Hitchin BIDThe Hitchin Business Improvement District (BID), has been voted in for a further five years by the town centre businesses. The Hitchin BID is a business funded initiative allowing businesses to raise their own precept and choose what additional projects they would like to fund. We have worked tirelessly with over 600 business owners and managers to form a five-year investment plan for the town.
The plan was then put out to vote giving allowing 28 days to vote and on 7th December 2018 received the results and announced an astonishing 83.5% in favour and 81.9% by Ratabale Value. This is not only secured the BID for a further five years but unlocked £1.6 million of investment over five years.
There has never been a more important time for businesses to work together to keep our town a vibrant, clean, safe and well promoted place. I am confident that the plan we have in place for Hitchin is robust and exciting enough to withstand many of the challenges facing the High Street over the coming years. I want to thank my team, who have worked alongside me to ensure all voices and opinions were heard in the town and supported the renewal every step of the way.
It’s really reassuring that so many businesses appreciate the work we undertake and want us to continue. Hitchin is a beautiful unique historic town with so much to offer. As always, please consider our independent shops and businesses who work so
hard all year round to make the town a great place to visits.