ABOUT NORTHWICH BID
Who we are
The Northwich Business Improvement District (BID) is a defined geographical area in Northwich. Within this area, businesses collectively invest in, and enhance, Northwich as a trading environment. The BID commenced on 1st September 2014 and will run until 31st August 2019.
The Northwich BID funds and delivers added value projects and services within the town, which focus on creating a destination of choice for residents, visitors, employees, shoppers and service users to make Northwich a location where businesses and the community can thrive. The BID will not, and cannot, be used to fund services that the council or other public bodies have a statutory duty to provide.
The added value projects and services that the BID enables, is managed and controlled by the business community who part fund the BID. The entire project is business led, with the BID’s funds coming from an additional, mandatory levy. For Northwich this levy equates to 1.5% of individual businesses rateable value on all businesses with a rateable value greater than £6,000.
Our Vision for Northwich is to create a destination of choice for residents, visitors, employees, shoppers and service users, and to make Northwich a location where business and the community can thrive.
The BID aims to position Northwich as a vibrant, exciting and successful retail and cultural area, where people of all ages choose to visit and spend in our shops, on our professional business services, in our restaurants, leisure outlets and visitor attractions.
The Northwich Business Improvement District has been doing this since September 2014 by:
- Investing in additional projects and services that enhance the competitiveness and attractiveness of Northwich so that Northwich businesses is supported to grow and prosper.
- Developing a progressive marketing strategy and brand for Northwich that attracts local residents to spend in Northwich, whilst drawing more visitors to our heritage rich town.
- Creating a cleaner, safer and more accessible town centre that complements our built and natural heritage
- Improving communications and joint working between the public and private sector, with the principle aim of attracting greater investment and spend into Northwich.
- Delivering projects and services that attract and retain high quality retail, industrial, commercial and professional businesses and enhancing the overall ‘pull’ of Northwich as a location to do business.
- Enhancing the quality of life for all by improving amenities and access to the Town Centre.
Groundwork Cheshire, Lancashire & Merseyside
Groundwork Cheshire Lancashire & Merseyside is both a charitable trust and a social enterprise that has been working to build more sustainable communities across Cheshire and Lancashire since 1985 and Merseyside since 2012. We do this by helping people and organisations to create better neighbourhoods, to build their skills and job prospects, and to live and work in a greener way.
Groundwork delivers Business Improvement District (BID) projects across a wide variety of locations including business parks, town centres and industrial estates.
Our BID projects deliver real improvements for businesses, enhancing trading environments, creating safe, clean and vibrant locations in which business can thrive.
Since 2005, Groundwork has supported the development of 17 successful BID votes across the UK including the Northwich Town Centre BID, Chester City Centre BID, Winsford Industrial Estate BID, Globe Park BID (Wycombe), Gadbrook Park BID, Astmoor Industrial Estate BID and the Hale Bank Industrial Estate BID.
Here in Northwich the Groundwork BID Team act as the accountable body for the Northwich BID and are responsible for delivering the 5 year BID business plan.
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Northwich Town Council
Northwich Town Council is the local Council for the Parish of Northwich, It provides various services to its 20,000 residents such as Parks & Open Spaces, Allotments, Cemeteries, Town Cleansing and Planting.
Some of its parks are amongst the best in the borough which attract many visitors. In particular its outdoor pool is a fantastic addition to the Town. Alongside this the Council stages various events for the town and visitors throughout the year.
To find out more about Northwich Town Council please click on the link below.
Cheshire West and Chester Council
Cheshire West and Chester Council is the local authority of Cheshire West and Chester. It is a unitary authority, having the powers of a non-metropolitan county and district council combined. It provides a full range of local government services including Council Tax billing, libraries, social services, processing planning applications, waste collection and disposal, and it is a local education authority. The council was first elected on 1 May 2008 a year before coming into its legal powers on 1 April 2009.
To find out more about Cheshire West and Chester Council please click on the link below.