorkshire Coast BID and representatives of BID levy payers.

In the interests of transparency and completeness, prior to completing the draft of his report, Peter is interested in receiving written comments from any parties affected by the BID.

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Comments should be limited to the scope of the investigation, that is, the role of Scarborough Borough Council in carrying out the actual ballot, and should be submitted by email to [email protected] by 12pm on Friday January 31.

Emails should clearly indicate the interest the person making the submission has in relation to the BID and whether they are commenting as an individual or on behalf of a group.