• Not voting means we are unlikely to reach the required 25 percent response rate.
• Voting NO means, we would be unlikely to reach the required 51 percent support. In both instances, the ballot will not be successful, and a BID will not be established.
• This means the services Silverdale Business provides would be severely scaled back and we would only be able to continue as an organisation dependent on good will and funding from a few business sponsors and voluntary members.
• We would not be able to contract staff and instead would have to rely on finding volunteers with time and skills to help when they can.
• Our work would mostly be reactive and there would be no planned approach towards developing the economic opportunities in our area of Silverdale.
• Our community would not have a collaborative voice to lobby key stakeholders in our area, including influence on local decisions that affect us.