12 Apr Hexham’s Business Improvement District marks first six months
Hexham’s Business Improvement District celebrated its first six months by launching its first end of year report to Levy payers, and announcing some of its major projects for the coming year.
Working in partnership with Hexham Town Council, the BID Board has agreed to an increase in the towns annual Christmas Lights. The BID will invest £28,000 over four years in funding extension of the lights from beyond The Sele and Beaumont Street into the town’s surrounding streets.
Janine Armstrong, chair of the BID Board, said: “Footfall in the town in the run up to Christmas is important, not just for town centre businesses but also for the many retail and service businesses on the surrounding industrial estates. The BID will see over £1 million invested in the town over five years, which will be transformational. BID funding has already doubled the print run for the Visit Hexham leaflet and will be paying for enhanced cleaning starting next month. We are going to test the waters for a new Sunday market this summer, and we’ve commissioned a study to review signage to the town, starting with the ‘gateways’ and industrial areas.”
The BID has the overwhelming support of businesses across the whole town. We’ve spent our first six months laying the foundations for the next four years and the benefits of the BID are about to start to flow through.”