Only 47% of businesses which voted in a recent ballot on the future of the Sleaford Business Improvement District voted to retain it. One that did was the Y Cafe in the market place. Its proprietor Perry Cobell says the BID concentrated too much on small projects instead of bigger ones.
Sleaford could lose some of its nightly security patrols and some CCTV cameras after businesses voted to get rid of the town's Business Improvement District. The BID failed to get support to carry on with its work for a further five years.