Plans for our town centre are ramped up

View of Halifax from Beacon Hill
View of Halifax from Beacon Hill
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Plans for a Halifax Business Improvement District (BID) are now entering the next phase.

Over the last few months, businesses across the town have attended workshops, completed surveys and have been interviewed to bring together ideas in preparation for the BID business plan.

Sam Mason, CEO of the Piece Hall and co-Chair of Marketing Halifax’s BID Steering Group, said: “We are now entering an exciting phase of this project where we are starting to finalise the business plan.

“Businesses attending recent workshops said that they would rather pay a little more to make a real difference to the town and have been working on a potential budget worth in excess of £2m over the next five years.”

The workshops, led by the specialist BID consultants Partnerships for Better Business Ltd, explored business’ thoughts on the allocation of the budget across a range of activities.

The business plan will be ready by the end of August ready for the ballot in October. If the BID goes ahead, a BID company will be formed by the businesses, who will then be responsible for ensuring that the improvements are implemented. Details are available at www.halifaxbid.co.uk.