The proponents of LOVEDROGHEDA believe that the future prosperity and well being of Drogheda City is very much dependent on the ability of its people to work together. Many of the projects we are proposing are dependent on groups of people in Drogheda coming together and collaborating.
It is a proven fact that towns and cities that collaborate, are economically and socially vibrant, attract inward investment and funding, are progressive and places that people want to make home.
Many of the projects proposed will involve the BID company and rate payers working together with many organisations in Drogheda and collaborating to make the projects happen. This means conducting business in a positive, respectful and constructive manner.
In 2020, the BID was successful in our application for LEADER funding for the installation of footfall counters in the town with 74% grant funding received of €19, 057.50. These counters, placed at strategic points around the town have given us invaluable data regarding footfall during the pandemic lockdowns and more importantly, footfall trends as sectors begin to recover and we see more people on the town. The BID uses this data to influence the projects we undertake to help invigorate the town and increase footfall. We publish a monthly footfall report to the public and our BID members.