A working group of Drogheda rate payers have submitted a Business Improvement District (BID) proposal to Louth County Council. If the proposal is successful LOVEDROGHEDA will become a force to make Drogheda a great place to work, live and socialise. It will represent over 1,550 Drogheda rate payers, working in collaboration with Drogheda’s business community, Louth County Council and voluntary organisations.

There is a renewed optimism and confidence in the Drogheda business community, Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann 2018 demonstrated how our people and Council can come together and create a very special moment in time for our City.

The proponents of the BID proposal have come together with a love and pride for Drogheda. We believe by working together we can create a very positive and progressive momentum that will get stronger over the proposed 5 year mandate. We want to create a vibrant, buzzy enterprising City.

Preamble

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much

“ to make Drogheda a great place to work, live and socialise ”

An image of the foot bridge across the Boyne River
Drogheda - to create a vibrant, buzzy, enterprising City

Our overall objective is to make Drogheda a great place to work, live and socialise. The success of the LOVEDROGHEDA is entirely dependent on collaboration with Drogheda’s business community, Louth County Council and voluntary organisations.

Collaboration

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.

Drogheda's Night Life - Purple Flag, events and tourism initiatives
Viaduct bridge - bringing rail transport to Drogheda for over 160 years
Laurence's Gate - tourist attraction & centrepiece of future events and festivals