Ballot papers for the vote on the Cheltenham Business District will be distributed on March 31. Businesses then have until April 28 to cast their votes.
More than 600 businesses in the BID zone – the town centre including the High Street, Promenade, Montpellier and Brewery – will have the final say on whether the business-led and business-funded body goes ahead.
Cheltenham Business Partnership manager Kevan Blackadder said: “We believe a BID would not only benefit businesses of all kinds, it would also empower them to have a say in the town’s future in a way that has not been possible before.”
An information sheet summarising the main details and latest timetable has also been issued.