Message from the BID Board Chair (Leigh-Anne Stradeski)

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The current Halifax BID term is due to end in March 2022. As such, we have now begun the process of renewal which will culminate in a vote by businesses in a ballot to be held late this year.

 

“We have achieved a lot together over the last four years but in these challenging times we need to ensure that we create a new business plan which is fit for purpose for the next five years and beyond and your involvement is crucial, so we can build upon what we have already accomplished and ensure that our business community benefit from new opportunities and drive the future development of the area.”

 

There will be forthcoming communications and updates in the weeks ahead, with regular Renewal Ebulletins to keep you updated, workshops to enable you to provide your input and new features on the BID website.

 

(Leigh-Anne Stradeski) – Chairman of the Board

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What is renewal?

Halifax BID is a Business Improvement District both funded and governed by businesses located in the Halifax BID boundaries. Since April 2017, the BID team has carried out a five-year strategy which has raised the profile of Halifax making it a safer, cleaner and livelier place to visit and do business. The current Halifax BID term is due to end in March 2022 and must undergo what is called a ‘Renewal Ballot’. Businesses who are over a certain rateable value within the BID area will be asked to vote in favour of supporting a second five-year term. The outcome of the Renewal Vote will affect the future of the Halifax business community.

Get involved

To make sure that the BID is able to provide the support your business needs over the next five years we need your thoughts, views and ideas. Besides the existing BID activities and opportunities there will be a variety of different ways in which you can help shape the future plan. Please see some of these opportunities listed below.

Working Groups

During the Halifax Renewal process, we will be setting up a series of working groups which will enable businesses from across the area to come together and discuss their thoughts for the future and identify specific activities which will need to be included in the plan. This will ensure that the business views represented were as broad as possible by both geography and business sector in the Halifax BID area. We are excited to launch our two new Working Groups, Marketing & Promotions and The Halifax Experience. These groups will be crucial in shaping the future business plan for the next five years of BID. If you would like to be involved, please get in touch today! BID office on Tel: 01422 360035 or Email below. The next sessions will take place on w/c 21st June.

Renewal Survey

The Renewal Survey is an important opportunity to express your thoughts about the Halifax area and the future support your business needs. We would be grateful if you could spend a few moments, downloading the survey, digitally completing the form, saving it and emailing it back to projectmanager@halifaxbid.co.uk. Alternatively we can arrange for someone to talk this through with you via Zoom, Teams or phone and complete it on your behalf. To arrange this please call the BID Project Manager Chloe McNeil on 01422 360035.

Renewal Events

There will be a series of events which will aim to both provide information to businesses and collect their views on future developments planned for the area and identify priorities. Discuss your thoughts on the future of Halifax town centre at the next event on Tuesday 11th May, use the booking below to book your place.

Request a meeting

We would value any thoughts or ideas you have about Halifax and the future activities and support you would like to see. Whether it be a brief call or a longer meeting we will be very happy to meet you on line or talk to you over the phone. To talk to the BID Project Manager Chloe McNeil either call or email to arrange a call back or a longer meeting on Tel: 01422 360035 or email below.

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